Taro ice cream (found in asian markets, like Mitsuwa)
Taro popsicle bars (always found at 99 Ranch)
Taro-filled dim sum (mmm..the big & robust one mixed with peanuts, and crispy fried on the outside - I like the ones at the Arcadia Full House)
Taro-layered cakes (Taro in the flour, or in between the fine, thin, fried pieces..if you know what sort of asian-bakery-cake I'm referring to)
I'm not too hot on the taro and coconut desserts at dim sum, though...coconut's too overpowering.
Here's more info on the veggie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taro
I find it creamy and sweet, yet malleable enough to be savory (as in dim sum). It can be eaten whole, mixed in with other ingredients, or fried by itself. Any way it's eaten, it's delicious. Plus, it's a soft purple/lavender, giving your dessert, snack, or main dish a splash of unexpected color.
What other taro finds do you know of?
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