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…

Mango Icecream Mochi 芒果雪糕糯米糍

I can’t seem to find a good English name for this little dessert adapted from the Southern Chinese traditional Dim Sum. “Sticky Rice Cake stuffed with Mango Icecream” or “Glutinous Rice Cake stuffed with Mango Icecream” just don’t seem to cut it.. Luckily the Japanese have a cute word for it (as they do for…