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Hasma (Harsmar, Hashima) is a Chinese dessert ingredient made from the dried fallopian tubes of true frogs, typically theAsiatic Grass Frog (Rana chensinensis). Hasma is often mistakenly described as toad or frog fat, since it is sometimes referred to as "toad oil" (Chinese蛤蟆油pinyin: há mǎ yóu). The Western pharmaceutical term is Oviductus Ranae.

Hasma serves the role of providing texture to tong sui, or sweet soups, as well as increasing the luxury quotient of the soup. These soups are usually flavoured with rock sugar. For the uninitiated, this relatively accessible eating experience belies the exotic sounding nature of the dessert. Hasma is widely featured in dessert dishes in high class restaurants in Hong Kong.

Hasma is most commonly paired in sweet soups with:

It is also a key ingredient in making "Three snow soup" (Chinese三雪湯pinyin: sān xuě tāng), which consists of:

Hasma can also be included in more exotic versions of shark fin soup. 
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