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Tang Court’s signature dessert is the black sesame mousse with housemade hawthorn fruit sorbet. This dessert — a creation of pastry chef Delia Zhu — is the most-requested after-dinner dish. It combines a silky-smooth mousse with the classic Chinese flavor of black sesame. Hawthorn is another traditional ingredient used in many Chinese desserts; it has a deep-red color and sweet-sour plum-like flavor. The Shanghai restaurant’s other signature sweet is the mini treasure rice cakes served with warm walnut cream — “eight treasure pudding” is traditionally served during Chinese New Year to bring fortune and luck.