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Delicious Chinese dim sum - Rice Dumpling

2018/2/7 7:35:39
Delicious Chinese dim sum - Rice Dumpling
Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu festival) is a Chinese holiday that occurs on the 5th day of May according to the Lunar calendar. For this year it falls on May 30th.
The story behind this festival is pretty long but to in a nutshell, it involves a patriotic poet Qu Yuan drowning himself after his country was defeated. The nearby villagers threw rice dumplings into the river to prevent fish from attacking the poet while racing in boats to save him.
While poet didn’t survive, boat race and rice dumplings have been the tradition to commemorate the life of the poet.
If you’ve had these glutinous rice dumplings before, you’d already know that these rice dumplings come in several different shapes and many different flavors.
The rice dumplings can be divided in salty rice dumplings and sweet rice dumplings.
The most famous dumplings are in Jiangnan, the process is more complicated, especially stuffing are varied. There is a big difference between the northern rice dumplings and southerns’ is that southern rice dumplings always filled with meat. Northern dumplings, mostly made of glutinous rice, dipped in sugar.
In China, rice dumplings produced in Jiaxing are the most famous. Jiaxing rice dumplings enjoys a good reputation in the Qing Dynasty.

Salty egg yolk rice dumpling

Sweet jujube rice dumpling