Asian Taro Tapioca Dessert Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This soup is typically served after dinner at Chinese restaurants. My mommy recently taught me how to make this.. I love it! If you like taro, this is for you! It's so creamy and just melts in your mouth.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12-34 cup tapioca or 12-34 cup sago
  • 2 cups mashed taro root (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 12 cup sugar or 12 cup condensed milk or 12 cup rock sugar


  1. Remove skin from taro and cut into chunks (if using frozen taro, proceed to next step).
  2. Add taro to boiling water and cook until tender about 20 minutes for fresh and 5-7 minutes for frozen.
  3. Drain and mash until smooth or leave some chunky.
  4. In separate pot, add tapioca to boiling water. Boil for 5-6 minutes, turn off heat and cover for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Check tapioca after 10 minutes. Tapioca is done when it is translucent.
  6. Drain excess water.
  7. On low heat, add coconut milk to pot with taro.
  8. Stir mixture until taro had blended with milk and add tapioca.
  9. To sweeten, add sweetener of choice.