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Yau Gwok (Deep Fried Puffs)


  • 5 ounces white all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBS. Grated or flake coconut
  • 1- TBS peanuts - mashed
  • 1 TBS. White sesame seeds quickly and lightly fried
  • 1 TBS. Granulated sugar
  • 4 TBS vegetable oil
  • 4 TBS water


  • Sift the flour and divide in 2 portions
  • Into one portion add water and knead into dough
  • Add oil into other portion and knead into dough
  • Mix the two together and knead until soft.
  • Roll into a thin, but sturdy sheet.
  • Using a cookie cutter, cut into individual circles.
  • Mix together coconut, peanuts, sesame seeds and sugar. Add a little water and oil for texture.
  • Place a small amount on the round dough
  • Fold over and seal and form into a half moon shape.
  • Deep-fry until golden brown.
  • Drain and serve .

Sesame Cookies


  • 6 ounces of yams
  • 10 oz red bean paste
  • 1 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup white sesame seeds
  • 2 TBS. Granulated sugar
  • cup hot water


  • Peel the yams and boil them till tender.
  • Mash the potatoes
  • Sift the two flours together
  • Mix flour with sugar and yams.
  • Knead together, adding water slowly.
  • Roll into small, individual sized balls and then flatten.
  • Add a bit of red bean paste to the center of the flattened ball and then roll back into it's round shape.
  • Dip ball sin cold water and then into sesame seeds to coat.
  • Deep fry (low) until golden and enlarged.
  • Drain and serve.

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