One little dumpling revived One little family tradition of mine.
Thanks to Mrs Kam and Lynn, gladly joined me last Sunday (Fathers' Day!) to wrap dumplings from 2kg glutinous rice, 1kg of pork belly, and many other ingredients (I used Diana's recipe). If not, I would not able to complete the entire process of dumpling making! whew~!
Mrs Kam started such party last year. It was very fun, lots of laughter and talks. I was first time hands on wrapping the dumpling after almost 10 years away from home! It dawned at me that, I did not forget the way holding the bamboo leave and filling up the ingredients for wrapping and tying.
So I gamely took up the lead to host "dumpling wrapping party" this year at the very last minute... few days before the actual Dumpling Festival. Mrs Kam was having post-travel syndrome;p.
Anyway, it was a great session to have both talented bakers in my humble flat. Lynn was first time, but she was amazingly doing well with the wrapping. All our dumplings had no leak at all after cooked for 2-3 hours, you can tell that, it was absolutely a success!
The only thing was, the dumplings are a little bland, I guess I didn't marinate long enough or add in enough seasoning during pre-cook stage.
I have the feeling that my mum (my grandma too, i believe) would be proud of me knowing I did all the preparation single-handedly (along with some advices from Mrs Kam). I hope I would have strong will eventually to do this again, with more seasoning definitely, and deliver to my mum.