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Pork Zhong Zhi (Bamboo Leaf Dumpling)

Zong Zi is a glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves.You are sure to be impressed with the delicacy of this snack, and with the faint scent of the leaves imprinted on the skin of the dumplings.Usually Zhong Zhi is celebrate on May 5th according to the Chinese lunar calendar.But my mom just make some dumpling for us to enjoy..... not May 5th yet!.
Look at the finish product!!.These Zhong is cooked and ready for us to enjoy.

The ingrendient .....Glutinous rice ,pork belly,shitake mushroom and salted duck yolk ..My mom can't find chestnut and lotus seed at last minutes.
Accordingly to my mom she use 3 kilo Glutinous rice and yield 55 pieces of Zhong Zhi.
Both these " Zhong" is my breakfast!!..
Going to boil this bunch of tightly wrapped Zhong Zhi
Ready cooked Pork Belly and Shitake Mushroom
Boiled and Clean bamboo
Seasoning Glutinous rice ....
I try my hands to wrap one "Zhong"....but it's doesn't look too good ..Well,I need more practise with plain rice before wrapped with all the ingredients..I'm going to try to make my own Zhong Zhi when I'm back to NY!!..



Anonymous said...
March 20, 2008 at 3:43 PM

I 'lau how suey' just looking your mom's 'zhong' Like you I think my mom zhong is the best. Too bad is hard to find our Malaysian kind of zhong here.

Anonymous said...
March 20, 2008 at 8:11 PM

Wah what a delicious looking dumpling. Looks like you are all ready to start a chinese restaurant at the rate that your mom is sharing all the delicious recipes with you....ha...ha..ha

Anonymous said...
March 21, 2008 at 11:18 AM

walio! I also want some, call me I will come and pick some up! promise yah! lol!

Anonymous said...
March 21, 2008 at 7:46 PM

Wah, love your mom zhong zhi too! This 5 spice powder zhong zhi is still my favorite! Luckily I don't have to make any zhong zhi this year as I will be going back to M'sia in May! WooHoo...

Anonymous said...
March 21, 2008 at 8:59 PM

I love zhong zi but I love the nonya version. I love my chang a bit sweet/savoury. And besides I don't like pork fat. Hehe. But it sure does look good your mum's.

Anonymous said...
March 22, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Yes,it's hard to find Malaysian zhong in US..some Malaysian restaurant in NY sell one zhong for USD3.00 plus!!too bad I can't really wrapped nice zhong yet!

aiyooo...I wish to start a restaurant but I'm not up to the level yet!!lol!!

sure.....if my mom make more zhong I'LL let you know:))

wow!! come back in May and I'm going back to NY!!.if not we can meet here lor!!wish u can come in mid april,then we can ask BBO to throw u a welcome party!!

Yes,I like nyonya zhong with red bean filling too!!..some plain zhong I can spread kaya wt it..Hmmmm...thinking about this make me wanna to eat now.I better ask my mom to cook some for me b4 I go back to NY.

Anonymous said...
March 24, 2008 at 5:06 AM

You are early for Mooncake festival, now you are early again for Dumpling Festival! I like Pork Zhong Zhi and also the Nyonya kind of Zhong Zhi with meat and melon strips! Yummy!

Anonymous said...
October 12, 2008 at 12:13 AM

looks so good..may i know what sauce you used? is that oyster and soy sauce?

thanks =]

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