Last Updated on January 8, 2019 by Maite Aja
There are times when we all have an almost inevitable desire of having a delicious dessert. That might be because the hormones of happiness are increased by consuming sugared goods. A dessert can be any food which can satisfy your craving of having something sweet: from a cake, pastry or ice-cream, to a fruit or a juice. Therefore, there is a large variety of desserts available to taste and make your day more pleasant.
That’s why desserts are the only things which are loved by everyone. And, in Asia, there are plenty popular desserts to try on every occasion. Let’s just review a few famous Asian desserts which can make you feel happy after eating them.
Dragon’s Beard Candy
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Dragon’s Beard Candy is similar to cotton candy. Made of sugar and maltose syrup and then filled with peanuts, coconut or chocolate, both kids and adults love it. It is a famous Asian dessert and was first introduced in China. Then, it spread its popularity and became a favorite among Korean royalty. Chefs are trained for many months and sometimes years to make this dessert perfectly.
TAKEAWAY: Dragon’s Beard Candy receives its name from the extremely thin white threads that are the base of this dessert, making it look like a dragon’s beard (a mythical being in Chinese culture). Take a look at this video of some entertaining street vendors in South Korea making a delicious Dragon’s Beard Candy from the start. They stretch and fold the initial dough until they get over 16.000 threads!
These type of dessert is perfect for any occasion and can go well in all seasons. It is everyone’s favorite dessert because it is available in endless shapes, colors and flavors to taste. Some of the most popular Asian cakes are chocolate cakes, cheesecakes, egg cakes, matcha (green tea) cakes, pear cakes and carrot cakes. You can order a cake for your next celebration and be sure that it will be a hit. You can also send cakes to your family and friends to make them feel valued and special.
Khanom Chan is a traditional Thai dessert that has a smooth and sticky consistency. It is made up of various types of flours (i.e., rice, tapioca, and arrowroot), coconut milk, sugar and some food coloring. It is normally designed with nine layers, as Thai people believe that this number brings happiness to the life of both the maker and the eater. That’s why, in the past, this dessert was used in ceremonies such as weddings.
Mochi are a traditional Japanese New Year sweets that symbolize prosperity. They are made with a paste of glutinous rice that is shaped to make small gummy balls in a variety of pastel colors. Originally, mochi where only eaten by the emperor and the nobility, but nowadays they are a delicacy available to anyone.
You can also enjoy this dessert with an ice-cream filling. The ice-cream gives the flavor to it and the mochi adds the sweetness and the texture. Typical ice-cream flavors that are used are vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. Finally, mochi is dusted with potato so that it doesn’t stick to your hands while holding it.
Fried Banana Cakes
Most people may have tried variations of fried bananas or plantains. They are a popular snack in many parts of the world, such as South-America, the Caribbean or South-East Asia. But this deep-fried banana cakes, also known as Chuoi Chien, served with coconut sauce are a staple in Vietnamese cuisine. They are easy to make and can be bought from street food vendors and eaten any time of the day.
So if you are planning to visit Asia on your upcoming vacation then don’t forget to try these delicious and famous Asian desserts. Apart from these, you can also check these 10 Indian desserts to die for. Your trip will be much sweeter, joyful and pleasant thanks to their unique taste. Just remember that an excess of sweets is bad for your diet and may cause many health issues.
About the Author: Bavneet is working at Winni. For the last 7 years, Winni has delivered cakes and flowers in more than 480 cities in India. From delicious cakes with a wide range of palatable flavors to beautiful flowers, they can all easily be picked through Winni.