10 (Chinese)

List by: anika854, created: 01 Jan 2017, updated: 26 May 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

Desserts in China are different from in the West. China is known for many things and Chinese food is certainly one of the most famous items in worldwide cuisine. There are also some popular desserts.

1. Red Bean Bun

豆沙包, dòu shā bāo,doe shaa bough (Chinese)

It is one of the most popular Chinese dessert. Those lovely and soft steamed buns are so great for breakfast.

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2. Dragons Beard Candy

Dragon's beard candy (Chinese)

Dragons Beard Candy is a handmade traditional art of China. It is also a traditional Chinese sweet similar to spun sugar, and is very sticky. It melts easily, and becomes even stickier, when it is exposed to high temperatures. This food is generally sold by the side of the road, or at stalls near popular tourist destinations.

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3. Egg Tart

(English) (Hong Kong) (Portuguese)

Egg Tart is a kind of custard tart found in Hong Kong, Portugal, England, and various Asian countries, which consists of an outer pastry crust that is filled with egg custard and baked.

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4. Fried Durian

榴莲酥, liú lián sū,lyoh lyen soo (Chinese)

This dessert is more common in summer, as this is when the durian is in season.

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5. Tanghulu

糖葫芦, 糖葫蘆, tánghúlu, bingtanghulu (Chinese)

Traditional Chinese snack of candied fruit. It originated from northern China, but it is now commonly available in most Chinese cities, such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai. It consists of fruits covered in hard candy on bamboo skewers that are approximately 20cm long.


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6. Pumpkin Pancake

南瓜饼, nán guā bǐng,nan gwaa bing (Chinese)

It is deep fried pumpkin pancakes consisting mainly of pumpkin, sugar, and flour. They are very popular in winter, and are some of the sweetest things around in China.

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7. Sweet Egg Bun

Nai Wong Bao,奶黄包 nǎi huáng bāo,neye hwung baoww (Chinese)

The sweet egg bun consists of a warm bun filled with a mix of egg yolk and sugar.

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8. Tangyuan

yuanxiao, 汤圆, tāng yuán,tung-ywen, Rice balls (Chinese)

Tangyuan is a Chinese food made from glutinous rice flour mixed with a small amount of water to form balls and is then cooked and served in boiling water.

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9. Annin Tofu

Xingren doufu, almond jelly (Chinese) (Hong Kong) (Japanese)

Annin Tofu is a soft, jellied dessert made of almond milk, agar, and sugar.

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10. Grass Jelly

Leaf jelly,烧仙草,shāo xiān cǎo,shaoww sshyen tsaoww (Chinese) (Hong Kong) (Korean)

Grass Jelly is a jelly-like dessert.It is made using the Platostoma palustre plant (a member of the mint family) and has a mild, slightly bitter taste. It is served chilled, with other toppings such as fruit, or in bubble tea or other drinks.

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