Tapioca Pearls

1 lb bag $4.65
5 lb bag $23.25
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Tapioca Pearls

Tapioca pearls, also known as boba, are small translucent balls made from tapioca starch, a type of root vegetable native to South America. The pearls are most commonly used in bubble tea, a popular tea-based beverage that originated in Taiwan, but they can also be used in a variety of other dishes.

In bubble tea, tapioca pearls are cooked until soft and chewy, and then added to tea or other beverages, along with milk and sweeteners. The resulting drink is sweet, creamy, and satisfyingly chewy. Tapioca pearls are also a popular ingredient in shaved ice desserts, where they are used as a crunchy topping or mixed into the ice itself.

Beyond desserts, tapioca pearls can be used in savory dishes as well. In some parts of Brazil, tapioca flour is used to make a type of crepe, which is stuffed with savory ingredients like cheese, pulled pork, or chicken. The crepes are then folded over and fried until crispy.

Tapioca pearls can also be used in soups and stews as a thickener. They are particularly popular in Southeast Asian cuisine, where they are used in dishes like sago gula melaka, a sweet coconut milk pudding from Malaysia, or ginataan, a Filipino dessert soup made with coconut milk and various sweet ingredients like bananas and tapioca pearls.

Our Tapioca pearls are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes. Their chewy texture and mild, slightly sweet flavor make them a unique and fun addition to any recipe. We offer this in both 1 and 5 pound bulk bags.

Ingredients: Tapioca