All About Chinese New Year Cake & Snack from Previous Years

All About Chinese New Year Cake & Snack from Previous Years

Let me say Happy Chinese New Year to you guys, it is on this Friday, 16th of Feb, 2018, the year of Dog. Just 2 days after Valentine’s day! It should be really busy for all the Asian family already, the lady in the house obviously!

I just start to take action from today. But all the schedule and planning I have done before the last two weeks. Why? Is that serious? I can tell you the answer is YES! All I need to plan is how many stuff I’ll prepare, also my own vegan food as well.

This year I haven’t got time to try something new but I still loyal to my cake from all the past years. You can see how busy I am! Wish you all love them! ♥♥♥ Happy Chinese New Year, all the best wishes and good health to you all! 🙂

Chinese Crispy Peanut Puff – CNY Snack 新年食品, 炸油角

Steamed Golden Custard Cake ~ CNY, 富貴黃金糕 

Chinese New Year Crunchy Snack ~ 蛋散

Baked Vegan Crispy Savoury Cookies for CNY (焗南乳酥餅)

CNY Vegetarian ‘Lo Bo Gao’ (素食蘿蔔糕) – White Radish Cake

Vegetarian Radish Cake (港式素食蘿蔔糕)

CNY Sweet Coconut Rice Cake (椰汁年糕)

Chinese Sweet Rice Cake (椰汁紅豆年糕)

CNY Steam Molasses  with Ginger Pudding ~ 黑糖薑汁年糕

Pineapple cake II ~ 鳳梨酥

Pineapple cake ~ 鳳梨酥

Pineapple cake ~ 鳳梨酥

Rice Crispy with Nori & Peanut Bars ~ 花生海苔米果

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Vegan Black Sesame Rolls II ~ 黑芝麻卷

Vegan Black Sesame Rolls II ~ 黑芝麻卷

Have you tried this before? Definitely, not many people remember it now. It is one of the traditional dim sums. If you like Chinese dim sums, do remember to save this recipe. It will disappear soon or later.

This is my second time to make this roll. Tune back to the first version was a long time ago, back to 2012. Wow, five years ago since.

The first recipe that I made was a bit thicker. Not easy to roll up but the taste was good though. The thinner the better! If anyone likes to try later, remember this little hint.

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Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake ~ Mah Lai Goh黑糖馬拉糕

Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake ~ 黑糖馬拉糕  Mah Lai Goh

What is steamed Malaysian sponge cake? Why is it called Malaysian but not Taiwan or Korea? I really don’t know, dear! It just one of my favourite dim sum in a Chinese restaurant.

One of the more common version is after British rule over the Malay Peninsula, retain the habit of afternoon tea, eat cake, but commonly found in coconut milk than milk on the Malay Peninsula, the oven is not easy to find, so used coconut milk instead of milk and using the steam method instead of using the oven to make a cake.

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Vegan Crispy Custard Mooncake ~ 純素脆皮奶黃月餅

Vegan Crispy Custard Mooncake ~ 純素脆皮奶黃月餅

I always dream of transform all the recipes with dairy or egg into vegan versions. Some of them are work, but still, have lots to do more research and experiment.

Annual Chinese Mid-Autumn festival will be tomorrow. And I still haven’t got anything to post. Apart from too busy , I have gone through a few failure. Try to work out a vegan mooncake that can please me.

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Water-Chestnut Pudding with Osmanthus (桂花馬蹄糕) ~ Vegan

Water-Chestnut Pudding with Osmanthus  (桂花馬蹄糕) ~ Vegan

This is one of my family’s most favourable Chinese cake. When we have a breakfast in a Chinese restaurant for a special occasion. This is one of the traditional dim sums we must order it 桂花馬蹄糕.  It highly demands dim sum for most of the Chinese people.

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Chinese New Year Crispy Snack ~ 蛋散

Chinese New Year Crunchy Snack ~ 蛋散

Today is Chinese New Year Eve. Wish all the mummy finish their work and enjoy a happy dinner 團年飯 with family.

Happy New Year!

 

Please, can anyone help me to translate the name of this wonderful snack: 蛋散, into Chinese?

It is really interesting that I search from the google translate. They came out the word: Egg Powder. It gave me laugh a while and still can’t get it right!

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Chinese Crispy Peanut Puff – CNY Snack 新年食品, 炸油角

Chinese Crispy Peanut Puff – CNY Snack 新年食品, 炸油角

Chinese new year is coming, it is on 8th Feb, next Monday! It will be the year of the monkey!

 

Bless everyone has a Happy Chinese New Year and good health!

Before the big day, moms will be the busiest people in the kitchen. Not only the spring clean of the whole house for the Chinese new year. They need to prepare all the food, snacks and even planning to buy new clothes, new shoes for their children. Because they believe that everything needs to be new for the Chinese new year. It will bring all the luck to them. And the children will get the red envelope with lucky money from their parents, even from all married couple. That’s why all the children will be crazy about the Chinese new year. Also, the school will have two weeks holiday. Do you like to be a child? I do!  🙂

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Vegan ‘Snow Skin’ Mooncake with Black Sesame Paste 黑芝麻冰皮月饼

Vegan ‘Snow Skin’ Mooncake with Black Sesame Paste 麻茸冰皮月饼

 

I love this mooncake, especially the black sesame paste filling. I did add some extra peanuts to upgrade 提升 the taste. After the first bite, I can feel the aroma of the toasted sesame seeds fill all over my mouth.

Have you noticed that the freckles on the skin, they’re absolutely adorable!

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Vegan ‘Snow Skin’ Mooncake with Vegan Egg Yolk

Vegan ‘Snow Skin’ Mooncake with Vegan Egg Yolk

The Mid-Autumn Festival is on Sunday, 27th September this year. It still has a few days to go. Usually, my mooncakes won’t be so early to post out. For the snow skin mooncake, I like it as fresh as possible.

 

But, the traditional mooncake needs to be making it in advance. Because the pastry will get more moisture and softer after a few days it made. The Chinese called it: ‘回油‘!

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Vegan Salted Egg Yolk (純素蛋黃)

Vegan Salted Egg Yolk (純素蛋黃)

Before I start to write this post, let me explain why do I need to make salted or preserved ‘egg yolk’. Isn’t it too strange? What’s it for? I don’t think Western people have heard about it, and they won’t put on their dining table also!

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