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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chilling Aiyu Gel (爱玉冰)



I went to Taiwan with my parents en route USA, it was fun and we had lots of great food there...

One of the dish that I really enjoyed was this Aiyu jelly, I liked it so much that I decided to buy some Aiyu seeds to make this home. Apparently it is very easy to make, and it requires no cooking at all!


Ingredients:
1/3 -1/2 cup (approximately 80-100 gm) Aiyu Seeds
12 cups of mineral/drinking water
100-150 gms rock sugar (boil and dissolved in 1 cup of water)
3 lime(or 6-8 tbsp lime juice)Calamansi works too
Cheese cloth/Muslin cloth
Some Ice cubes

I brought this cloth coffee filter from Malaysia, and found it to be perfect for making Ai Yu jelly!
Clean the Ai Yu seeds, and soak in mineral/drinking water, clean hand thoroughly and start kind of like kneading the cloth covered Aiyu Seeds inside the water. You will star seeing some mucilage-like of liquid started released into the water. Repeat this process until the surface of the seeds doesn't feel slippery anymore. This should take about 8-10 minutes.

Note:The container you use for this process should be absolutely clean and without oil, your hand should be well cleaned, and the water used should be clean drinking water or mineral water.. any oil or unclean surface may prevent the gel from forming!


Leave the liquid we "washed out" in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes, and you should see that the gel is forming already, use a spoon to break the gel into small pieces. Add lemon/lime juice, syrup and ice cube, and we have ourself some good summer cold dessert!



Sourish sweet and really refreshing!




For Chinese, 中文版, 点击 --》 夏日冰点- 爱玉冰

9 comments:

  1. Usually we buy from pasar malam this cool drink, if i can find the seeds one day, i must make this, good for hot weather here.Thanks for sharing.

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  2. OMG...this is the right drink to quench my thirst now! So refreshing!!! How you been??? :)

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  3. Sonia。。。yes it is such a good thing to have during hot summer afternoon!

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  4. ♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ oh yes.. very nice!!

    I am good... just finally over with all the "sickness"!

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  5. Where can I buy Aiyu seeds in the US? Specifically, in southern California. Thanks!

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    1. I bought it from Taiwan... and not too sure about southern California..

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    2. Hi there, where can I buy Aiyu seeds in Taiwan? I want to buy some and ship them to my country. Do you know what online shop selling it? Thank you!

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  6. Please tell me where can i buy the seeds in singapore?

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    1. I am not sure about Singapore... do you want to check the local chinese herb shop?

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