Try one of Taiwan’s most lovely treats.
Taiwan is filled with tea shops that offer bubble tea and other tasty drinks. In the hot days of summer, nothing cools you down like a dessert drink that is made with Aiyu jelly. It’s slimier▼ than other jellies and has a very pleasant and tender taste.
Aiyu jelly is made with the seeds from a type of fig▼ plant that grows high up in the Alishan mountain range▼. To prepare Aiyu jelly, the seeds are removed from the fig and placed inside of a cotton bag. The bag is then soaked in cold water and rubbed until a yellow gel▼ comes out of the seeds. When this process is complete, the yellow gel is collected and placed inside a refrigerator to cool down. After a few hours, the gel gets firm and the Aiyu jelly is ready to eat.
On its own, Aiyu jelly doesn’t taste like much. So, other ingredients are added for flavor. Usually, it is mixed with honey and lemon juice to give it a sweet and sour taste. Aiyu jelly can also be put on top of shaved ice to add a chewy▼ texture▼.
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