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Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Magic Blue Drink


While doing research on the internet, I found that in Thailand, people make a blue drink from the Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea) flowers called nam dok anchan (น้ำดอกอัญชัญ). They will serve it with a jar of sweet pandan flavoured syrup and a citrus fruit.

I did an experiment and made my own blue drink by dissolving 3 crush flowers of the butterfly pea in a glass of water. Without the syrup, it is almost tasteless.

However, when I added a few drops of calamansi (citrus lime) juice and stirred, the solution turned purple right before my eyes, like magic!

“A Magic Blue Drink”, a copyrighted post, was written for Klang, Malaysia Daily Photo blog by Autumn Belle @ http://mymalaysiadailyphoto.blogspot.com/ on July 29th, 2010.

My entry for Thursday Challenge Photo Theme is "BLUE" (Sky, Water, Clothing, Flowers, Blue Berries, Drinks, Cars,.....). To view what others have for today, click here.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, how interesting! I would have thought the only way to achieve those colors would be through food coloring. You know you're someplace exotic when flowers will do interesting things like that!

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  2. That's a beautiful drink. Butterfly pea is morning glory flower isn't?

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  3. That'll be a fun drink to serve in a children's party!

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  4. How adventuresome of you. Very neat and unique photo entry.

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  5. Butterfly pea is Clitoria ternatea or blue flower (in chinese). It is used as a natural food colouring. In Malaysia it is use to give desserts like pulut inti or pulut tai-tai(glutinous rice cakes), nyonya chang (dumplings)and nasi kerabu biru (rice) a blue colour.

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  6. Over here, the peranakans call this flowers, bunga telang. It's used for coloring the kuehs. I didn't know that they can make juice from the flowers.

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