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!
This custard bun is probably the most popular bake good in my family. Nobody can resist it. When you take a bite, the tender and fluffy bread along with the sweet and creamy custard melt together in your mouth to create something amazing. If you can distill heaven into a bite, this might very well be it. Take of bite of this when you're having a bad day and you'll likely forget about it and realize that life is actually not so bad after all. Custard bun is very … [Read more...] about Baked Custard Bun (Cream Pan) - Asian Bakery Style
Taiwanese macaron is a traditional snack that you can only find in old school Taiwanese bakeries now a days. Few pastries can bring as much nostalgia to the typical Taiwanese as this pastry. Even though I call it a Taiwanese macaron because it looks so similar to French macarons, but the taste and texture are completely different different. Two small wafers of soft and airy sponge cake/cookie with a thin crispy shell and butter cream in between creates a fabulous flavor when they all melt … [Read more...] about Taiwanese Macaron - Mini Sponge Cake/Cookie Sandwich with Butter Cream
This dish is one of my childhood favorites, and now it's also one of my toddler's favorite dish. The warm rice topped with shrimps and flavorful and silky eggs are just so yummy and satisfying! It's a very common Chinese dish, and everyone has their own way of making it. It can either be a main dish or a side dish. It's very easy and quick to make, perfect for a quick lunch or a busy weeknight dinner. Infuse the scallion aroma in the egg The eggs almost work as the sauce in this … [Read more...] about Easy Scallion Shrimp & Egg Rice Bowl
I miss Taiwanese breakfast stalls all the time. There are so many options for you to choose from every morning. Apart from the set menu that's always there, they also try to invent new menu items from time to time, and this is something that became popular recently. When I first saw this combination, I was skeptical about how the combination of egg and peanut butter (what they use in Taiwan) tastes like, so I tried making one for myself. Surprisingly, this combination tastes great and is … [Read more...] about Nut Butter and Omelet Sandwich