Sunflower Shaped Pastry

葵花酥 Sunflower Shaped Pastry

So after my Chrysanthemum shaped pastry with azuki paste filling, I decided to give this traditional Chinese pastry a twist by using filling mixed with match and sweet mung bean paste plus a different shape for differentiation. And I love the result! Freshly out of oven, this green filling gives a really tasty flavor layered with aroma of matcha and sweet mung bean paste while the flaky puff pastry gives a delightful texture all in one bite. The other two with black sesames on top are made with azuki paste and match, however, I really think match and sweet mung bean paste complement very well. Lovely and very tasty! 


Traveling around the world, I’ve seen how those Chinese take out mislead people’s perception about Chinese food. Wok fried, heavy seasoned with soy sauce and MSG, cornstarch thickened at all time is not authentic Chinese cooking. Real Chinese cuisine is mastering selections of fresh ingredients, seasonings, various cooking methods to deliver genuine taste of food that wow your taste buds. I’m no Michelin chef but someone who knows how authentic Chinese cuisine should taste like. Welcome to my dinning table and enjoy the real Chinese food. Bon appétit!