Taiwanese Sweet Soup (Sweet Potato Balls & Matcha Balls)

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Taiwanese Sweet Soup (Sweet Potato Balls & Matcha Balls)

In Taiwan, taro ball is a famous and traditional Taiwanese dessert. We often eat taro balls with syrup and desserts like Tofu pudding (douhua) or grass jelly. The dessert can be served either hot or icy. Today, we are making different flavor balls, sweet potato ball and matcha ball. You can taste more flavor with Taiwanese Sweet Soup.
Servings 10 people
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 0 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Equipment

  • Hand Mixer
  • Pot
  • steamer or instant pot

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Balls

  • 100 g sweet potato
  • 180 g tapioca starch
  • 30 g sugar

Matcha Balls

  • 10 g matcha powder
  • 80 g tapioca starch
  • 40 g white sugar
  • 30 g potato starch
  • 100 ml water

Syrup

  • 100 g golden sugar
  • 500 ml water

Instructions

Make sweet potato ball

  • We make sweet potato balls first. Peel and cube sweet potato on the plate. Steam sweet potato for 10 min until soft. (Note: You can cook sweet potatoes in a food steamer or instant pot.)
    Peel and cube sweet potato on the plate
  • Put the hot sweet potato into a mixing bowl. Add tapioca starch and sugar into the mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer until form a soft dough.
    (Note: Some of the sweet potatoes are watery or dry. You can add more tapioca starch or a little water depends on different sweet potatoes varieties.)
    Put the hot sweet potato into a mixing bowl
  • Roll the dough into a thick strip and dice into pieces. Place aside.
    Roll the dough into a thick strip

Make matcha ball

  • Add the tapioca starch, potato starch, and matcha powder into a mixing bowl. Mix well and place aside.
    Add the tapioca starch, potato starch, and matcha powder
  • Add white sugar and water into a pot on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat.
    Add white sugar and water into a pan
  • Pour the hot syrup into the mixing powders and stir with rolling ping until form a soft dough.
    Pour the hot syrup into the mixing powders
  • Again, roll the matcha dough into a thick strip and dice into pieces. Place aside.
    roll the matcha dough into a thick strip

Taiwanese sweet soup

  • Now, we are making syrup. Add golden sugar and water in a pot on medium heat until boiling. Remove from the heat.
    Add golden sugar and water in a pot
  • Cook the sweet potato balls and matcha balls in boiled water for 3~5 minutes on medium heat until they float to the top. Then drain the balls.
    Cook the sweet potato balls and matcha balls in boiled water
  • Place the balls into a bowl and add syrup.
    Taiwanese Sweet Soup
  • Serve Taiwanese Sweet Soup. Finish and enjoy
    Serve Taiwanese Sweet Soup
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Keyword: Taiwanese, Traditional Snack, Dessert

Tools & equipment you may need

Hand Mixer

Breville BHM800SIL Handy Mix Scraper Hand Mixer, Silver

Instant pot

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

Tapioca Starch

Tapioca starch
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