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Red bean soup – How to make it at home (Cantonese style)

Today I want to show you how to prepare a traditional Cantonese dessert which is called red bean soup 红豆沙.  Red bean soup is in the category of Cantonese desserts called tong sui (糖水), literally means sugar water. It is a popular item on the menu of most Chinese dessert houses in Hong Kong, Malaysia, …

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Tea egg – How to prepare in 3 quick steps

Tea egg 茶叶蛋 (a type of soy sauce egg 卤蛋 ) is a popular snack in the Chinese community. You will find street food vendors selling tea egg in the electric rice cooker, Hainanese chicken rice stores served it as a side dish, and Chinese medicine shop owner will add some medicinal herbs to the braising …

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Salted egg pastry – How to make in 3 steps

Chinese salted egg pastry (蛋黄酥, 鹹蛋酥, Harm Tarn Soh) is an all-time favorite among the Chinese, particularly during the Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year.  It is prepared by encasing the salted egg yolk in sweetened red bean paste or lotus paste, then wrapped in the flaky Chinese pastry. It has a unique taste of …

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Easy carrot cake recipe- How to make it at home

I know there are hundreds of easy carrot cakes recipes on the internet (and recipe books). However, I can assure you that this recipe is full of information and practical tips that I have experience in my career. This easy carrot cake is packed with the flavor of walnuts, chocolate chips, and of course, prepared …

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Liu Sha Bao- wonderful dessert with salted egg

You will be captivated by the lava-like filling flowing out when you tear open this Chinese custard bao (Liu Sha Bao). The filling is a little sweet, creamy, and most noticeably the slightly salty, sandy and lava-like texture of the mashed salted eggs yolk. The molten, lava-like filling is the characteristic of this unique Cantonese …

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Snow skin mooncake – How to make (with custard filling)

Snow skin mooncake 冰皮月饼 has become a favorite dessert served during the Mid-Autumn festival. It was invented in the 1960s in Hong Kong (some say Singapore) and evolved to the present formula in the late 1980s  The texture, ingredients, and methods of cooking are entirely different from the traditional mooncake. Snow skin mooncake is made …

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Mooncake recipe – (Quick and easy)

Mooncake is the indispensable Chinese dessert served during the mid-autumn festival which falls on the 15th of August of the Chinese lunar calendar. This is the perfect time for me to share with you the mooncake recipe that I have just made. The style and purpose of this festive dessert have evolved considerably in the …

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Taiwanese pineapple cake 鳳梨酥- how to make it from scratch

Taiwanese pineapple cake is a favorite bakery delicacy all year round.  It is a crumbly and nearly melt-in-the-mouth pastry with the pineapple jam as the filling encased inside. The Taiwanese pineapple cake is different from the Singapore/Malaysia pineapple tart that I used to make.  First, the filling contains mashed winter melon instead of pure pineapple. …

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Japanese sponge cake – How to make the most cottony and bouncy cake

Finally, I am getting everything right on how to make the Japanese sponge cake after many attempts. The cake is bouncy like a sponge, with the soft and delicate texture resemble cotton when you tear it apart. I also add the cake batter to the dough of the chocolate Japanese milk bread. Here is the …

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