Boba is a unique shaped trending snack among young people nowadays. These marble-shaped snack which is made from tapioca flour have started to rise since boba or also often called ‘pearl’, are combined to become a topping for the famous Thai tea. A lot of people like its chewy texture and its sweet flavor.
This snack becomes a hit after a tea shop owner in Taiwan, namely Liu Han-Chieh, introduced boba to the public. At that time, Liu Han-Chieh used boba as the filling for the tea she was selling. According to her, Taiwan is very well known to the world for its very high-quality tea, while boba is a traditional snack that has been a legacy from 20 years ago in Taiwan. In Taiwanese language, boba is also called “Fen yuan”. Back then in the past, boba was served with iced sugar water.
You can make your own boba
Making boba is quite easy. If you are interested, follow these steps on how to make boba. We only need 250ml of water, 200g of palm sugar or brown sugar, 300g of tapioca flour, and 250ml of cold water. First, heat the water until it boils, then add the palm sugar while stirring until the sugar dissolves. Next, add tapioca flour to the sugar solution, then stir slowly until it becomes a dough. Knead the dough until it is smooth while adding a little tapioca flour so it doesn’t stick. After the dough is done, start taking a little piece of the dough, then shape the dough to a round shape. Try to make it as round as possible and smaller than marbles.
Your boba is almost done. After the dough is all shaped smaller than marbles, sprinkle it again with tapioca flour so it is not sticky during the boiling process. After that, boil it in boiling water until the texture is chewy, then remove and drain. The final step is to soak the boba in cold water, then voila! Your boba is ready to be served with a mixture of other foods or drinks.
There are many ways to enjoy this famous snack
You can mix your boba with your favorite tea. The most popular right now is Thai tea mixed with boba as the topping. Then, came various other ideas for in mixing boba with other food or drinks. Some people combine their boba with their favorite ice cream to feel the cold sensation as well as the sweet and chewy taste from the boba. You can also create your breakfast with boba by making pancakes while using boba as the topping.
You can do the same thing with your toast http://220.127.116.11. Make boba toast by pouring cream cheese and boba as a topping on top of your toast. The soft toast will be perfectly combined with the sweet taste of boba and the slightly salty taste of cream cheese.