How To Cook White Tapioca Pearls – Step By Step

By | April 25, 2022

Tapioca pearls, also known as boba pearls, are small white spheres made from tapioca, which have a slightly translucent texture when finished cooking. If you are looking for how to cook tapioca pearls on google. I think you are in the right place.

1. How To Cook Tapioca Pearls


  • 1 cup of white tapioca pearls or black tapioca pearls (160g)
  • 5 cups of water, each cup is 200ml
  • A pot with lid, mesh strainer, spoon, plastic wrap, & bowl


Step 1: Pour 8 cups of water into a medium-sized pot place it on the stove over high heat. You don’t need to wash or soak tapioca pearls before cooking.

Step 2: When the water boils, add dried tapioca pearls and cook until boba pearls float to the surface water then cover, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 15 minutes, occasionally stirring to prevent them from sticking together

Then turn off the heat and let stand another 30 minutes. This is the secret to helping your tapioca boba not be mushy.

Step 3: Now, transfer the cooked tapioca pearls on a mesh strainer to drain the excess water and begin to rinse the pearls gently through cold running tap water. This step helps tapioca pearls retain their toughness.

Step 4: Put the cooked & rinsed tapioca pearls in a bowl and soak with prepared sugar water. (Dissolve three tablespoons of sugar into 1 cup of warm water).

You can also use sugar syrup or brown sugar instead of sugar water. Close the lid and serve when bubble tea is ready, use tapioca pearls within 5 hours, and do not store them overnight


How To Cook Tapioca Pearls

Above, we shared how to cook tapioca pearls at home. Now, you can make your batch of boba and relish it with milk tea to make bubble tea and coconut milk or add in savory cuisines.

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