If you are like me you are probably wondering what the heck grass jelly is. It’s made by boiling the leaves of Mesona palustris with potassium carbonate and a little starch. The liquid is then cooled into a jello consistency and cut up into cubes. Mesona is actually a genus in the mint family (Lamiaceae).
Cocopandan syrup is made from coconut and pandan leaves. It’s sweet and tasty and adds a nice colorful touch to this drink, although it’s more of a dessert in my opinion if you can’t suck it up in a straw.
On a hot humid day in Southeast Asia this is the stuff that really hits the spot. It will refresh your insides and chill the beads of sweat dripping off your forehead.
I took this photo with a single flash, a Canon 430EXII with a Lumiquest Softbox III attached. I positioned the flash camera left and a bit above the drink.
Canon 5DII | Tamron 28-75 | 1/125th sec. @ f/2.8 | ISO 100