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  • At traditional markets in Tainan

  • ancient pastry such asNine-layered Steamed Rice Cake

  • Double Glutinous Rice Cakeis available.

  • In early agricultural time, farmers had them to boost energy.

  • They are also popular snack foods.

  • Rice Cakesplayed an important part in agricultural society.

  • They are used for the celebration on the birthdays of gods,

  • and when a new store is open and there is a worshiping ceremony.

  • Especially, “rice cakesare used in Chinese Lunar New Year.

  • Let’s go to discover the good taste of the ancient flavor.

  • Pastry is often used in Taiwan to worship gods

  • as long as you pray for gods

  • Pastry is very important to you.

  • Traditionally, from the beginning to the end of Chinese Lunar New Year. different types of pastry are used to worship gods

  • For example, “steamed Chinese New Year cake

  • has the similar sound ofgetting better each year

  • so it is often prepared by each household

  • for Chinese Lunar New Year as a symbol of fortune and prosperity.

  • On the 9th day of Chinese Lunar New Year,

  • The Birthday of Jade Emperor, “five Sugar Towers

  • in July, on the GhostsFestival, “sweet rice pudding

  • on Mid-autumn Festival, small Chinese cakes

  • on winter solstice, vegetable buns

  • in the end of yearsweetsuch as gourd slice

  • vegerable inch date

  • sugar dated peanuts.

  • And small cakes need to be prepared.

  • After sending gods, it is about time to make rice cake.

  • Even when the baby is one month old

  • granny will use red rice dumplings and tortoise cake

  • to thank for the blessing of Jade Emperor

  • Although time changes

  • some traditions are not observed now.

  • Pastry still plays an important role in traditional religious ceremonies.

  • Our history of making rice cakes

  • started from my grandpa in the Fifth Year of Showa Era in 1920.

  • That’s the beginning.

  • My father

  • has five brothers.

  • They all learned how to make rice cakes.

  • They all started their businesses.

  • I am the third generation.

  • It’s more than 80-year of rice making.

  • It’s very complicate to make Nine-layered steam Rice Cake.

  • Different rice cakes use different types of rice.

  • First, you need to select the rice.

  • For making rice cake, Idica Rice is used.

  • Second, you need to soak the rice in water for about 1.5 hours.

  • Then grind your rice into rice milk.

  • Fourth, pour boiled water into the raw rice milk

  • that’s the key to good taste

  • This requires to be adjusted according to the temperature.

  • Tips are too keep the right temperature of water

  • during winter and summe

  • Stirred the cooked rice milk with brown and white sugar.

  • Pour rice milk, the semi-cooked one in thin layer inside the steamer.

  • Add rice milk in another layer every half hour

  • You need to steam rice cake about 4 hours

  • Wait for cooling down;

  • that’s about three to four hours.

  • Cut into small diamond shapes.

  • Packing

  • The complete rice cake making process takes

  • about seven to eight hours.

  • This piece of Nine-layered Steamed Rice Cake looks normal

  • but it’s quite time and labor consuming.

  • From the selection of rice, the temperature of rice milk,

  • the right thickness of each layer.

  • The whole process takes about seven to eight hours.

  • It takes you the whole day to make a piece of Nine-layered Steamed Rice Cake.

  • You can taste the flavor with a coin

  • the hidden ancient flavor.

  • The red bean rice cake tastes chewy.

  • It’s not too sweet. 也不會太甜

  • You just cannot stop eating.

  • The owner told us to start from white top.

  • You then can taste the different texture of nine layers.

  • From the original glutinous flavor to the chewy taste,

  • you are able to feel the sweetness of Nine-layered Steamed Rice Cake.

  • The tip is to feel

  • each layer with your heart.

  • Do visit Tainan and go to traditional market

  • for this authentic ancient flavor.

At traditional markets in Tainan

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    臺南視野 posted on 2016/03/28
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