We found grass jelly, but it wasn't black for once

Sep 06, 2018

Grass jelly is a popular dessert in Asia, typically served with syrup or honey over it.

It’s usually black, but on our travels in Shenzhen, we found this unusual green grass jelly.

What makes it green? They’re both made from the same plant, called Chinese mesona, but the difference is that the green version is made with fresh leaves.

The black version—what most kids grew up eating—is made with dried leaves.

The cooking process, though, is more or less the same. Watch the video to see how grass jelly is made.



Producer: Dolly Li

Videographer and Editor: Mario Chui

Mastering: Victor Peña