Preparation info
  • Makes

    10 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Chinese Heritage Cooking

By Christopher Tan and Amy Van

Published 2018

  • About

This traditional Hainanese sweetmeat is made and enjoyed on happy occasions such as birthdays and baby’s first month celebrations. Like many Chinese snacks destined for auspicious events, it is decorated with a red dot. Yi buah are made in a few different shapes—round, squarish and pyramidal. There is also a related confection called art buah for which discs of plain dough are steamed or poached and then rolled in the filling mixture. Like yi buah and many other traditi