Platostoma palustre is often canned and sold in Asian markets

Platostoma palustre (Grass Jelly, Black Jelly, Chinese Mesona, Chin Chow, Black Cincau, Leung Fan in Chinese)

Chinese Mesona or Black Cincau is a very popular and sweet drink in China and neighbouring Asian countries which yields the Black Jelly.

Platostoma palustre (Grass Jelly, Black Jelly, Chinese Mesona, Chin Chow, Black Cincau, Leung Fan in Chinese) is often canned and sold in Asian markets, 19 Jan 2018The plants are boiled in water containing potassium carbonate. The juice is cooked and then cooled into a gelatinous consistency.

This jelly-like material is cubed, mixed with water, syrup and flavourings and consumed as a highly unique tasty and refreshing drink, especially during hot weather. It has a mild and slightly bitter taste. Best to be served chilled.

Black Cincau is often canned and sold in Asian markets as Grass Jelly.
Read More >>

Synsepalum dulcificum contains miraculin that when eaten, makes sour or bitter food taste sweet

Synsepalum dulcificum (Miracle Fruit, Miracle Berry, Miraculous Berry, Flavour/Sweet Berry

A prolific fruiting tree of Synsepalum dulcificum (Miracle Fruit, Miracle Berry, Miraculous Berry, Flavour/Sweet Berry), 10 Feb 2018Miracle Fruit or Miraculous Berry is highly prized by chefs who delve in molecular gastronomy.

Its vibrant red fruits contain miraculin, a taste-modifying, protein-based molecule that when eaten, almost miraculously changes the taste of sour or bitter food to taste as sweet as sugar. The sweet sensation lasts for about 30 minutes.

Miracle Berry is a natural, healthy and harmless sweetener!
Read More >>

Manilkara zapota produces fruits that contain medicinal properties

Manilkara zapota (Sapodilla, Sapote, Naseberry, Chicle Gum, Chiku in Malay)

Evergreen foliage and edible fruit of Manilkara zapota (Sapodilla, Sapote, Naseberry, Chicle Gum, Chiku in Malay), 22 Dec 2017Sapodilla or Chicle Gum is cultivated for its sweet, juicy and fleshy fruits

It is very popular in Southeast Asia.

Grow this beauty if you wish to have a constant supply of its sweet fruits that have numerous health benefits.
Read More >>

Lunar New Year Greetings for 2018

To All Chinese Celebrating the Lunar New Year…

GONG XI FA CHAI

In the Lunar New Year of the Dog and thereafter…
May you and your loved ones enjoy good health and life to the fullest.
All the very best and God’s manifold and choicest blessings always.

 

2018 Lunar New Year Greeting Card

 

Happy Holidays And Be Safe,
Enjoy, Be Happy And Merry During The CNY Festive Season
With Family, Relatives And Friends!!

Nephelium lappaceum is well known for its medicinal usage

Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan, Hairy Lychee)

Colourful fruits of Nephelium lappaceum (Rambutan, Hairy Lychee) that can be round or oval-shaped, 11 Dec 2017Rambutan or Hairy Lychee is commercially grown for its edible and tasty fruits.

The colourful fruits with sweet and juicy flesh can be round or oval-shaped.

Besides, the Hairy Lychee is well known for its medicinal usage.
Read More >>