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tapioca balls

Any pearl-shaped food, perhaps most commonly Perles du Japan are little tapioca balls that turn almost transparent in soup, resembling fish eggs. They are also used in bubble tea and desserts; you’ll usually find them next to the chapelure (bread crumbs) in the supermarché.

perles du Japon

Perles deu Médoc are grapes soaked in alcohol, covered with chocolate.


Text © Dana Facaros

Images by Sophie, Tipiak