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Mango pomelo sago

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Mango pomelo sago
Place of originHong Kong
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsMango, pomelo, sago, coconut milk, cream, sugar
Variationsice cream, ice pop, pudding
Food energy
(per serving)
264 kcal (1105 kJ)
Similar dishesSago with coconut milk
Mango pomelo sago
Traditional Chinese楊枝甘露
Simplified Chinese杨枝甘露
Literal meaningpoplar branch sweet dew
A bowl of mango pomelo sago in a dessert store
Lei Garden's mango pomelo sago

Mango pomelo sago is a type of contemporary Hong Kong dessert. It usually includes diced mango, pomelo, sago, coconut milk, and milk. It can be found in many Chinese restaurants and dessert stores in Hong Kong as well as in Singapore, Malaysia, Guangdong, and Taiwan. Over time, this dessert has evolved into many different variations; for example, it can serve as a flavor for other desserts and drinks.[1]


The Chinese name of "mango pomelo sago" (楊枝甘露, literally "willow branch manna") comes from the concept of dropping manna from a willow branch which makes people feel refreshed when they taste it. It is also a magical tool used by Guanyin in the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West.

This dessert was said to be invented by Lei Garden in 1984 when it decided to set up its first branch in Singapore.[2] Wong Wing-chee, the former head chef of the Lei Garden, alleges to have invented mango pomelo sago as a new dish of the Lei Garden. Inspired by the local ingredients in Singapore, Wong decided to make a dessert featuring mango, pomelo, and sago.[3]


Many new mango pomelo sago-based desserts have become popular, including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sweet dreams: Love Yogurt not just dessert". pittnews. December 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Best Mango Pomelo Dessert In Singapore – 杨枝甘露 Rocks". DANIELFOODDIARY.
  3. ^ "楊枝甘露". Sing Tao Daily. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  4. ^ "mango pomelo sago". world recipe. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Prosperity menus focus on traditional festive favourites". The Star Online. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Mango Deluxe with Aloe Vera for Strengthening Stomach". Hung Fook Tong. Retrieved 24 March 2016.