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Category Archives: Chinese Foods

Black sesame pudding with Tangyuan (湯團芝麻糊)

A favorite Cantonese dessert of mine is black sesame pudding, which is incidentally also a favorite of my mother’s. This soup is a hot, sweet dish, usually rather thick, made of ground black sesame and often sweetened with some sugar. … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 Chinese Foods , ,

Haw Flakes (山楂餅)

Any person who has parent(s) from Hong Kong will have eaten this snack in their childhood. What are haw flakes? They are candy made from the Chinese hawthorn plant, circularly shaped and cut into 1mm thick slices. They are packaged … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 Chinese Foods , ,

Doufuhua (豆腐花)

Doufuhua is my most favorite Chinese of all time! Nothing more than jellied soy, this dessert is served with sugar water (usually with ginger) in the Cantonese style. It is eaten widely in all of Asia, although I’ve never tried … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 Chinese Foods , , ,

Melonpan (メロンパン) / Pineapple Bun (菠蘿包) 

Pineapple buns have been a common snack since childhood. It is a Hong Kong pastry most likely sold in all bakeries of any Chinatown in the world. It is a sweet bun with a crumbly cookie topping with commonly nothing … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 Chinese Foods, Japanese Foods , , ,