Recently, one of my readers asked if I can post cassava/tapioca noodles recipe, aka Bánh Tằm Khoai Mì. This is one of my favorite Vietnamese desserts. It has been a while since I had it. Yesterday, we had a party at my sister-in-law's house and I made this dessert. It was a hit. My hubby helped me with the food coloring. My favorite color is a combination of blue and red which will give you a beautiful purple color. Check out the presentation, pretty huh?
Divide the mixture into different bowls, and play with your food color. You can use pink, green, purple, or white. Spread the mixture (about 1 inch thick) into the pie pan after you grease it with olive oil so it won't stick.
Steam it for about 10 minutes and let it cool completely.
Once it's cooled, cut the cassava cake into strips of noodle.
Pour one bag of grated coconut into a bowl, and roll them into the grated coconut one by one so they won't stick together.
Continue to steam and cut the dessert until you are done.
I have white, purple, green and pink. For the green color, you can use pandan paste.
a. 5 lbs of grated cavassa
b. 1 + 1/4 cup of tapioca flour
c. 3/4 cup of corn starch
d. 2 cup of sugar and a pinch of salt
e. 2 can of coconut milk
f. 2 bag of grated coconut
g. 1 bag of long strip of coconut (for decoration/garnish)
h. sesame seeds (for garnish)
1. Pour out the grated cassava in a big bowl
2. Add some cold water
3. Use a piece of fabric and scoop some of the cassava into it
4. Squeeze out all the water from the cassava
5. Put the cassava into a big bowl
6. Add tapioca flour, corn starch, sugar, coconut milk, and pinch of salt into the bowl (ingredients from b-e)
7. Divide the mixture into 4 bowls
8. Add different colors to each bowl (note: red + blue = purple)
9. Grease your pie mold and spread the mixture about one inch into the mold
10. Steam it for 10 minutes or until done
11. Cool the cake completely before cutting
12. Roll them in grated coconuts one at a time to prevent them from sticking
13. Mix all of the strip of noodles together and garnish with long strips of coconut
14. Use for garnish : in a bowl, add sesame seeds, a little bit of sugar, and salt