Monday 4 February 2013

Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly Plus Osmanthus Flower Giveaways

Thinking of what dessert to make this coming Chinese New Year? Why not try this super easy Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly which I am sure your guests would be impress with those cute and auspicious Koi Fish (锦鲤) and Ingot (元宝). With just 3 main ingredients such as Osmanthus Flower, Konnyaku Jelly and Water Chestnut you could easily replicated this dessert which is similar to Osmanthus Cake (桂花糕) but in jelly form rather than cake.


For this jelly dessert I did not add any food colouring and the "golden colour" effect comes from the natural colour of the Osmanthus flowers itself. So if your prefer a darker colour,  you could either add in a teaspoon more of the Osmanthus flower or a few drops of yellow food coloring. But if you cannot get hold of any Osmanthus Flower or Konnyaku Jelly, you could try another flavour instead of Osmanthus using Lemongrass with a reference recipe here.

As for the Koi And Ingot jelly mould, you could get it from Kitchen Caper. I bought mine with 3 different assorted mould for S$5.00 during their festive promotion.  

(Serves: 4-6  | Preparation: 15 minutes  | Cooking: 7 minutes)

  • 1 Packet Red Man Brand Konnyaku Premix Jelly Powder
  • 1200ml Water
  • 3 - 4 Teaspoons Osmanthus Flower
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Wolfberries, soaked till soften
  • 8 Water Chestnuts, skin removed and diced
  • 1 Knot of Pandan Leave, optional

1. In a pot, add 1200ml of water and bring to boil together with pandan leave for 3 minutes to infuse the water with pandan leave fragrance. 

2. Lower the heat, add in osmanthus flowers and simmer on low heat for 2 minutes.

3. On the lowest heat, slowly stir in Konnyaku Jelly Powder using a balloon whisk or wooden spoon until powder fully dissolved. Turn off the heat and remove from stove.

4. Add 2 wolfberries (pre-soaked in water for 3 - 5 minutes till puff) and 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of water chestnut in each jelly mould (refer to the photo above).

5. Slowly pour in jelly solution into the prepared mould. Cool and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours to firm it before serving.

Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly

Steam Osmanthus Cod Fish

Glutinous Red Date With Osmanthus Syrup

Huiji Steamed Pomfret With Osmanthus

Osmanthus Honey Tea
If you have no time to involve yourself in the kitchen, perhaps a cup of this refreshing Osmanthus Honey Tea (recipe) will be great to help smoothing your mood as well as detoxification and beauty maintenance.


Lastly in order for those who are interested to try our Osmanthus Flower. I would be giving away 2 trial packet (4g each) of Osmanthus Flowers to 2 Lucky Readers to try out some of the related recipes that I have shared.

How To Win:-
1. Comment (on this post) which recipe with Osmanthus Flowers that you would like to try.

2. Click LIKE and SHARE the above photo over at Cuisine Paradise Facebook Page (here); AND

Leaving a comment (on facebook) that you have "Like And Share" the above.

Closing Date: 05 February 2013 (Tuesday), 12.00 NOON
*Giveaway is open to ALL READERS of Cuisine Paradise with a valid mailing address.

[Giveaway Result Updated on 05 Feb 2013]

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  1. Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly

    Happy CNY :)

    Tan Jaentte

  2. I will try Osmanthus Honey Tea. As I love tea.


  3. Osmanthus Flowers reminded me so much of Da Chang Jin era. Nice little gold fishes.

  4. Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly

    Name : T.y. Ong

  5. I like to try the jelly as I eaten before at a restaurant and love the smell of the flower

  6. I would like to try the recipe for the Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly as it is a refreshing dessert that can be served during Chinese New Year. My nieces and nephews will surely like the cute design of the Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly. Chinese New Year is a festive of loving and sharing. Therefore, I would like to make this jelly during this festive season to spread some love to my friends and relatives. :P Wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!

  7. I like to use it to bake muffins n osmanthus n chestnut koi jelly. Gong Xi Fa Chai.

  8. Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly Plus Osmanthus Flower

    eddy khoo

  9. name Michelle Ang

    I will try Osmanthus Honey Tea.

  10. I will try Osmanthus Honey Tea.

  11. I would prefer Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly!

    Missy Shenny

  12. Osmanthus Honey Tea for me to relax after a long day slogging in the kitchen for cny. Wishing you Gong Hee Fat Chai.


  13. Osmanthu Honey Tea! It would be refreshing on a hot sunny day!

  14. I'd love to try the Steam Osmanthus Cod Fish! Such a unique recipe with a somewhat bizarre combination of ingredients. Sounds delicious though!

  15. Hi,

    I would like to try out the jelly.


  16. Very pretty koi jelly. I have not tried anything with Osmanthus Flowers - guess the tea must be refreshing.

  17. I will try osmanthus and chestnut koi jelly, the osmanthus honey tea and the osmanthus chestnut cake if you could share the recipe :P

  18. I will like to try the osmanthus an chestnut cake


    Elaine shim :)

  19. osmanthus and chestnut koi jelly cause they look so pretty too!
    name: seina kunii

  20. Osmanthus Honey Tea as it looks very refreshing.

  21. Osmanthus Honey Tea as it looks very refreshing.

    Name : Fran Seow

  22. I would like to try Osmanthus and Chestnut Koi jelly. It is beautiful.

  23. I would like to try the Steam Osmanthus Cod Fish

  24. I would love to try out the Steam Osmanthus Cod Fish recipe as the combination is a fusion of the east and west and definitely would be delish!

  25. Oh it's so difficult to choose...I'd have to say the steamed osmanthus cod fish - I usually associate osmanthus with sweet dishes, so this will definitely be something interesting to try! I love your koi fish moulds! It's so hard to find them in Perth and I forgot to buy when I was overseas =( Just a question - does you konnyaku powder have added sugar? I can't seem to find any that have no sugar. Thanks!

  26. Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly looks really exquisite, reminds me of the treasured snow lotus in the Chinese movies.

    Lynn Tan

  27. Osmanthus And Chestnut Koi Jelly

    jessie sng

  28. alamak , seems like i am too late for the contest , Ellena :( Btw really love the osmantus jelly u made , simple , pretty and nutritious . I'm thinking of making some for this cny too .. Can let me know where to buy osmantus ? and how many grams is the Red man Konnyaku jelly powder ? can't seem to see too well in the aboved pix .. TIA

    1. Hi there,

      You could get Osmanthus Flower from local Chinese Medical Hall like Hock Hua (福华), Bees Brand (蜂标) or etc. It come in either small or big packet from S$4.00 - S$6.50 depending on the size. HTH

  29. Congratulation to Tan Janette and Jessie Sng! Please drop me a facebook message on your mailing address so that I could mail out your gift tomorrow Thanks.


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