Xi gua lao

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Xi gua lao
Watermelon Agar Jelly.jpg
Watermelon agar jelly
Type Pastry
Place of origin China
Region or state Beijing
Main ingredients Watermelon, cherries, agar, sugar, vanilla powder
Cookbook: Xi gua lao  Media: Xi gua lao

Xi gua lao (西瓜酪; watermelon jelly) is a traditional dish of Beijing cuisine.


The dish is commonly prepared using these ingredients: watermelon, cherries, agar, sugar and vanilla powder. Water is mixed with agar, vanilla powder and sugar and boiled into syrup. The cherries are cut into small slices and the watermelon is crushed to get watermelon juice, and mixed with the syrup and then cooled.

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