Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wrapping of "bak chang" ~ 咸肉粽

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For so many years, my mom will make about 200 "bak chang" (dumplings) each time.
I started to help her with the wrapping of the dumplings since early 90s. This time my daughter, Sue Jean is helping us with selecting and "counting" the ingredients and put them into a ladle. This helps to save the time of the wrappings. We took the entire day wrapping and cooking of dumplings. It's not for sale, every single dumpling goes to our family members and relatives.

Here's a video of wrapping a "bak chang" ~ rice dumpling.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy Dumplings Festival to you & family. Your bak changs look so good and yummy!

Yin said...

Thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to try making rice dumpling but held back b'cos i don't know how to fold them. With your kind sharing, i think i ready to give it a shot now. With your video i could refer and it has give me more confident now. Many Thanks

jthorge said...

Same to you Ching, Happy Dumplings festival! Also Thank you. :D

jthorge said...

Yin, Glad you find this video useful. Let me know if it works for you. Good luck! :D

Chawanmushi said...

Wow...thanks for doing up this video. You make wrapping the chang seem so easy. I've never tried making dumpling before.

Anonymous said...

Joyce, you're so pro! Thank you for sharing. Will try and master it.

Thank you, si-fu!!


Jennifer said...

wow...200 chang...that's alot. My mum and I only manage 100 chang and we finish cooking all at 10.30pm last nite. You are fast in wrapping the chang, very skillful.

How come the leaves you used are so green? I saw similar one selling in vacuum pack at the market, wonder is it those type you are using.

For the red bean chang, do you have to cook the bean before hand?


Yin said...

Finally i made 40 pcs of dumpling last night. I'm very proud of my end product. Yes, the video was indeed a great help for a 1st timer tying to wrap a rice dumpling. Cheers !

singairishgirl said...

Oh wow, that is such a great video step-by-step. Thanks so much for sharing that. It does indeed bring back memories of my childhood when my grandma used to make them. Just wondering how you tie the bunch of strings together?