Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gulaman (Agar Jelly)

Gulaman refers to dried (agarose or agar) seaweed bars in the Philippines used to make jellies, flans, desserts and drinks.  It is a common ingredient to sweet drinks like sago at gulaman, buko pandan and various desserts like fruit salad, halo-halo and gulaman dessert.


Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cooking Time:  25 minutes
Yield: 3 cups


  • 2 (5 g. each) bars red agar-agar, shredded
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Soak agar-agar in a pot for 30 minutes. 
  2. Boil the soaked agar-agar stirring regularly until it is dissolved for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add sugar. Stir and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and pour into a flat dish or a medium-sized cookie sheet. Use a fine strainer while pouring.
  5. Cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until the gelatin is set and has hardened.
  6. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

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