Asian Desserts

Bibingka Coconut Filipino Cake

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Christmas Around The World: The Philippines

Asian Desserts, Dessert Recipes December 25, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Maligayang Pasko! (Happy/Merry Christmas In Tagalog) Filipinos are said to have some of the most Christmas spirit in the world. And who is to argue when they have one of the world’s longest Christmas season— lasting five months (September through January). The Philippines is largely a Christian nation with approximately 90% of Filipinos holding the Christian faith, 80% of those being…

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Middle Eastern Basbousa Semolina Cake

Middle Eastern Basbousa Semolina Cake

African Desserts, Asian Desserts, Dessert Recipes July 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

A dessert with many names, basbousa is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert originating in Egypt that is commonly found throughout the region. As versions of this dessert moved through the area, each country adapted its ingredients and name: Lebanon (nammoura), Armenia (shamali), Turkey/Greece (revani), Egypt/Jordan (harisa). Some recipes call for eggs, while others call for yogurt, milk or buttermilk. The…

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Mango Sticky Rice

Asian Desserts, Dessert Recipes, Sweet March 28, 2017 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

  Thailand is one of those intoxicating places whose food draws you in and never lets you go. I’m normally a chocolate person, but the one dessert that I can’t get off my mind is the infamous mango sticky rice. Deceptively simple and extremely addictive, there’s something about the perfect harmony of the thick creamy sweetened sticky rice paired with luscious mango…

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