Fried dough with glutinous rice aka kap chung

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Zhaliang is everyone’s favorite dim sum item, especially kids.

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When Sarah, Kaitlin, và their cousins were little, zhaliang was the most requested and coveted plate on the table!

What is Zhaliang?

Zhaliang is a Cantonese dim sum dish consisting of crispy Chinese fried dough (youtiao) wrapped inside silky rice noodles. It is then garnished with a drizzle of sweet soy sauce & sometimes sesame seeds or scallions.

The winning texture và flavor combination is hard not to love!

Your Guide khổng lồ Making Zhaliang At Home

Since I successfully figured out the recipe for dim sum rice noodles (or cheung fun––see our shrimp cheung fun recipe here), I knew I had to lớn post a zhaliang recipe.

We have all the steps and information to make sure it’s a success, especially if you live somewhere where you can’t get good dim sum.

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Just in case you can’t find store-bought Chinese Fried Dough (aka youtiao, 油条), we’ve got you covered with a youtiao recipe as well.

If you’ve made our Shrimp Cheung Fun, just know that the process lớn make the rice noodles is exactly the same. Why not make both & have yourself a nice Chinese dim sum brunch at home? You can even supplement with our other dim sum recipes and host a dim sum party!

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Rinse the cốt tông cloth in clean water (no soap or detergent necessary) to remove the rice residue before making the next one. These are best when fresh. In this case, we discourage leftovers!