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Need authentic recipe for Dim Sum Sticky Rice, but...

nsstampqueen | Sep 27, 201107:51 AM

I would love to tackle the challenge of making authentic Dim Sum sticky rice, but not the kind they steam in the leaf. When we go to Dim Sum here in Edmonton, there is a version that all the restaurants seem to serve (it might be canadianized for all I know) in a clear glass bowl that contains all kinds of wonderful goodies - dried shrimp, what I'm assuming is bbq pork pieces (could also be some kind of ham??), green onions, and of all things, cilantro (never knew that would be part of chinese cooking), and may contain others things as well. It also appears to have soy sauce (or some other dark seasoning) added as it is usually quite brown in colour, but there's a sweetness there too (is that the rice itself)? The flavour is amazing, and I much prefer it to the version that is steamed in the leaf.

I have searched online but have not come up with any recipes that have the same look, and so far nothing I've found has cilantro in the ingredient list. Anyone have any recipes, or ideas, or places to look that might have this?

On a side note, in the recipes I have found for sticky rice they call for chinese sausage - what type of product is this? Is this what looks like the bbq pork or ham pieces that are in this sticky rice? Is that why the flavour is different than what I would expect, and why I can't replicate it?

Thanks fellow Chowhounders - if anyone can find this for/with me, you all can!!

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