Pearl meatball is a very popular Chinese dish that you can often find at dim sum restaurants, Chinese pot lucks or the dinner table of a Chinese New Year celebration. It's a bit like dumplings, but instead of wrapping in the dumpling wrap, it's covered with a layer of sweet (glutinous) rice. The translucent white sweet rice looks like little pearls decorating the meatball. This is why it's called pearl meatballs. When the meatball and the rice steam together, the rice absorbs the meaty … [Read more...] about Pearl Meatball with Pork, Tofu and Shrimp (珍珠丸子)
Not surprisingly, this bunny hot dog bun is my daughter's favorite. These are not only super cute (come on, it's a bunny holding a carrot!), but also because they taste amazing! The hot dogs are covered with a fragrant milk bread that creates a great balance in both flavor and texture. It's perfect for a kid's lunch box, snack, or for bringing on a picnic! I still remember the first time when I made these buns was about 3 years ago. My family had a picnic with some … [Read more...] about Bunny sausage Bun
These scallion garlic Parmesan rolls basically take the best qualities of garlic bread and turn the dial all the way up. Instead of just garlic butter on top of the bread, these rolls are wrapped with garlic, scallion and Parmesan, creating many more layers of flavor. Soft and fluffy bread covered with a seriously crispy crust results in a contrast that make eating these things an experience. It's impossible to eat just one! I developed this scallion garlic Parmesan roll because one … [Read more...] about Easy Scallion Garlic Parmesan Roll - Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy inside
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!