Traditional Jingning county snack for spring
The bamboo shoots rice cake is a seasonal snack, particularly popular in spring in Jingning She autonomous county. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
The bamboo shoots rice cake is a traditional snack from Jingning She autonomous county – administered by Lishui city in East China's Zhejiang province.
The oven-fresh rice cake has a fascinating aroma mix of bamboo shoots and sweet potato, which is always popular with diners around Jingning during the spring.
To make bamboo shoots rice cake, use freshly picked spring bamboo shoots and sweet potato powder as your ingredients.
First, take off the bamboo shoots shells and wash the white inside part. Stew it for 1-2 hours and grind it. Then add sweet potato powder and salt. Knead the mixture and separate it into small pies.
Before cooking them for eating or for preservation, steam the rice cake pies for half an hour and then sun dry them.