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.
Servings: 20 Balls
- 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
- Mix the Tapioca Pearls with 1 cup of boiling Water and knead it a bit.
Then put aside covered for about 30 minutes
- Fry the Tofu in 1-2 tbsp Oil on medium to high until golden brown and put aside
- Add a bit more Oil and fry Garlic, Coriander and Pepper on low heat for 2 minutes
- Add Mushroom and Radish and fry 2 more minutes
- Add Tofu, Sugar and Soy Sauce and mix well
- Add a mixture of 1/2 tsp Starch and 2 tbsp Water and mix again
- Add the Peanuts, mix and turn off the heat
- Form small balls with the Tapioca Dough, flatten them and fill with the prepared Filling. Then close them carefully and form again to balls.
- Put the Balls for 15 minutes into a already boiling steamer
- Let them cool of a bit and coat with the fried Garlic Oil.
To make the Oil: Just fry Garlic in Oil.
Author: The International Vegan