Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tong sui

Tong sui, also known as tian tang, is a collective term for any sweet, warm soup or custard served as a dessert at the end of a meal in Cantonese cuisine. ''Tong sui'' are a Cantonese specialty and are rarely found in other . Outside of Cantonese-speaking communities, soupy desserts generally are not recognized as a distinct category, and the term ''tong sui'' is not used.

There is a wide variety of tong sui and in Hong Kong, there are often stalls which devote themselves just to selling different types of desserts. These dessert stalls have also gained prominence in overseas Chinese communities, and can be found in various parts of Canada and the United States.

In , a similar dessert soup is called ''chè''.

Common varieties


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