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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 , ,

Red Velvet Cake

Let me introduce my favorite cake, the Red Velvet. Although famous already in the last century, it is ever growing more popular worldwide, known for it’s brilliant red color and it’s rich frosting. The redness is due to food coloring, … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 American Foods , ,

Parfait (パフェ)

While ice cream is still ice cream in Japan, you might not have seen a parfait this size before: This little gem was discovered and enjoyed in a cafe in Fukuoka called Edokko. These places usually target young female groups … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 Japanese Foods ,


The pancake is a universal European dish, but in Austria (also Hungary), it is done somewhat different. Kaiserschmarrn is a pancake shredded into pieces and often eaten with jam or applesauce, sometimes topped with chopped nuts and powdered sugar. It … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 Austrian 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 , , ,