Chinese Mango Coconut Pudding and what to see when visiting in Beijing, China!
It’s Wednesday and that’s the day we travel with our Culinary Journey Around the World! It’s our last week to be in the Land of the Rising Sun! So, I’m sharing some of the awesome places to visit when you go to Beijing, China and also this amazing desert recipe Chinese Mango Coconut Pudding! We’ve also recently enjoyed some Chinese Pickles Vegetables , Chinese Honey Garlic Chicken, and bowl of flavorful Chinese Wonton Soup!
My experience of desserts in China are they mostly prefer to have fresh fruit at the end of the meal. Sweets on the whole are significantly more mild that we serve them here in the US. (we even found the M&M’s were not as sweet!) So, our Chinese Mango Coconut Pudding is mildly sweet but with the fresh mango and coconut milk it’s quiet lovely!
We had such an amazing time exploring in Beijing. If you have the opportunity to visit then I recommend these places to put on your list to see. . .
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It’s so massive, you can hardly see every bit of it but it’s amazing to see. . .
The Forbidden City completed in 1420, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the world’s largest palace complex, consisting of many buildings with 9,999 rooms (9 is a lucky number in China) protected by a 20-foot-wide moat and a 32-foot-high wall.
It’s a token of good luck to rub the most significant buildings exteriors. ..
Situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing, Summer Palace is 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the downtown area. Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long been recognized as ‘The Museum of Royal Gardens’.
The photo’s above are of The Dragon Lady or she’s also known as “The Power Behind the Yellow Curtain” she ruled through her son and then her nephew. She was very cruel and very luxurious according to our tour guide. . . every meal had to have a 128 courses and three tables~ one to see, one to smell, and one to actually eat!
At the top of the hill above the Summer Palace is the Tower of Buddhist Incense was built in 1751 and hand 1000 Buddha’s on the outside of the tower. It’s so beautiful and you’re not supposed to take photo’s inside but I got a sneak pic from the doorway to share with all of you! 🙂
The Temple of Heaven is located in the Chongwen District, Beijing. It was built in 1420, the 18th year of the reign of Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty.
The photo’s below are the Imperial Vault of Heaven. . .
The picture below is of me standing on the Heaven Heart Stone or The Circular Altar Mound which is actually the Temple of Heaven in the practical sense. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the emperors would offer sacrifice here to Heaven on the day of the Winter Solstice every year.
Chinese Mango Coconut Pudding is a lovely way to end any meal!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Much Love and Peace~
- 2 very ripe mangoes
- 1 cup water
- 13.66 ounce unsweeteded coconut milk
- 1 package unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup sugar
- lemon juice
- *optional- cubed mango, lemon wedges and toasted flaked coconut, to garnish
- Peel the mangoes and cut flesh from the pits, add to blender with water; blend until smooth.
- Combine milk and sugar in medium sauce pan and bring to simmer over medium low heat, whisk until sugar dissolves, whisk in gelatin and cook for 3 minutes- continue to whisk.
- Remove from heat, add mango puree to pan and mix well.
- Pour mixture into individual ramekins or custard cups, cover, and refridgerate until firm (apporx 3-4 hours) or overnight.
- To serve, squeeze a few drops of lemon juice on the top of each ramekin, garnish with additional
- cubed mango, lemon wedges and toasted flaked coconut.