I’ve been eating too much hot qi food lately. I ate a handful of lychee, not to mention a bunch of spicy stuff, and mango. So naturally, I got a canker sore in my mouth from all that hot qi. That’s why I bought a can of grass jelly from the Chinese market this weekend. That and it’s just a refreshing dessert to have around in the summer.
I prepare it in a simple way: a couple cubes of grass jelly, a few ice cubes, and a sprinkle of sugar. That’s the way my mom used to serve it, so it’s the way I’m used to eating it. Not a lot of people like the taste of it, but I’ve grown to like it.