Taro sago (tapioca dessert) is a delicious Cantonese dessert soup that's very popular in Taiwan. It's very easy to make, only requiring three main ingredients - taro, sago/small pearl tapioca and coconut milk. It can be served warm or cold. Plus, it's dairy free and gluten free! I will say up front, though, that this recipe could be a little confusing because even though the dish is more commonly known Taro sago, we, as many people do, use small pearl tapioca instead … [Read more...] about Taro Sago (tapioca) with coconut milk (芋頭西米露)
In this recipe I will show you how to make amazing strawberry flavored pineapple buns filled with strawberry cream cheese using all natural ingredients. These pineapple buns are soft and pillowy on the inside with a satisfyingly crunchy shell on the exterior providing a contrasting texture for the ultimate Asian bakery bun experience. I'm using the Tangzhong method in this recipe to give the buns a better texture and that they will be able to stay fresh longer. This … [Read more...] about Strawberry and Cream Cheese Pineapple bun (Melonpan/Bolo bao)
After posting my 3 Ingredient Easy Homemade Boba Tapioca Pearl recipe, I always felt like I owe you all a good Taiwanese milk tea recipe so that you guys can have full authentic boba milk tea experience at home whenever you want -- all made from scratch and without any questionable ingredients. Taiwanese people LOVE milk tea. The milk tea that's so adored in Taiwan is not like the English style with a splash of milk in the tea, but a very rich tasting one. You can see milk tea … [Read more...] about How to Make Taiwanese Style Milk Tea (For Boba, Bubble Tea)
This orange muffin is my proudest recent creation. Using the whole orange gives a bright and strong orange flavor that's just impossible to get from using only the inner fruit or juice of the orange. In addition, these muffins have a fluffy and moist texture that's embellished with bursts of tanginess from the cranberry and crunchiness from the pearl sugar topping. It's really amazing! I guess this is what you'd call (at least I would) a perfect muffin. Oh, and what's more important is that … [Read more...] about Whole Orange Greek Yogurt Muffin with Cranberry - Fluffy and Moist with an Intense Orange Flavor
Black sesame bun (Zhi Ma Bao) is a popular Chinese sweet pastry that can usually be found in dim sum restaurants. Growing up in Taiwan, we usually eat black sesame bun for breakfast or as a snack. It's basically a Chinese steamed bun filled with sweet black sesame paste, which is something tragically absent from western style baked goods. The sweet black sesame filling in this bun is creamy, rich, nutty, and just all around amazing. Basically, any time I make some kind of baked good, my … [Read more...] about Hedgehog Black Sesame Bun (Zhi Ma Bao) - Cute, Yummy and Healthy!