2012-08-29

Luo Han Gua Agar Agar

A few days ago, I watched a culinary show on TV. The show made Luo Han Guo Aloe Vera Agar-Agar, which claimed to be good to treat heat-induced cough, colds, lung congestion and sore throat. It’s also used to soothe vocal cords inflammation, reduce phlegm, and promote bowel movements. It was so interesting, and I was inspired to make Luo Han Gua Agar Agar on the next day. I skipped putting in Aloe Vera as my kids don't like it.
I got all the ingredients ready, Luo Han Gua, dried sweetening winter melon, and honey dates. 
I also added in rock sugar for sweeter taste of Agar Agar. Bring everything to boil in a pot of water. Remove Luo Han Gua and other ingredients, stir in Agar Agar powder until all dissolve. Remember to follow the measurement of how much Agar Agar powder that needed to put, otherwise the texture of Agar Agar will either be too hard or too soft.
Chill Luo Han Gua Agar Agar in a tin, then fridge it.
Cut the chilled luo han guo agar-agar jelly into small pieces and serve it as cold snack. 
It is so refreshing and healthy.

103 comments:

  1. this is really nice..
    cool down during a hot day..

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    1. Hahaha, SP needs this everyday to cool down after hot and steamy night activities!

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    2. I need them to clear my phlegm! This silly SP ahem-ahem so much until I kena real virus and sumbat all my ENT. So sad!

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    3. mmm...good wor...why i never thought of this. Have to try make this tommorrow. Coughing now with a lot of phelgm

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    4. ya woh, this is a good recipe woh.. instead of juice cooking the 羅漢果水, nice to make it into agar-agar and sure more liked by the kids lah..

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    5. Yan,
      Better send some to TM.
      Kesian he kena infect by SP's phlegm! LOL

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    6. 羅漢果 is really a very good to expel ahem ahem ahem. You can actually boil a big pot to drink, the left over can chill and make it into Agar Agar on the next day.

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    7. Yan,
      Which ahem ahem?
      The top ahem ahem ke, the bottom one? kekeke

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    8. finally today i baru made this jelly. Belum eat yet. in the fridge.

      when i boil that time it smell very good :)

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  2. yan you are really creative..
    luo hon guo jelly .. nice one...
    I bet the kids love it

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    1. I like this recipe when I saw it on TV. This is so simple and everyone can try.

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  3. last time when I was in uni..
    we also make mini agar agar..
    instead of water we use vodka.. kakaka..
    then we swallow it.. within few minutes all faces become red..
    we call it jelly shot..

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    1. Wah~~ vodka jelly shot! I'm trying tequila jelly shot next! Better than tequila shot, huh~

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    2. Goodness! This Hamsap Chai not yet make his Ahem Jelly!!!

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    3. SP i like that!! next time when we meet up you must make this jelly shot for us.. hahahaha!!

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    4. SK,
      You not scared he give you ahem jelly shots instead of vodka shots ah? ;p

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    5. Vodka shots? Don't know how it tastes. I don't like anything with vodka. I don't like chocolate with vodka also.

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    6. I love Chocolates with any alcohols!!!!!!! Yummy!
      Anyone give you that, can pass to me!!!

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  4. hahaha your family pic as a decoration now..
    actually it is focus on the agar agar and less focus on the picture..

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    1. She's pro in taking picture now. Focuses on the main one and makes the rest blurry effect.

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    2. She must be using Samsung Galaxy Tab!!! Taiping ladies are so clever!

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    3. yalor, the family portrait again, kekekeke!! so this has replaced the orchid flowers to become the default decoration?? you need to start thinking of the next decoration already~~ :p

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    4. I hear you, next time I will different things as background. Thanks for the input.

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  5. hey maybe you can put some dried longan also.
    so that when you eat the agar agar you could also eat the longan. good..

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    1. This is a good idea. I will try.

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  6. why your kids doesn't like aloe vera?
    is good what.. maybe it is sticky and slimy huh..
    kekekeke

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    1. Sticky and slimy, just like the texture of half boiled egg and ahem... kakaka!

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    2. I like to drink that Cranberry Juice that has some Aloe Vera inside. It tastes like jelly and good to clear our bladder & women's longkang area.

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    3. actually i think if you put aloe vera inside, they won't be able to notice also, the texture is just like agar-agar mah~~ next time you can try to put in aloe vera lah~~

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    4. I will see how to get fresh aloe vera here.

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  7. or maybe you could also make
    jelly lou hon guo water..
    like those leung fun water.. kekekeke
    very innovative huh..

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    1. You can try this very innovative idea also.

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  8. luo hon guo is really good for the lung and coughing..
    last time i remember that i was coughing very badly and my mum make me luo hon guo water..

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    1. You talk like small kids! No wonder Ah Hua & Yannie like to manja you.

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    2. the Y&Y Sistas manja SP because they want SP to manja them mah.. errr, if you know what manja can also mean in Chinese, hehehe~~

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    3. What's manja in Chinese????

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    4. We got manja him ka? Mana ada?

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    5. Yalor, what's manja in Chinese????

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    6. Hokkiens call it "Or Lor".... Dig Roads!

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    7. SK's dirty version, I dunno wor. Thambee always daydream and get his brains polluted easily.

