The Final Switch

Video of the third attempt of making brown sugar milk tea: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15e52gJwiRUzJ31G1g6b796DpF0AwYZ-a/view?usp=sharing This week was the last week to try and perfect brown sugar milk tea. Last week I wanted to do three things differently to perfect this drink: Don’t put food coloring in the tapioca balls Don’t boil the brown sugar syrup for so…

The Breakthrough

Video of the second attempt of making brown sugar milk tea: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1He4S8QmhW-DIlg2P56PSBl8FVORhm1qb/view?usp=sharing After the meeting with my expert, I was very eager to try out the new recipe and techniques she gave me. This week, I had to perfect my brown sugar milk tea to stay on track. If you watched the video, you know…

The Visit

Video of talking to my expert: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1weHDXj7iF3BwYKRI0xY1NFyhr3DZs6AL/view?usp=sharing Last week, I contacted a bubble tea store called “Presotea” and this week and I am going to Presotea to talk to my expert. I was incredibly nervous to talk to a stranger, but I had all my questions ready and I knew that everything was going to…

The Plan

For this week, I started to plan some questions to ask my professional. Here are some of the questions I am planning to ask: What proportion of milk do you add to your brown sugar milk tea? Where do you get your brown sugar syrup from? Are there any techniques you use to improve the…

Change of Plans

This week, instead of running the trial and error, I decided to start contacting my expert. I just started working on bubble tea and it would be a huge help to get some tips about it. I started off by calling a bubble tea place called “Presotea”. I have been here multiple times in the…

Failure

Video of the first attempt of making brown sugar milk tea: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fMUNIYldA9ZS0NdCD5DrlfBMa1vtcv3J/view?usp=sharing For this week’s Genius Hour, I moved on from shrimp dumplings to brown sugar milk tea. If you watched the video, you know that this week’s attempt was a failure. For next week I want to run some trials to figure out how…

Moving On…

Video of the fourth attempt of making shrimp dumplings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TxrZpajlpJvI7hWV1hUvpF9Zl4s4pvt5/view?usp=sharing This week’s Genius Hour goal was quite different compared to the rest. The goal for this week was to try to get a 9/10 rating from at least one of my siblings. If I complete the goal I will be able to move on from…

Progress…Progress…Progress

Video of the third attempt of making shrimp dumplings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16-u0B97CPKRJSD2ghCOzNzy_aj_X-VBj/view?usp=sharing For this week’s Genius Hour, I wanted to get the wrapping for the shrimp dumplings to taste more authentic. Through past attempts, I found out that the dough isn’t tasting good because of the tapioca starch. I also found out that the tapioca starch keeps…

Slowly Improving…

Video of the second attempt of making shrimp dumplings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pIf8nKAx3mX5vWoE50_PjUepmnTf6k-8/view?usp=sharing For this week’s Genius Hour, I once again tried making shrimp dumplings. If you watched the video, you know that I had one goal for this week: to make the dough stick together while being cooked. This time I cut the filling manually instead of…

Getting Started

Video of making Shrimp Dumplings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YfZ6FzT48bwMs0tDwEykUV8g_WudEp2m/view?usp=sharing I started this week’s Genius Hour by learning about the foods and drinks I am planning to make. I also looked through some recipes and picked a few to try out. The first food I have made is called “Shrimp Dumplings”. This common dim sum food has translucent skin…