LAOba | Lao inspired boba

by Saeng Douangdara

I was craving something sweet at night so I decided to make this because these are all the ingredients I have in my pantry. It’s similar to nam van Lao coconut dessert, but with boba!

Laoba | Lao Inspired Boba

A style of boba with flavors from Laos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: boba, bubble tea, Lao, laotian
Keyword: boba, bubble tea, lao, lao food movement, laos
Author: Saeng Douangdara



  • 1-1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 drops of pandan flavoring


  • 1/2 cup palm sugar crushed
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1 cup coconut milk


  • Heat palm sugar and melt. It will take about 5 minutes then add water and dissolve the caramel.
  • In a separate pot, heat water. Add two drops pandan flavoring to the 1/3 cup and carefully add hot water to measuring cup and then pour it into a bowl with the tapioca flour. Mix with a spoon and then hands once it’s warm.
  • Roll out the dough and cut into thick noodles then cut noodles into square pieces. Roll each square into a boba ball.
  • Cook the boba in boiling water for 5 minutes and then drain and rinse under cold water.
  • In a cup, add the boba, warmed coconut milk, spoonful of caramel, corn, ice, then mix. Enjoy!

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