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

Beef and Leek Dumplings

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Chinese dumpling or jiaozi is symbolic of Chinese cuisine, typically a customary Northern Chinese food eaten during Chinese New Year (also called Spring Festival). As the semi-circular moon shape of the dumplings resemble olden time Chinese ingots made … 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

Red Bean Paste Buns (Dou Sha Bao)

Red bean paste or adzuki beans paste is a dark red sweet bean paste used in many Chinese desserts and pastries. This paste is also widely used in Japanese and Korean cuisines. Red bean paste buns (dou sha … Read More

Pork and Prawn Wonton Soup

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Wonton is a classic traditional food that originated from Northern China and dated all the way back to more than 1,000 years ago. Wonton is also called “wantan”, “wanton” or “wuntun” in Cantonese and “huntun” in Mandarin. Wontons … Read More

Homemade Gluten Free Wonton Wrappers

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Wontons are very popular customary food staple in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. With the esteem dumplings, comes the invention of wontons, albeit looking very similar, they are different in thickness and shape. Wonton wrappers are … Read More

Chinese Steamed Barbecue Pork Buns (Char Siu Bao)

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Char siu bao (in Cantonese) or char shao bao (in Mandarin) is a typical Cantonese bun stuffed with diced barbecue pork. There are two versions of char siu bao, namely steamed and baked (also called chan bao in … 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 Steamed Custard Buns

Bao or baozi is a type of steamed filled bun or bread-like bun (often made with yeast) in Chinese cuisines. There are countless number of variations to the fillings and methods of preparing these buns. These buns are … Read More

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