Monday, January 08, 2007

XXX-Rated Naked and Glutinous Goodies



In honor of Simcook's froclicking shrimp, I decided to name my dish XXX-Rated Naked and Glutinous Goodies. :)

This dish calls for glutinous flour. While slurping up these little goodies, my husband turned to me and said "These must be fat huh?". I then looked it up on the wiki . It turns out that they are only named "Glutinous" because the flour is sticky and not because it contains gluten. :) Doesn't this look like gluttonous? Wheew luckily it only sounds fat.

I got the recipe from TT's Playing with My Food website. He describes why these little guys are called "Banh It Tran" in vietnamese meaning "Naked Pasteries". It's because they aren't wrapped in banana leaves. I've been dying to try some of the recipes here. I have a long list of recipes that I will try from all the master cooks I've been reading. :D For now I'm just the little apprentice. :)

Below is my redition. Thanks TT for all your advice.

Ingredients:
3 tsps of Fish Sauce
A couple shakes of Pepper
3/4 lb of Ground Pork
3/4 of a 16 oz Glutinous rice flour bag
2 stalks of Green onions
Warm Water

Directions:
Fry the onions. Add the fish sauce and pepper and brown the ground pork with the onions. Form dough by adding warm water. The recipe doesn't specify how much water is to be added. TT said that it is forgiving. What I've seen is that you add just enough water to make a soft dough and if you add too much water the flour becomes too sticky. In that case you would probably want to add more flour. Flatten the dough and place ground pork into the middle. Roll the dough up creating little balls. Place them into a boiling pot of water. Once the critters float to the top you'll need to cook them for another 10 minutes. You can then scoop these babies out. I didn't add a lot of ingredients that the recipe called for: shrimp, mung beans, onion oil etc. I had dry mung beans but I didn't know how to cook them. :P Boil? Oh well next time...

After they were all done and plated, the little guys realized that they were naked and asked to be covered. So I topped them with some green onions and then ate them. :)

The End (At least for them. ;))

5 comments:

simcooks said...

I've been wanting to buy a bottle of fish sauce but didn't know when to use it. Now I have a recipe from you! Yay!

Mung bean sprouts - just boil for a minute or so - shorter time if you like them with the raw taste.

tigerfish said...

This is some kind of Hakka dish? Dunno if I'm sayin the right thing. Think they call it "abacus"....coz of resemblance to the old traditional chinese "calculator".

Melting Wok said...

hey buddingcook, great ways to fully utlised the glutonious flour sitting in my pantry hehe :)
From where I come from, we've a similar dish using taro & glutonious rice flour, just like gnocchi. Great eats ! Cheers ! :)

mushroommeadows said...

They are soooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable! They're cute naked like a baby. :) Anyway, I'm wholly impressed by your cooking abilities. I really want to try some.

suanne said...

These look really good. I will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing.