Nian Gao How chinese New Year's Cakes are made
This little shack sold sundries and snacks for the school. They made very tasty pork baozi.
In January, it turned into...
No, it didn't go monochrome -- they built a little factory to make glutinous rice cakes for the new year called nian gao.
They're not so much cakes, but gooey cylinders that get sliced and fried up
It's finely milled
And mixed with a bit of water
The flour gets steamed
The steam comes from tanks over a coal fire
Once it's steamed, it goes into a trough
While they're drying, majiang!
Pedi-cabs stand by to take them into town