Sunday, August 18, 2013

Food in Process: traditional 'put chai ko'

Being an Asian, its obvious that you cook/bake an
Asian dish every now and then and awhile ago I've made
these put chai ko for my papa. In English: steamed rice pudding!

Steamed rice pudding is eaten quite often in Hong
Kong and you can find them a lot at food vendors and stalls.

This is actually my first time making them and I must say they were
pretty easy to make. But still need some improvement in
the texture because I find it a bit too sticky. Maybe I should 
add waterchestnut flour next time? Overall, the flavor
was there. 

Da recipe: 40gr ready made/soaked in water azuki beans, 30gr wheat starch, 100gr rice flour, 375ml water, 80gr rock sugar/brown sugar, some oil for greasing 

 You can buy the flours at all most common Asian groceries. 

 Some rock sugar. 

Azuki beans or more common name: red beans. 

Traditionally, you pluck the pudding out of the bowl with a skewer and eat it from there. 


 Da steps:
1. Boil 250 ml water with the rock sugar in a pan until sugar is solved. Set aside.
2. Sift the flour in a bowl. Add the remaining water and combine it until you have this
smooth, sticky yet easily to remove consistency. 
3. Add the beans + abit 25ml of the bean water into the mixture. This will create a lovely rose color. 
4. Add the cooled down sugar water into the batter one-at-a-time. The batter should be quite
runny now.
5. Get your steamer tools ready. Oil the ramekins with. Pour the batter into the ramekins. 
6. Steam the pudding for around 15 minutes on high heat. 

Good luck! 


I'm Feeling: relaxed
Music: Gabrielle Aplin - Home - Gabrielle is from UK, recently discovered her on the 'recommended list' of Youtube. Her voice reminds me of Birdy as well. 
Food: Chocolate
Drink: cappuccino 

40 comments :

  1. I love eating these!! You are honestly so talented that I envy you :(

    Louise | Vanity Corner

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  2. Yummy rice pudding (*.*) - i cannot remember the last time i got one to eat (T_T)...any left-overs? - i will take them :D

    XOXO
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  3. Ik ken wel een paar traditionele chinees eten maar deze niet, ziet er lekker uit! ^.^

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  4. Mmm dat ziet er heerlijk uit!

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  5. Looks so pretty!

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  7. aww i love these! you're right back when i was living in hong kong i remember this hawker lady selling these near my office - loved them! never thought of making them from scratch but you did such a good job :)

    rachel x
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  8. mmmmmh! I've never eaten them before but they look yummy and quite easy to make! :3 I shall give this try too :)

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  9. This looks delicious!
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  10. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
    This looks delicious but also quite cool on that scewer!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  11. yummy zo lekker :D
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  12. If you cover your ramekins with foil the tops of the puddings will turn out smoother. :D.

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  13. these sound fantastic! my mom makes Korean ricecakes with red beans that they are so delish.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  14. This looks delicious, I'll definitely have to try some!

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  15. These look really good! I've seen these around before in Chinatown but surprisingly I've never tried them. I'm a big fan of anything with red beans, so I'll have to try them out the next time I see them :)

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  16. Strange ingredient mix, but I would like to try it :)

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  17. Interesting, i've never seen this before! But it looks really good. How do you make food turn out looking nice? whenever I cook, the food comes out looking really ugly hahahaa.

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  18. It looks yummy. I haven't tried put chai... may soon.

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  19. oh my gosh, this looks delicious!

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  20. mmmm, looks yummy :)

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  21. look so yummy ! you are such a great cook :D
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  22. wow this Looks so tasty. defiently have to try it <3

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  23. yum~ that looks delicious. and i just totally made mandu today! :)

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  24. hi ! it look tasty ! i m a huge fan of Asian food and cultur :)
    xoxox
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  25. I wanna try this, but I have no kitchen damn! it look so yummy, your dad is lucky :)

    Miss Plaid Girl

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  26. Oh goodness, dit staat vanaf nu op mijn to-make list. Alles met adzuki bonen zijn goddelijk, of ...nouja.. wat ik tot nu toe heb gegeten haha! Thanks for sharing, ze zien er fantastisch uit!

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  27. This looks delicious!
    I want to try it!

    akiko

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  28. another interesting recipe huh, i kina like that it reminds me of that special ice cream I used to buy,
    but anyway this is really great

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  29. Hi - Do you know where I can find these bowls to buy in Hong Kong?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi! The tin bowls I've bought at a street somewhere in Mong Kok...
      I don't know where to be exact or shop..
      But I think you can buy them at retail shop really! Xx

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