Black Sesame TangYuan for Winter Solstice Day 冬至食湯圓

The Chinese say “Winter Solstice Day is bigger than the New Year”, all over the country it’s a time for families to get together for dinner. In some southern places the dessert TangYuan (glutinous rice balls) is a must have, representing “together” and the combination of Yin and Yang. As a child store bought frozen…

Black Sugar Yogurt Muffins 黑糖酸奶鬆糕

  Tastes of rich cocoa and minerals, Okinawa black sugar is definitely my favourite. I get this kind that comes in a mixture of powder and clumps, when used in baking it gives off little pockets of concentrated flavours, almost like a chocolate chip. The yogurt gives it extra moisture, and the oatmeal makes the…