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April 01, 2009


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Yay! I like Gulaman way more than Jello- but I've never made it myself. Those agar-agar blocks scare me, to be honest. But I suppose I can just grind them up and use them as you did here?

This post suddenly made me crave for buko pandan.

nice... i havent used gulaman in my jello shots, but i will from now on! only, i hope my 1yr old daughter dont get her hands on them since she really loves gulaman.

again, congratulation! felicitations! omedetou!
on having a bun in the oven.
a baby is the most expensive toy youll ever get, ever! hahaha
well, grats again!

Finally! I can enjoy Jell-o-esque shooters a la my younger, college-aged friends. :)

But, seriously, as a vegetarian, I haven't had a Jell-o shooter in years. Looks like I'll have something new to bring to all the summer parties this year.

Thanks, Marvin! (Oh, and congrats on the bebe!)

What a fantastic idea! I'll have to try making these for my next party. Thanks Marvin =)

I haven't thought of jello shots in years. But somehow when you make them from gulaman it seems less, oh, Grateful Dead concert/Frat Party (I had varied friends in college) and more class-ay. (And the fact that I said class-ay shows you I have NONE!) Yum.

Congratulations on the babe. They're kind of addictive. I had to stop myself at five :-)

WOW. These are perfect for the Pilipino Pood Party I'm throwing for my pew priends here in NY (I really am throwing a Filipino Food Farty complete w/ tsamporado and tuyo). And we're all post-college grads/pre-professionals...you know...like your future child will be in ~23 years ;)

This is a great idea! I have a pal who thinks Jell-O's an abomination. He's a bit dense, though, as he won't believe me that gelatin ends up in BBQ and soups. *sigh* Maybe he'll change his mind if he tried some of the gulaman.

You totally put an idea in my head. Your gulaman reminds of a Thai dessert called kanom chun. It's a layered dessert that looks to be the same consistency. The layers can have different colors. Green usually tastes like pandan and white like coconut. I may have to try to pick up this agar powder. I've seen it but just never knew what to do with it.

You're smart, Marvin--using regular gelatin with alcohol can be a time-consuming pain in the butt!

Gulaman shots. I love that idea. I may just have to try this myself.

The way I love my gulaman is with sago!!

Wow, I've been reading your blog for a while now, but this is my first time commenting. I love this idea. I can't believe I've never thought of it or seen it done somewhere else before. I especially like the calamansi/tequila combo. I'm going to have to try these for my next party. Thanks!

Excellent! I bought the exact packet of agar-agar but my first experiment was a failure. I'll have to try your shooters (more fun than just plain ol' gulaman)!

Those have to be the most elegant jello shots I have ever seen. Leave it to you!

That looks awesome. My ex and I actually did this before for vegan jello shots, using vodka and Hawaiian punch for the flavoring (I was only 25 at the time, so forgive me :).

The proteins in agar-agar don't break down in acid like the gelatin proteins so you didn't have to worry about it--which is a definite plus.

The funny thing is that ever since I took a microbiology class and learned that agar is used for petri dishes, I haven't been able to look at it the same way, especially since I made plates using agar and cow's blood for certain germs... Hmm, maybe it's time for a dinardaraan gulaman shot! ROTFL. ;)

You should've been around when we were kids-- gulaman only came in bar form, and we had to shred those gummy bastards into a tub of water to soften... (They still sell them that way, by the way... Our interpretation of "leaf gelatin".) I love the bite-y texture of agar. A totally different animal from gelatin :)

Thanks for introducing me to and educating me about a new product.

Just found your blog. Love it! Can't wait to read more!

I'm not sure about the blocks, Loraine. I've only experimented with the powder, so I can't say for sure how to use other forms of agar.

I love buko pandan too, mike.

definitely keep the alcohol away from the little ones, ahnjel. And thanks!

Thanks Lorena! And these shooters are perfect for parties.

You're welcome, Erika. Thank you!

These are definitely a more grown up version of jello shots, Rebecca;) You must be a very patient woman w/ 5 kids!

I'm sure you throw the best Pilipino Pood Parties, Krizia!

You're completely right about gelatin, Jikuu. Mmm, now I have a craving for some bbq!

Agar powder is fairly easy to use, darlene. I'd be interested in seeing this Thai dessert if you make it.

Thanks Julie! Yes, gelatin would take forever to set.

Thanks Jen! I've never had gulaman and sago.

Thanks for finally leaving a comment, Jasmine!

Way more fun than plain ol' gulaman! Thanks Tangled noodle.

Thanks very much Erin! It's all trick photography ;P

I read that too Efren about petri dishes. But since I've never worked with them in that context it doesn't bother me. And great idea about the dinardaraan... or maybe not;)

I've yet to see the bar form here, manggy, but I can imagine how much of a pain it would be to soften them.

No prob, Cynthia!

Thanks Joyce. I hope you visit often!

Found your blog after buying a bottle of datu puti vinegar with all the lovely little peppers. Then went online to google for more data about how to use so I can branch out from admiring the bottle in my cabinet over the stove. First up: fish with a spicy dip.

Marvin--Love the blog; never loved jello...will try gulaman shots to amaze and disarm my friends.

hahaha, manggy, those seaweed sticks were the shiznit!

fiery diva, i hope the amazing and disarming went exceedingly well! try lambanog with it too! ;)

another fantastic post, marvin! every post i read makes me feel that you really are my long lost brother! (wen, manong!) lol!

LOL. Wow that's the most outragest and uneducated comment I've read. Jello made from koala let alone dogs and kittens. Hahaha. Maybe in the Phils. But in Australia where koalas come from. That would be called "cruelty to animals" and would never ever happen. What a sad sad world if that were to happen. Gelatin is made from the skin and tissue of cows and pigs. Hence my preference for gulaman.

Yummy looking recipe.. Quite appealing. Cant wait to try this and the color looks simply gorgeous.The steps look simple too. Thanks for sharing.. Simply my kinda recipe.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Viva-Magazine-Your-Premium-Womens-Natural-Health-Magazine/262734921452?ref=ts The comments were fun reading..

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