The first dessert was "ma lai go" a yellow sponge cake. The taste was good but the texture wasn't right. I got the recipe from a Chinese woman speaking english so I probably should have expected the thing to turn out wrong. I'll try again using the youtube recipe from the dependable chinese auntie.
The second dessert I made was "leen go" a brown sugar jelly-like cake that you steam, dip in egg, and then fry in a pan. It came out perfectly. Once cooked it was nice and crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Perfection!
The third dessert I made was a coconut jelly-like cake. It's cooked the same away and eaten the same way as the leen go. My dad enjoyed this one the most.
This past Memorial Day weekend I decided to make "chung yao bang" or scallion pancakes. Note to self, don't put so many scallions in it next time. I had to add so much extra flour to accommodate the scallions moisture and collapse of my dough. Still everything came out perfect.