Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rice Cakes 鍋巴 [Gou Pa]

"Gou Pa" is a rice cake from the dried rice at bottom of the rice pot. Can be served as snack or in a thick sauce dish.

Origin: Anhui province. The poor dried the rice from bottom of the rice pot in the yard and conserve them to eat later. The Qing dynasty's emperor Qianglong named a dish with meat and thick sauce dripped on the rice cake, the best dish of the world.

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