Thai Dessert: Jewels Jelly (Longan with Jelly)


Today we are preparing a fun and beautiful Thai dessert called Jewels Jelly (in Thai: วุ้นลำไย). This is longan stuffed with different coloured jelly so that the longan resemble jewels. This dessert is easy to make since only few ingredients are needed. It is ideal as a sweet party snack 🙂

Jewels Jelly

Jewels Jelly (photo credit:

Jewels Jelly (photo credit:

Here is what you need for 4 portions:

  • 2 cups of longan, without seed
  • 6g agar agar powder
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3-4 pandan leaves (optional pandan flavour)
  • 100g sugar
  • 1TSP salt
  • food colouring (different colours as you prefer)


First, put the longan on a rack or tray. Take a pot and bring water to a boil, then put in the agar powder. Stir until the agar is completely dissolved, then add the pandan leaves (or pandan flavour). Put in the sugar and salt, then remove the pandan leaves. Put this mixture into four or more cups and add the food colouring that you prefer. Finally, pour the mixture carefully into the longan. Let everything cool down and set. You can also put the jelly longan in the refrigerator. You’re ready to serve 🙂

This recipe for Jewels Jelly comes from the amazing cooking channel In the following video, you can easily learn how to make this dessert.

Hope you’ll give this beautiful and refreshing Thai dessert a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)

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