Chinese dessert


A simple dessert

This is a really simple Chinese dessert. These are traditionally given as an offering during Chinese religious holidays and they are very abundant during those times. Some regular food stalls might even shut down their normal service and specialize in these for a few days prior to a significant day. After they are down with the offering, though, there are usually lots of them left over. I decided to try a few and, with my generalized opinion of Chinese food, found them to be very bland. They are very, very thick and jelly like with just a little bit of flavor and sweetness.  I found very little difference in taste between the different colors and size.  If I had to guess, I would say they are mostly just rice flour with some sort of gelatin thrown in. Nothing special taste-wise, but very important religiously.

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