I had this dessert a number of years ago at a Chinese restaurant and it has taken me a while to perfect this recipe. This dessert is very different, and I would say people who do not have a very sweet tooth will love this Asian dessert.

Delia

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs 43 mins
total:
5 hrs 13 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Bitter Melon Jelly:
Optional Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place the bitter melon and salt into a bowl; toss until melon is covered. Let sit until bitterness is extracted, about 40 minutes. Rinse melon under cold running water. Run the melon through a juicer to collect 1/2 to 1 fluid ounce of juice.

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  • Combine the melon juice and lime-flavored gelatin mix in a glass bowl. Pour in hot water; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Allow to cool, 3 to 5 minutes. Refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.

  • Combine 2 1/2 cups of water and pearl sago in a pot; bring to boil. Cook until sago becomes translucent, about 10 minutes. Strain the sago through a sieve. Place sago in a bowl; add condensed milk. Mix together until the milk coats the sago, stirring continuously so that they mixture does not clump. Top the chilled jelly with sago mixture.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have a juice extractor use a blender and pour the liquid through a sieve.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 26.8g 9% DV; fat 0.9g 1% DV; cholesterol 3.3mg 1% DV; sodium 116.7mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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