I remember eating this jelly in Malaysia. There was this lady near my mom house selling it together with her ice-kacang (shave ice) She will mix this soft golden jelly with some syrup and calamansi juice. A perfect thirst-quenching drink that is both healthy and delicious especially having it in our hot tropical afternoon.
So what is Aiyu Jelly? Aiyu jelly is a jelly made from the gel of the seeds of a variety of fig, and is commonly found in Taiwan and Singapore. Aiyu” 愛玉 jelly means fig jelly. To produce it, the aiyu seeds are first placed into a cloth bag and then submerged into cold water. After massaging the bag of seeds, the aiyu seeds will release a gel-like substance, which will eventually turn into jelly through refrigeration. The texture is similar to agar agar and konyanku, and makes a light and refreshing dessert. You can read more about it here .
You can get canned Aiyu jelly at the Asian grocery store here in the USA. I mix it with can longan and added some lemon juice to it since I can’t find any calamansi here. This dessert is great for the hot summer and I am going to make this again for our next BBQ get together.
Not much of a recipe but here is my version of this dessert.
1 can of Aiyu Jelly – cut into cubes
1 can of logan
Juice of 2 lemons
Some ice cubes
Some lemon slices for garnish
Mix everything together and serve cold.
I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers # 20 – Asian Dessert Buffet (June 2012), hosted by Moon of Food Playground