Taro—the starchy tuber native to india and Southeast Asia—can be prepared many ways. Like potatoes, the taro root is most commonly mashed, deep-fried, or sometimes baked into chips. But while the lilac-hued root vegetable is certainly an enjoyable and welcome component of savory dishes, it is also often incorporated into sweets. We looked around and found a few worth trying.
Taro and Lychee Ice Cream
Advice: The creamy taro and lychee ice cream—better known as “Ice Ice Baby”—is best topped with coconut flakes, boba, and vanilla wafers.
Taro Roll Cake
9 Rabbits Bakery
Pretty straightforward, as far as cakes go: flour, butter, eggs, sugar, and taro root.
Marble Taro Bread
A top-seller at the Taiwanese chain that landed in North Texas last year, this mixed-grain bread is filled with a sweet taro paste.