I’m not sure if any of you remember but about a year ago I went to San Francisco and for a fun little trip. I came home with all kinds of treats including a bag of something called “Shreded Stick”. I had no idea what they where so I had no idea how to make them.
Well fast-forward to a year later and I happen to be enrolled in a Food Science class. My professor Dr. Tyler Avis is a pro when it comes to food science. So I decided to ask him what he thought they might be. Here’s what he came up with:
“B?t khoai màu is apparently Vietnamese for: coloured potato starch.
b?t = starch, flour
khoai = potato or sweet potato
màu = colour
I'm guessing that you put it in boiling water, something like pasta.It can't only be potato starch since 4 tbsp (80 g) = 108 Cal. If it was only starch is would be 80 g x 4 Cal/g = 320 Cal per serving.”
Basically he’s still not sure how one eats it, but he’s pretty sure that they’re eatable and that they’re pretty strange. I’ll keep you posted if I find out more.
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