This is a Vietnamese but Thai inspired dessert.
You can keep it in the fridge for 2 days.
To make the Faux Pomegranites :
Cut the water chestnuts into smaller pieces.
Add a few drops of food coloring and mix.
Add tapioca starch enough to completely cover the water chestnuts.
Place the water chestnuts in a colander to shake off any excess flour.
Add water to a pot and turn the heat to high.
Bring the water to a boil then add the water chestnuts.
Once the water chestnuts have been added let the water come back to a boil once again.
Then lower the heat slightly and cook the water chestnuts for about 3 minutes.
Remove from the pot and strain.
Set it aside to cool.