Thursday, June 3, 2010

Koi Fish made from Agar-agar (seaweed jelly)

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Today, I made Agar - agar that resembles to Koi fish (Japanese carp).

Agar - agar is jelly from seaweed extract. It's well known in Asia as one of the best sources of fiber because it contains 84% fiber.
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It's very easy to make Agar-agar.

Direction:
1 sachet of Agar-agar mixed with 900cc of water and sugar (to taste) then mix until the solids dissolved and boil it slowly.

This is agar-agar without coloring or milk.
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To make Koi fish agar-agar. I added 2 spoons of powder milk. As soon as it's boiled, I poured it into the fish mold and let it cool (about 1 - 2 hours) before I added the coloring.

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Pretty Koi Fish :)
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57 comments:

  1. Wow! So impressive!! I want to make some too as these desserts are just great as teatime snack. ;)

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  2. very nice, selba! it's a good alternative to the usual "nian gao" during the lunar new year celebration!! ;D

    agar-agar is definitely a good source of fiber. and water. sometimes, i would wallop a few after exercising because it provides water and...it's cooling..hehe

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  3. Wow, these are so adorable! I have a bunch of agar agar to try these!

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  4. Wow, Selba, these look great! How did you learn to make all these little pastry decorations?

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  5. So pretty! A nice combination colour for the Koi Fish agar2x.

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  6. Selby- That is the cuttest thing I have EVER seen- now I want to know what it taste like- can you describe it for us? Like gummy bears in texture?

    Wow, I am going to send this post over twitter!

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  7. These are gorgeous! I need to find koi fish molds so I can make these

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  8. My heart began to race when I saw this post Selba. Those fishes are just so darling:)

    I'm saving this post as inspiration.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  9. FFT: Hope that you'll make it soon and post it on your blog :)

    hairyberry: Do you make your own agar-agar? ;)

    5 star foodie: Give it a try, you'll like it! :D

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  10. mica: I asked someone for the tips and tricks ;)

    DG: thank you :)

    chef E: This jelly seaweed has more the texture of pudding than chewy jelly like jell-o and also can be considered a bit crispy than pudding :)

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  11. angie's recipe: Oh really? I thought sticky rice only for duan wu, hehehe...

    kirbiecarvings: Hope that you'll find the fish molds soon :)

    louise: My pleasure to share it, Louise :)

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  12. This is so pretty! Amazing how that little amount of powder milk makes all the difference. Seriously, you should start a pastry/dessert shop. :)

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  13. babe_kl: well, just eat... hehehe

    ETE: Oh.. how I wish to have a real professional business of it :)

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous and looks really like koi.

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  15. These are adorable. I would buy some agar agar, but it's so expensive here. Very cute though-will keep this in mind for a special occasion!

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  16. stella: Hi Stella, thanks for dropping by my blog :) Oh, agar-agar is very expensive in the USA? How much does it cost?

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  17. What a lovely presentation. They really do resemble koi. I'm trying to imagine the taste and texture of these little guys. I'm so glad you posted this for us. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. Have a great day. Hugs and blessings...Mary

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  18. Where did you get the molds from?

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  19. These are incredible. They look like some handmade Japanese treat you'd buy for a pretty penny at a confectionery store. Bravo to you for creating something so wonderful.

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  20. Koi fish agar-agar: so cute! Almost looks too good to eat them... almost.

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  21. very beautiful! you are really skillful in applying the colouring to form such nice patterns on the fish :D

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  22. Those are so cute and beautiful! Too pretty to be eaten! LOL!

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  23. OMG...how darn cute are these....

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  24. mary: It's kinda taste like pudding :) Hope that you had a wonderful birthday.

    alex: You can get the molds in those baking/decorating supplies stores :)

    food gal: thank you for you compliment :)

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  25. LFB: Hehehe.. yeah, almost.. but as soon as you start, it's so easy to finish them all ;)

    peasepudding: thank you :)

    noobcook: thanks for your compliments :)

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  26. kyh: thank you, when you starting eating it, you wont think anymore that those are too pretty, hahaha :)

    verosgalematverden: Hi.. thanks for stopping by and also your compliment :)

    marybeth: pretty cute, ya? :)

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  27. This is such a fun treat! I've made agar agar at home in the past but not with such unique and creative designs.

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  28. FLaB: Give a try to make agar-agar with designs, it's fun ;)

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  29. These are too cute. You're very creative!

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  30. monica: thanks for the compliments :)

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  31. so pretty! how did u add the colors?

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  32. cumi & ciki: Just use a small brush with food coloring :)

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  33. So beautiful! You filled up the color portion first right?

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  34. little inbox: No, I colored them after they got cool :)

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  35. wuaaaa sooo pretty. Suddenly agar-agar is not boring anymore!

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  36. PFx: Hi PFx, thanks for dropping by my blog :)

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  37. Those koi fish look really cool, I would not care to eat agar agar otherwise, but looking at what you have made? Bring it on!

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  38. Selby ~ you are an artist!! Such detail ~ wonderful job!

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  39. Thanks for the recipe. I tried it over the weekend and it worked great!

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  40. Wow they look amazing! I want some of those fish molds!!! Fantastic job.

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  41. Give me 3kg of the fish. Please ensure that they are fresh and still kicking ya... :P

    Beautifully shot as well the Selba. Love them. :)

    http://www.crizfood.com/

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  42. Such beautiful creations! But rather morbid to be biting into koi fish ...

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  43. Lovely Koi, looks like a real live fish!

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  44. Hi Selba,
    I just wanted to pop over to let you know we're playing the Picnic Game again this year. Remember how much FUN it was last year? I do hope you will be able to join us again.

    P.S. I should be catching up on email this week. I haven't forgotten you:)

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  45. Wah this is so nice! Put it inside a clear lychee syrup and let it swim. Look much cooler! lol ...

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