If you like the rubbery jelly-like texture of Tapioca Pearls, you would enjoy my ‘Marinated Tapioca Pearls’ that can be a great addition to a salad. Today I marinated Tapioca Pearls in ‘Mentsuyu’ for Silken Tofu salad. It was absolutely delicious! What a genius I am!
1/4 cup Tapioca Pearls *I use small pearls because they are easier to cook.
1/4 cup ‘Mentsuyu’ *see ‘Method 1’
Extra Soy Sauce *optional
2 small blocks Silken Tofu
1 to 2 leaves Iceberg Lettuce *thinly sliced
1 Spring Onion *finely chopped
1/2 sheet Nori (Seaweed Sheet) *toasted
Toasted Sesame Seeds
- If you don’t have ‘Mentsuyu’, make the sauce by combining 1 tablespoon Water, 1/8 teaspoon Dashi Powder, 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce and 1 tablespoon Mirin.
- Place plenty of Water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add Tapioca Pearls and cook over low heat, occasionally stirring, for 15 minutes or Tapioca Pearls are almost transparent. *Note: Do not overcook Tapioca Pearls until completely transparent because they might dissolve in water. Follow the instruction on the package.
- Drain and rinse with cold water, the white spots in the Tapioca Pearls will mostly disappear, then drain well. Place in a bowl and cover with the sauce. Gently stir, check the flavour and add extra Soy Sauce if required. Keep in the fridge to marinate for 1/2 hour.
- Place a block of Silken Tofu on a plate, cover with Lettuce and Marinated Tapioca Pearls, sprinkle with Nori, Spring Onion and Toasted Sesame Seeds, and enjoy COLD.