Wednesday, August 10, 2011
BAAK TONG GOH FROM NEW TOWN BAKERY
Lookit those great bubbles!
New Town Bakery’s White Sugar Rice Steamed Rice Cake (baak tong goh) are good. They don’t have that overly-yeasted/fermented taste. They are soft and white and kids love them.
Making these yourself is possible, but buying a few pieces is so much more convenient because there’s no long wait for the fermentation of the yeast and rice batter. Besides, the best recipe I have calls for grinding your own raw rice in a blender and that is a noisy endeavour. The versions made from rice flour don’t taste very good to me at all.
There are other good versions of Baak Tong Goh in bakeries, but New Town’s is good PLUS you can buy those excellent Big Steamed Buns and little round sugar-crusted Apple Tarts while you’re there…which no one else has.