These are the ingredients for making the very cooling and nice sweet dessert.
Barley pearls are believed to be cooling. The Chinese would boil barley with rock sugar and sometimes add dried, sweetened winter melon sticks to make a cooling drink.
This is the beancurd skin or fu chok. It is meant to make dessert. One can find them from supermarkets and bigger sundry shops. The one I bought are in small pieces. The bigger sheets are used to make ‘loh bak’ or meat rolls.
Rock sugar is usually used to make dessert. It provides a milder sweetness compared to granulated sugar. Rock sugar comes in small cubes or large chunks.
Recipe for making the dessert in next posting.