Skip to main content
logo
Food Advertising by

Herbal Jelly ~ Gui Ling Gao



Herbal Jelly ~ Gui Ling Gao literally translated means 'Tortoise Jelly' is one of my family's favourite desserts.  It's much more economical to prepare this at home for you'll need to fork out between Rm 9 to Rm 11 for a bowl of this cooling dessert in any of those herbal tea outlets.  This soothing jelly, served chilled, is supposed to be able to help reduce our body heat, helps to get rid of toxins and is believed to be good for the skin thus culminating a healthier complexion.


 









Making this herbal jelly is a breeze.  Just follow the instructions on the reverse side of the packet but I tweaked it a bit as I find the jelly a bit too thick for my liking.  You may also choose to omit the sugar altogether and serve the bland, slightly bitter or what the Cantonese refer to  as 'kum'  taste jelly with some honey.

Recipe for Gui Ling Gao

Ingredients
  • 1 packet of Gui ling gao powder (50 gm)
  • 250 ml water to mix with the above powder
  • 1.5 litre water   (instruction says 1 litre)
  • 250 gm cane/rock sugar or more if so desired  (instruction says 150 gm)
Preparation
1.  Boil the water with the cane sugar till sugar has dissolved.

2.  Meanwhile, mix the 50 gm of Gui Ling Gao powder with the 250 ml water thoroughly till well blended

3.  Once the syrup is boiling, lower heat and mix in the powder mixture, keep stirring for about 10 mins.  The mixture will start to thicken.

4.  Sieve the mixture  and pour into serving bowls.  Discard any lumps.

5.  Once cooled, keep chilled in the refrigerator before serving



I'm sbumitting this post to  Weekend Herb Blogging #300 hosted by 
Graziana from   Erbe in Cucina

Comments

  1. Dear Cheah

    May I which Eu Yan Sang medical did you buy from. Thank you.

    Florence

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I bought it from the Eu Yan Sang outlet in Aeon, Kinta City, Ipoh.

      Delete
  2. Love how you make your gui ling gao. It is cooling dessert for a hot day. There is no packet of Gui ling gao powder in Singapore. :S

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really? How about in S'pore Eu Yan Sang? As a last resort get it from JB.

      Delete
  3. I used to eat this very often but now, I actually can't recall that when was the last time I had that!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So, this brings you down memory lane, Jessie.

      Delete
  4. I have not seen this before. Sounds very delicious and gd for health. I will look out for this when I go back again. Like jelly....mmmm.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ya, should be able to find this your hometown.

      Delete
  5. Wow! This looks very cooling, I want some now as I have an ulcer in my mouth!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hopefully this will help cure your ulcer!

      Delete
  6. I didn't know about this jelly, thank you for joining WHB!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Replies
    1. Really, must be expensive. Better to DIY and get more value for money.

      Delete
  8. Thanks for sharing the source. I love this dessert.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're most welcome. Much more economical to DIY.

      Delete
  9. looks delicious! One of my favorite desserts also!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome to my blog. Hope to see you more often!

      Delete
  10. i just bought a pack of gui ling gao at EYS and follow the instruction
    but after i make it the jelly is too soft why?

    Tsuki

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You followed the EYS instruction or mine? I find that the EYS instruction, the jelly was too firm so I added half a litre of water i.e. 500 ml. If you had followed my instruction, it could be that you didn't cook the mixture long enough. Hope this helps!

      Delete
    2. i followed the EYS instruction.
      next time i will follow your instruction. thank you

      Tsuki

      Delete

Post a Comment

Thanks for dropping by. Please click on 'Anonymous' if you do not have a blog but do leave your name after the comment because I would like to know who you are.

Popular posts from this blog

Country style steam chicken

This is one simple recipe of  steamed chicken dish which I'm sure many bloggers have blogged before.  Tasty yet easy and quick to prepare, this dish pairs very well with steamy hot white rice.

Turmeric chicken (2) ~ 黄 姜 鸡

A lot has been said about the nutrients and health benefits of adding turmeric to our diet.  Not only is turmeric a good source of manganese and iron, it also helps to lower blood triglycerides after a meal.  Moreover it helps to add more colour to a dish as you can see from this Turmeric Chicken dish which I'm sharing with you today.




Turmeric chicken (2) ~ 黄 姜 鸡 
Ingredients 650 gm chicken (3 whole leg of chicken cut to preferred sizes)2 tsp turmeric powder1 big onion cut into wedges2 Tbsp coconut milk1.1/2 cups watercurry leavessalt, sugar, light soya sauce to tasteMethod Marinate the chicken pieces with the turmeric powder, a bit of salt and sugar for a few hours or overnight,Heat up some oil in a wok, shallow fry the chicken pieces, add in water and let cook till chicken is tender and cooked through. Toss in the onion wedges followed by the coconut milk and curry leaves.Fine tune to taste with sugar, salt and light soya sauce.Dish out and serve with rice or bread.



Curry Chicken Puff ~ 咖哩鸡角

This is a 'cheat' version of curry puffs.  Why do I say 'cheat'?  Because the puff pastries were store bought.  It's very much easier to make these curry puffs snack with instant pastry for if I were to make the pastries from scratch it's going to be very tedious.  Also, shaping and baking them in a muffin pan is less time consuming.  Enjoy!




Curry Chicken Puff  ~   咖哩鸡角

Ingredients

1 packet Kawan puff pastry (store bought)300 gm chicken breast, diced into cubes1 potato, peeled and diced into cubes2 red onions, chopped2 tsp curry powder (or more if you prefer it more spicy)1 lemon grass, smashedcurry leavessalt to taste1 egg + 1 tsp water for egg wash1/4 tsp chicken granulesMethod for the filling Marinate the chicken cubes with the curry powder and some salt.In a pan, saute the onions with some oil, then add in the smashed lemon grass, curry leaves, then the marinated chicken cubes.Add in the potato and some water, chicken granules, cook till everything is cooked t…