Ubi Bersira Pedas (Spicy Sweet Tapioca Chips)

    40 mins

    This is my favourite snack food that my great-aunt makes. I can never get enough of this spicy-sweet, crunchy chips. You can adjust the spiciness by adding more chillies if you wish.


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    5 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 600 g fresh tapioca, peel,wash and slice thinly
    • salt
    • 1 block palm sugar, chopped into pieces
    • 2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 90 ml water
    • oil for deep frying

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat wok with oil. Rub tapioca slices with salt and deep fry in the hot oil until crispy and lightly brown. Drain on paper towel and let cool.
    2. Put the chopped palm sugar, chopped chillies and water in a big pot (or use the same wok after removing the oil and cleaning it)and cook until sugar has dissolved. Add the tapioca and stir until they are well coated with the syrup. Remove from heat and let cool on a wire rack. Once cooled you can store them in an airtight container.

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