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  9. wah.. macam guai ling gou ah.. but bet this will taste better since it's sweet.. :D

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    1. Yes, many said so, may be because of the colour.

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  10. At first I thought you made gwai leng kou jelly.... same colour wert.

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    1. Jelly is good for hot day, delicious dessert to quench the thirst.

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    2. ya wor...i also thought gwai lin kou.

      Son like gwai lin koh coz can add honey

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    3. Gwai Leng Kou and Luo Han Guo are both very cooling snack. Both are equally nice.

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  11. Yannie is such a quick and fast learner! Just watch any TV or HCP shows, quickly spring into actions like cougar!!!

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    1. Sound kinky, TM, that you compare with cougar. lol!

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  12. Your photography skills are getting better now! So vivid, sharp, wet and drip drip jelly!

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    1. Really? Am still using digital camera only.

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  13. Maybe your jelly photos can put the ingredients beside the plate sometimes. Itu macam real cookery books! Someday you might become like Agnes Chang who publishes her Yum Yum Cooking. You can publish your own Yan Yan Cooking!

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    1. yay anay give me five!! thambee also had this bright idea for Mak Yan!! if the ingredients as background, the photo looks so professional lah..

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    2. TM, SK, great ideas, I will follow your suggestion. Your input are most appreciated.

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    3. Ingredient sudah habis guna, cannot use as decorative item, kakaka!

      When the ingredient is still around, the jelly cannot be made :p

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  14. Hmmm i wonder if add some water crest pieces into it will it taste nice or not... a bit crunchy like that

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    1. Water crest pieces are a very good ingredient to make jelly on its own.

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  15. really thank you for posting this. Will try out this jelly this weekend.

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    1. Remember to read the measurement for how much water and how much agar agar to be used.

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  16. Perfect snack for the hot weather!

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    1. Yes, I super like it, Hayley.

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  17. eih.. nice lah this luo han guo agar-agar.. see also can feel refreshing and cooling already.. errr, but still not sweet enough need to add more rock sugar??

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    1. luo han guo has a little of bitter, if not put in rock sugar. Kids love sweeter things. So, I just put rock sugar to make it sweeter.

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  18. so your agar-agar is just made of the juice and no ingredients inside?? aiyah, actually put got the ingredients inside also nice mah.. got bits to chew maybe nice also leh??

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    1. Most kids like plain agar agar. Only adults like to have things to chew. I would love to have something to chew too.

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  19. this meow see already drooling until the keyboard also flooded.. couple of days later we shall be reading her post about this luo han guo agar-agar already.. and of course her small kucing posing with the food~~

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    1. wonder meow will copy your recipe bulat-bulat or she will create another new recipe for this??

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    2. Hahaha! I am glad that she likes this recipe.

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  20. hehe.. this time you use your family portrait as background again.. I thought you will save up your ingredients and use them as background, haha!! if like that, can used the photo in cookbooks already, haha..

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    1. Next time, i will put something different. Ok?

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  21. Yan please... adopt me heheheh or just be my neighbor :P

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    1. Thanks Genskie for your support.

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  22. The jelly looks like layered in the pic? Eat it as a dessert in a hot day.. Nice!

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    1. Thanks Wai Mann. I love your ice pops too on hot days.

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  23. sounds and looks refreshing and healthy!! thank you.

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    1. Thanks Annmarie for your kind thoughts.

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  24. This is very interesting agar agar. You are very clever making these... I reckon that this is our Asian version of "super-food".

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    1. Zoe, thanks for the kind thoughts.

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  25. Wow interesting...not sure my girls will like it buy can give a try.

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    1. Put rock sugar to make it sweet, and kids will like it.

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  26. Looks very cooling. Very good desert for current weather.

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  27. Wow. looks very refreshing indeed!

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    1. Very good for lung too.

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    2. Really? THen i must really make this :)

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  28. It's so yummy! I always cook luo han guo drink only. Will definitely give this a try! :)

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    1. You can try making this agar agar with your left over luo han guo drink.

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  29. Wow looks refreshing indeed. Will try this one day!

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    1. Thanks for the support, Kitty.

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  30. Mmmm......yummy :) I should try this out one day ...hehehe

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    1. Barb, you should. Thanks for the support.

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  31. wah very cooling jelly, love it.

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  32. yan, this reminds me of kwai leng ko but i guess this is much sweeter. This should be a very nice agar for kids too, if they dont like drinking lo hon guo.

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  33. This recipe is soo healthy! Thanks for sharing Yan!

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  34. Eh so ngam! I just bought some luo han guo and honey dates this morning. I thought of boiling it... but now I might want to try to make this jelly instead. Looks yummy!

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  35. Some luo hon guo are bitter. Such brilliant idea to make jelly using luo hon guo. :) I also wanna make this one day.

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  36. I just boiled a pot of luo hon guo this evening to reduce the heatiness of eating too much BBQ stuff but never thought of making it into agar agar, you gave me the idea now..thanks!

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  37. Hi Yan, refreshing agar agar, yum yum...Thanks for the recipe.

    Have a nice weekend.

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  38. Good remedy and just in time cos I have bad cough now.

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  39. Hi Yan, very nice. I have not eaten this years. Looks lovely.....I would love have it with ice.
    Have a great week.
    Lee.

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