Baozi and Hua Juan

Steamed baozi filled with pork and vegetable

Steamed baozi filled with pork and vegetable

Twisted rolls made of flour and water called Hua Juan

Twisted rolls made of flour and water called Hua Juan

Today was the Laba Fes­ti­val, a tra­di­tional fes­ti­val in China that cel­e­brates the new har­vest. On this day you’re sup­pose to eat con­gee (a por­ridge like sub­stance), which I really don’t enjoy. So instead our ayi made a huge pile of steamed baozi filled with pork and veg­eta­bles. She then steamed some “hua juan” which are twisted rolls made of flour and water. Their name means “twisted flower”, as they look like folded flower petals.

(Blog posted by Ray on January 28, 2015. You can see the original article by following this link to rayallychina.com)