Gung Hei Fat Choi!
One of my best friends when I was growing up was named Tammy. She lived with her family, including her Chinese grandmother. Her grandma did not speak any English, but she made us delicious food that I still think about to this day. I most clearly remember her home-made egg tarts and home-style tofu (my soul craves this tofu…. I have never found a recipe for it, and have only eaten it in the homes of Chinese friends).
So I was thinking that I want to share an egg tart recipe with you all, because this weekend was Chinese New Year! At first I thought that I would make it myself, but on second thought I am going to make the grueling three block trek to one of the Chinese bakeries in my neighbourhood.
That said, I would like to refer you to this brilliant blog posting on how to make Cantonese Egg Tarts. The photos are completely lovely, like this one:
And for good measure, here’s a recipe for how to make Pineapple Buns (Bo Luo Bao 菠蘿包), another classic Hong Kong pastry. And news flash, there are no pineapples in pineapple buns! To find out why, you will have to read the posting about it.