椰汁芋頭西米露 Taro Coconut Milk with Tapioca Pearls

16 Aug

Taro coconut milk can be served hot in the winter and cold in the summer.  For the hot summer days, a smooth and creamy chilled sweet soup like taro with tapioca pearls is the best treat.  A perfect finale to any summer meal and it’s quite easy to make.


  • 2.5 cups of taro, skin and diced
  • 6 cups of water (for taro)
  • 1.5 cups of tapioca pearls
  • 6 cups of water (for tapioca pearls)
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 cups of rock sugar
  1. Bring a pot of (6 cups) water to boil, stir in sago pearls, cover and cook for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat with the cover for 30 minutes or until the pearls turn translucent.  Rinse with cold water and set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of (6 cups) water to boil, add taro, then reduce the heat to medium-low, simmer for about 15 minutes or until softened.  Add coconut milk and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolve.  Bring to a boil and stir in tapioca pearls until well combined.

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9 responses to “椰汁芋頭西米露 Taro Coconut Milk with Tapioca Pearls

  1. itsyunotme

    August 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    ahhhh YUUMMMM

  2. Elaine

    August 17, 2011 at 11:57 am

    omg I can’t believe the ingredients are so simple. i really miss chinese desserts… this is going into my “recipes to try” list!!!

  3. connie

    September 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    That looks so yummy in my tummy!!!!!!!!

  4. connie

    October 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    that looks so so so so so good

  5. laiyee

    November 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    perfect recipe perfect taste…however i cut down on the tapioca and added more taro

  6. Angie

    February 4, 2014 at 6:17 am

    It came out great I instead of rock sugar I used the Chinese style brown sugar that is called candy

  7. Emily

    March 12, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I just made this and it’s so good! I have a lot of clumps in the tapioca though. Is there any way to lessen the clumps?

    • thejanechannel

      March 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      Emily – When you rinse them with water, you can use your hands to separate them.


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