Friday, June 1, 2012
Taro Cubes & Sweetpotato Cubes.
They are known as yuyuan (芋圓) which is made with taro or sweet potato. This dessert is served with shaved ice topped with sweetened fruits and other goodies, a signature Taiwan dessert.
I have never tasted the real thing until i taste it in Taiwan according to my friends. So here i am in Taiwan and eating this for "The First" time. For those with a blind experience of this, it tastes a lot like the little chewy black pearl balls you'll find in Bubble Tea except more chewy and 'bouncy'? LOL.
What you're meant to do is mix everything together and the ice will make the dish cooler to eat which is perfect when you want to cool down from the hot and humid weather. Luckily it wasn't too sweet - as you know i dislike eating sweet things. I am not much of a Red Bean or Green Bean fan either, but after mixing everything together is was alright, but for my friends who love desserts, they LOVED IT. I guess that's all that matters. hehe.
It was a great place to stop after a long walk uphill. The scene really made eating this dish worth it for me.