Green onion pancake (Tsong You Bing), Thin style

Green onion pancake  

Preparing the green onion

180g green onion, 1 teaspoon salt
Chop the green onion very finely, and mix it well with the salt. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes, while the salt makes the moisture come out of the onion. Squeeze more water out of the onion by wrapping it tightly in cloth (for example, a clean tea towel).

Soy milk flavoured with black sugar, black beans, and black sesame


½ cup of black beans and 1 cup of water
1~2 tablesppoons of roasted black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon of black sugar
4 cups of water


1. Soak the beans with 1 cup of water for about 8 hours or over night.

2. Blend a cup of soaked beans and roasted black sesame seeds with another 4 cups of water in a food processor or a fruit mixer. Use a high speed setting to blend it as fine as possible. Then drain the liquid from it into a saucepan.

Black sugar and sesame buns (dumplings)

Filling ingredients
200g ground black sesame
170g black sugar
10 tablespoons cooking oil


1. Grind the sesame seeds in a food processor until very fine.
2. Mix all the ingredients well.

Dough Ingredients
500g all purpose flour
300ml warm water
2 teaspoons dry yeast
25g sugar or black sugar
25ml cooking oil

Black sugar, sweet potato and ginger dessert


600 g sweet potato
4 big chunks of ginger
One small bunch black sugar

Soy bean milk


½ cup of soy beans and 2 cup of water
1 tablespoon of sugar or black sugar
4 cups of water


If you use a standard food processor:

Black sugar and ginger tea


1 cup of chopped ginger (aged ginger)
5 cups water
5 tablespoons black sugar or enough to taste

Sweet Sticky Sesame Dumplings

This a traditional Chinese dish eaten during Lantern Festival in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. Actually, they're so good you can (non-traditionally) eat them any time you want.


1 cup glutinous rice flour (sticky rice flour)
half cup of water
sesame powder mixed with a little water
sugar to taste
finely powdered peanut

How to make it

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Oven-Baked Honey Chicken Drumstick

500g Chicken Drumsticks
4 spoonfuls honey
Extra virgin olive oil, Salt
¼ Onion, finely sliced
30g of olive oil
5 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
Rosemary, Parsley, Thyme and other herbs
2 teaspoonfuls of salt

How to marinate

1. Finely mix 30g of olive oil and 2 teaspoonfuls of salt with the honey in a bowl.

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