Because of my keen interest in the traditional Chinese steamed buns making, I took a short course with Master Coco Kong in 2018, whom I met in a recipe book.
At the same time, I've also set off the journey to discover the tricks in Chinese steamed bun making, in particular on the aspects of pastry fermentation, ingredients selection and cooking, bun shaping and etc. After all, I have to say that, indeed, there are lots of knowledge and wisdom contained in the process of making these simple and yet nutritious traditional Chinese buns.
In this website I've briefly introduced the ingredients that use to making the buns here. I believe it's important for us to understanding the health benefits provide by the natural foods, because this can help us to choose the proper diets that nurture our health accordingly.
While I was learning the raw ingredients, I've been exposed to the ancient Chinese knowledge of health keeping which is done in accordance with the nature. Especially the concepts of natural medicine and the wellness of one-self, in which I marvel at the greatness of the universe and the wisdom of the ancients. It's also because I had had the opportunity to learn the "Taoist Qi-Gong" with Master Tu just before the end of 2018, and the experience has indeed deepened my interests in the Chinese scriptures and traditional cultures.
I highly recommend these four Chinese classics with five thousand years of history, namely "The Yellow Emperor's Canon", "Compendium of Materia Medica", "Book of Changes", and "Lao Tzu", which contain the invaluable wisdom of the ancient sages and their philosophies on life. Concurrently, they also point to the problems we are facing in this modern world, on the other hand, advising how we ought to adjust for the better. Obviously, they provide us the guideposts to live life that is healthier, richer, calmer and more peaceful physically, mentally and emotionally.