Black sesame sweet dessert soup is among the most popular traditional Chinese desserts in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock
Black sesame sweet dessert soup is among the most popular traditional Chinese desserts in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese sweet dessert soups - why the hate? Tong sui is complex, delicious and not too sweet after all

  • Sweet soup is a foreign concept to non-Asian audiences, and this often leaves Chinese dessert soups, from red bean to black sesame, underappreciated
  • Chinese culture favours desserts that aren’t that sweet, and tong sui’s lack of sugar allows the natural flavours of this traditional treat to shine

Black sesame sweet dessert soup is among the most popular traditional Chinese desserts in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock
Black sesame sweet dessert soup is among the most popular traditional Chinese desserts in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock
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