Young tapioca leaves can be boiled and eaten with sambal. Another way of cooking it, is fried with chilly. However, the tapioca leaves must be boiled in hot water first to remove the sap. The taste of this vegetarian spicy tapioca shoots is really unique! yum yum!
Young Tapioca leaves, one bunch, remove stalks
Fresh Chilly, 3 pcs, blend coarsely
Tomato, 1 pc, blend with chilly
Garlic, 2 cloves, chopped finely
Shallots, 3 pcs, chopped finely
Salt to taste
Boil tapioca leaves until they turned soft and the sap are removed. Remove tapioca leaves and drain away excess water. Heat up wok and add in a little oil. Saute garlic and shallots until fragrant. Add in the pre boiled tapioca leaves. Stir fry for a short while. Add a little water and salt to taste. Taste good with steamed rice!