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  making tapioca balls

 

Thailand

To make tapioca balls, first a dough is made by kneading small-sized tapioca pearls in warm water, and minced pork is mixed with condiments, such as ground white pepper, ground roasted peanuts, fish sauce, onion and palm sugar.

 

Then, the pork is wrapped in the dough and steamed on a piece of cloth spanned over the mouth of a large pot, and covered by a cone-shaped lid, a method akin to that of making kanom pahk moh.

 

  making tapioca balls

 

  making tapioca balls

 

After the steaming process, the balls have become semi-transparent (fig.), like the ones seen on the left in this picture.