Ba-wan 肉圓 is Taiwanese street food, consisting of a 6–8 cm diameter disk-shaped translucent dough made of sweet potato starch filled with a savory stuffing and served with a sweet and savory sauce. The stuffing varies widely according to different regions in Taiwan but usually consists of a mixture of pork, bamboo shoots, and shiitake mushrooms. Changhua-style ba-wan is considered to be the “standard” ba-wan as it is the most famous and most widely imitated of all styles of ba-wan.
Recipe by chowtimes
For the skins:
- Combine rice flour and cold water in a saucepan.
- Whisk until all the rice flour dissolved in the water.
- Cook the mixture over medium heat stirring all the time until it starts to bubble and thicken like glue. This takes about 30 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let cool down to lukewarm.