Chowking’s Black Gulaman copycat.
- 1/2 can grass jelly
- 1/2 cup jaggery syrup or brown sugar syrup
- 1 liter cold water
- 1/8 tsp to 1/4 tsp banana essence
- ice (shaved, cubed or whole)
- Make the syrup ahead of time, jaggery is cheaper than brown sugar, that is why I use this instead. Dilute the 1/2 pack of the jaggery in 2 cups of water by boiling it, make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan. Set aside to cool completely.
- Open the can of grass jelly and cut in half, then cut in desired size. Transfer to a pitcher.
- To assemble. In a pitcher, combine the jelly and the syrup, pour the water and stir. Add the banana essence by drops until you reached the desired taste. Stir. Add ice, serve.
- If you intend to use jaggery, please use Kitul Jaggery (Sri Lanka) it’s taste is similar to Philippine’s panutsa. If you can’t find any, just use brown sugar in making the syrup.
- There is no other substitute for the grass jelly in can. This has that distinct taste / flavor that can’t be found in the Mr. Gulaman’s Black Gulaman powder.
- The Banana Essence in the picture above is the type of the essence you will need to use in this drink. This brings out the aroma and taste of the jelly. Using the other Banana Essence, will give you a different taste. You can find this in your local supermarket. BE CAREFUL when using this essence, using too much will ruin your drink.