Nicknamed “Michael Jackson”, this innocent concoction of soy milk and grass jelly is a popular drink sold in coffee shops throughout Singapore and Malaysia.
Grass jelly is made from the leaves and stalks of the mesona chinensis herb. It is supposed to be cooling to the body and to offer a multitude of health benefits when consumed. Though often added to desserts and drinks, it can be eaten by itself as a snack. It is available in cans or packets in South-East Asian supermarkets.
4 cups/1L sweetened soy milk, refrigerated
250g grass jelly, cut into smallish cubes
Ice cubes to serve (optional)
- Divide and put the grass jelly into 4 tall glasses.
- Pour the soy milk over the grass jelly.
- Add ice cubes if using and serve.