It’s always about the family, not really the rice dumplings. No matter how busy they all are, almost everyone, through four generations in the Loh family comes together on this occasion to make bak chang or dumplings. They do it from scratch, save from planting for the leaves, everything is done slow food movement style, no shortcuts.
Of course this labour of love yields a better result, they will tell you, because it is made with love with meaning. Amidst the hustle and bustle and the commercialisation of that humble bak chang, it warms the heart to know that this extended four generation family uses the Dragon Boat Festival to bond. They make up to an estimated 2-3 hundred dumplings each year.
From the Loh family to you – a pictorial insight to their yearly routine of making Cantonese homemade rice dumplings. Hum along “the more we get together, together , together…”