Monday, July 21, 2008

Purple Yam Roll or Dioscoreae Roll ?



What is this? I don’t know the name of this product. It is very delectable. It is purple yam wrapped with a “net wrapper” made of rice vermicelli.

I got them from Friendly Vegetarian Food Supplier and they told me it Chinese Yam or “Purple Yam” (紫山芋 / Dioscoreae) and you deep-fried it. The packet didn’t come with any information related to this product, so let called it Purple Yam Roll or Dioscoreae Roll!

How to cook this? You can brush some olive oil on it and bake/toast it, for a healthier choice. Alternatively, deep-fried it which is nicer.


Veggie Bun said...

Oh, looks so pretty! Is it sweet?

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Yes veggie bun, the purple yam is sweet, Tracy Juice Culture @ vivo, fortune centre, sells Purple Yam Dessert, nice.

cheers :)

Anonymous said...

where to get this purple yam? cannot find it in market..i always see normal yam

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi anonymous

You are right, I can't get it from the market too. Still wondering where to get it. Not sure, can request supermarket to sell this product.

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

Purple yams can be found at Chinese, Filipino, or Japanese markets. Good Luck!

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Thanks anonymous :)

If you know any place in Singapore that I can get them, do let me know the location & address. I would like to get some to make dessert.

Cheers :)

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