Lotus Root Starch Sticky Rice Ball is a traditional well-known snack in Jiangsu Province. More than 200 years ago,an imperial chef from Jianhu carefully made a palace refreshment with the unique folk flavor of lotus root starch sticky rice ball— Lotus Root Starch Sticky Rice Ball, which was greatly appreciated by the emperor after eating it.
A few years later, when the cook retired on account of old age and returned to his hometown, he brought back the method of making lotus root starch sticky rice ball to his hometown Huduo, thus the palace refreshment gets spreading around Huduo…
Lotus Root Starch Sticky Rice Ball is round, smooth, transparent, full of flexibility, soft and delicate with a brown color. For the stuffing, lotus root powder and five kernels containing sweet pulp (peach, apricot, jujube, melon seeds, etc.) are used as raw materials, which makes it taste fresh and sweet as well as tasty and refreshing, you may feel like it just touches you to the depth of your soul. If you nibble it, the fish flavor is lingering while greasiness is avoided. Rich in nutrition, it has the function of strengthening bones and promoting blood. When relatives and friends are invited to a banquet in Jianhu and other places, this refreshment is a must.
When guests who pass Jianhu attend the banquet, they always look forward to having the opportunity to have a taste of it. When the famous writer Ba Jin visited Jianhu City with a delegation, he tasted its flavor and praised it. In 1958 Jiangsu Provincial Famous Dishes and Famous Refreshment Selection and Apprasing, it became well-known throughout the province. After the economist Fei Xiaotong tasted it, he wrote an evaluation in the newspaper, calling it a “treasure”.
Lotus Root Starch Sticky Rice Ball has become a special dish for Chinese and foreign guests all over Jiangsu Province. Fruity and transparent Lotus Root Starch Sticky Rice Balls in the pottage seems floating and sinking, just as if floating dark brown balls. When they are clipped on chopsticks, you may feel flexible and elastic; have it eaten in the mouth, it’s tender and refreshing, and the fragrance is lingering.