Addicted to what? Black jelly.
We have “sago’t gulaman ” in Pinas, the Americans have Jell-O, here they have black jelly also known as grass jelly. It is a black, slimy blob, does not look palatable at all. The jelly has a mild herbal taste since it is made from boiling a Chinese herb commonly as chin chow.
Grass jelly (Chinese: 涼粉 liáng fěn or 燒仙草shāo xiān cǎo; Minnan (Hokkien): 仙草 sian-chháu; Malay: cincau) is a type of food with a Jelly -like consistency that is used in China and Southeast Asia in drinks and desserts.
Interesting it is also a drink known as Michael Jackson in South East Asia.
Today I bought some at the convenience store. It is sold in cans or packets in Asian supermarkets.
I tried to do my own recipe.
It is some very firm black jelly bits with some softer white nata de coco bits and ice cubes. It makes for a refreshing dessert especially after eating such tasty meals having a kind of herbal taste. A good choice for merienda.