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Seeking Hakka "Abacus Beads"

globalgourmand Jan 7, 2010 08:21 AM

I just learned of this Hakka dish, seeming particularly popular in Singapore. They seem to be, essentially, taro/tapioca dumplings, boiled then stir-fried with other ingredients like mushroom and pork. They look like possibly the most delicious dish I might ever eat.

Alternative spellings of the traditional name are suin poon tzi, suan pan zi, sohn pan tzai, 算盘子.

Here's a link describing the dish: http://www.gourmetgarden.com.my/?p=4655

Has anyone seen these around Boston? At a restaurant or Asian food court?

  1. Luther Jan 7, 2010 10:49 AM

    Yet another Singapore favorite that's entirely absent in Boston (and probably similar in NYC too...)

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    1. re: Luther
      globalgourmand Jan 20, 2010 01:40 PM

      Bummer. Have you tried them?

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