Nor Mai Gai

Stuffed Lotus Leaves

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Appears in

The Dim Sum Book

The Dim Sum Book

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1982

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These glutinous rice preparations are traditionally wrapped in lotus leaves, which give off a delicate and subtly sweet aroma when steamed. Unfortunately, lotus leaves are usually sold in 50-pound boxes for restaurant use, although they are becoming more readily available. If you can get lotus leaves, by all means use them, the fresher the better. If not, then bamboo leaves are equally satisfying and their aroma is equally rich. Small packages of bamboo leaves can be purchased in Chinese gr