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Homemade glutinous rice wine (Brewing)


I’m on the mission to perfect my brew. This is my fifth trial. My previous batches was sour so I’m going to use less of the yeast and ferment for a shorter period of time.

Soak 1 kg of glutinous rice overnight and cook in the rice cooker (just like cooking jasmine rice).



Spread it out on a oven tray to cool completely.

Grind 3 wine biscuits (酒饼) into fine powder and mix in 5 tbs of red yeast rice (紅麴).


Dad emphasis that the glass jar must be very clean to prevent any contamination or else, mold will grow. So I pour boiling water into the glass jar to sanitize it.

Prepare about a liter of boiled cooled water. Layer the glutinous rice, yeast mixture and water in the glass jar. Optional: Thoroughly mixed everything together with clean hands.

Cover the jar with some cloth and lightly close the lid. Keeping an eye on it and hopefully it turns out right this time!

Simply traditional delicious!


Eight treasure porridge


This bag of eight treasure porridge have been sitting in my pantry since my last trip to Beijing. Time to serve it up!

Lotus roots seems like a good combination! Bring up to a boil, then on low heat, simmer for about an hour. Stir occasionally.

Add in light soy sauce to taste. I love to have porridge with a can of braised peanuts and sour pickled mustard.

Bon appetit!


Simply delicious!