Gui Ling Gao Jelly
What is Gui Ling Gao? It is an old traditional medicine product from China / Hong Kong; a jelly made from tu fu ling, gui ban, and bie jia, and is said to be able to minimize the effects of the damp-heat that seeps into your body the second you leave the air-conditioned indoors. (?)
Tasteless by itself, its usually added with rock sugar or honey. Usually served chilled.
After devouring my task, I was then told that Gui Ling Gao actually meant Tortoise Jelly (Turtle Jelly) !! The homemade recipe of tortoise jelly is prepared using powder (grinded turtle parts?) that is to be boiled to make the jelly. Pregnant ladies are caution not to consume.
My verdict? It tasted like any other jelly to me. However, it indeed gives a refreshing and cooling effect. (?)