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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mexican Bah Chang Called Tamales

I HAVE TASTED MALAYSIAN BAH CHANG DUMPLING, VIETNAMESE BAH CHANG AND NOW... MEXICAN BAH CHANG!!

Yes, Mexican choong or dumpling as my sister nicknamed it cos it is very similar to our Asian dumplings.  In actual name, this Mexican is called Tamales.  First time I heard of it, yours truly is really "backdated" one... never seen, never tasted it before my entire 50 years of life till few days ago!

Here is what a Tamales look like....

Tamales aka Mexican choong wrapped in tradition corn husk....
Yes, look like a "jagung" to me....
Need to steam it first before eating... just like our local dumplings...
When stripped of its skin, it looks like this....
Stone ground corn.... 

Upon dissecting, it is like that... 
Beneath is a chunk of meat....
Making a big mess out of a Tamales....
Yes, I like the taste.... 
A bit spicy inside... 
Definitely easier to digest than our local glutinous rice dumplings... 
If this Tamales is filled with yellow beans, salted egg, mushroom, meat...
Then PERFECT!!
Anyway, someone sure loves this... Anytime!!

11 comments:

  1. Wahaha. Reanaclaire thinking of modify and make tamales more localised with the ingredients we are familiar with in chang?? ^^

    I would sure want to give it a try. Heard of it but never tasted. Mexican cuisine is mostly spicy.

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    1. No..no... maybe Kathy Chung knows how to modify..definitely not Reana...hahahaa...

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  2. Tamales are very popular here! So is Mexican food, lots of Mexican restaurants.

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    1. Yes, that was what I heard...and eaten... :)

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  3. No glutinous rice? No, thank you. LOL!!! Will want to try but no, I think I would still prefer our bak chang. Old habits die hard.

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    1. This one more for our age.. hehehe...

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  4. corn and meat? i think i will like it too.

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  5. what sort of meat in there? pork or beef? that 'chang' looks gigantic!

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