Fresh Mango Pudding From Rasa Malaysia’s New Cookbook

Fresh Mango Pudding

Aside from the occasional homemade ice cream binge, or the very rare instance where I actually bake something, I don’t usually make many desserts. It’s not that I don’t enjoy sweets, it’s just that my sweet tooth usually gets vetoed by my lazy bones.

So whenever I come across a dessert recipe where I don’t have to turn my oven on, my sweet tooth can finally exercise its powers over said lazy bones. Such was the case when I was thumbing through Bee Yin Low’s new cookbook, Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao, and found a beautiful looking recipe for Fresh Mango Pudding.

Bee, if you didn’t already know, is the mastermind behind the megablog Rasa Malaysia. Rasa Malaysia has been an inspiration to me since I’ve started my own little blog here, and now that I’m working on my own cookbook, the recipes and photographs in Bee’s new book continue to inspire me as well.

(Full Disclosure: My own Filipino cookbook will be published by Tuttle, the same publisher behind Easy Chinese Recipes.)

Easy Chinese Recipes

If you’re a regular reader of Rasa Malaysia, you’ll find Bee’s same sense of style and kick-ass food photography in Easy Chinese Recipes. As the title suggests, the cookbook contains easy to follow recipes for everything from fried wontons, to hot and sour soup (I tried this recipe too, and it’s killer), to beef and broccoli (ditto).

But as I mentioned earlier, the Fresh Mango Pudding is a snap to prepare and requires few ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. And besides, like most Filipinos, I love me some mangoes–and this recipe makes great use of our favorite fruit for a refreshing and light dessert.

All you need to do is blitz a couple of ripe mangoes in a blender or food processor, then mix the puree with some sugar, milk, and gelatin. Pour the mixture into some ramekins and allow them to set for a few hours, and voila, Fresh Mango Pudding that far exceeds the stuff you usually get at dim sum joints.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. For the exact mango pudding recipe, and for many more delicious Chinese dishes, do pick up a copy of Easy Chinese Recipes. It’s a wonderful guide for authentic and accessible Chinese cooking.

You could also head on over to Rasa Malaysia and enter Bee’s giveaway for a signed copy of her cookbook as well!

Fresh Mango Pudding

  • caroline September 26, 2011, 6:08 pm

    Recipe please!

  • UrbanGeishaLA September 28, 2011, 3:20 pm

    Hi is Rasa Malaysia in LA? Also, The Pharmacie, are you in? (if you know what I’m talking about, wink twice lol). I just started following you and I’m loving it. If you have any gfs in LA can you add me as a friend? is a fashion and lifestyle website focused on LA destinations. Thank you and much luck!

  • skip to malou September 29, 2011, 7:34 am

    I can’t wait for your cookbook (sorry Im deviating from this mango pudding which I believe is something that I should try doing) but when is the cookbook coming out? What is its title? Would love to have a signed copy from you!!!

  • BurntLumpia October 1, 2011, 10:14 am

    Hi Caroline. You’ll have to pick up Bee’s book for the recipe;)
    UrbanGeishaLA, Rasa is based in the OC.
    Malou, tentatively titled “The New Filipino American Cookbook” and will be out late 2012/early 2013 by Tuttle Publishing.

  • Row November 17, 2011, 10:35 am

    Thanks for the rec! I now have a copy of Bee’s cookbook and am eager to try out her recipes. Now I just have to wait for your cookbook to come out so I can buy it as well. :)

  • Tsinoy Foodies December 1, 2011, 6:03 am

    Hmm the book looks tempting to buy just because of that dessert


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