Friday 25 April 2014

Sakura Jelly

No food art for today, decided to blog about these sakura jellies I made on Tuesday first, as I know some of you want the recipe.

The sakura flowers are pickled in salt and the taste is quite similar to sour plums. You can't eat the flowers straight out of the pack, they are very salty, you have to soak them in water first, before you use them in your recipes.

Was deciding between Kanten and Konnyaku jelly, ended up choosing the latter as I think the flowers will show through slightly better under Konnyaku jelly.

I'm so in love with sakura, I've to admit they don't exactly taste fantastic, but they are just too pretty. You can expect to see some sakura bentos and more upcoming sakura desserts recipes on the blog in the following weeks. :)

10g Konnyaku Jelly Powder
200g sugar
950ml water
5 tbsp sakura honey syrup
a handful of salted sakura
pink food colouring

  1. Put salted sakura in a bowl, cover with enough water and leave for around 2 hours. Then, dry the flowers on a paper towel. Set aside 5 tbsp of the water from soaking the sakura.
  2. IMG_4042IMG_4040
  3. Mix jelly powder and sugar, stir well.
  4. IMG_4043
  5. Boil 950ml of water and gradually add in the mixture in step 2. Add in sakura honey syrup, salted water set aside in step 1 and a little pink colouring (very little is needed, just dip a toothpick in food colouring, then dip it in the water). Stir till everything is dissovled.
  6. IMG_4044
  7. Scoop the mixture into bowls/mould. Add in sakura flower from step 1, use a toothpick to adjust the flowers. Chill in the refrigerator for around an hour. 
  8. IMG_4046
  • If you do not have sakura honey syrup, you can replace it with honey.


  1. So pretty !! I always like the Sakura!! May I know where to get the dried Sakura?

    1. Tk u, Celine. For online, you can search for it on taobao n rakuten or buy from nihon Ichiban. :)

  2. 好梦幻的果冻!好想吃哟!

  3. These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  4. This is the prettiest jelly I have ever seen Ming!

  5. Where can I buy sakura syrup? :)

    1. I bought mine from Nihon Ichiban online. :)

  6. Hi! I am really interested in making this recipe but i couldn't find the sakura honey. I saw that you bought yours from ninon ichiban but i was wondering if they ship to Singapore?

    1. Yes, they do, else you can just substitute with honey, as the sakura taste is quite subtle.


Thank you for commenting. :) Kindly leave a nick or name if you are commenting as anonymous. Thank you! :)