5 Asian Desserts To Blow Your Mind

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Melonpan, Japan

These traditional buns from the Land of the Rising Sun are just as popular as pineapple buns from Hong Kong and are devoured in their millions every year!

Mooncake, China

Mooncakes are Chinese bakery products infamously known as difficult to make authentically. Mooncakes are traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy!

Pandan Chiffon, Indonesia

Pandan Chiffon cake is a light, fluffy or sponge cake of Indonesian origin that is flavoured with the juice of Pandanus amaryllifolius leaves. The cakes are light green in tone due to the chlorophyll in the leaf juice. Also a favourite snack in Malaysia.

Pisang Goreng, Indonesia

Pisang Goreng is a snack food made of banana or plantain being deep fried in hot cooking oil, mostly found throughout Indonesia, but popular all over South East Asia. There are several variants: type of banana used; either coated with batter or not. A variant called “Pisang Goreng Pontianak” is widely popular in Indonesia and is one of the main street foods across the archipelago.

Sakuramochi, Japan

Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome (a short-grain japonica glutinous rice) which is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. In Japan, Sakuramochi is known also as “Cherry Blossom Cake” and is traditionally made in a ceremony called “mochitsuki”.

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