五褔圓西米 - WFY Tapioca Pearl
- Tapioca is one of the purest forms of starch food
Tapioca pearls, also known as boba in some cultures, are produced by passing the moist starch through a sieve under pressure. Pearl tapioca is a common ingredient in South, East and Southeast Asian desserts such as falooda, kolak, sago soup, and in sweet drinks such as bubble tea, fruit slush and taho, where they provide a chewy contrast to the sweetness and texture of the drink. Small pearls are preferred for use in puddings. In Brazil, the pearls are cooked with wine or other liquid to add flavor and are called sagu.
Large pearls are preferred for use in drinks. These pearls most often are brown, not white (and traditionally are used in black or green tea drinks), but today are available in a wide variety of colors. They are also available as an option in shave ice and hot drinks.
- In addition to their use in puddings and beverages, a recent innovation has been to cook tapioca pearls inside cakes.