It’s mango season, so we are featuring this refreshing dessert. The fragrant sweet mango comes in many varieties in Asia. It is very popular in entrees, soups and, of course, dessert. It is often combined in recipes with fresh, creamy coconut as we have done here in our mango pudding. You’ll spot this dessert on the carts of Chinatown Dim Sum restaurants.

Oriental Wok’s Mango Pudding recipe:
2-3 medium sized mangoes
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 package gelatin (1 Tbn)
1/2 – 3/4 cups sugar, depending on the sweetness of the mangoes
1 cup coconut milk

Sprinkle gelatin in 1/2 cup warm water to soften. Skin, seed and dice the mangoes. Process enough mango to collect about 2 cups of puree. Reserve the remaining diced mango. Blend the puree with 1 cup water. Place coconut milk, sugar, and softened gelatin into a small saucepan and heat (do not boil) to completely dissolve gelatin and sugar. Blend mango into warm coconut mixture. Pour into 6 custard cups & refrigerate until firm, about 6 hours. Top with diced mango and serve.
Yield: 6 servings