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Cooking Tapioca Pearls


The best way to cook Tapioca Pearls (the premium quality ones similar to the shops) is to cook less. For home use, use 100g per 1L water would be the best ratio.

Cooking time is generally about 50 minutes to achieve the best result.


  • 18cm pan (for boiling water
  • Colander (for straining / rinsing cooked tapioca balls)
  • Bowl (ceramic bowl)

INGREDIENTS: (Pls increase the proportion accordingly)

  • 100g Tapioca Pearl (around 1/2 cup)
  • 1L water
  • Sugar syrup

STEP 1: Bring the 1L water to boil (highest setting)

STEP 2: Add the 100g tapioca balls. (DO NOT STIR YET!)

STEP 3: You will notice that after 2-4 minutes the tapioca balls will float. This time stir to separate the balls together

STEP 4:  Close the lid and cook for 20 minutes (highest setting). Make an alarm so you do not burn your tapioca.

STEP 5: Turn of fire and cook on its own heat for another 20 minutes

STEP 6:  Strain the newly cooked tapioca balls under running cold tap water (not too much- just to wash off sticky residue)

STEP 7: Transfer to a bowl and sweeten (with sugar syrup or brown sugar syrup)

STEP 8: Enjoy on its own or add to your favorite milk tea.

Video courtesy of Bubble Tea Australia

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