Chinese almond biscuit
Alternative namesChinese almond cookie
almond cake
Place of originChina
Region or stateGuangdong, Hong Kong and Macau
Main ingredientsmung bean, almond, butter or vegetable oil, sugar and water

A Chinese almond biscuit or Chinese almond cookie (Chinese: 杏仁餅) is a type of Chinese pastry that is made with ground mung bean. It was originally made without almond, and the name refers to the almond shape of the original biscuit, but now the Chinese almond biscuit is usually round-shaped and often contains almond.[1] The biscuit is one of the most standard pastries in Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau, and in some overseas Chinese bakeries.[2] They are small, containing no filling. In addition, they are very crumbly.

In Macau, the snack has been one of the most popular specialty products, especially near the Ruins of the Cathedral of St. Paul, streets are packed with 10 to 20 stores, all selling different flavors of almond biscuits next to one another. Hawkers line up on the street to push the merchandise. It is recommended on the official Macau tourism website as a famous Macanese snack.[3] Choi Heong Yuen Bakery and Koi Kei are among the most famous brands of almond biscuits from Macau.[citation needed][peacock prose]


  1. ^ Lin, Annie (2019-01-28). "走走澳門|澳門杏仁餅懶人包:咀香園、鉅記、英記、晃記、最香餅家". Anismile 文字旅攝 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  2. ^ "Chinese Almond Cookie Recipe". The Nibble Great Food Finds. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Where To Eat, What To Eat in Macau"