Taiwanese Yam and Sweet Potato Balls Dessert
Yam ball
  • 200g yampeel and cut into large strips
  • 50g tapioca starch
  • 4tsp sugar
Sweet potato ball
  • 200g sweet potatopeel and cut into large strips
  • 50g tapioca strarch
Purple sweet potato ball
  • 200g sweet potato
  • 50g tapioca starch
  • 5tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1tube ready made grass jelly480g, cut into large cube
  • 200g ready made red beanas desired
  • 500ml coconut milk
  • Iceas desired
Prepare yam and sweet potato
  1. Deskin and cut them into long strips that fits the opening of the food processor.
  2. In the food processor, attach the shredding disc.
  3. Shred the yam and sweet potatoes separately.
  4. Place them on the steamer plate. Steam for 15 mins till soft.
Mould yam and sweet potatoes
  1. Transfer steamed yam into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mash while yam is still warm. Once the mixture has cooled down, use hand to knead it till no visible flour.
  3. Add in more flour gradually if the dough is still wet and sticky. If the dough cracks, it means that it’s too dry and you can add in 1 tbsp of water at a time to knead to the desired consistency. Dough should be moist and smooth.
  4. Place the dough in a bowl, use a damp cloth to cover it. Let the dough rest for 15 mins for easy handling
  5. Repeat the same step for sweet potatoes.
  6. Once all the doughs are rested, take yam dough and place it on the table. Roll into a long strip and cut to desired size. Coat it with tapioca starch. Set aside.
  7. Repeat the same step for sweet potatoes.
  1. In saucepan, boil 1.5L water. Add in all the balls.
  2. Cover the lid for 2 – 3 mins till it floats on surface of water.
  3. Drain and transfer into a bowl, add in light brown sugar. #Tips: this will help to separate the balls and add a sweet note to the balls.
Assemble and serve
  1. In a food processor, attached the slicing disc. Add in ice cubes and slice it.
  2. Scoop into a serving bowl. Pour coconut milk over it.
  3. Top it up with grass jelly, red bean and balls.
  4. Serve immediately.