Grass jelly is a common Asian dessert. To describe it, I would liken it to a jello that has a subtle herbal taste. This makes it a great addition to any number of other desserts since it won’t overpower them. You can usually find it paired with Asian drinks like milk tea, combined with fruits and such in other desserts, or you can have a bowl of it as is with a sugar syrup or a sprinkling of sugar. The latter is my favorite way of having it. I can’t help but feel content on a hot, summer day when there’s a nice, refreshing bowl of grass jelly waiting for me to dig in.
You can get canned grass jelly but it’s pretty easy to just make a batch using powder. My mom uses Sushi Hei Liangfen fen (yea what a name…)
All you have to do is mix two powder packets with a cup of room-temperature water while boiling 3 cups of water in a pot. When your powder mixture has dissolved, pour the mixture in the boiling water & keep stirring the jelly until it comes to a boil again. Remove and placed in a container. Try to make sure there are no/minimal bubbles. Let the grass jelly sit out and cool until about room temperature and then place in fridge to set for a couple of hours. When it comes to serving, just cut the grass jelly into cubes and eat and enjoy it however you want.
Have you ever had grass jelly before? What is your favorite way of eating it? Please let me know in the comments.