• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Easy

Recipe Ingredient

  • 500g graded glutinous rice - wash and soak overnight; drain well
  • fresh bamboo leaves
  • Dried China grass or string
  • 3 litres water
  • 3 tsp alkaline water
  • 2-3 tsp food grade boric acid (pangsat or peng seh)
  • Dissolve these ingredients together:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp first grade alkaline water
  • 2 tsp food grade boric acid (optional)


  1. Marinate glutinous rice with borax mixture and 1/2 tsp yellow colouring if desired, for 1-2 hours before use.
  2. Take a piece of fresh bamboo leaf, fold into a cone shape. Fill about 1/2 of casing with the marinated rice. Wrap into a pyramid shape and bind securely with dried chinese grass or string.
  3. Bring water to a boil. Add the alkaline water and borax. Put in about 2 bundles of dumplings and boil for 3 hours. Add boiling water whenever necessary. Remove and hang to dry.

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