Saturday, 18 January 2014

Fruity Yoghurt Jelly (Neen Neen Yau Yee) 年年有余

Fruity Yoghurt Jelly (Neen Neen Yau Yee) 年年有余

Recipe source :  Adapted from Amy Beh ( The Star Newspapers )

This fruity yoghurt jelly is made into the shape of a beautiful koi fish. The ingredients consist of three different types of fruits, namely strawberry (red), orange juice (orange) and kiwi fruit (green)  to form the beautiful hues of the koi fish. 

This is a great dessert after a hearty and sumptuous reunion dinner. "Neen Neen Yau Yee",  the auspicious sounding name in Chinese signifies so much prosperity and over-abundance of food, wealth and all good tidings, so much so that, there is a spill-over to the coming year!

I am sure everyone of us wants an over abundance of good tidings all year round!

Ingredients for Strawberry jelly

5g agar-agar powder
20g castor sugar
110ml water
50g strawberry, finely chopped
A few drops of red food colouring

Ingredients for Orange jelly

5g agar-agar powder
20g castor sugar
110ml orange juice (squeezed from 2 fresh oranges)
A few drops of orange food colouring

Ingredients for Kiwi jelly

5g agar-agar powder
20g castor sugar
50g kiwi fruit, finely chopped
110 ml water
A few drops of green food colouring

Ingredients for Yoghurt jelly

400ml water
60g castor sugar
10g agar-agar powder
150ml UHT milk
50g yoghurt 

Utensils required

A fish-shaped jelly mould
2 black beans for the eyes

 The fish-shaped jelly mould
Fruity jellies of three different colours, cut into strips, 
ready for assembling the Koi fish


1.  Heat the first three types of jelly individual to make jelly of red (strawberry, orange (orange juice) and green (kiwi fruit). Pour each colour into individual bowls and allow to set. 
2.  Cut the three different coloured jellies into fine strips. Set aside.
3.  Heat ingredients for yoghurt jelly until agar-agar powder and sugar dissolve. Keep warm.

To assemble the fruity fish jelly

1.  Place small lumps of coloured jelly along the base of the fish mould.Fill half-way first.
2.  Place the 2 black beans to make the eyes.
3.  Slowly pour yoghurt jelly into the mould into the coloured jellies.
4.  Wait a while to allow the jellies to set.
5.  Continue to place more coloured jellies to complete the koi fish. Pour in more yoghurt jelly to fill up the fish mould. Allow to cool and set before placing into refrigerator to chill. 
6.  Once fully set and chilled, remove the fish jelly from the mould. Ready for serving.


  1. Such beautiful fish, loved the vibrant colours. Perfect dessert for CNY reunion dinner.

  2. Wow so pretty! Love the different hues too ;)

  3. Actually the eyes of the fish were covered by a layer of jelly making the fish looked like as if it had cataracts but I got them removed and they looked so black and lifelike.

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