When I was on Jinli street, I found this food very special. It does not only have attractive appearance but also have a nice performance during the time making it.
Why is it named Three Cannonballs?
It has this interesting name because of the way it is made.
The chef scoops out a handful of glutinous rice paste. Then, the ball is smacked against the flat surface where six copper disks are placed. “BANG! BANG! BANG!” is the sound these disks overlap each other. It just likes the sound of miniature cannonballs blasted into the sand. Then, the rice ball bounces into a bamboo basket full of bean flour to be coated well.
Below is the video of the whole process of making San Da Pao