Red Bean Paste Rice Cake Recipe

Chinese cakes with a delicious red bean paste filling are known as red bean cakes. There are numerous local variations.

Red Bean Paste Rice Cake Recipe

Red bean paste rice cake is a classic Cantonese snack or street food in Hong Kong. This sticky rice cake with red bean paste recipe takes around
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian
Calories 237 kcal


  • 1 cup Glutinous rice flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons  Sugar
  • ½  cup  Hot boiling water (If you have a hard time kneading the dough, try to use 7 tablespoons instead.)
  • 1 tablespoon  Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup  Red bean paste (Enough to roll into small 6 balls)


  • Put 1 cup of glutinous rice flour into the bowl.
  • Then, add 1.5 tablespoons of sugar into the flour and mix it well.
  • Pour ½ cup of hot boiling water into the flour mixture. Mix the flour with a spoon. (Be careful when pouring the hot water.) The dough is hot, keep mixing with a spoon until it is not too hot and you can use your hand to knead the dough. (If you still have a hard time handling the sticky dough, try to use 7 tablespoons of hot boiling water instead.)


Nutrition Information:
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Potassium: 20mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 22g
  • Calcium: 11mg
  • Iron: 1mg
Keyword Red Bean Cake

Final Thought:

In Hong Kong, pan-fried mochi or red bean paste rice cakes are both traditional Cantonese snacks. It was also one of my favorite snacks growing up. If you enjoy mochi, you can try making these delectable red bean glutinous sticky rice cakes as well.
A glutinous rice cake enthusiast? Check out these recipes for red bean mochi, taro bun, nian gao, tang yuan with black sesame, red bean ice drink, and Korean tteokbokki.

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