Wang and his wife pounding the rice into a sticky paste. Photo: Goldthread
Wang and his wife pounding the rice into a sticky paste. Photo: Goldthread
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Ciba: a chewy, sticky Chinese rice cake

  • Typically found in southern China, ciba is made from pressed sticky rice, and often eaten as a dessert
  • Few places still make it by hand, instead preferring machines, but this man in Dafang has been doing it the traditional way for over a decade

Wang and his wife pounding the rice into a sticky paste. Photo: Goldthread
Wang and his wife pounding the rice into a sticky paste. Photo: Goldthread
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