Saturday, August 7, 2010

Taiwanese Glutinous Meatball (Ba-Wan)

Ba-wan (Chinese: 肉圓; pinyin: roù yuán; literally "meat circle") is a Taiwanese snack food, consisting of a 6-8 cm diameter disk-shaped translucent dough filled with a savory stuffing and served with a sweet and savory sauce. The stuffing consists of a mixture of pork, bamboo shoots, and mushrooms.

The gelatinous dough is made of a combination of corn starch, sweet potato starch, and rice flour, which gives it its chewy, sticky, and gelatinous texture and a greyish translucent hue. Ba-wan are initially cooked by steaming and then, pan-fried.

We hope you enjoy our Ba-Wan!

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