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Thai Recipe: Sago Yat Sai

This is a tasty street food from Thailand. A dough made out of small tapioca pearls is filled with an really awesome filling. Salty, sweet and just delicious Its a bit of work to form the balls but relatively easy once you know how to and absolutely worth it. Once the balls are finished, they are coated in a bit of fried garlic oil.

Preperation: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 Balls
Cooking: 45 minutes
Category: Vegetarian
Total: 75 minutes
Cuisine: Thai


  • 1 cup small Tapioca Pearls
  • 5 Wood Ear Mushroom chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tofu (very small cubes)
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Stems/Roots chopped
  • 3 tbsp preserved Radish chopped
  • 1/3 cup roasted Peanuts chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (Tapioca) Starch + 2 tbsp Water
  • 2 Cloves Garlic chopped
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp Oil
  • fried Garlic Oil
  • 1 cup boiling Water


  1. Mix the Tapioca Pearls with 1 cup of boiling Water and knead it a bit.
    Then put aside covered for about 30 minutes
  2. Fry the Tofu in 1-2 tbsp Oil on medium to high until golden brown and put aside
  3. Add a bit more Oil and fry Garlic, Coriander and Pepper on low heat for 2 minutes
  4. Add Mushroom and Radish and fry 2 more minutes
  5. Add Tofu, Sugar and Soy Sauce and mix well
  6. Add a mixture of 1/2 tsp Starch and 2 tbsp Water and mix again
  7. Add the Peanuts, mix and turn off the heat
  8. Form small balls with the Tapioca Dough, flatten them and fill with the prepared Filling. Then close them carefully and form again to balls.
  9. Put the Balls for 15 minutes into a already boiling steamer
  10. Let them cool of a bit and coat with the fried Garlic Oil.
    To make the Oil: Just fry Garlic in Oil.

Date: 01.22.2016

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