Chinese desserts are sweet foods and dishes that are served with tea, along with meals or at the end of meals in Chinese cuisine. The desserts encompass a wide variety of ingredients commonly used in East Asian cuisines such as powdered or whole glutinous rice, sweet bean pastes, and agar. Due to the many Chinese cultures and the long history of China, there are a great variety of desserts of many forms.
Annin tofu is a popular dessert, often found in dim sum
Egg custard tart is a popular Chinese pastry.
Fried ice cream is a dessert made from a breaded scoop of ice cream
that is quickly deep-fried, creating a warm, crispy shell around the still-cold ice cream.
are traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Popular Guangdong deep-fried sweet nian gao
is a traditional Chinese snack of candied fruit.
Pumpkin tang yuan (Chinese
) with red bean paste and black sesame fillings
is a tradition snack usually eaten during Dragon Boat Festival. Many styles tend to be sweet and dessert-like.