Bua Loi Phuak (Taro Balls in Coconut Cream)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Carol Bullock

A scrumptious Thai dessert that I can't resist, I first tried this in my favorite Thai restaurant here in Seattle. It never gets old!

Top Review by vinita

Tasted good! Making the balls small is a good idea. Also be careful it is very filling. I made 12 small balls for 4 people and after eating a regular dinner we had a really hard time finishing them. I must have at least another 20 - 25 uncooked balls. I put them in the freezer and hope that they will taste good when they come out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the rice flour and cornstarch in a bowl.
  2. Add the mashed taro and knead. Add water as needed to create a soft dough.
  3. Knead well.
  4. Roll into little balls and set aside.
  5. Dissolve the palm sugar and salt in the coconut milk over low heat, stirring constantly.
  6. Bring to a boil and add the taro balls.
  7. When they are cooked through, remove from the heat.
  8. Serve hot.
  9. Optional: Can sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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