Wife Cake, Laopo Bing, 老婆餅
winter melon, almond paste, sesame, five spice powder
This is a traditional Cantonese pastry with a thin crust of flaky pastry, and made with a filling of winter melon, almond paste, and sesame, and spiced with five spice powder. "Wife cake" is the translation of lou po beng from Cantonese, and although the meaning is "wife," the literal translation is "old lady cake," paralleling the colloquial usage of "old lady" for "wife" in American English.The cake is still popular in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Many people in ...
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