HERE'S the link for the original site.
I've eaten Cassava steamed with sugar and coconut milk, wrapped in banana leaf, and it was totally delicious. I tried a small piece of this cassava cake at Joseph's and Joanne's and it was also totally delicious and of course gluten free for this Coeliac.
For me, the problem is lack of experience preparing the home grown Cassava when I have a crop. The last crop went rotten (in a week!) while I was trying to figure out how to use it. It's useful to know that pre-prepared dried Cassava flour can be purchased from the specialty shops.
Cool and then slice into pieces.
This is sensationally delicious! Yellow Mung Beans are new to me - green Mung Beans are the basis of 'bean sprouts'. A tad more info on them would be good - or a substitute e.g. Lentils?
No idea about them myself Elaine. I just ate it ;)
It's a great pity the asian grocery store closed down at the Hypermarket at Aspley - I could pop in there easily. There is a small place at Lawnton near the train station - if it's still there. I may have time to check today and see if I can find all the ingredients. Trouble is....then I eat it all lol. Little piggy.
I know a bit about that! ;-) There's a small asian grocers just around the corner here, he does (or did) have frozen cassava and we've got the coconut milk. It's the coconut which gives it that distinctive flavour.
The Lawnton store has closed down and I can't find any others online bar one at Chermside.
There's an online grocery store but they don't stock either the dried yellow mung beans or the grated cassava.
Anyone know of Asian Grocery store/s on the northside? Preferably near Strathpine.
I have plenty of yellow lentils! Might be worth a go.
Still have the problem of getting my hands on the grated cassava. All the asian shops seem to be on the southside :/
Yup!! Yellow Mung BEans are de-skinned green mung beans.. Some indian shops have sold them as Mung Dal.. My indian friends insist they are different items but it looks suspiciously similar to me.. The other place you could try is a new indian grocery in Toombul shopping centre. I suspect the lentils you get from woolies/coles are different, but worth a shot.. Let me know the taste!
Joseph's recipes are interesting.. The recipe I have does not call for mung beans, but either wheat flour or tapioca (cassava) flour. Let me look for it when I get home tonight...
Life doesn't take me anywhere near Toombul. Elaine has found a place not far from Mango Hill - I'll have a look tomorrow and see whether they have the ingredients.
Would like to see your recipe Matt.
Nice Matt - thank you.
How does one "soften a banana leaf". Precut the bit needed and dip in some boiling water? Do you need to dry it off before using in the pan or could it go it damp?
Baking paper is just so blase ;) Banana leaf is exotic and would inbibe some flavour perhaps.
Thanks for the heads up about sides etc though. Wouldn't have known.