Tangerine Jelly 桔饼果冻

Coral grass is also known as sea bird’s nest. For a vegetarian or vegan, it’s an excellent alternative to gelatin.

The vegan recipe for Tangerine Jelly:

servings – 15 to 20 jellies


  • 3 cups soaked coral grass (*wash coral grass, soak in water overnight and drain)
  • 1 candied tangerine (finely chop)
  • 3/4 cup crystal sugar 冰糖 bing tang or sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender (except candied tangerine); puree until smooth and jelly-like.
  2. Pour the puree into a pot, add candied tangerine, cook over low heat and keep stirring until the first boil.
  3. Transfer the puree into jelly molds and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  4. Remove and serve.