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Pictures from a small gathering making sticky rice cakes in Guangxi.
I only took pictures. Forgive me if I got the details of making this favorite Chinese dish wrong.



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First you must steam the sticky rice.

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A second pot for boiling duck after butcher.
The feathers and such come off much easier.
Never mind the word butcher. If you've ever eaten
a hamburger, or pork chop, or a chicken wing you're just
as guilty of having an animal slaughtered as any of us. At least
this duck was free range and had a happy life up until this day.

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The pounding sticks used to make sticky rice must
have the rough spots removed so you and pound
away without worry of getting a splinter in your hand.

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The lady of the house checks on the sticky rice.

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Someone else gets one of the first batches of rice ready for pounding.

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Two strong men pound the rice until it is a pulp.
Others tried for fun but these men had to take over
before the rice got too cold. It's an art.

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The sticky rice is just about ready to transfer to the next step.

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The elderly, but spry, lady takes over from here.
She did a lot of work for someone her age.

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She removes the sticky rice pulp from the pounding sticks.

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She kneads the sticky rice pulp a bit and rolls it into a cyclinder.

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She then begins to break off pieces to make sticky rice cakes.
Another lady forms them into sticky rice cakes.

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A batch of stick rice cakes are ready to be taken to cool off.

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Finally, after all the sticky rice if removed from the wooden cask,
I could see what it looked like inside.

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You can see, in the background, all the sticky rice cakes made that afternoon.

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My wife admires the bacon being made in another room.
Her friend is stirring the coals used to smoke the bacon.

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My wife takes a hand at trying to smash sticky rice into a pulp.
She doesn't have the hefty swing that is required. But if you want
to try, you're welcome to see how hard it really is to do this task.

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Everyone enjoys a delicious meal after all the hard work.





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Post time 2019-1-11 23:45:19 |Display all floors
acutally it is not the style of Guangxi, it is the style of many rural villages in southern China

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Great pics, thanks for sharing.

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kevinruud Post time: 2019-1-11 07:45
acutally it is not the style of Guangxi, it is the style of many rural villages in southern China

I'm sure you're right. I just had to come up with a title.
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voice_cd Post time: 2019-1-12 23:18
Great pics, thanks for sharing.

Thank you. My wife was much more at home on this occasion than I was.
I'm a city boy, through and through.
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robert237 Post time: 2019-1-14 02:02
I'm sure you're right. I just had to come up with a title.

A misspelling, I have to point it out though.
Which part of Guangxi does your darling come from? It looks like the northern part, near or in Guilin region.

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I love these sticky rice goodies. Great to see how they are made. Seems to be a lot of work though.

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