Monday, February 04, 2008

Of rainy days and comfort food

The last few days weather has been moody and it often rains in the evenings. I love it since I dont have to water the plants. Spent the morning clearing up a patch in the back yard and digging some tapioca. Tapioca relates back to the good old days and it was a staple food during the japanese occupation. Life was hard then ( according to stories from our grandmothers )
There was not enough rice so the village folks grew tapioca. Infact the humble tapioca is very versatile. A lot of dishes and cakes can be made from
the roots. But an all time favourite is just to boil them and eat it with some fresh dessicated coconut and brown sugar. And some hot black coffee to go along. Better still have it on a rainy afternoon. It definitely will warm up the soul. This is just some simple pleasure of the village folks.

The tapioca roots.

The boiled tapioca served with fresh dessicated coconut.

The lucky bamboo for chinese new year celebration. Holiday season is here again.
Welcome RAT !


Qabbani said...

tapioca ! nice to know it :D :D

X said...

Hmmm....sedapnya! Simple dishes are the best. Will you be having a tea party any time soon? Ahaks...

Shionge said...

I love steamed tapioca kueh kueh they are so yummy :D