Archive for the ‘Chinese’ Category

BBD#22 – Baked red bean buns

July 30, 2009

Baked red bean buns

Baked red bean buns

and this is how I like my red beans 🙂

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BBD#19 – Sausage buns

April 29, 2009

腸仔飽 (Sausage buns)

腸仔飽 (Sausage buns)

Ever seen something like this in a Hong Kong style bakery?

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100 Chinese Foods to Try Before You Die

January 13, 2009

Food-surfing the web reaps many delights. I stumbled upon this list of 100 Chinese Foods to Try Before You Die as written by Diana at Appetite for China, and thought it would be fun to go through it and see.

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Chinese sticky rice dumplings (and flowers)

September 6, 2008

I mentioned in my fresh strawberry tart post that I went over to a friend’s house to make Chinese sticky rice dumplings. These rice dumplings, or 粽子 (zongzi), are traditionally eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. They can be likened to tamales or even humitas, but zongzi are typically a steamed package of bamboo leaves that impart a special fragrance to the glutinous (sticky) rice inside, which in turn reveals a filling that can be either savoury or sweet.

Wrapping zongzi was once a family affair, but they are quite common in Asian grocery stores now and not just available around Dragon Boat Festival time. I’m not good enough to be able to teach you how to wrap and make zongzi so the following will be text-light and photo-heavy.

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