January 25, 2011

[MyWorld] Dessert Buns

In the weeks before and after Chinese New Year, family and friends gather to celebrate. As in every culture I know, food is at the center of the social activities. 

In southern China, these steamed or deep fried dessert buns are offered to guests in households and restaurants everywhere. 


Some make the buns at home; others buy them from makers like this.

Wuchuan, 2011

When they are fresh, still warm, they are mouth-watering delicious.

Eating (too much) with good friends was a big part of my world during my travels in China last week. I link this with the community at MyWorld Tuesday.

18 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I love steamed buns! Of all the things I miss about Vancouver's Chinatown, I miss steamed buns the most!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Christine said...

I don't think I've ever tasted this type of steamed bun. I'll keep my eyes open for them now.
Beautiful photos, Francisca.

Dina said...

Welcome home. The colored buns are so pretty.

cieldequimper said...

I wouldn't have thought these were buns, I'd love to try them!

tapirgal said...

Mmmmmm. Do they have sweet beans inside, or are those Japanese? The pink ones look like fun :)

Pat Tillett said...

Yum! I love those things

Sylvia K said...

So good to see you back, Francisca! And those do look delicious! My mouth is watering! Would love to have a chance to taste them! Hope you had a good visit and have a great week ahead!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those look so good; wish there were a place nearby where I could try them....the joy eating with friends and family is a lovely thing to share on 'that's my world'.

Hilda said...

They look like gigantic buchi! ;)

I'm baaack!

Thanks so much for your concern and messages, Francisca. It was just a matter of too much work coinciding with the Christmas season, but it was horrible. Parts of it were fun too, of course, but I didn't have time or energy even to leave a note.

I hope your 2011 has been good so far. Wishing you and your family a beautiful year!

ladyfi said...

They look delicious! Lovely shot.

Marja said...

I would love to try one. They look delicious.

Lesley said...

Anything pink looks awfully sweet, but I'd be more than willing to try one.

anjoe playhouse said...

I have never tasted or seen such delicates before - will Google to read more!
Welcome back ;-)

Jacob said...

The deep-fried sound oh so good, but not the thing for my diet!

EG Wow said...

They do look delicious, Francisca. Oh how I envy how you get to see so much of the world on a regular basis!

JM said...

Glad you posted both pics, they are wonderful.

nomi said...

A year later, and I found your blog entry about these Dessert Buns through a fun "Sweet 16" collection on the baking blog Sugar Rush. I'd love to wander through this market place! I'm enjoying your site.

Molly said...

Those Dessert Buns look delicious! What great treats for the new year! Thanks for the ideas...and the Sugar Rush!