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Hot Fairy-Grass Jelly, Taiwanese Dessert 燒仙草

Here’s a hot sweet street food from Taiwan! Today Joanne made Making Hot Fairy-Grass Jelly Dessert 燒仙草, which is popular in Taiwanese night markets. It’s a hot jelly, a little sweet (as sweet as you like, depends on the sugar you add). Also it’s traditional to get a packet of roasted peanuts when you buy it, we added some in ours too.


The jelly base comes from a powder which is sold in Asian supermarkets. It is about the size of a teabag and makes about a pint (500ml) of jelly.

The ingredients;ingredients_DSC_0791

  • A pack of Fairy-gress jelly powder
  • 500ml water
  • 4tbsp sugar
  • 1tbsp cornflour mixed with 1tbsp cold water

Joanne has recorded a video showing you how to make this Taiwanese street food sweet dessert. This hot jelly is a snip to make, it’s so quick, just requiring about 5 minutes of your time.

Please try it!

How to make Hot Fairy-Grass Jelly, Taiwanese Dessert 燒仙草

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  1. Hi Joanne,
    My microwave died and am not planning to replace it. Can I heat the mixture on the stovetop (I think you call it ‘the hob’) instead?

    By the way, have you moved again?


  2. Thanks Joanne. My nieces love grass jelly but we only get in a can here in Australia. I will have to try and find it in powder form so that we can make the dessert too. I am trying to learn to make Taiwanese dishes because we are adopting a little Taiwanese girls, so thank you for all your lessons.

  3. hi Joanne,

    May I know what the brand name of the jelly grass powder that you advice?
    thank you very much, and have a great day.
    GOD bless you.


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