I do not know why but I just love to eat all kinds of tapioca desserts (especially this Steamed Tapioca Kuih with Coconut). Recently, I have been seeing a lot of tapioca in the market so I bought some to make this soft textured, delicious kuih for our dessert. However, I had a problem…. I didn’t know which one to choose, they came in so many shapes and sizes! Which one, which one? I guess you can never go wrong when asking some older folks for advice. I saw two elderly ladies near me and I asked them. They gladly taught me how to choose the right ones like an expert. Happily, I bought 3 pieces of skinny and long tapioca and here I am sharing with you another one of my dessert “adventures”.
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550g grated tapioca
120ml coconut milk
1/4 tsp salt
Some pandan leaves (optional)
Banana leafs (optional)
200-250g fresh grated coconut
Pinch of salt / 10g sugar
- Peel off the skin and then rinse off the mud (if any) from the cassava/tapioca.
- Dry the cassava/tapioca and then grate them.
- Mix together the grated cassava/tapioca, sugar, coconut milk, and sea salt.
- Place the tapioca mixture in a square, round or oval pan. (whichever shape of pan you have available)
- If you are using banana leafs, line the pan with the leaf.
- Place some of the cleaned pandan leaves on top of the tapioca mixture.
- Steam at high heat for 25 to 30 mins or until cooked.
- Remove from heat and leave to cool completely.
- Now steam the grated coconut with salt or sugar for 5 mins.
- Remove from heat and leave to cool completely and remove the pandan leaves.
- Once the tapioca kuih is cooled, cut into desired size.
- Coat in the prepared coconut and serve.
- The remaining kuih and coconut can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days