Coconut and Red Bean Pudding (椰汁紅豆糕)

Chinese New Year is on its way and it’s the perfect time to try out today’s new recipe for your family and friends, it’s my Coconut and Red Bean Pudding (椰汁紅豆糕). Red beans (or azuki beans) are very common in Chinese and Japanese desserts. They have a mild but nutty flavour with a sweetness that…

Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)

There’s always a new recipe that you find by accident and it fast becomes a staple and that is most certainly the case with my Baked Chinese New Year Glutinous Rice Cake (焗年糕)! Now I know that I’ve missed the Lunar New Year for this year at least but this Baked Glutinous Rice Cake is honestly…

Crystallised Stem Ginger Cookies

Ginger is one of the building blocks of Chinese cuisine and it is well known (and increasingly backed up by science) that ginger has many health-bearing properties; Confucius said “do not take away the ginger” because ginger can reduce internal heat and fever. With all that, here’s another, less traditional, recipe that would be perfect…

Sweet Beancurd Soup (腐竹糖水, Fu Juk Tong Sui)

Millions of people across the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year on January 28th and it’s the Year of the Rooster. And in honour of Chinese New Year, I’m showing you how to make one of my most favourite Chinese desserts, Sweet Dried Beancurd Soup, 腐竹糖水 (fu juk tong sui). Fu pei is the Chinese…