Sunday 5th June 2011

Each year Mum takes the time to make a traditional Chinese sticky rice dish.

The dish involves alot of preparation.

These bamboo leaves need to be cleaned.

The rice is partially cooked.

Pork Belly, Lentils, Shitake and Chestnuts are prepared separately.

Mum will set up on the floor of the kitchen and sit on a stool to make these dumplings. Just like how they did it traditionally.

It takes practice and a certain amount of skill to wrap these rice dumplings in the leaves. I remember trying once and it was okay, but I would need a bit more practice to make sure that they're wrapped tightly enough for when you steam them.

Mum always makes some without the dried shrimps for me.

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