Voting for Project Food Blog Round 8 is now open! You can check out my entry and vote here.
I can’t reiterate how much I appreciate all your support in this competition so far. Thank you so much for your kind words, encouraging comments, and of course, votes, the last seven (!!) rounds. I never anticipated I would make it this far in the challenge, but here we are!
For this round, I really wanted to honor family traditions yet incorporate a modern and creative spin at the same time. I contacted Bryan’s mother and asked her for instructions on how to make her famous CHE family savory Chinese pumpkin cakes. This is a dish that has been passed down all the way from Bryan’s great-grandmother, and is always requested at every family function. She’s the only one in the extended family who learned how to make this from Bryan’s grandmother before she passed away.
After tackling the traditional dish, I created two sweet interpretations inspired by the Chinese pumpkin cakes – pumpkin mochi cake and pumpkin thousand layer spiral mooncakes. Come check them out here.
In other news, I am back from Japan and China (again) and I have lots to report on that front. I checked out awesome street foods in Beijing, took a hand-pulled noodle making class, and had some incredible sushi in Japan. So many posts! So little time! Stay tuned, and thanks again for all your support.
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