August 5, 2015

China Series : Green cakes from Gnaphalium 鼠麴草属

Lovely Gnaphallum or Qu Ci Chao or mouse ear grass
It is also called bulbul, and it has nice white and yellow flowers.
The green leaves are blended and the juices are added to glutinous rice to make a dough. Fillings are then prepared and this green cake is steamed. Sometimes families with traditional moulds kept for generations use them to make very pretty green kuih. These cakes are called qu ci guo.

(PHotos from Google)

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