Getuk Ubi / Tapioca Slice

September 30, 2022

Getuk ubi / tapioca slice is one of the easiest tasty Malay kuih (dessert).

getuk ubi

   

What is Getuk Ubi?

Getuk ubi is made of soft boiled tapioca, mashed with sugar added.
The mashed tapioca then compacted into a tray or baking pan.
Sweet coconut made with either palm sugar or dark brown sugar is used as topping for getuk ubi.

In Indonesia, this getuk ubi is known as getuk singkong gula merah.
Perhaps tapioca slice would best describe this getuk ubi to my english readers.



How to make Getuk Ubi?

Getuk ubi is very easy to do with ingredients easily available either in fresh market for fresh tapioca or in the freezer section of an Asian grocer.

Full recipe and method is readily available at the bottom of this post.

Step 1 : Tapioca.

You can either use fresh or frozen.

If you are using fresh tapioca, remove the 'skin', wash and cut into chunks.
Frozen tapioca is much easier to use, just give a quick wash and cut into chunks.
frozen tapioca

Step 2: Boil tapioca in enough water to just cover the cut tapioca chunks.

boil tapioca
Boil until tapioca is soft and tender.
boil tapioca until soft

Step 3: Mash and compact tapioca

Drain off the liquid and mash tapioca Drain off the liquid and mash tapioca.

Add sugar to the mashed tapioca. Add sugar to the mashed tapioca.

Add a pinch of salt (optional) to the tapioca Add a pinch of salt (optional)

Mix tapioca thoroughly. Mix thoroughly.

Transfer mashed tapioca to an 8 inch by 8 inch baking pan lined with greaseproof paper Transfer mashed tapioca to an 8 inch by 8 inch baking pan lined with greaseproof paper or banana leave.

Compact mashed tapioca. Compact mashed tapioca.

How to make the sweet coconut for getuk ubi topping

Cut palm sugar into chunks. Cut palm sugar into chunks.

Note: I prefer to use dark brown sugar.

It gives more colour than palm sugar.

make syrup Add water to the sugar to make syrup.

Add knotted pandan leaves. Add knotted pandan leaves. 
Pandan leaves impart a sweet aroma to the coconut.

Pandan leaves are widely used in making South-east Asian dessert.

Add coconut milk to the syrup. Add coconut milk to the syrup.

I added cornflour to make this sweet coconut topping thicker, glisten and to bind the mixture.

Note : If you are adding freshly grated coconut, omit this step.

Add desiccated coconut. Add desiccated coconut.

See note above if you are using freshly grated coconut.

Add and level the sweet coconut topping Add and level the sweet coconut topping onto the compacted mashed tapioca. 

Getuk singkong gula melaka

Enjoy getuk ubi as afternoon snack as serve as dessert at dinner.

How to slice getuk ubi?

You can slice getuk in any size you wish, big or small slices.
I use metal bread scraper, as I find it easier to cut using bread scraper.

I cut into 16 pieces.

How best to keep getuk ubi?

Getuk ubi s best kept in an air tight container.


How long can I keep getuk ubi for?

Getuk ubi has some coconut milk in the topping, so best keep getuk ubi in the refrigerator.

It can last a day in the room temperature but not during summer, but best keep them in the refrigerator.

Take getuk ubi out of refrigereator to let it be at room temperature, before consuming.


Video on How to make getuk ubi / tapioca slice





Getuk ubi is made of soft boiled tapioca, mashed with sugar added. The mashed tapioca then compacted into a tray or baking pan. Sweet coconut made with either palm sugar or dark brown sugar is used as topping for getuk ubi.



Comments

  1. Those cassava cake squares look fanfreakingtastic! Photos are great too.

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  2. (I duk harap boleh ambik satu slice for breakfast maybe...).... nampak sedapnya... I love cassava and the pairing with the sweet coconut toppings, of course makes it even more tempting!!

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  3. Recipe looks and sounds great.
    But sorry that video took my attention, good for you posting. And helping out, that is wonderful stuff.

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  4. Angie,
    Thank you... :) and my toungue get all twisted trying to pronounce fanfreakingtastic ;)

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  5. Leemei,
    I love cassava too... the after effect will be ~ bloated tummy!!! :(

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  6. Medifast Coupons,
    No worries... that's my aim anyway.. and thanks for clicking on the video... I know at least 1 other person has clicked... thank you :)

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  7. I love cassava but haven't eaten it for a while cos hubby doesn't like it. I love the coconut topping on top of your cassava cake. Sweet!

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  8. Ooh I've never heard of these before, I'll be trying this recipe out soon!

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  9. Ellie,
    Write down in your "must Eat' list... for your next trip home :)

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  10. tigerfish,
    Simple and yummy... :)

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  11. Ooh, Lisa, your cassava squares look so good! Love the generous coconut topping!

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  12. This looks so neat, beautiful and delicious. I usually juts grate the cassava and steam with sugar and coconut milk or just plain boil and eat with sugar. But I love how you do yours. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  13. Great idea pairing cassava cake with coconut topping! Great flavours and look so pretty!

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  14. Shirley,
    Thank you... if I were to follow my 'desire' I could finish half a tray at one sitting :)

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  15. MaryMoh,
    That's what my mom used to do with tapioca and I love them... :)

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  16. pigpigscorner,
    Everytime I am in KL... I would go to this LuLu stall in Megamall and indulge... :)

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  17. This is one dish I don't like to share....Mine and mine alone! muahaha! yum yum!

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  18. Kak Yati,
    its good to share...
    so that you will not feel 'kembong' or bloated alone :P

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  19. I had cassava or yuca as we called it when I lived in Costa Rica 10 years ago. Now living in Perth, Australia and have never been able to find it here. Anyone know where I can get it? If so please email tashbowden@optusnet.com.au so I can try this lovely recipe!

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  20. Anonymous
    Try Asian grocer, the freezer section.. :D

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