Homemade Molasses Tapioca

Preparation info
  • Makes 2 cups 360 g ) or about 240 uncooked pearls, for

    4 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Angela Dimayuga and Ligaya Mishan

Published 2021

  • About

Made with starch extracted from the cassava root, sago, also known as tapioca pearls, are translucent, slippery, chewy orbs that squeak between the teeth, a texture that the Taiwanese call Q (or, if something’s really chewy, QQ). You find these little spheres in desserts across Asia, studding snowy heights of shaved ice and swirling in the depths of boba tea, aka bubble tea, a drink invented in Taiwan in the 1980s. If you make your own, you can give them any flavor and color you like, but t