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Chichi's Chinese: Glutinous Rice for Breakfast

Chichi Wang 3 comments

This is ba bao fan, or "Eight Treasure Rice," one of my favorite uses for glutinous rice. For breakfast, I mix sticky rice with a small amount of lard, add in chopped walnuts and currants, and bury a few generous spoonfuls of red bean paste in the center. When it's done, the rice gets drizzled with honey. More

Glutinous Rice with Red Bean Paste, Walnuts, and Currants

Serious Eats Chichi Wang 1 comment

About the author: Chichi Wang took her degree in philosophy, but decided that writing about food would be much more fun than writing about Plato. She firmly believes in all things offal, the importance of reading great books, and the... More

Seriously Asian: Glutinous Rice and Banana Leaves

Seriously Asian Chichi Wang 14 comments

Wrapping glutinous rice in banana leaves has to be one of the best things you can do with glutinous rice. The banana leaves impart their herbaceous, almost minty scent to the rice, which gets a double treatment of flavor: once from the wrapping, and again from the filling. You'll find banana leaf-wrapped bundles of glutinous rice across China and parts of Southeast Asia, the fillings varying according to regional tastes. More

Glutinous Rice and Chinese Sausage Wrapped in Banana Leaves

Serious Eats Chichi Wang 4 comments

Toisan-Style Joong

Serious Eats Joyce Lee Post a comment

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] Learn more about joong here ยป Timeline for Joong Assembly 4 weeks prior: brine duck eggs (step 1) 4 days prior: cure pork belly (step 2) 1 day prior: prep joong leaves (step 3) Day of: final... More

How to Make Joong/Zongzi, Pork-Stuffed Glutinous Rice Bundles

Joyce Lee 22 comments

When I was a kid, my mom chastised me for running in the house, but I'd run even faster towards the kitchen when the fragrant smells of her savory joong filled the air. My mom's joong are hefty bundles filled with lightly salted glutinous rice, studded with split mung beans, and generously stuffed with delectable slabs of cured pork belly, juicy slices of salty-sweet Chinese sausage, golden, creamy orbs of salted duck egg yolks, pungent dried baby shrimp, and flavorful shredded dried scallop all snugly wrapped in aromatic bamboo leaves and tied with string. More


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To learn about other Malaysian starters and desserts, click here. [Photographs: Chichi Wang] The batter for this chewy, soft dough can be made with either water or sweet potatoes. I like the extra bit of sweetness that comes from using... More

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