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Lucky Koi Mango Pudding (吉祥錦鯉芒果布丁)

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The word Koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning "Carp". Koi fish the most powerful Feng Shui symbol, symbolizing wealth, harmony and happiness.. It is said that placing a picture of the Koi fish in your home, your dreams will come true.

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This Lucky Koi Mango Pudding wrapped up my 8-course Chinese New Year Feast. It’s a no-fuss dessert, since I was the only one in my kitchen. I’d to choose a simple dessert and this is just perfect!

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1 Mango
1 box Mango powder (240g)
1 sachet Red Agar powder
2 tbsp Nata De Coco
Evaporated Milk for serving (optional)

  1. Cook agar agar according to manufacturer’s instructions. Dip raisins in agar and put them into mould to make the eyes. Using a teaspoon, gently add agar to different parts of mould. Let it set.
  2. how to make cute fish mango pudding
  3. Cook mango pudding according to manufacturer’s instructions. Cut mango into cubes and add into mould together with nata coco.
  4. making beautiful koi mango pudding desserts
  5. Pour in half of mango mixture and let it cool. When pudding hardens, add remaining mango, nata and mango mixture. Let it cool and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  6. making tasty koi mango pudding desserts
  7. Carefully turn over mould onto serving plate just before serving and watch your guests’ expressions!
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With this auspicious Mango Pudding, I wish you Happy Chap Goh Meh! 元宵节快乐!!


  1. Nikel, thks for being the 1st to arrive! Happy CNY!

  2. My favourite one among all your 8 dishes. I damn love dessert and pudding is my favourite.

    Happy Chap Goh Mei to you, Shirley :D..Guess you must be busy cooking for tonight again :D

  3. niceee! but not willing to eat lo! just like the kuih bahulu in gold fish shape. hahaha

  4. Diane, thks for your sweet note! Not cooking tonight, still sick :< Enjoy your Chap Goh Mei, dear!

    Henry, hahaha! U're cute :)

  5. Love this mango dessert and the Koi fish look so pretty!
    Happy Chap Goh Mei!

  6. 元宵节快乐! You really have plenty of cute presentation utensils and ideas hidden in your house. I love the koi fish mould. Hard to find nowsaday.

  7. Shirley, our lake has carp in it but I never knew they were symbolic of happiness and fortune. No wonder we love it here! Thanks for the food history and also for a beautiful dish!

    P.S. Sorry I've been missing from your comment section recently -- a lightning storm took out my internet! Glad to be back. :)

  8. Small Kuching, I love mangoes too!

    Ann, enjoy your evening!

    Aemy, I know u're gonna like this too!

    Doris, u're right! I found this by chance too & I'm making full use of it :)

    Kimby, wow! Now u know u strike gold by having carps in your lake :) Hope they'll bring u good fortune!

  9. My kind of pudding and love that lovely pattern and design with mangoes added. Thumbs up Shirley for another creative and simple recipe.

  10. Wow those are mango pudding?? So cute and nice! :)

  11. Awesome Recipe


  12. wow that's beautiful! happy chap goh meh as well :D

  13. I love mango pudding but in the form of a fish??? That is just too cute!

  14. oh my! super cute shirley haha! i will be like staring into this one and not eat it at all haha:)

  15. Wow. Nice pudding. When my first look into the first photo, I couldn't see that it's pudding. Haha.

  16. I never knew that about Koi fish! Kind of makes me wish that I had some!

  17. I'm sure enough it taste great.. it's just, I can't eat the good looking food.. unless I close my eyes.. :p

  18. What a beautiful dessert, Shirley! I've been seeing lots of Koi fish dessert lately and I can't help but wish I have a koi fish mold!

  19. Nava, the fish mould did a good job by giving me the festive cheer that I want :)

    Aarthi, thks dear!

    PopinCookinShop, thks for dropping by!

    Bessie, I love mango pudding but they're always in the form of a round shape in restaurants. This is just cool!

    Charles, hahaha! That's what my Japanese friend did!

    LuPorTi, bet u thought it was a display! Hahaha!

    Jen, I'm sure it's not too late to start collecting Koi :)

    Aki, I'll cut them up for u to eat. Lol!

    Tina, I'm sure u can find them somewhere...

  20. hey lovely :)
    great post and a nice blog you have!
    would you maybe like to follow each other?
    melina from melina-lajolie

  21. Melina, thks for checking me out! Will pop by yours soon!

    Stylish By Nature, thks for the heads-up! Will chk it out!

  22. Yea, you got me. I really thought it was for display only ones.

  23. LuPorTi, hahaha! Nice one :) Have a good week ahead!

  24. TheGirlAtFirstAvenue, thks for visiting! Will chk out your blog :)

  25. WOW, I love this pudding! SO pretty!

  26. Lizzy, great having another pudding fan here!

  27. What a lovely dessert! I am sure it is very tasty too with the mangoes in it. You have been busy. I saw all your beautiful dishes on Facebook. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Biren, I'm sure you've been busy too. Now that CNY is over, V-Day is near. Gosh, can't cope with all the special occasions. hahaha!

  29. Wow...that looks beautiful! I bought the mould a couple of years ago but have never tried. Thanks very much for showing the step by step instructions. Thanks very much for dropping by my blog. I think my life is sometimes out of balance.....haha. That's why I don't blog as much and miss out a lot on visiting blogs. I'm reminding myself to blog more. Hope will have more time now that Chinese New Year is over. Hope your flu is over. I got up this morning and felt something is not right....hmmm. Too much eating! Hope it doesn't get worse.

  30. wow!!thanks for the instructions....I want to try...

    1. Amy, I'm glad u like this too! Send me a pix if u do make this. Credit with my link & I'll showcase your food pix in my blog :)


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