Ma Lai Gao (Chinese Steamed Sponge Cake)

Ma lai gao (Chinese steamed sponge cake) is a very popular dim sum dessert in yum cha restaurants globally. The direct translation from Cantonese is Malay Sponge Cake. Especially prevalent in Hong kong and Guangdong province in both … Read More

Chinese Black Sesame Cake

This Black Sesame Cake is a popular Hong Kong (Cantonese) Style cake that is traditionally made with water chestnut flour and black sesame paste or puree and typically steamed not baked. Another common and well-liked dessert in Hong … Read More

Sesame Seed Balls (Jian Dui)

Sesame seed balls or simply sesame balls or Jian Dui in Mandarin is a Chinese sweet. They are made of glutinous rice flour and filled with different fillings like black sesame paste, red bean paste, crushed peanuts paste … Read More

Homemade Red Bean Paste

Sweet red bean paste is a nutritious and delicious cooking ingredient used in many Chinese sweet desserts and pastries. Red bean paste or adzuki bean paste is a sweet bean paste that is dark red in colour and … Read More

Creamy Almond Pudding

Almond pudding, also called almond jelly, annin tofu or almond tofu, is a soft, jelly like dessert made of Chinese almonds (also called apricot kernels or apricot almonds, the mellow part within the seed of an apricot), agar-agar … Read More

Chinese New Year Steamed Prosperity Cakes (Fa Gao)

Steamed prosperity cake or often called fa gao in Mandarin, fatt koh in Cantonese and Huat Kueh in Hokkien, is very similar to cupcake or muffin, but it is steamed instead of baked. The main ingredients used are … Read More

Black Sesame Glutinous Rice Balls (Mochi)

Glutinous rice balls or tang yuan (meaning round balls in soup) is a Chinese dessert prepared with glutinous rice flour and water mixture. They can be small or large in size and filled or unfilled, savoury or sweet … Read More