Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rice Dumplings!!

Since the Dragon Boat Festival will soon be upon us, we decided to attempt making rice dumplings, the traditional food served for this occasion.

It's quite a daunting task - so many things needed to be prepped since there are so many goodies being stuffed into the little packages.  Good thing Alan's taken care of marinating the pork belly and soaking the glutinous rice ahead of time.  We set up a little production line at Alan's place and had loads of fun making these rice dumplings.

Washing and cutting the bamboo leaves
Stuffing with split mung beans, pork belly, shiitake mushroom, yolk of preserved duck egg, and chinese sausage

Figuring out how to tie it all together
Savory sticky rice dumplings
Boiling for over 2 hours for the savory rice dumplings and just a little bit more than an hour for the sweet ones
Sweet sticky rice dumplings - made mini and without fillings
Steaming hot
Success :)
Perfect with a touch of syrup

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