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27 Popular Chinese Desserts We Love

Check out some authentic Chinese desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

China is a large country with many regional dishes from different cultural groups that reside there. As a result, Chinese cuisine is varied and prepared in many styles. Chinese desserts are often overlooked, but they have plenty of delicious sweets to follow your favorite meal.

Chinese dessert egg yolk puff on table

Some of the most common types of desserts include candy, soft cakes, rice-based dishes, jelly desserts, and even sweet soups!

There are dishes here to suit any taste, with rich, creamy options and sugary treats perfect for celebrations.

Many of these recipes use traditional techniques that can be trickier for those who haven’t used them.

Don’t be discouraged! Some of these recipes are very simple. I included options for every skill level on this list. 

Final Thoughts

Mix up your usual dessert with these Chinese dessert recipes! If you’re like me and you like sweets in the morning, you could even enjoy these as a Chinese breakfast dish.

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.