Winter 2015


egg noodles with pork wonton soup or pork dumplings soup and vegetable - Asian food style

In my hometown Xiantao, Hubei province, there is a very special scrumptious food called “tuanzi”. When people in other places eat “tangyuan" on the 15th day of the first lunar month, Xiantao’s people will eat “tuanzi”. “tuanzi” is round, meaning family reunion in Chinese. My mother is good at making tuanzi. No matter where I am, as long as I think of my mother’s tuanzi, my mouth waters.


  • Rice
  • Pork
  • Smoked bean curd
  • Sweet potato vermicelli
  • 1750g
  • 1000g
  • 500g
  • 250g

Ginger, garlic, salt, oil, pepper, soy sauce, vinegar appropriate amount according to taste.


  1. Steam the washed rice for 18 minutes, then spread out to dry.
  2. Grind the rice into a coarse flour, put it in a large bowl, stir and add boiling water.
  3. Roll up the rice flour into a log, divide the log into some rice balls of equal size.
  4. Dice the pork, smoked bean curd, and soften sweet potato vermicelli into pieces.
  5. Make stuffing: Add a tablespoon of oil to the wok and heat, then put the pork, smoked bean curd, sweet potato vermicelli into the wok and stir-fry, add some ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, appropriate amount by your taste.
  6. Make a hole in the middle of the rice ball with your thumb and put the stuffing inside it, rolling the rice into a ball.
  7. Steam these rice balls for 40 minutes and they are ready to eat.