Matcha & Strawberry Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Matcha & Strawberry Basque Burnt Cheesecake - pigoutyvr

This two-layered Matcha Basque Burnt Cheesecake topped with a Strawberry Mousse is the best dessert to celebrate Spring’s arrival in Vancouver. Matcha and strawberries are always a great pairing, and the contrasting flavors are addicting. Adding a mousse on top of a basque cheesecake creates an obvious difference in texture as well.

Mushroom Steamed Buns, mantou - pigoutyvr

Mushroom Steamed Buns (蘑菇牛奶饅頭)

Mushroom Steamed Buns are probably the cutest bao you can find out there. They look just like real shiitake mushrooms, down to even the stems. They are one of the most popular dim sum in Hong Kong, and I was always amazed by how realistic they look. And guess what? They are very easy to make at home too. You don’t need any types of equipment, but mainly your hands. If you want to be more creative, you can add real mushroom fillings as well. But I promise that the plain ones are just as delicious, especially dipping with condensed milk.

tang yuan with matcha lava filling - pigoutyvr

Tang Yuan with Matcha Lava Filling (抹茶流心湯圓)

We often pair Tang Yuan with black sesame or peanut fillings, and I got to admit these classic flavors are my all-time favorite. But this year, I decided to make a filling using the leftover ingredients from Airy Nama ChocolateTang Yuan with Matcha Lava Filling. I made numerous attempts to get the perfect water-power ratio, so you don’t have to do all the hard work. It is fun and easy to make!

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