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Tong Shui/ "snow jello"

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Tong Shui/ "snow jello"

Elaine | Aug 12, 2000 01:04 PM

Help! Last night after an incredible dinner at Sun Lok Kee (which we found through chowhound - thanks guys), we went to the newest incarnation of Sweet & Tart for dessert.

We all got tong shui (dessert soups) and were intrigued by a number of them that were described as being made with "snow jello." Intrigued,we asked our waiter what it was, and he said something along the lines of "frog spit". He also explained that it was considered medicinal in traditional Chinese medicine and that it was very good for the skin. "Chinese people love this", he said. So one of the tong shui we ordered was with almond milk, "snow jello" and lotus seeds. The "snow jello" had a mucousy consistency, was clearish white and vaguely sweet. It was very good - but after much laughter with our waiter, we still didn't really know how they got the "spit" from the frog, or what it really was.

I know someone here must know - please share!!

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