Looking for a Chinese New Year (CNY) dessert to win the hearts of both the young and old? We got you covered with our Instagram-worthy and auspicious-looking Koi Pond dessert made entirely from Konnyaku jelly! This dessert is refreshing with a perfect chewy bite and will earn you the Asian high praise of being “not too sweet”.
Koi fishes symbolise good fortune and success in feng shui as they are strong and determined swimmers that swim against strong currents to go upstream. 9 Koi fishes together represent longevity and prosperity as the number 9 is regarded as the most auspicious number in Chinese culture. Hence, this dessert is not only visually stunning but also carries a strong fortune symbolism to end your CNY meal with a bang!
Our Prosperity 9 Koi Konnyaku Jelly Pond recipe is from home cook Esther Chui who has more than 10 years of experience as being Jelly Artist. Her creativity and ability to customise her jellies to all types of celebrations while maintaining a perfect flavour balance that is not overly sweet have won her the heart of many customers. Check out her beautiful jelly designs here!
The difficulty level of the recipe is 3 out of 5 stars, hence it would be good to gather experienced home cooks of your family and friends together. Having more hands and minds on board will make it easier to prepare this Koi Pond Jelly Cake and serve as a great bonding activity!
Making this Prosperity 9 Koi Konnyaku Jelly Pond recipe will cost around SGD $42.20 as of December 2022. However, if you already have the Koi fish moulds and food colouring available at home, it should cost you only around $3.10 instead making this desert very affordable! You could also reuse the moulds and food colourings for other dishes to make your dollars more cost-effective.
|1 packet of Konnyaku Jelly Powder, 10g||$1.60|
|Koi fish silicon mould||$2.30 x 9 = $20.70|
|4 gel colouring: Black, yellow, orange, turquoise||$4.60 x 4: $18.40|