Dimsum Meringues

Made some dimsum to satisfy my cravings. Just kidding, these are little meringue cookies, shaped like dimsum! 🥟 Here we have some bao, dumplings (could be hargow), lo mai gai, and shumai. It’s currently quarantine still where I live and I miss being able to go to Cantonese places on the weekends and getting dimsum […]

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Mango Sago Chiffon Cake

This cake is inspired by one of my favorite desserts, mango sago. Mango sago is a dessert soup from Hong Kong that is served cold. It is normally made of mango, evaporated milk, and tapioca. My cakified version has mango Swiss meringue buttercream, vanilla chiffon cake, mango chunks and sago in the filling. The cake […]

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Black Tea Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of my all time favorite desserts, and I made a version with black and Irish cream. I just love how the mascarpone cream melds with the soft, fluffy ladyfingers and the bitterness of the cocoa powder. My version uses black tea instead of espresso, and Bailey’s Irish Cream instead of marsala wine. […]

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Strawberry Tamago Boro

Mini strawberry cookies, flavored with matcha and strawberry and shaped to be little berries. These cookies are known as tamago boro (卵ボーロ) in Japanese or 蛋果子/小馒头 in Chinese. Growing up I remember eating these out of a bright orange red tin. I had a blast shaping these little strawberries and decorating them. 

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Genmaicha Eclairs

Genmaicha is one of my favorite tea flavors. It has a mild, fresh flavor with the nuttiness of the roasted rice kernels. The genmaicha flavor is infused in the filling of eclair. I decorated these with a marbled effect and some leftover kohakutou candy I had from a previous project. Eclairs are so delicious to eat, […]

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Strawberry Mochi Swiss Roll Cake

I really love eating ichigo daifuku mochis, which are mochis filled with red bean and strawberry. I made it into a roll cake form, sort of. It’s a vanilla Swiss roll, red bean whipped cream, strawberries, and mochi bits. This cake is such a delight to eat. Soft fluffy cake, fragrant whipped cream, and chewy […]

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Homemade Calpico

Calpico, or Calpis, is a Japanese drink made of tangy yogurt. It is similar to Yakult, but a little more unhealthy. There’s a version of it that has soda that also really delicious. Growing up, I always drank Calpico, and it’s one of my favorite drinks to this day. Since I’m at home due to […]

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Furikake Cheese Biscuits

These are furikake cheese biscuits, a take on the Brazilian cheese biscuit, pao de queijo. This recipe is based on my friend’s family recipe for pao de queijo. Unlike most pao de queijo recipes, this one does not require you to cook down the dough before rolling it and baking it. The result? A delightfully […]

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