How to Make Red Bean Soup

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Red bean soup is a common Chinese dessert soup (or tong sui) made from red azuki beans and brightened with the tangy citrus of dried tangerine peel. It’s both humble and elegant — you’re equally likely to be served red bean soup as the complimentary dessert at your neighborhood Cantonese restaurant as you are to receive it as the closing act of a lavish banquet.

How to Make Black Sesame Soup

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Black sesame soup is a variety of Chinese dessert soup (or tong sui), commonly served after meals, as a mid afternoon snack and, of course, with dim sum.

How to Make Sweet Tofu

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Sweet tofu is a smooth, silken tofu, as opposed to the tofu used in a savory dish. The tofu is usually served in a sweet syrup made from ginger and rock sugar.

How to Make Deep Fried Twisted Egg Puffs

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Deep fried twisted egg puffs are thin pieces of egg dough that are twisted into knots and deep fried. The flaky pieces are then drizzled in honey syrup with sesame seeds added on top.

How to Make Deep Fried Egg Puffs

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Deep fried egg puffs are a type of sweet donut. They are made with an egg dough that is fried and then sprinkled with granulated sugar.

How to Make Steamed Sesame Balls

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Steamed sesame balls are usually served in a sweet soup made with ginger and natural, unprocessed brown sugar. They can be stuffed with ground peanuts, sesame seeds or red bean paste.

How to Make Fried Sesame Balls

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Fried sesame balls are made from fried dough covered with sesame seeds and filled with a sweet red bean or lotus seed paste. They’re best when served piping hot, a wonderful combination of crunchy, chewy, sticky and sweet.

How to Make Egg Tarts

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Egg tarts are made from an outer pastry crust that is filled with egg custard and baked. Chinese egg tarts developed in Hong Kong from similar pastries introduced to the region through the Portuguese colony in Macau.

How to Make Sponge Cake

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Sponge cake is steamed, rather than baked, to create a softer, chewier feel. The Chinese name (aka mah lai goh) is reflective of its Malaysian origin.

How to Make Mango Pudding

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Mango pudding is a simple dessert made from fresh mangos, evaporated milk and sugar. The pudding has a rich and creamy texture and is served cold, usually with a fresh mango garnish.