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think "nuts, seeds and beans"...all in paste form...sweetened lightly with sugar (possibly palm or chinese "brown" sugar).

use the above pastes filled into flaky pastry or chewy glutinous rice type outer wrappers.

there are also versions of scallion pancakes replacing scallions and salt with brown sugar...very delicious.

also, candied fruits...like the white sticks you see in chinatown that are candied melon

otherwise, fresh tropical fruits.

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cocktail buns, coconut tarts, lo paw bang, deep fried sesame seed glutinous rice

balls, cream-filled "jelly rolls", steamed egg sponge cakes, steamed mah la gau (cake).

Then there are sweet soups made with lotus nuts, tiny red beans (can't remember the name at the moment), peanuts, or sesame seed soup - either black or white, sweet bak hap soup, and so on....

Dejah

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