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Bean Jelly

Updated: 2014-03-28
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Bean Jelly

Bean Jelly, or cold noodles, is popular in Huocheng county as a street snack. You can find lots of bean jelly stores inside busy markets, cinemas, hotels and restaurants. Women will get together with relatives, especially at the beginning of spring, to make and enjoy a dish of bean jelly. Huocheng bean jelly was popular in the nine cities of Yili in the Qing Dynasty. It also makes a good snack with beer or as a main dish. It is easy to make bean jelly, but it requires good-quality ingredients. First, pure pea starch must be used. Second, cooks must be proficient in flavoring. Third, bean jelly requires a clean cooking environment.