Flower Rolls


Appears in

By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

  • About

Meal: Almost in Advance, Steamed

Mrs. Chiang remembers, “My aunt lived in a nearby market town, and we loved to visit her. On market days the town swarmed with people. Peasants came in from the countryside to sell their extra eggs or vegetables, and men like my father came looking for special cuts of meat or fresh fish. Peddlers came to sell candy or big steamed buns that we ate plain or filled with meat and vegetables. Steamed buns were the staple food in the north