- 1/2 cup tapioca pearls - also called "Sagou" or "Manioc" at your local Asian Food Store - OR called "seed tapioca" at your local grocery store
- 2 ripe mangos (mangos are ripe when fragrant, and you can easily indent them with your thumb) OR, if you cannot find fresh mangos, use 1 can of mango pieces
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 can good-quality coconut milk
- fresh tropical fruit of your choice cut up into bite-size pieces (e.g. mango, papaya, banana, kiwi, starfruit, etc...).
Step 1: Measure out 1/2 cup tapioca. Cover with water and allow to soak for 15-20 minutes. Then drain and place in a cooking pot.
Note: if you have larger tapioca pearls (the size of pearls or small peas), soak for 30 minutes, then cook for 20-30 minutes.