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Asian finger food | Food photography

FINGER FOOD | I love finger foods, for the eye it’s lovely, cute and adorable. For the line, it’s also very good as you can taste a lot of different flavors. I celebrated Chinese New Year in a non-traditional way, with Asian finger foods. And they were yummy!

Taro truffle salad with roasted seaweed, puffed rice grains and shiitake

Taro truffle salad with roasted seaweed, puffed rice grains and shiitake

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Cantonese sugar soup - Taro and Tapioca pearls dessert 芋頭西米露

Cantonese sugar soup | Taro and Tapioca pearls dessert 芋頭西米露

A few posts ago, I made a savory dish using taro (taro pancake). Today, I went for something sweet using taro again – Taro and Tapioca pearls tong sui 芋頭西米露, literally translated as ‘sugar soup 糖水’. The term tong sui is referred to any sweet, warm soup or custard served as a dessert at the end of a meal in Cantonese cuisine. However, tong sui can be found everywhere in Hong Kong (tong sui stores), thus it is not limited to eat it only after a meal. Tong sui are a Cantonese delicacy and are rarely found in other regional cuisines of China.

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Not available in supermarkets | Taro Pancake

If you are familiar with the Asian cuisines or you are a frequent visitor to an Asian supermarket. You should have come across the following ingredients lap cheong, dried shrimps, shiitake and taro – ingredients that you can’t find in your local supermarket. Typical Chinese ingredient mainly used in home cooking and in a few restaurant dishes. Combining those four typical Chinese ingredients, I produced taro pancakes. The flavour is typical Asian and it is not the sweet and sour or black bean sauce flavour, what you may used to taste.

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