Gelato is a sweet dessert made from fruits that have been cooked and processed to make it less oily. The traditional ingredients in gelato are chocolate and sugar. In Gelato, the traditional confection has been replaced by a new version called “secara” or “togan” in Japan. While the traditional confection was made from meringue and agave nectar, in which sugar is substituted for chocolate, Gelato is made from chocolate and fructose. This is because the natural sweeteners like glucose and fructose are too fattening for most Japanese people.
The different versions of Gelato have their own distinct qualities. The most popular of these is Gelato Mio (Secara Hong Kong Di) or Pink Gelato. The name Pink Gelato was inspired by the flower known as Secarpus sembocereus. The main ingredient of Pink Gelato is Mio. Mio means “potato” in Japanese.
Togelhong is a favorite among the Chinese, but it is not widely known in the rest of the world. It is also known as Yummy Gelato. It is made from a combination of iron, egg whites and fructose. The togaeacanthin present in egg whites helps to make this sweet, but it is not as sweet tasting as Gelato Mio. Togelhong is sometimes mixed with cream and served with thin rice cakes.
In the Philippines, however, Togelhong is more popular. It is made from a combination of togaeachar, glutinous rice powder, and water or milk. It is commonly served as an appetizer. Although known in different parts of Asia, Togelhong in the Philippines has only gained popularity within the last five to ten years. It replaced hotel hongkong in most of the Filipino’s everyday dishes.
It is believed that Togelhong has a much sweeter taste than the other two because it is made from rice which has a neutral taste. However, the togaeachar and glutinous rice powder adds a sour dimension to the food. One reason for this is the substitution of white sugar in place of brown sugar. Another reason is the high percentage of flavanoids present in the food. Flavanoids have been found to stimulate the taste buds as well as enhance the aroma of the food. Hence, the use of this flavorful food in togel hookah and other dishes by non-native Filipinos is on the rise.
The traditional recipe of togel hookah had included egg yolks, green beans, fried lemon, and Chinese mushrooms. Today, you can add chicken (beef is also preferred), pork, shrimp, and even duck to the recipe. The diners find this dish very satisfying since the flavors are mixed well. This is the reason why diners who try this traditional food are recommended to visit a restaurant where the staffs make sure to serve the diners with the best possible dishes based on their preferences.