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What is the name of this dessert at Mandarin Buffet...?

I can confirm that!

Mar 04, 2011
crake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What is the name of this dessert at Mandarin Buffet...?

That is definitely what I am leaning to having read some of the articles linked in the responses. I'm going to try making it at home and see whether or not it in any way resembles that at Mandarin. Oddly enough yesterday I stumbled upon the exact thread you're linking to!

Mar 04, 2011
crake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What is the name of this dessert at Mandarin Buffet...?

Yes! It does. It's also a bit springy.

Mar 04, 2011
crake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What is the name of this dessert at Mandarin Buffet...?

I think you might be right... I suspect that it may be a variation on a coconut pudding which also incorporates rice flour and is then moulded in a small bundt pan.

I may just need to go back there and write the name down.

Mar 03, 2011
crake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What is the name of this dessert at Mandarin Buffet...?

Unfortunately not, but I do love glutinous rice balls as well, I make them at home all the time.

It does share a very similar level of sweetness to them, where it's not especially rich or overbearing.

The cake is shaped exactly like a jello bundt cake: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2443/4...

but it doesn't have the consistency of jello per se. It is uniform throughout, there are no layers, and it is a very snowy white colour.

Mar 03, 2011
crake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What is the name of this dessert at Mandarin Buffet...?

Whenever I eat at Mandarin, I always look forward to one rather unique dessert that they have at most locations. It is a sort of coconut cake with a consistency like that of a pudding or jello... it is always shaped like a bundt cake, but it doesn't seem to contain wheat flour.

It is very soft and light, and only tastes very slightly of coconut. I believe it to have either a tapioca or a rice flour base, but trying to find any information on a cake of this variety is driving me crazy!

Does anyone know the cake I am referring to, and what the proper name for it is? I have tried looking up coconut rice flour cakes and tapioca ones as well, to no avail.

Help!

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Mandarin Buffet
8787 Weston Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L0C3, CA

Mar 03, 2011
crake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)