Wednesday, June 12, 2013

端午节快乐 Happy Dumpling Festival !




Today is 端午节 (Duan Wu Jie) or what people call the Dragon Boat Festival (Dumpling Festival)

These are the products of my "hard work" yesterday, haha! Actually I didn't do anything much, just stood there and watch the expert doing all the hard work. Can you guess the origins of this type of rice dumplings?

I posted a 3.5 minute video of the dumpling-wrapping session on my recently setup facebook page, you will able to see more clearly how the dumplings were wrapped. But don't ask me how, bcos I am still an apprentice! :)

13 comments:

  1. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJune 12, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Miss B,
    This dumpling is very special and looks very delicious. Happy Dumpling Festival you !

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    1. Hi Ivy,
      Happy Dumpling Festival to you too! These dumplings are wrapped according to Fuzhou (Foo Chow) style, my friend's friend's mother-in-law is from Fuzhou and she offered to teach us how to wrap the dumplings, but both of us still didn't manage to pick up the technique after a 3 hour session! :p

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    2. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJune 12, 2013 at 5:21 PM

      Oh, Foo Chow. I am from Sitiawan but I haven't this type of wrapping. There are many foochows in Sitiawan but I am Hokkien lang :)

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    3. Oh, she is true-blue foo chow lang. Not 2nd or 3rd generation, but 1st generation.

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  2. 特别的粽子也。。 很美。

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    1. Joceline,
      很特别吧,这是福州的粽子。但是折粽叶的技巧超级难掌握!

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  3. Love the beautiful and special shape!!! Well done!

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    1. hehe, all done by the expert, my friend's friend's mother-in-law. I only helped in folding the leaves for 5 dumplings, out of a total of 80, and the expert had to help me seal and tie those 5! :p

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  4. wat a unique shapely dumpling... so interesting..:)

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    1. It is indeed unique in shape, but it's very small, I think 2 or 3 of these dumplings are equivalent to 1 regular traditional dumpling. And you have to spend a lot of time using a chopstick to poke the ingredients into the cone, before you can fill in with more ingredients. But the expert was very fast with wrapping. She did about 80 in 2.5 hours.

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  5. OMG8 I miss eating bak chang. Drooling lah..... love your "twin towers" ha ha ha! Btw, where did you get the bamboo leaves?

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    1. Oh, these were all provided for by my friend, leaves + ingredients. She runs a chinese restaurant. I think she got it from Antwerpen Chinatown. My job that day was just being the chauffeur, that's all. :)

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  6. these are so cute! like those wizards hats in harry potter! ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ

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