Koi Fish Jelly 年年有余
Koi fishes appear to be extremely lively and their cheerful posture along with their slanting tail brings in bundles of money and good luck.
- Using scissors to cut black currants into half and roll into tiny nibs with your finger tips as fish eyes. Tie pandan leaves into a small knot.
- Boil water, sugar, agar agar powder and pandan leaves together, keep stirring water until boil at medium heat. Off heat and stir agar agar liquid for another 2-3 minutes. Discard pandan leaves.
- Put agar agar liquid under double boiler or at low heat to prevent agar agar liquid set quickly. ~ stir occasionally.
- Using a tweezers and dip black currant into agar agar liquid then place black currant on the fish mold eyes. It will sticks quickly.
- Take 2 tsp of agar agar liquid into a sauce plate and add a drop of coloring into it (any color you prefer) and mix well. (I used 3 colors ~ red, orange and green)
- Using the back of the teaspoon，smear the colored liquid quickly on fish mold body ~ mix any color you like. (if the colored liquid has set, add a little hot agar agar liquid to dilute it),
- After the colored liquid set on the fish mold, gently pour in plain agar agar liquid (cool down a little if liquid is too hot).
- Chill agar agar Koi fish in fridge for at least 2-3 hours or overnight before removing from the fish mold.
ann, i dont like it. i LOVE it to the max!! (: (: is so beautiful and definitely lively! (: happy new year to you and your family (:
So so pretty!!! Happy Lunar New Year to you and all at home! Gong xi fa cai!
These are so pretty!
Ann,where can i buy the fish mould in Sgp? i hv seen the very big fish mould but not the 6 small ones in one mould.
have a blessed CNY 🙂 Ruth
These are so so so so pretty. Oh, just can't emphasize enough how pretty they are. You are a talent!
These are too gorgeous to be eaten!
The fishes are so lively and beautiful. I can't bear to eat them.U are awesome!
Love the colours, so bright and beautiful! Wish you Happy CNY in advance! 🙂
Ann, the koi fishes are so beautiful!!!
So beautiful. I wish you all the luck and money you can get from having this elegant dessert.
Oh gosh Ann, I don't just like it, Iove it! So pretty & lively! Wish I had bought the koi fish mould too. 😛 thanks for sharing this, sure puts a smile on my face!
my dear, these are the prettiest koi fishes ever! LOVE!
OMG… That school of fish is a way way way beautiful, really love it Ann. It's a work of art ^^
I loveeeeeeee it….so beautiful. BTW where u get the mould?thanksserena
I have been visiting your blog and you are a fantastic cook!I love those fishes. It is a work of art!Here is wishing you a great holiday an hope to hear from you after the holidays…… Have an abundant rabbit yearChris
Do I like this? No I don't, I absolutely LOVE this!!! These are so beautiful Ann! Thank you for the step by step pictures and method of how you did this. You are so creative and talented. Wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year, my friend!
I loveeeeeeee it….so beautiful. BTW where u get the mould?thanksserena
These are prettiest thing I have ever seen. Great job!I should think fast of what to do for Chinese New Year.Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Cool recipe! I bet they're delicious and they look absolutely gorgeous!
ann, these are so beautiful, so colourful and so cute! everyone would go crazy looking at these edible fishes!
Wow! I am so impressed! You fishes look so awesome good! Too pretty to be eaten! Happy CNY to you and family too Ann:D
Pepy ~ you must do something with the molds :)Michelangelo ~ Thank you for your lovely comment.Kristy ~ Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family too :)Thanks Recbecca :)Polwig ~ Thank you very much for visiting.Jean, Lacey, CaThY ~ Thanks!Jo ~ You can make this koi fish for friends and relative, am sure they'll love it :)李叶 ~ your mum love to make jelly? Please post up, OK? 恭喜发财!Ann, Mirabella, Lia, Cheah, Thank you very much for your compliments. Happy Lunar New Year to all of you :)Kavey ~ Thank you!温馨小屋 ~ 真的很像哦。我也祝你心想事成,身体健康!Pook, the mold is available in Singapore.Angie, hehee…thanks! I'm flattered by your compliment *.*
Gong Xi Fa Cai, Ann!!! Here's to the best in the Year of the Rabbit for you and your loved ones!! :)xoxo,David, Celine, Erica & Arianna
Anncoo, Wishing you and family a wonderful bunny year!
This is simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and showing us the step-by-step, will bookmark this!Happy lunar new year to u and your family!
I always make sure I visit your blog around this time of the year. You always amazing stuff for Chinese New Year's!
These are the prettiest edible koi I've seen! You are so creative with the coloring 🙂 Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Ann, the Koi are so beautiful! Happy CNY to you and family.
cute!! Happy Chinese New Year Anncoo
Wow wow wow!! These agar2 fishes are so so special! I love how you do it..love the colours. Your're so creative Anncoo:)
So beautiful and colorful.
Velva says it all. You are amazing…theses= look so good and will of course bring good things!
Ann, these koi fishes are so beautiful, I like the color combination ^_^
Wishing you and your family Happy Lunar New Year!
i love how colorful and vibrant the gold fish are! And I'm sure they are just as delicious!! I wish I could get agar agar powder but I don't think there is such here in the US. But thanks for sharing this beautiful piece! Happy Lunar New Year to you and your family! May your family be healthy and prosperious!
oh my! i love this ann!! too beautiful for words! i want i want!!
I think your koi fish are beautiful! You are so talented. I think it's funny how you use your tweezers to place the eyes. I have several tweezers around for such delicate work. I use them in my jewelry and card making. With treats like this I guess it is an art form!
Have fun with your family, wishing you the best holiday! See you when you get back!
OH wow!! These look absolutely beautiful! Happy New Year to you Ann 🙂
Hi Ann, can I use 10gm agar agar powder for this recipe? Will it be hard? Thanks
Ai Li, Actually 10gm agar agar powder is for 1 litre water and there is more than enough agar agar powder for 650ml water in this recipe. The jelly will be watery and soft if it is not properly stirring.
Wow, I am going to cook this on Christmas he he, so cute. My family and friends would really love this.
Do your colours stay the same after a day? Cos I have tried doing but the next day the colors will combine and blend in together and it becomes a one color fish instead of having pcolor patterns
Hi Pearlyn, Yes, the fish colours are the same even after several days. I think your agar agar water didn't boiled enough. Try to stir the agar agar water a little longer next time before pouring into the mould..
very tempting but do not have the heart to eat koi :'(
Happy CNY to you! These koi fishes are so graceful and pretty!
Beautiful and yum! Happy New Year!
May I know where u get the cute koi mound?
Hi Yii, The mould is available at Kitchen Capers and Sunlik.
gong xi fa caithese fishes are adorable. I have plans to make some and hope they will be turn out half as pretty as yours.
OMGWhere do you get the mold, it's super cute.
Those look great! We'd love for you to share your recipe and images at dishfolio.com!
@JoyJoy, thank you! Make sure you call your mom on the new year's eve and please send my regards to your mom too. 恭喜发财!
wowow those fishes are really beautiful! good job! 😛