What's Guai Ling Go? Directly translated the three Cantonese words can be taken to mean Tortoise Jelly in English and it is called so because of the special ingredient used to prepare the jelly and give it its distinctive dark colour and bitter taste. Yup! You guessed it right. It's ground tortoise shells (which goes a long way to explain why it's usually so expensive).
Guai Ling Go at Koong Woh Tong (RM6.00 for a small bowl).
Herbal Jelly tastes bitter so it's usually served with some syrup in a teapot. Just pour it in and mix with the jelly. The Chinese believe Herbal Jelly helps cool your body so if you're feeling hot or have the flu this may be good for you.