27 Popular Chinese Desserts to Try

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. 

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.

27 Popular Chinese Desserts We Love

Chinese dessert egg yolk puff on table

If you like Chinese food, you’ll love these Chinese desserts. Learn about modern and traditional Chinese desserts worth giving a try if you have a sweet tooth.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.