Best Asian Desserts
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Take a peek at these exotic treats that millions of people in East Asia enjoy every day — some you can even purchase at your local Asian supermarket or make at home yourself. First introduced in China, it spread in popularity and even became a coveted treat for Korean royalties. Made of sugar and maltose syrup and sometimes stuffed with ingredients such as coconut and peanuts, chefs are trained for months, even years, to perfect this dessert. Typically served warm, red bean soup is known for its comforting and surprisingly sweet flavour, and comes in many variations depending on locale; in Japan you can enjoy it porridge-style with rice dumplings, while in Vietnam the dessert is served cold with coconut milk. It's no wonder that this dessert soup is commonly ordered at East-Asian restaurants.