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Stuffed Lotus-leaf "jungs" for May 5 Festival?

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Stuffed Lotus-leaf "jungs" for May 5 Festival?

pinkylechat | Jun 12, 2007 11:56 AM

Any opinions on this treat? For us Chinese it's that time of the year again when the family follows tradition & makes hundreds of these things filled with rice, beans, pork, dried salted egg, etc. Unfortunate for me, my family's "jungs"—as are called in Cantonese—never tastes as good as those I get from stores or from vendors in Chinatown. Does anyone have any favs they care to talk about? There's a sweet version with no fillings, and which you eat with some kind of syrup—not my fav. I prefer those with green mung beans, which turn yellow when cooked. Another version has peanuts in them, not my fav either. My parents insist that jungs need to be boiled for hours, but theirs always turn out mushy & flavorless.

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