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Glutenous Rice Balls

Paul 2007-11-28
Photo: Glutenous Rice balls with sweet nut surprise
All over Taipei's streets and alleys, hand-made glutenous rice treats are sold. These range in texture from marshmellow-spongy to hard-boiled-egg-firm. Many are in the form of balls of various sizes and colors, and we're always surprised by their fillings.

This afternoon, it was green and mid-firm balls filled with julienned marinated ginger - spicy! On the street just now, we were surprised to find ground nuts and sugar inside a super spongy sticky ball, which Jo can be seen devouring above.

Yum. We're off to see what other goodies await.


Permalink by Paul Sarena   |  November 28, 2007 04:13 AM

It's really nice to be able to stand on a sidewalk, snap a photo with the Blackberry Curve and type up a quick entry and have it show up on the blog.

The software I wrote to do this (receive email with photo attachment and post it) before we started is coming in very handily now.

Permalink by Bill   |  November 28, 2007 06:31 AM

So envious!! You know how I hate food sold on the street. My mouth waters as I read this blog. Haxe a rice ball on me. But alas, JoJo are these healthy!!!!

Love you both xxxooo

Permalink by Michael   |  November 28, 2007 06:43 AM

Love these impromptu updates of where you're at. It figures that Jo would be the one devouring the rice balls.

Permalink by Cookie   |  December 3, 2007 05:56 PM

Hi Jo
How great to be able to enjoy Asia. I have developed a love for the Asian people. I currently have a 31 yr old male student living with me for 3 months & going to a private English school. He is from Taiwan. I am going to show him your info on Taipei. Have lots of fun. Enjoy & hi to Paul

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