Taiwanese Sweet Soup

In Taiwan, taro ball is a famous and traditional Taiwanese dessert. We often eat taro balls with syrup and desserts like Tofu pudding (douhua) or grass jelly. The dessert can be served either hot or icy. Today, we are making different flavor balls, sweet potato ball and matcha ball. You can taste more flavor with Taiwanese Sweet Soup.

YIELD: Serve for 10 people  |  TIME: 40 mins

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Balls Ingredient

Sweet Potato Balls

  1. Sweet potato 100 g
  2. Tapioca starch 180 g
  3. Sugar 30 g
Matcha Balls Ingredient

Matcha Balls

  1. Matcha powder 10 g
  2. Tapioca starch 80 g
  3. White sugar 40 g
  4. Potato starch 30 g
  5. Water 100 g

 

Syrup

  1. Golden sugar 100 g
  2. Water 500 g

Tools & Equipment

Hand Mixer

Breville BHM800SIL Handy Mix Scraper Hand Mixer, Silver

Pots and Pans

T-fal Hard Anodized Cookware Set, Nonstick Pots and Pans Set, 14 Piece, Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator

Tapioca Starch

Tapioca starch

Instructions

Make sweet potato ball

1. We make sweet potato balls first. Peel and cube sweet potato on the plate. Steam sweet potato for 10 min until soft. (Note: You can cook sweet potatoes in a food steamer or instant pot.)

Peel sweet potato
cube sweet potato on the plate
Steam sweet potato for 10 min
until soft

2. Put the hot sweet potato into a mixing bowl. Add tapioca starch and sugar into the mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer until form a soft dough.

(Note: Some of the sweet potatoes are watery or dry. You can add more tapioca starch or a little water depends on different sweet potatoes varieties.)

Put the hot sweet potato into a mixing bowl
Add sugar
Add tapioca starch
mix with hand
until form a soft dough

3. Roll the dough into a thick strip and dice into pieces. Place aside.

Roll the dough
Roll the dough into a thick strip
dice into pieces
dice into pieces and place aside

Make matcha ball

1. Add the tapioca starch, potato starch, and matcha powder into a mixing bowl. Mix well and place aside.

Add the potato starch
add matcha powder
Mix well and place aside

2. Add white sugar and water into a pan on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat.

Add water into a pan
Add white sugar into a pan
Bring to a boil

3. Pour the hot syrup into the mixing powders and stir with rolling ping until form a soft dough.

Pour the hot syrup into the mixing powders
stir with rolling ping
form a soft dough

4. Again, roll the matcha dough into a thick strip and dice into pieces. Place aside.

spread tapioca starch
roll the matcha dough into a thick strip
roll the matcha dough into a thick strip
dice into pieces

Taiwanese sweet soup

1. Now, we are making syrup. Add golden sugar and water in a pan on medium heat until boiling. Remove from the heat.

Add water in a pan
Add golden sugar in a pan
on medium heat until boiling
Remove from the heat

2. Cook the sweet potato balls and matcha balls in boiled water for 3~5 minutes on medium heat until they float to the top. Then drain the balls.

Cook the sweet potato balls and matcha balls
in boiled water for 3~5 minutes
add matcha balls in boiled water
add sweet potato balls
for 3~5 minutes on medium heat
until they float to the top
Then drain the balls
Then drain the balls

3. Place the balls into a bowl and add syrup.

Taiwanese Sweet Soup

4. Serve Taiwanese Sweet Soup.

Finish and enjoy

Serve Taiwanese Sweet Soup