西米露

The weather has been pretty warm here lately, unlike Vancouver. I’ve been trying to find a place for “Art Jamming”, but as I expected, they don’t have studios like that here. They do have painting classes, but it’s classroom style, so you can’t paint whatever you want and the choices are also very limited.

Since I’ve been making French desserts lately, I decided to make something Asian. Bill and I went to the Asian market the other day and bought a bag of 西米. I was planning to buy the Taro powder, but they were all sold out. I decided to make 西米露 since it seemed really easy to make.

I just took my 西米 straight from the bag and put it into boiling water. Some people say that you should soak them first, but I didn’t feel like waiting until tomorrow to make it.

When we were at the Asian Market, we had everything in the basket and set it aside while we browsed around. Bill and I browsed separately and we both thought that the other person had the basket. Somehow our basket went missing and we had to go back to get all the stuff again.

Frozen mangoes from Superstore. We couldn’t find fresh mangoes (or fresh anything, for that matter), so we opted for frozen. It was my first time trying frozen mangoes, I think frozen fruits are good for smoothies only, it just tastes so weird.

The only thing I had to do for this dessert was cook the 西米. I put it into boiling water and kept stirring it until there’s only a small speck of white left.

After it was done cooking, I added 2 Tablespoons of sugar and the coconut milk. It was a bit thick, so I added some more water in it to thin it out.

I still prefer the fresh mangoes a lot more, and if I had a blender, I would have just blended the mangoes with the sugar and added it into the 西米, without the coconut milk.

Bill is cooking dinner today.