Sunday, 28 July 2013

Tapioca On Street Foodie Waka

Hi dearies!
              Hope y'all are having a wonderful cold weekend Cos i sure am. Yesterday, i made a quick stop at the ancient city of Badagry to visit my good friend kareema. After chilling for a while, we decided to do a little Shoe shopping (Gosh! The prices are ridiculously cheap over there.....full details later ;) ) and during the little shopping break we decided to stop by a Tapioca joint cos i had told her earlier on that i had never tasted tapioca.
We ordered for two plates (in take away packs) since i was too shy to eat there - the joint was packed with lots of men and women (Mostly traders). By the time i got home, The tapioca had gone cold so i had to reheat it. 
The physical appearance of tapioca looks quite similar to pap/starch except that it's got a more translucent and grainy look like it's got granules in it. Tapioca is the starch extracted from the Cassava tuber and after the extraction, the starch is further processed into several forms such as soluble powder, Spherical pearls/ Seeds, rectangular sticks or coarse flakes. The tapioca pudding in the pictures was prepared with the Pearls/Seed tapioca. It was cooked in water, coconut milk with a little salt and later sweetened with honey. I added saturated milk & roasted groundnuts to mine - it was simply delicious :). I hope to see it in the stores so i could buy & show you how to prepare tapioca from scratch. Yep! you guessed right, Slow food day :)....Till next week, Enjoy.    

Nutritional Info
"Tapioca predominantly consists of carbohydrates, with each cup containing 135 grams for a total of 544 calories, and is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is present in the amount of 6.1 mcg, along with iron 2.4 mg and calcium 30.4 mg. One cup of tapioca also includes 1.5 mg of omega-3 acids, 3 mg of omega-6 fatty acids and 1 gram of dietary fiber Source


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24 comments:

  1. Kai. See mouth-watering picture o. Lol

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    1. You can say that again atilola :D

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    2. U visited my village! I found your blog on anoda blog and here I am. Dobby, the shoes have become expensive jare! Maybe cuz I've stayed there all my life. Back to the matter, nice blog, bookmarked!

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    3. Lol! Thank you Amaka :)

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  2. very mouth watering ohh pix abeg!!

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    1. Thanks IT professional

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  3. Mmmn, I love tapioca. Didn't know you can have it with peanuts. Please don't forget to post about the shoes o ;) & post pictures of your haul too :D

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    1. I sure will Aunty Mo :D

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  4. Cloves aka konofiri can also be added to improve the flavor

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    1. Thanks fluffy, would definitely try out the spices.

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  5. The Tapioca starch is used all over the world . it is used in the preparation of sweet dishes, beverages, etc.

    Vietnam Tapioca Starch Supplier, Tapioca Starch Manufacturers

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    1. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. LOVE tapioca sweets!!!! I'm carving for it now!!! your photos look extremely delicious!!! haha

    visit me at http://www.sweetfusionsj.com

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  7. Def a-must-try... Never had it before in Nigeria :( but I see it in grocery stores here in Canada. I bet they taste different because it's served cold here with different flavors. You should also try rice pudding which is much similar to Tapioca. Thanks for sharing. Please post mine to me :D

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  8. Wow, looks great! I haven't had this before in Nig :( I guess it's similar to rice pudding. They look much alike. Thanks for sharing Dobby

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  9. lol! Would try 2 send yours Taiwo. I've never seen it in nigerian stores though and when I tried it, it was served hot without any added flavour. I bet the ones with flavour tastes really good. Thanks for stopping by :) .

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  10. lol! Would try 2 send yours Taiwo. I've never seen it in nigerian stores though and when I tried it, it was served hot without any added flavour. I bet the ones with flavour tastes really good. Thanks for stopping by :). Would also lookout for rice pudding in stores ( Never tried that either :( ).

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  11. is tapioca not fattening.

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    1. Everything is fattening if you eat lots of it. it depends on how much you eat.

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  12. Anonymous9:31 pm

    is tapioca not fattening.

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    1. Everything is fattening if you eat lots of it. it depends on how much you eat.

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  13. Anonymous8:12 pm

    How I love tapioca.... I don't have access to it here. Maybe Dobby can teach us how to make it from raw cassava.. Will you, pretty please

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    1. The process is quite long (similar to garri) however, i'd try to get the full process on my "street foodie waka"
      . You could check out how to prepare it at home HERE

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