Cincau & Grass Jelly
Cincau adalah gel serupa agar-agar yang diperoleh dari perendaman daun (atau organ lain) tumbuhan tertentu dalam air. Gel terbentuk karena daun tumbuhan tersebut mengandung karbohidrat yang mampu mengikat molekul-molekul air.
Grass jelly, or Leaf jelly , is a jelly-like dessert found sold in cans or packets in Asian supermarkets. This jelly can be cut into cubes or other forms, and then mixed with syrup to produce a drink or dessert thought to have cooling properties, which makes it typically consumed during hot weather.
The jelly itself has a slight bitter taste, a light iodine lavender flavor, and is a translucent black. Plain grass jelly is mixed in various kinds of desserts, such as ice kacang and cendol. It is also mixed with soy milk to produce a milky white liquid with black strands in it.