Finish shopping in hot weekend market, I like to have coconuts ice-cream at the corner of gate. There is one more favorate dessert, called ‘Chao Kuai’.

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‘Chao Kuai’ is ebony herb-jelly, made from herb ‘Chinese mesona’, which makes body cool down from inside.

When the greenish herb is squeezed, sticky paste comes out from it.  Being mixed into water and  a little starch, it makes shape. Very simple vege sweets.

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There are 2 kind, hard one and soft one. Hard one has various shapes, is sold with syrup and crushed ice.

I like soft one, being sold in bottle, with some cream, brown sugar and fruits.

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Cool ebony sweetness flows though the throat!

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See the herb in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSkdGirqNgE&feature=related