Layered Mango Jelly Dessert
Dessert

Layered Mango Jelly Dessert

Spring is finally here- and it’s been long awaited considering the incredibly cold winter that we had in Boston this year!  To welcome the beauty of spring, I’m sharing this layered mango jelly dessert that my uncle gifted me.  It’s simply amazing how light and fragrant this dessert is, and will keep you wanting more. … Continue reading

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Ring in the new year with classic chocolate dipped strawberries!  Sweet, luscious strawberries covered with rich semi-sweet chocolate and just a drizzle of white chocolate will definitely complement any champagne toast.  These beautiful strawberries can even be made year-round for a delicious, homemade gift for others or a delectable dessert for yourself! Time: 15 minutes … Continue reading

Crème Brûlée
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Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée is one of my all-time favorite desserts, and it was such a treat when my uncle made this over the weekend!  This rich custard is normally served at room temperature and topped with its signature burnt sugar topping.  To achieve this stark texture contrast of velvety custard and hard caramel, you will need … Continue reading

Black Sesame Dumplings in Ginger Sweet Soup
Chinese / Cooking / Dessert

Black Sesame Dumplings in Ginger Sweet Soup

Today marks the Winter Solstice Festival (“Dongzhi” 冬至), which is an important festival in Chinese culture and typically celebrated on/around December 22nd.  This tradition dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) when both government officials and commoners would have a day to reunite with their families. In the southern parts of China, especially Hong … Continue reading