Shaved Ice with Tapioca Pearls

2020-09

Shaved Ice with Tapioca Pearls

Text|Wei-Lin Lee・Illustrate|Wanyun

Long before Taiwan's "boba milk tea" was invented, Taiwanese favored the classic dessert shaved ice with tapioca pearls. The dessert is very simple, the main ingredient being tapioca pearls served with shaved ice and pure cane sugar water. Although tapioca pearls are smaller than the bobas used in milk tea, they are equally bouncy and fun to chew. Some people prefer to add honey or milk instead of sugar water.