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…

Chinese red bean pastry roll (豆沙餅)

This beautiful Chinese red bean pastry roll is my mom’s recipe and is very popular in her circle of friends. She likes to make this…

Chinese almond cookies (Happy Chinese New Year!)

Almond cookies are a classic dessert for Chinese New Year. May your New Year be prosperous and happy! Happy Chinese New Year!  I normally don’t…