One Snack in My
My hometown is in
Luogang, Xingning where there are many special snacks. Looking back now, the most impressive flavor in my mind is my grandparents’ stuffed
When it comes to the New Year’s Eve, my grandma
always cooks the stuffed yellow cake; this behavior has already become a
custom in my family. I can still remember my family’s
yellow cake that is made
up with special rice and lye water(碱水). Grandma
first mixed the cooked rice with boiled lye water, and poured together into the solid stoneware. My
grandpa struggled to beat up this mixture with pestle standing one side again
and again, and my
grandma ‘saved’ it in time, which means that she used her painted tea oil hand(涂有茶油的手) to
take away the mixture from the pestle(杵), and
then put it back to the stoneware. They couldn’t
stop it until rice is completely into a paste(糊
After finishing the yellow cake, my grandma took out prepared sauce(酱料)
which is made of pork, onion, mushroom and
ham into the yellow cake.
Finally when everything was ready, grandma put it into the pot and steamed. About 45 minutes later, the stuffed yellow cake came out.
Dear friends, are you hungry now?