Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Riddle: Not da recipe Part II


Part of Attempt 1, out of 2 one was burnt


Attempt 2, too doughy, too glutinousy hehe


Attempt 3, i didn't have pork or chives so i put potatoes in it.. not sooo good. haha...and looks can be deceiving :D

Thank-you all for particpating in the riddle game. Click here to see your results. You were all so close. How did you guess pan fried, chives, and pork? hehe

The Answer though is.....Chinese Chive Dumplings. But these are not da Chinese Chive Dumplings. :D I actually think I had these at Dim Sum the other day. It doesn't taste exactly like the way my in laws make it though. Theirs are more doughy. :) Hopefully one day I can get the recipe or see how they make it. Everytime we come over they are all done and all we do is chomp. so spoiled


So there are some days where cooking is rewarding (jumping for joy) and some days where it's frustrating and disappointing... (eating your mistakes as my friend says she does) Making these were kinda of disappointing. Boo..:/

Your eyes can spy on how they are supposed to look here: Google Image Search :)

Will the budding cook be able to cook her next meal without disspointing results? Will she regain her confidence? Is the budding cook knocked out? Will she get up? Stay tuned. Same budding cook time, same budding cook channel .. but is she the same budding cook?

7 comments:

Melting Wok said...

ooh budding, I used to eat these dumplings a lot. I love the dough when its slightly pan fried like yours !! :)) I think the Malaysians usually use glutinous rice flour for the dough, but the vietnamese usually used the regular rice flour ?

tigerfish said...

buddingcook...buddingcook.... buddingcook...can you hear me screaming for you ;p....
I did not know dumplings are supposed to look like that...always thought this shape should be called "bing"....hahhaha...

simcooks said...

Ano... I think the same way as Tigerfish. I thought it was some sort of biscuit. Not fair! Need another riddle challenge :p

mushroommeadows said...

I'm so sorry to see your cooking disaster. :( Such tragedy...

BuddingCook said...

melting wok - aren't they delcious! :) yummi. do you know how to make em? i found a recipe online but can't seem to make it right. it called for tapioca flour, rice flour and glutinous flour! do vietnamese make em? my in laws are chinese. :D

tiger - hehe i hear you calling. :D yeah they don't seem like dumplings but they are sooo good.

sim - hehe :) ok once i find a riddle i will put it up here.

mushroom - ah it's ok. i guess u learn from your mistakes. :)

Melting Wok said...

budding, I'm sorry, I'm a mess when comes to baking or making this kinda delicate dimsum-like delights :(( I usually get premix flour, available at any Asian grocery market. Just mix with water, steam them, and freeze them a little, then pan fry them over non-stick oil (always easier to fry them when they're NON-room temperature /chilled). If you don't see any, I'll get some and pass it to Bee for you next time :)

BuddingCook said...

melting - hehe i'll search around . :) i've seen tons of mixes before. thanks for the tip! :D