I was sitting when a lady passed by. She was shouting “merienda kayo dyan!” She stopped and asked me if I want to buy some. I asked her what it was. She replied it was karyoka.
Hmmm… What is karyoka. It was my first time hearing the strange word. The vendor explained further that it was cassava with young coconut. She showed it to me…
The vendor said it has young coconut with it but the flavor was not convincing. The second ball convinced me that it really has buko. The sugar and tapioca taste was powerful enough to mask coconut flavor.
According to reliable source, my better half, cooking it is simple. Cassava is grated. Mix with sugar and other desired ingredients.Young coconut is one of the many options. Formed into small balls. Then deep fried in oil with brown sugar, like cooking banana cue.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.