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Velvet Mango Pudding

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For the longest time ever, I have been searching for an accurate mango pudding recipe. For those of you from abroad, mango pudding is a delicious chinese dessert that combines the refreshing sweetness of mango with a smooth and creamy pudding texture. It is my ultimate favorite Chinese dessert but not many Chinese restaurants do it well. The best I’ve eaten is from Honeymoon Dessert Cafe in Singapore and this recipe approximates that texture and taste.

Before I first went to Hawaii, I searched the web hoping to find an accurate recipe that I could use whilst I was there so that I could get my regular fix. Unfortunately, my many failed attempts were bad enough to require a vow of silence from my various kitchen helpers.

I thought it was a lost cause but as fate would have it, the holy grail was nearer to home than I expected. The other day whilst mulling around with Mel, she suddenly mentioned that her friend’s mother made the most awesome mango pudding. Through this unlikely connection, I managed to get this pudding recipe. it didn’t look like much, a handwritten recipe scanned into pdf form, written in the most unreadable handwriting ever that took careful deciphering, in difficult measurements that took forever with the weight scale. But the pudding was perfect.


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Written by Musingsat

June 29, 2012 at 7:16 am