Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yam Abacus Seeds 算盘子

The Hakkas pronounce this dish as "son pun ze". In Mandarin : 算盘子 "suan pan zi".

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Yummy rice dough rolled into small rounds and lightly pressed into shapes like abacus seeds.

The origins probably has to do with the positive psychology of improving one's mathematical ability after savouring this dish.
The morsels could be rolled and boiled a day in advance and stored in the fridge. When ready to serve, heat up in the microwave oven or steam over boiling water.
Meanwhile, fry other ingredients such as shitake mushrooms, dried shrimp, fried shallot, spring onion and garlic. Add the yam balls and seasoning sauces to taste.

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