Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dessert - Glutinous Rice Dumplings

I went over the Chinatown Complex Temporary Market to locate another "Hawker Legend" - Hai Sing Ah Boling. They make sweet glutinous rice dumplings with ingredients that handmade.A bowl of dumplings cost $2 and is served in a styrofoam bowl. You choose a specific filling or choose to have different fillings. I had a bowl at the stall and requested for mixed. They were all yummy. I was a little apprehensive on the durian filling but I was pleasantly surprised, I liked it. The dumplings are smooth and chewy.
I then went back to get a bowl to take home and as my help doesn't like durian. I ordered dumplings filled with black sesame paste. They look a lot prettier in a nice porcelain bowl.See how nicely balanced the dumpling is and because nothing is machine made you get great texture.
There are several versions for the soup for the dumpling - pandan clear soup, sesame paste or peanut paste soup, broken peanut based soup and I sometimes use soy bean milk when I cook frozen dumplings that one can buy from the supermarket. I will need to head to Maxwell to try the other versions.


Elyani said...

Shirls, we call it "wedang ronde" in Indonesia but there's only one kind of filling (enting2 gepuk = ground peanut candy). The dumplings are normally given 3 colors, white, green (from pandan) and red color. The soup to go with was a symple syrup cooked with pandan leaves, ginger and lemongrass. You can view our dumpling version in this link :

Shirls said...

We have the colorful dumplings too but plain. They are usually eaten during the tang yuan festival. I use to roll them with my mom but these days I don't observe the festival much and if I remember the frozen version is what I get from the supermarket.