Wan Dou Huang which is also called Pea Cake refers to a traditional Beijing snack, available in spring when the pea is ripe. Wan Dou Huang is made from boiled as well as mashed peas and small Chinese jujubes, it tastes sweet, soft, delicious and full of aroma. To prepare the cake you need good yellow peas and a kind of special herb which is added to the pea paste 10 minutes before stir-frying. lf the herb is added too early, the yellow color it brings will disappear. Moreover, the peas should be thoroughly rinsed and the paste should be carefully filtered. A suitable amount of water and heat should be applied before a quality Pea cake out of the oven. In Beijing, the most authentic Pea Cake is made by Fangshan Restaurant, where you can also enjoy other yummy local snacks. And if there happens to be a temple fair in spring, Pea cakes are sure to be served for customers.

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