|Beauties in rows!|
|All prepared to make the outer skin.|
Glutinous rice flour. Edible red food colouring. Fresh banana plant leaves. A bamboo steamer. Deft experienced hands. Mung beans. Some sweet potatoes. A carefully chosen wooden mould for beautiful tortoise top patterns. Mindfulness that the dough does not stick to the mould. A sense of expectation. Ability to form tight balls in a size to fit the mould you use. Warm weather helps, like back along the Straits of Malacca or beside the South China Sea. Have friends and relatives help out!