The cool breeze is already in the air and I know I need to post my picture of Chinese fruit salad shown above. It is what I call Beijing’s version of Philippine halo-halo, a sweet concoction of different fruits and other things including milk and shaved ice. It was by accident that we found it on our way to the nearest children’s playground months ago during those few weeks of the city’s oppressive heat.
It’s a selection of seasonal fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe with nata de coco (coconut gelatin, it sure tastes like it), sweet mung beans and red beans, and shaved ice. It looks and tastes like it’s coated in light sugar syrup but totally cream-free. That day we bought a bowl, took it out and ate it while watching our boy. Yeah, it’s good and filling and what a great way to make it through that summer of swelter!