I realized I have a lots of misconceptions about food (with the curry and all). Another major one comes from the jello and gulaman debate. The title atop is a bit confusing since I know Jello is a brand. But I always equated gelatin with gulaman, when it should be so not! So for the sake of reader’s sanity in reading in this post, I shall say jello referring to those made from bones while gulaman as the one made from seaweed. WHAT? Yeah, you read that right.
I always figured that jello is the brand of that gelatin that comes in boxes. And gulaman as the local name of gelatin. And also, I assumed that agar-agar is what you call gelatin when you’re Thai. Oh the misconceptions.
So reading up on everything, jello is not vegetarian since it’s made up from (not human) bones, where they get the bone marrow or the glutinous stuff to make things set. Remember how your nilaga or bulalo soup kinda sets in the fridge? That. And no, I’m not talking about the sebo.
On the other hand, gulaman is from seaweed. They also make things set. And they maintain that state at room temperature. Uh-huh. That’s one thing that jello can’t do. I have made jello shots and when left far too long on the counter, they just become shots. 🙂
But besides that melting point, both items perform the same for me. I mean, really. 🙂 Now time to try something out 🙂