It's the time of the year again. Bak Chang Festival or Duan Wu Jie (端午节) or Dragon Boat Festival. Since the festival is just around the corner, one can see 粽子/rice dumplings "everywhere". Okie okie, I exaggerated :P
I just finish watching 《阿贤人情味》端午节特备节目(Taste with Jason) on Astro AEC. Wow, nowadays they even have rice dumplings with whole abalone (of course pricey lah RM 198 per gigantic 1 kg 巨无霸粽子 with 15 types of different fillings including whole abalone & shark fins).
Miss the home made bak chang or ham yuk chung & the kee chang or kan sui (alkaline) chung. Yeap, I used to help my mum preparing the ingredients, wrapping up & tied the bak chang prior to cooking in the past. Miss those days. Yeah, some blur Sotong might not know when is the actual day for this festival - which falls on the 5th day of the 5th month in lunar calendar = 19.6.2007 (Tuesday).
With so many different varieties of 粽子 or rice dumplings available, which one is your favourite? Curi Angel's phrase : ♪ ♫ 粽子, 粽子, 我爱你 (zhong zhi, zhong zhi wo ai ni...) ♪ ♫