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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bak Chang Or Rice Dumpling


With Duan Wu Festival is around the corner, I'm sure everyone will be making rice meat dumplings or just buy from the local market.
Rice dumpling festival 端午节 falls on the fifth day of the fifth moon of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year fall on 16 June 2010
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Do you know there is a interesting story behind the dumplings. It commemorates the death of Qu Yuan 屈原, a poet from the kingdom of Chu who lived during the Warring States period. Qu Yuan tried unsuccessfully to warn his emperor against the threat of their Qin neighbors. When the Qin Dynasty overtook Yingdu, the Chu capital, in 278 BC, the patriotic Qu Yuan drowned himself in the Miluo River. According to legend, bak chang (in Hokkien) or rice dumplings 粽子 were thrown by his countrymen into the river to prevent fish from eating the poet's body.

12 comments:

jfook said...

Omg, the bak zhang looks good. HAHA.

Supia Chao said...

I was expecting for more pictures. Home made one?

uLi.佑莉 said...

Happy Dumpling Festival ^^

FiSh said...

nice festival! have fun and enjoy

Serene said...

... the dumpling looks so, so good. i almost hate you already..

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v!vi@n said...

arghhh..miss the rice dumpling..i dun get to eat homemade rice dumpling anymore...just have to buy them...

kianfai87 said...

man I was so hungry right now, feel like suck all the rice dumplings into my mouth!

SonnyKazu said...

Hungry for a bak chang now! :D

Hilda Milda said...

I'm far away from home, no bak chang to eat lar )):

Borneo Falcon said...

Oh man! This year I have no chance to eat this, let alone something porky

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MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

oic, now i know the story! thanks for sharing!

Happy nom nom Bak zhang!

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