Xi gua lao
|Place of origin||China|
|Region or state||Beijing|
|Main ingredients||Watermelon, cherries, agar, sugar, vanilla powder|
Xi gua lao (西瓜酪; watermelon jelly) is a traditional dish of Beijing cuisine.
The dish is commonly prepared using these ingredients: watermelon, cherries, agar, sugar and vanilla powder. Water is mixed with agar, vanilla powder and sugar and boiled into syrup. The cherries are cut into small slices and the watermelon is crushed to get watermelon juice, and mixed with the syrup and then cooled.