Thursday, June 7, 2018

cifantuan -

Cífàntuán is a type of food in Chinese cuisine from Shanghai. This food is made by wrapping closely a piece of youtiao (fried dough) along with sticky rice. It is usually consumed at breakfast along with sweet and savory soy milk in Eastern China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong (also known as chi faan).

In recent years, there have been innovations in traditional cifantuan, originating from Hong Kong and Taiwan, then upside down - introduced into the Shanghai area and beyond. Until now, cifantuan is generally available in two types. The "savory" type picks up ingredients like cai zha (pickled vegetables), rousong (pork shredded beans) and small pieces of youtiao wrapped in a ball of rice. The "sweet" type is added sugar and sometimes sesame to fill this food.