Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Peach Bun

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.—Brillat-Savarin


It's almost too cute to eat. Warm lotus seed center encased in a soft chewy mantou-like dough and hand painted to represent a peach. Delish!! Anyone know what it's called in Chinese?

I know it is supposed to represent longevity and is usually served on birthdays. I remember holding on to one when I was really little on my Lai-Choh's (paternal great-grandmother) birthday dinner because it was so pretty.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Chin,
Yes, I enjoy reading your entries, and I can tell that you are passionate bout writing each entry. Keep it up. My number is still the same. Buzz me.

And hmm...this peach bun looks super duper delicious.

Ohh, take more Milwaukee pics for me. I missed the city! -Merv-

Tine said...

Okay, I'm such a pervert, 'cos the first thing I saw was a partially-covered ass :P

Anyhoo, I've no idea what it's called in Chinese; I always thought it was a mantou or mee ku

Anonymous said...

It is call a "thoe"