Foodie Friday: Eight Treasure Dessert

Eight treasure dessert: sticky rice decorated with 8 toppings

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I admit it. This is a really pretty dish! I usually think of sticky rice as part of the main course, but I’ve found it in a dessert now.

The eight “treasures” are different fruits and nuts that go on top of the rice. Often, they serve some sort of symbolism (e.g. lotus seeds bring happy marriages). Inside the dessert is a sweet surprise of red bean paste.

Although I’m not a huge fan of red bean desserts, this does have a nice earthy sweetness to it. And I do like all the colors! Here’s a recipe if you want to try it on your own.

Fun fact: Eight treasure sticky rice is popular during Chinese New Year.

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Comments

  1. So pretty. Interesting how the treasures are symbolic. I ate red bean paste ice cream for the first time last month, and it was delicious!

  2. Nicki Chen says:

    It looks good. I always like variety and many colors. And I’m a fan of red bean desserts.

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