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Ken Leung
Born and raised in Hong Kong, a city that defines itself by its devotion to food, Ken always loved to eat both Cantonese cuisine and Western dishes. From eating grew his full passion for all things culinary. His earliest cooking education came from observing what went on in his busy family kitchen for the daily traditional Chinese meals. Today, he uses the kitchen as a lab for creative expression, so what comes out of it can even surprise him.

Hungry Rabbit is his food blog based on a cook’s view of New York. Desserts are the main focus, which allows him to apply his architectural design sensibility to consumables. He also shares his interests in food travel and restaurant experiences--and his passion for all things food-related: inspirations, surprises, and everyday discoveries.

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Entries by Ken Leung

Chain of Taste: Banana Pineapple Cake With Ginger Milk Frosting

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 9:54 AM

Someone asked me recently how I come up with ideas for my recipes. It's a deceptively simple question. The trigger could be a single word I've just read or heard, a flavor profile I want to explore, or a specific texture I want to achieve. The complicated part is morphing...

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Where Love Lies: Passionfruit Mousse Cake

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 8:45 AM


About three months after M and I dated, he said what we all want to hear in a relationship, "I love you." Yet, I felt like I was woken in the middle of the night or stuffing my face with doughnuts...

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Habitual -- Matcha Raspberry Tart

(1) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 3:36 PM


We acquire habits throughout our lives -- some are conscious, while others are subconscious, patterned into our mind and body.

I have a list of bad habits that I'm trying to get rid of or to re-program. One more recent addition...

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Sense of Taste: Coconut Mousse Cake (Recipe)

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 5:00 PM


Last week, I blogged about being naughty and not conforming to a post-New Year's diet. Eating more healthfully year-round has always been my approach, so an occasional slice of cake won't lead me into a downward spiral of gluttony.

I've been...

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Taste Twerk: Butterscotch Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 9:28 AM


For Thanksgiving desserts, the familiar desserts made with pumpkins, sweet potatoes, pecans, cranberries and apples speak the loudest. While I'm the first to go traditional here, it's also fun to break out and surprise the guests with a little dessert twerk.

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Rock My World -- Matcha White Chocolate Cake With Hibiscus Cream

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 4:16 PM


For the last few weeks, I've been changing up my workout routine, taking a class at my gym's branch in Rockefeller Plaza. It's an area I don't frequent because of the high density of tourists. For Atletica, though, I'm willing to...

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Innocent Temptation: Apple Cream Pie

(3) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 10:47 AM


"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it... " -- Oscar Wilde

When it comes to innocent temptations, I have a long list. For TV shows, I love Homeland, The Killing, and...

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A Cake a Day -- Spiced Apple Snack Cakes

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2013 | 7:50 PM


I'm particularly drawn to apples this autumn -- the incredible heirloom apples from our favorite upstate farm stand may be the reason. Ashmead's Kernel, Newtown Pippin, Kid's Orange Red, and Pink Pearl -- even the names are delicious at Montgomery...

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Chain of Thought - Citrus Blueberry Thyme Cake

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 8:49 AM


My favorite season arrived, but Mama Nature threw a curve -- for the first time, I got Fall allergies.

It took me a week to realize I was suffering from allergies. First a sniffle here and there, then the...

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Seasonal Absence - Pineapple Coconut Cake

(3) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 11:19 AM


Now that summer is coming to an end, I'm charging full speed into my favorite flavor season. That doesn't just mean apples, cinnamon, pumpkins, and warm spices. There are more choices...

Pineapple and coconut are tropical fruits, but when was the last...

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Best Kept Secret - Fig Almond Crostata

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 8:51 AM


For all you who don't live in New York City, I'll let you in on a secret. Minus the farmer's market and the super fancy grocery stores, the best place to buy your fruit is from street vendors. The fruits are ripe...

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Easy Pretty - Nectarine-Blueberry Upside Down Cake

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 10:51 AM


Attacked by a week of intense heat back in June, I resigned to merely survive the summer -- and not expect to enjoy it. Back then, my energy was zapped and even the produce at the farmer's market looked defeated. All I...

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To Us - Matcha Goma Mousse Cake (Green Tea-Black Sesame Mousse Cake)

(1) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 8:50 AM


Anniversaries remind you of how time warps -- another year has gone by but it seems like just a moment ago that M and I locked eyes when we first spotted each other on the street. After a date over bad lemonade,...

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Shake It Up -- PB Chocolate Banana Cake

(2) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 1:22 PM


Sometimes I find myself going in circles, trying too hard, and eventually getting stuck on an idea that needs further development when maybe I should have completely scrapped it earlier. When I get into that rut, which happens a lot, I draw from...

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Passion Fruit Truffle Cake

(2) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 10:32 AM


I had never tried to combine chocolate with any citrus, except for orange. The reason is I grew up with Orange Milano cookies from Pepperidge Farm -- I thought orange and chocolate were the only possibility.

Then I took my first bite...

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The Must-Do List -- Salty Peanut Brown Butter Cookies

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 12:58 PM


My To-Do list grows more often than it shrinks. Spice cabinets and pantry drawers need reorganizing, doors require repainting and book shelves scream for clearing. (I need to accommodate my addiction for coookbook acquisition.)

I did manage to clear out three linear...

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Blossoms Afar - Matcha Almond Cookies

(1) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 10:14 AM


I always long for the cherry blossoms season in D.C., and better yet, Japan. The magnificent carpet of pink is the most convincing sign of Spring's arrival. Fortunately, even the photos of cherry blossoms are breath taking, cause there's a sniffling catch...

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Metamorphosis - German Chocolate Lamingtons

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 8:21 AM


Ever since I learned about Lamington, a cake that originates from Australia, I've been eager to explore it. In its original form, this popular creation named after Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland, consisted of individual squares of sponge cake, dipped in chocolate,...

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Just a Moment - Earl Grey Pomelo Tart

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 10:57 AM


It's been cookies, cookies and more cookies these last couple of weeks. We're gearing up for NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale 2013. To pick the perfect cookie that holds up to the weather is not an easy task.

This is the second year Lillian and...

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Auspicious Mazi -- Rugelach With Almond-Azuki Bean Filling

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 10:57 AM


I have expressed my desire to attend a Seder for the last two years, and still, no Passover celebration. Most likely it's going to be myself and the rest of the goyum at a half-empty gym again. Oy, so what must I do to...

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