Lunar new year is among us and one of my FAVORITE things to have this time of year is nian gao or new year cake. It’s made out of glutinous rice flour so the texture of the cake is both sticky and chewy, resembling mochi which makes it super fun to eat as well.
These pork and chive dumplings are juicy on the inside and are a wonderful addition to any meal whether they are steamed, boiled or pan-fried. They can be eaten alone as an appetizer or served with noodle soup for a filling comforting meal.
These walnut cookies are made with a butter cookie base which gives them a shortbread-like texture and mouth feel. Lunar new year is just around the corner and one of the traditional treats that are eaten around this time of year are walnut cookies because the word walnut in Chinese (hup tou) can represent family […]
This Chinese steamed rice cake (or bai tang gau) has a sweet, slightly chewy addictive texture and an intriguing honeycomb pattern on the inside. In honor of lunar new year coming up, I decided that I would share a recipe for Chinese steamed rice cake with you all because this is something that I haven’t […]
A simple and easy recipe for baked coconut mochi cake. Although baked mochi cakes are typically eaten during lunar new year, the cake’s chewy and glutinous texture is so addicting that I just have to make it and eat it all year ’round!
Happy lunar new year everyone! I am feverishly busy with exams this week and so I was unable to develop new recipes for the occasion. However, I did make a couple batches of glutinous rice balls, almond cookies, pineapple pastries and new year baked glutinous rice cake for the occasion! As much as I love […]
I know we’re no where near Lunar new year but lil’ bun loves these almond cookies so I just HAD to make some for her. Traditionally these cookies are made with animal fat (lard) but you and I both know that lard is no good for the soul so this is a healthier version of […]
Lil’ bun and I have made the Chinese version of steamed rice cake “nian gao” a few times before for lunar new years and we have always loved how easy they are to make. But sometimes, making the same thing over and over gets a little boring. So today, we decided to be adventurous and […]