Where to Find The Best Asian-Inspired Desserts in LA

Where to Find The Best Asian-Inspired Desserts in LA

As culturally diverse as Los Angeles is, Asian desserts are everywhere. You can indulge in traditional Taiwanese bao bing (shaved ice) slathered in sweet red bean, taro balls and condensed milk, or you can try the creamiest soft serve matcha ice cream swirled inside a fish-shaped waffle cone (taiyaki in Japanese, ah-boong in Korean). There are many Asian-style desserts made with matcha, of course, so matcha lovers are covered. But have you ever tried Kyoto-style roasted chestnuts? Make that a chestnut soft serve sundae made with fresh roasted chestnuts, covered in candied chestnuts. How about Thai sweets like kanom bueng, a crispy crepe cookie filled with meringue and sweet egg? Yes, not only matcha here. We've got black sesame, red bean, coconut, yuzu, pandan, ube and more. The range of desserts goes from wagashi mochi (traditional Japanese mochi cakes) to churros covered in star anise sugar paired with Sichuan chili chocolate and beyond. From food trucks to fine dining, here's where we discovered the sweetest Asian treats in Los Angeles.


As culturally diverse as Los Angeles is, Asian desserts are everywhere. You can indulge in traditional Taiwanese bao bing (shaved ice) slathered in sweet red bean, taro balls and condensed milk, or you can try the creamiest soft serve matcha ice cream swirled inside a fish-shaped waffle cone (taiyaki in Japanese, ah-boong in Korean). There are many Asian-style desserts made with matcha, of course, so matcha lovers are covered. But have you ever tried Kyoto-style roasted chestnuts? Make that a chestnut soft serve sundae made with fresh roasted chestnuts, covered in candied chestnuts. How about Thai sweets like kanom bueng, a crispy crepe cookie filled with meringue and sweet egg? Yes, not only matcha here. We've got black sesame, red bean, coconut, yuzu, pandan, ube and more. The range of desserts goes from wagashi mochi (traditional Japanese mochi cakes) to churros covered in star anise sugar paired with Sichuan chili chocolate and beyond. From food trucks to fine dining, here's where we discovered the sweetest Asian treats in Los Angeles.
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