How To Wrap A Bak Chang or also known as Chinese Pork Dumpling?

Duan Wu days is the day where Chinese people wrap Bak Chang (hokkien) / Ham Yoke Chong (Cantonese) / chong zhi (mandarin) / pork dumpling. Checkout more details about them in wiki.

I get to document this down since my housemate were wrapping the bak chang at home. But ours a bit fusionised. So to get an authentic old school recipe, checkout this site.

My housemate made 3 types of dumplings in one go. 1 hokkien chang which use more on glutinuous rice, 1 cantonese type which uses mixture of glutinuous rice with skinless mung beans and the final one would be the sweet non pork lye water chang or known as KAN SUI CHUNG in cantonese.

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Traditional Bamboo leaves soaked

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The string to tie the dumpling. I dunno what is this called. You just ask from the seller and they will give you.

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We use this for the sake of hygiene. We do not use the rafia strings as we will going to cook it for 3 hours in in hot water. Some poor quality rafia strings color will come out and go into your dumplings. There goes all your effort.

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The pre fried meats, Chinese black mushrooms, dried shrimps, chestnuts, 5 spice powders, garlics, salt and dark soya sauce.

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Glutinuous Rice Mix with skinless mung beans soaked over night (For Cantonese Style)

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Plain Glutinous Rice for the Lye Water Dumpling

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Left : Pre fried glutinous Rice with black beans (Hokkien Style) and right is the plain white glutinous rice

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We even add in thick dried meats to fusion it a bit

38 Replies to “How To Wrap A Bak Chang or also known as Chinese Pork Dumpling?”

    1. Sometimes the fun is at the last piece where you throw everything in and is the largest in terms of size. That piece taste the best. Money can’t buy! πŸ˜›

    1. Restaurant Traditional Recipe, Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara. You can get all sorts of Chang here ….. range from RM7 to RM200++ (need 10 persons)

      Order a 8 Pou Tea to go along with the dumplings

  1. I have not wrapped any bak chang since my granny passed away, guess everyone is busy with work, no one in my family is doing that nowadays! I haven’t tried one yet this year.. hmm will get my favourite bak chang from Joo Chiat soon. πŸ˜€

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