Second day of our Chinese week and for today we will be making a cold dessert which is called Almond Jelly.
This dish is a traditional Chinese dessert traditionally made out liquid extracted from Chinese almonds (apricot kernel) or sweet Chinese almond which is sweetened and mixed with agar served together with fruits. Modern versions of this dessert do not undergo the extraction process thanks for the commercially available instant almond jelly mixes, almond milk, almond oil or even ready made almond jelly in can. This dessert originated in Southern China and is now popular in the neighbouring regions like Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, commonly seen in dim sum and yam cha restaurants.
A very unique taste for a jelly which until now I can’t find a word to describe it, how about you have you tried almond jelly before? if yes how would you describe its taste?
1 honeydew, shaped into spheres
1 rock melon, shaped into spheres
1 can lychees in syrup
1 can almond jelly, cubed
- Gently combine together almond jelly, lychees with syrup, rock melon, honeydew in a bowl then serve.