Chinese “pineapple” (bolo) custard buns 菠蘿包

Redemption. Don’t you just love it? After my epic fail in the Chinese custard buns that I made recently, I was extremely discouraged in trying…

Chinese baked custard filled buns (奶黄包)

One Asian food that I have always loved and will always adore are Chinese pastries. My mom and I have been known to walk into…

Chinese steamed sticky rice cakes (nián gāo)

Happy Chinese New Year, or 恭禧發財! The lunar calendar marks the year of the snake, which is particularly special to me because it represents the…

Chinese bakery-style cake

This was my first year hosting a holiday and probably the first time in over 10 years that I haven’t had to travel for Thanksgiving.…

Chinese egg tarts (蛋塔)

We are slowly getting settled in our new house. We have one week before we close on the old house and a lot of boxes…

Large Chinese scallion pancake (蔥油大餅)

A large and fluffy scallion pancake that’s big enough to share! This recipe comes from my mom, who used to make it for us when…

Dorayaki (Japanese red bean pancakes)

I like to think of dorayaki as a Japanese whoopie pie. A layer of sweetened red bean paste is sandwiched between two soft and fluffy…