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It is Year of the ROWR

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 1:59 am

I mean tiger if you didn’t get it…

I was lazy, so I said to my parents: “how about we order pizza and skip the whole cooked giant prepare for entire day meal?”

They said: “Okay…sure, we don’t wanna tire you out” (something along those lines, but less considerate)

at 4 pm on Chinese New Year: dad comes home with groceries and the cooking begins

I did the majority

Actually I practically made all of it, except for boiling the dumplings

Pre-Boiled Dumplings with Pork and Celery Filling


GOT: DUmplings, FISH, PIG’S FEET (which the chinese supermarket dude insisted on calling them) CELERY, BOK CHOY with SHITAKE, KUNG PAO/really SPIcy CHicken, and thE BEST DARN DUMPLING SAUCE (made by me)

and there must be dessert! and a recipe

Sticky RIce cake with sweet Adzuki beans

Recipe for Baked Rice Cake:

1 lb Glutinous rice flour

1-2 cups sugar (depending on how you like it, i used 1 1/4 cup)

2 tsp baking powder

2 1/2 cup milk

4 eggs

1 stick butter, melted

2 tsp vanilla extract

Optional: Sweet, cooked adzuki beans

Preheat Oven to 350 F on Middle Rack

1. Melt butter, stir in sugar, vanilla, eggs, and milk

2. Add glutinous rice flour and baking powder, and stir like crazy until the batter is smooth and has no lumps.

3. Pour into one large baking pan, or two 8×8 square baking pans. Grease them really really really well (really well…) sprinkle on adzuki beans, if using

4. bake for 50-60 minutes, until tops are golden brown, and inserted toothpick comes out pretty clean. (no liquid)