Master Chen mixes flour and sweetened bean paste well in the mould. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
Fast pace of life always makes city residents miss the simple food with the most original way of cooking and here are the three popular delicacies in Suzhou New District in the season of spring.
The Chen family in the district's Xushuguan town has insisted in making begonia-shaped cakes for three generations and their cakes have become part of local residents' life.
In addition to delicious taste, it is also an enjoyment to watch Master Chen how to make begonia-shaped cakes.
Brush a layer of oil onto the mould, put flour and sweetened bean paste to each mould and mix them well, then put the mould over a stove. Several minutes later, good-looking and sweet-smelling begonia-shaped cakes are ready for the eater.
Fried rice with seasonal vegetables and salt meat
It is quite simple to make the dish, just to fry fresh rice with leaf mustard, fiddlehead and other seasonal vegetables as well as self-made salt meat together with secretly-made seasoning over a brick stove.
The freshly made delicacy also have a layer of crispy rice crust.
Green glutinous rice balls
Glutinous cakes are also essential delicacies for Suzhou New District residents in the warm spring, of which green glutinous rice balls are the most seasonal. The dough for the ball is kneaded by glutinous rice flour and juice of green mugwort, which explains why the rice ball is green.
The refreshing grass fragrance mixing with sweet bean paste smell is the best representative for spring flavor.
Freshly steamed green glutinous rice balls. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]