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 traditional Hainanese cakes, art buah is rarely available commercially today.