F&BVocabulary

Eat – red bean ice

Red Bean Ice = 紅豆冰

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Example:

Red bean ice has been evolving from its original mix of red bean, evaporated milk and ice. Nowadays it also serves with coconut milk, milk tea, green tea, grass jelly or ice-cream of any flavours.
紅豆冰主要成份係紅豆、淡奶同冰粒,但黎到今時今日,已經有好多新配搭,例如椰汁紅豆冰、奶茶紅豆冰、抹茶紅豆冰、涼粉紅豆冰、雪糕紅豆冰等等。

Cultural Points:

  • Making a cup of perfect red bean ice is by no means easy. The proportion of red bean has to be perfectly right; too little and the drink will become sloppy; too much and it will turn overly sweet. The choice of ice is equally important. Ideally, crushed ice tubes should be used instead of those in normal size to get more even cooling for one thing, and for another, to make them small enough to go up the bigger straw together with the bean. This gives a mixed texture of soft and crunchy, sweet and cool.

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