Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sōng gāo is a composed of rice flour, sugar, and water, with azuki beans embedded throughout the cake. Giant pink-colored azuki beans with a diameter of a quarter are embedded on top of the cake; conventional sized azuki beans are embedded inside the cake. The cake also has a filling. This dessert is steamed as a large round cake and is then partitioned into sections for eating. Madame Chiang Kai-shek, who loved to eat sōng gāo, had the to include her version of the cake on the hotel’s menu, which the hotel continues to offer to this day.