Ingredients:
-375g sweet rice (aka glutinous rice)
-3 tbs lye water or 4 tbs baking soda
-water
-bamboo leaves

What to Do:
Wash rice and mix with lye water or baking soda. Add enough water to cover surface of rice by 2 inches. Soak rice overnight. Next morning wash rice may times until and drain. Wrap using bamboo leaves to form a triangular cone shape. Tie with kitchen twine and boil for at least 1 ½ hours. These dumplings are small use 1 tsp of rice per dumpling. Serve as a snack with sugar.

Comments (8)

On 12:30 PM , lance-s said...

I've hear that lye water gives a "springy" texture to homemade noodles. Could you tell me what soaking the sweet rice in lye water before cooking does? Thanks......

 
On 5:25 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

lance,
the lye water makes the rice transparent.

 
On 11:18 AM , Anonymous said...

Where I can find this Lye water? I love this dumpling.

thanks

 
On 11:54 AM , hoangtam/tt said...

asian grocery stores

 
On 2:25 PM , Anonymous said...

Hi Tam, so you substitute Lye water with Baking soda?

 
On 1:38 AM , hoangtam/tt said...

lye water or baking soda...

...yes?

you can either use lye water OR baking soda.

 
On 8:53 AM , Nguyễn Thanh Yên said...

Chào Anh/chị
Chỗ em không có nước tro Tàu nên thay bằng baking soda thì nấu bánh có nhừ và trong suốt như dùng nước tro Tàu được không?
Em cảm ơn Anh/chị ạ!

 
On 11:01 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

DDu*o*.c