Thursday, November 5, 2009

Black and White 黑白

Black : Grass jelly凉粉, also know as 仙草, cincau, is a jelly-like dessert made from leaves of Mesona chinensis, of family Lamiaceae. The aged and slightly oxidized stalks and leaves of Mesona chinensis is boiled with potassium carbonate for several hours with a little starch, filtered and then cooling the liquid to a jelly-like consistency. It has slight bitter taste, with a light iodine lavender flavor, with a translucent black appearance. It is mixed in ice kacang and cendol, or consumed with sweetened water as a drink during hot weather.

White : Soy Milk is a beverage made from soybeans, Glycine max. It is produced by grinding soybeans with water, the purée is filter to extract the milky solution, then bring it to boil, add sugar for sweetening. It is very much apealing served chilled or hot.

Black and White 黑白 : when black and white mixed, it is one of the most delightful beverage !


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