I never thought red dates could be so delicious when stuffed with glutinous rice balls, until yesterday. Sweet, sticky and delicious describe this lovely Chinese dessert. It is also unexpectedly good for your health since the dates are considered the healthiest fruit on earth.
For glutinous rice lovers, stuffed red dates with glutinous rice balls is a must-try. Serve this one up and your guests will rave — and no one has to know just how easy it was!… View Post

Glutinous rice cake is very yummy, sweet and sticky, with lots of soybean flavor that folks seem to love. It’s pretty famous in China because of its great flavor and its funny name. Honestly, it is my favorite Beijing snack.
This glutinous rice cake (rolling donkey) is a quick and fun snack that you and your families will enjoy making and eating! :)… View Post

Today’s recipe is inspired by Hui Lau Shan, one of my favorite dessert bars in China. Called “Xu Liu Shan” in Chinese, it’s the most popular and famous chain of dessert restaurants based in Hong Kong. When I was a high school student in Shenzhen, my favorite activity was to spend a few afternoon hours in Hui Lau Shan and enjoy an afternoon tea there. The desserts are all asian style and many of them made with mango. After I moved to New York, I found it’s really not that easy to find a great dessert bar that specializes in Chinese desserts and snacks.… View Post

You can never go wrong with green tea. Some people love drinking green tea straight-up, some enjoy eating itin different ways. There are many culinary traditions involving green tea. I’m quite obsessed with green tea flavored things, and I personally like green tea rice cake with red bean the best. This wonderful traditional dessert is made with powdered sweet rice and green tea, and filled with red beans. It’s soft, slightly sweet, and chewy. It has a very similar taste of Chinese New Year cake, known in Mandarin as “Nian Gao (“higher year”), which is another delicious sweet sticky rice dessert that I love.… View Post