Chinese Black Grass Jelly Dessert Recipe – Traditional Drink – The words “cincau ” itself is derived from the Hokkien dialect of sienchau (Simplified Chinese:, pinyin: xiancao 仙草) that customarily pronounced among Chinese in Southeast Asia. Grass jelly alone in his native language is actually the name of a plant (Mesona spp.) are the subject of the creation of this gel. Grass jelly is most widely used as a major component of the refreshments (eg ice jelly or ice mix).
Grass jelly or camcau is one of the ingredients of the drink made from the quintessence of special foliage. This texture similar to jelly or jelly, colored green to blackish with a transparent effect (depending on the leaves), and it was plain or unsalted.
There are at least four kinds of leaves of plants used to make grass jelly. But in Indonesia, the popular there is 2, i.e. Janggelan of the genus Mesona plant that produces black grass jelly and Cylea plant that produces the green grass jelly barbata.
How To Make
obtained by way of extract of leaves of grass jelly in advance. Usually, people simply use hot water to soak the leaves of grass jelly and so that water becomes green or blackish. After that, the water is filtered and silenced for a few moments until the resulting gel jelly.
After and solidified, we can store it in a sealed container that is anti-bacterial. Store in the refrigerator to be used within 2-7 days after creation.
Grass jelly which is already so, can directly eaten with coconut milk, brown sugar. Add shaved ice, hmmm … a fresh drink, be healthy.
- 2 pandan leaves
- 250 millilitres water
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cans lychee(s)
- soy milk
- grass jelly
STEPS TO PREPARE:
Dilute sugar in a pot of boiling water with a knotted pandan leaf. Let syrup simmer at low heat for 10 minutes.
To prepare grass jelly lychee drink, add some lychees into a glass along with some syrup from the canned lychee. Add grass jelly into the glass and sweeten with some pandan syrup.
To prepare soy milk grass jelly drink, combine soy milk, grass jelly and some pandan syrup. Best to serve both drinks chilled or with ice cubes.