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Coconut Milk Pudding Dim Sum (椰汁糕)

This year marks the first National Dim Sum Week which takes place from 30th June to July 5th 2018. If you aren’t familiar with dim sum, it refers to the little delicious food which come on plates or in steamer baskets. It poetically means ‘to touch the heart’. This week will celebrate the sheer amazingness… Continue reading Coconut Milk Pudding Dim Sum (椰汁糕)

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Desserts

Chinese Coconut Milk Pudding (椰汁糕)

One of my favourite sweet dim sum to have at yum cha is 椰汁糕 or Coconut Milk Pudding. It’s a very light little morsel of coconutty goodness and is also wonderfully refreshing but doesn’t require a lot of effort to make yourself at home either! To get the correct balance of coconut flavour, I use… Continue reading Chinese Coconut Milk Pudding (椰汁糕)

Food Travels

Buffet at the Shamrock Cafe and 227 Desserts Tavern: #AITKitchenInHK: Day 11

Today was a fantastic day spent with my mum's relatives full of lots of food! To start the day, we went out to buy lunch in Tai Po to bring back to our flat. We had a salted fish and chicken rice, a spare rib and chicken feet rice, fish ball noodles and gyoza soup… Continue reading Buffet at the Shamrock Cafe and 227 Desserts Tavern: #AITKitchenInHK: Day 11

Bread

Chinese-style Cocktail Buns

A staple of the Chinese bakery is the Cocktail Bun. This Chinese bun, found in every Hong Kong bakery, is an enriched sweet bun with a buttery sweet coconut filling. It is said that this bun came about when a baker didn’t want to throw away any unsold breads so he crumbled it up with… Continue reading Chinese-style Cocktail Buns

Food Travels

Hong Kong Day 3

Sleep update: 3 hours, it was enough to survive today walking around the touristy areas of Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui. We had planned to visit the Ami-Con at the Hong Kong Exhibition Centre however arriving at 2:45pm, queues were long and from where we were, it was around 4 hours until… Continue reading Hong Kong Day 3

Food Travels

Hong Kong Day 2

My second day started at 2:18am when I woke up after a mere 45 minutes sleep. Since then I wasn't able to get back to sleep and by that time, it was 3am and I took part in the weekly #fdbloggers chat and once that had finished, I was most definitely wide awake and unable… Continue reading Hong Kong Day 2

Food Travels

Hong Kong Day 1

So it's the first day I've been in Hong Kong and it's already been full of food! Ranging from market restaurants to McDonalds, I think I've covered quite the spectrum of food possibilities here in Hong Kong. Not having eaten anything on the plane, I was notably hungry and the only thing I wanted was… Continue reading Hong Kong Day 1