China enjoys the high reputation for its mouthwatering and various food. Today, I want to talk about the top 20 must-to-eat desserts in China.
Dragon’s Beard Candy
Dragon’s Beard Candy is not only a type of Chinese candy, but also is a traditional art as it originates in the Han Dynasty. It is made of spun sugar, and is very sticky.
Originated from Sichuan, pumpkin pancakes are 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.
Sweet Egg Bun
The sweet egg bun consists of a warm bun filled with a mix of egg yolk and sugar. These buns are highly popular and are commonly found at Cantonese restaurants.
Deep Fried Durian
Although infamous for its strong and bad smell, deep Fried Durian, with a slight deep fried batter crust tastes good and is very popular.
Tangyuan — Sweet Soup Balls
Tangyuan originates in Sichuan cuisine. It is sweet and filled with fermented rice and sticky rice balls. This soup is usually eaten at large family meals.
The dessert is generally made using apricot kernel, which is soaked and grounded with water. The milk is then extracted, and a gelling substance is added.
Sticky Rice Cakes
Made with glutinous rice and brown sugar, sticky rice cakes are a staple for the Lunar New Year and are considered to bring you luck and prosperity in the coming year.
Water Chestnut Cake
Made of shredded Chinese water chestnut, this Cantonese dim sum dish has a translucent appearance and tender texture. It is a symbol of prosperity and rising fortunes for the Cantonese people.
Sesame fritters are deep-fried cookie balls rolled in sesame seeds. The golden colour of the fritters symbolizes wealth, while the grin represents laughter.
Similar to the water-chestnut cake, osmanthus jelly is also translucent, and made with dried osmanthus flowers and goji berries. This dessert also has medicinal powers such as cough suppression.
Chongyang Cake is a kind of traditional cake eaten on the Chongyang Festival. It is baked and steamed, mainly made up of rice flour and sugar, then decorated with jujube, chestnuts and almonds.
Crystal Cake is one of the traditional desserts in Weinan city of eastern Shaanxi, China. Crystal cake was first invented in Xiagui during the Song Dynasty. The crust is made with wheat flour, starch and oil, the filling is a mixture of granulated sugar, lard, and pounded rock candy,
candied fruits and nuts.
Cut cake, also maren candy is a confectionery made with candied fruit, corn syrup, flour and nuts. It is a traditional snack of the Uyghur ethnic group in Xinjiang Hotan. Cut cake is made in large blocks, and sold by cutting slices from the block, hence the name “cut cake”.
Ginger milk curd
Ginger milk curd, also known as ginger-juice milk curd, ginger milk pudding or simply ginger milk, is a Chinese hot dessert originated in Shunde District, Guangdong Province in southern China. The main ingredients are ginger, Water buffalo milk, and sugar.
Lo mai chi
Lo mai chi, also referred to as glutinous rice dumpling, is a type of Chinese pastry. It is Today there are many different modern variations such as green tea flavor, mango flavor, etc.
So, are these exquisite and toothsome Chinese desserts stimulate your taste buds? In fact, there are still some other delicious desserts in China, such as Mi san dao, Song gao, Red tortoise cake and so on. I believe that it will be a striking memory for you if you pay a visit to China.