Eyebrow bean cake is a Han Chinese pastry snack from Dongguan. The main ingredient of the cake is glutinous rice, but it doesn't have the overly sticky texture commonly found in glutinous rice products. It is very palatable and breaks apart easily in the mouth. The flavor is unique due to the addition of eyebrow beans and sesame. The recipe for eyebrow bean cake is simple, made by boiling fresh eyebrow beans with glutinous rice flour and other spices. The top is sprinkled with sesame seeds that have been fried with sesame oil, making it very tasty. This snack has been named one of the famous snacks in Guangdong.
From a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, eyebrow beans can promote diuresis, eliminate dampness, nourish the kidneys, and invigorate the spleen and stomach. It is most suitable to consume during autumn. As we enter the autumn and winter seasons, it is easy to suffer from "dry lungs and damp spleen" conditions, and eyebrow beans can help eliminate dampness and invigorate the spleen. In addition, eyebrow beans are beneficial for the skin and hair, as they can increase the skin's metabolism and promote detoxification.