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Osmanthus and Goji Berry Agar

This agar-agar dessert with dried osmanthus flower and goji berries are very simple to prepare, and they are vegan friendly and gluten-free.

For your next visit to an Asian grocery market, I would suggest hunting down for a packet of dried osmanthus flower, usually found in the tea aisle. The flower has such a nice fragrant, though I guess one might need getting used to. The first time I had a taste of this flower was when I visited Gui Lin (桂林), which literally means the forest of osmanthus. The tea, the biscuits, the many different snacks are all offered with osmanthus flavor. To tell you the truth, it was a bit weird when I first tried them since they can be a bit too flowery, but it grows on me and now I crave it every now and then.

Osmanthus and Goji Berry Agar

Osmanthus and Goji Berry Agar

Osmanthus and Goji Berry Agar

5.0 from 7 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Serves: 8

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  • 1 tablespoon goji berry, soaked in hot water until puffy, drained
  • 750 ml water
  • 100 gram sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried osmanthus flower
  • 1 packet plain agar-agar powder (7 gram)


  1. In a small pot, boil together water, sugar, and osmanthus flower. Cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add agar-agar powder to the pot, stir until completely dissolves. About 2-3 minutes.
  3. Divide goji berry equally into your preferred mould(s), then pour agar-agar solution into the moulds.
  4. Chill in the fridge until completely set. Serve chilled.
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  • Tonje Tonje says:

    Those look so cute! I've never cooked with agar before, so I'm excited to try it.

  • Mahy Mahy says:

    Incredible dish to make - it will certainly be in the center of everyone's attention if served to the table. Can't wait to make it myself now :-)

  • kim kim says:

    This recipe turned out absolutely delicious! It was so easy too! I'll definitely be making again!

  • Kiki Johnson Kiki Johnson says:

    Ok, I admit I had to google dried osmanthus flower and looks up the tree - you got me really curious! Thanks for posting this special recipe. I will keep my eyes peeled for them! I am sure it tastes delish!

  • Julia Julia says:

    I love trying new recipes and this one sounds so easy. Hope I find all the ingredients I need to make it.

  • Ana cardoso Ana cardoso says:

    Seem so lovely! I found the agar agar in "stripes", not in powder, the portion is same 7 grams? Thanks

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Ana, does the packaging specify an amount of water? Even with agar powder, different brands may have different agar-agar: water ratios. As long as your 7 grams of agar-agar stripe is meant for 3 cups (750 ml) of water, it should work. :)

  • Naomi Naomi says:

    Where can I buy mold for the Osmanthus and Goji Berry desert? Presentation looks beautiful.

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Naomi, thank you for the compliment. I was using an ice cube tray for the mold. :)

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