Asian Desserts


Khanom Tang Taek – Broken Barrel Candy

Khanom Tang Taek – translated as “Broken Barrel” candy began life as a dessert for poor people. Also known as Poor Man’s Pancake, it is cheap to make, the main ingredients being rice flour and sugar. These days, its a lot more than just flour and sugar and street and market vendors normally offer a […]

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Pandan Chiffon Cake

Pandan Chiffon Cake

Pandan Chiffon cake is a light, fluffy or sponge cake of Indonesian / Malaysian origin, and is both flavoured and cloured with the juice of Pandanus amaryllifolius leaves. The cakes are light green in colour due to the chlorophyll in the leaf juice. This is a favourite snack in both Indonesia and Malaysia. The precise origin of […]

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Ongol-ongol - sweet sago rolls


(Sweet Sago Rolls with Palm Sugar Syrup) An extremely popular, yet inexpensive dessert found in the streets of Indonesia; where sago flour, palm sugar and coconut is used to create a sweet treat. Ongol-Ongol is often served with black coffee or black tea due to its sweetness. Cooking Time: 30mins – 60mins Total time: 60mins […]

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Songpyeon - Korean rice cake

Songpyeon – Korean Rice Cakes

Chuseok is a Korean harvest festival and as in all countries, special delicacies are made to celebrate this special occasion. Whereas the Chinese have their Moon Ccakes, the people of Korea have the “songpyeon“. Made from rice flour, this traditional rice cake is kneaded into balls and and stuffed with sesame seeds, beans, or chestnuts. […]

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Korean Desserts

Ttok’wach’ae (Rice-Cake Fruit Cup Songpyon (Half-Moon-Shaped Rice Cake) Samsaekchuak (3-Color Sweet Cumplings) Samsaekchuak (3-Color Sweet Dumplings) Ingredients 5 cups glutinous rice 1 tbsp. salt 20 jujubes 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. honey food coloring(pink, green) 3 cups frying oil 1/2 cuphoney or syrup Directions Wash the glutinous rice and soak it in water. Drain, grind […]

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Nepal Desserts

Nepali Desserts

Kheer Kheer 2 Besan Burfi Sewian Mango Ice Cream Gajar ko Halwa (Carrot Pudding) Rice Flour Pudding Gulab Jamuns Suji Halva Carrot Halva Rasgoola Burfi (Diamond Shaped Milk cakes) Kheer (Vermicelli Pudding) Recipe from Dalbir Chadda: Make sure that the vermicelli is very fine (angel hair pasta is ok but the very fine vermicelli that […]

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Indian Desserts Recipes

Popular Indian Desserts recipes such as Gulab Jamuns, Khee and Besan Burfi are included in our Indian recipe collection, along with cooking tips. Tasty and easy to prepare recipes for making a rage of desserts and sweets… Kheer Kheer 2 Sewian Mango Ice Cream Carrot Halwa Kheer Shrikhand Benne Biscuit Besan Milk Burfi Honey Glazed […]

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Japanese Desserts

There are no sweets or desserts in the Western sense of the word to be found in traditional Japanese cooking, instead meals are ended with fresh fruits of the season. Sweet things do exist however, originally they were something to indulge in when drinking ocha (tea), and so sweets are closely linked to the “way […]

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Bangladeshi sweets & desserts

Bangladesh Desserts Recipes

Bangladeshi desserts owe their origins to Western Bengali influences – and the sweets and confectionery of the eastern region of Bengali are among the most delicious across all Asia. The popularity of such desserts and sweet snacks (mishti) is widespread, and includes recipes such as rasgulla, sandesh and mishti doi… Mishti Doi (sweet yogurt) Ingredients […]

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