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As with many high-end Chinese restaurants, desserts at Jin Xuan are not as much a main event as a light and healthy meal denouement. This means that a pastry chef isn’t needed at the restaurant, and the kitchen takes care of the traditional and sometimes seasonal desserts that focus heavily on fruit. A sweet, double-boiled pear is cooked to spoon-softness but still maintains its fresh texture and flavor. Mango pudding is creamy but not heavy, and a dish of herbal jelly cubes comes infused with invigorating ginseng root. These are desserts meant to imbue health. They are delicious, but they don’t feel like indulgences.