@estherlimtf inspired list for the sweet side of the savory dim sum list! In Chinatowns everywhere (as well as dim sum carts) there are pastry shops filled with goodies worth trying/ordering. Also you can get a bounty of pasties for under $10, score!
  1. Behold! The pastry shop!
    3d8adb7f a7c4 4974 807b 42c88cb8c00a
  2. Dan ta/egg tarts
    B4714c93 eafa 4587 9d79 614c59d47490
    Fluffy, crisp, flakey goodness that can easily be gobbled up once the plate hits the table.
  3. Youtiao/Chinese breadstick
    655c2064 3705 4911 bc5d 26b585d6f9b3
    This is just the Chinese version of fried dough. So yeah, delicious. It goes great with congee, Chinese porridge. 👌
  4. Bo lo bau/pineapple bun
    Ca3ec89e 11d3 4ecd 9da9 d246122901fa
    Although there are no actual pineapple flavorings to this tasty bun, it does looks like a pineapple which is how it got its name. 🍍 The bun has a sweet hard top and a fluffy soft bottom.
  5. Jian dui/fried sesame ball
    42bb60bc 621b 42ee ac7b 1e981d8c2687
    Warm and tasty gluttonous rice balls covered in sesame seeds and then deep fried. My favorite part is the dollop of semi-sweet sesame paste in the center. It's like an Asian Ferrero Rocher.
  6. Nuomici/coconut ball
    30eaeb08 3817 45f6 ba0d 2f50bf105385
    Similar to the sesame ball except the outside is coconut. These are awesome bite sized treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
  7. Rou song bao/dried shredded pork bun
    5711984e b663 4520 ae32 da491c32243f
    As a child and into adulthood this is amongst my favorite Chinese pastry. This warm carb filled delicious bun is filled with a little bit of cream and a ton of rou song, which can be translated as "flossy pork". Weird translations aside this is a wonderful pastry that balances savory and sweet.
  8. Zai bao/hot dog bun
    30c5df8c c3b0 4370 99cd 6dc069580ac3
    For those who have a diet of a child/is a child. 🌭 Fun Asian twist on pigs in a blanket, although I am biased when it comes to this dough. It's got a slight sweetness that nicely compliments the salty hot dog.
  9. Yu bing/Mooncake
    54845abf 594a 4ddf a7c5 16bb15576c48
    In September/October there is a special pastry that pops into Chinese pastry shops! Mooncakes to celebrate the mid autumn festival! Def worth getting, this dense pastry has a variety of fillings all delicious! I love the black sesame, red bean, and mixed nuts. Also in ancient China they were used to hold secret messages to create a civil uprising, so not only is it a BEAUTIFUL treat, it can also be used for clandestine activities.