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What to do with a can of Grass Jelly?

vanity021 Feb 5, 2007 07:57 PM

I want to make something refreshing and tasty with it. I've had it in some Hong Kong tupe dessert places where they put grass jelly, some kind of sweetner and ice cream. Any one know how to do that? Or anything else that goes good with grass jelly?

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  1. SkinnyChef RE: vanity021 Feb 5, 2007 08:17 PM

    Keep it simple.. Can't go wrong with any of these, simple syrup (equal sugar to water or to taste), red bean ice cream, fresh whipped cream or condensed milk.

    1. sweetie RE: vanity021 Feb 6, 2007 02:53 PM

      I sometimes put ginger in the simple syrup.

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        OnceUponABite RE: sweetie Feb 6, 2007 03:22 PM

        I put in lemon juice or lime juice to cut the sweetness

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        Jonathan Saw RE: vanity021 Feb 6, 2007 03:28 PM

        I always had it like this when I was a kid:

        1) Chop the grass jelly into cubes of similar size
        2) Mix one cup sugar with 3 cups water in a pitcher. (It should be sweet but not overwhelmingly so).
        3) Put in 1/2 teaspoon of banana extract (optional)
        4) Put the cubed jelly into the pitcher and chill.

        Drink cold. I love the black-green color of this.

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          gsmoose RE: vanity021 Feb 6, 2007 03:39 PM

          Only used the cans a couple times, but usually just added cubes into a simple sugar water... and some ice cubes to keep it cold!
          Grass jelly is also great w/aiyu jelly... you wouldn't happen to have a can of that around, do you? Same kind of deal, cut up into small cubes in sugar water... yum.

          If you have some lightly sweetend cold green tea, you could make a drink out of it. Add small cubes of grass jelly to the tea, get one of those large straws (used for boba/bubble/pearl milk tea) and enjoy!

          1. bolivianita RE: vanity021 Feb 6, 2007 04:40 PM

            I've never heard of grass jelly...Is it really grass?

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              Louise RE: bolivianita Jul 23, 2007 12:25 PM

              It's one of those mysterious canned foods that we find from time to time in Chinatown. Label translation is probably poor. It's bland and sweet and best served cold.

            2. MaspethMaven RE: vanity021 Feb 6, 2007 04:49 PM

              Could you feed it to a can of Cow?

              1. Anonimo RE: vanity021 Feb 6, 2007 04:50 PM

                Bin it. It's grossly bland and sweet.

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                  StephP RE: vanity021 Jul 23, 2007 05:21 PM

                  i like it on shaved ice with a little condensed milk.

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                    kalailyliani RE: vanity021 Aug 20, 2008 09:11 PM

                    i've always had it with canned lychees or other canned fruits - 1 can of grass jelly + 1 can of canned lychee (with the syrup), refrigerate, and enjoy after chilled :) That's the way my parents always served it... I'm actually enjoying some right now! :)

                    1. ipsedixit RE: vanity021 Aug 21, 2008 09:42 AM

                      Drink it straight up.

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                        Erika L RE: vanity021 Aug 21, 2008 05:17 PM

                        Our family eats it well-chilled and cubed, with a little maple syrup.

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