A couple weeks ago I went to Phoenix to visit my brother Mike, his wife Erin and their cute little Myka. While we were there, Erin took us to an Asian Supermarket called Lee Lee's. I wished Shaylie had been there with me because they had some amazing things. My mom wanted to buy her some Dangos since she's been completely gaga over them for months now. We didn't exactly know what Dangos are but we knew from the Internet that they are Japanese dumplings made out of rice flour that are either boiled or fried with many different kinds of sauces or fillings. We explained the best we could to the clerk and he directed us a couple different kinds. Shaylie was so excited when I came home with some Dangos to try.
The first attempt were frozen premade Sesame Dumplings which were meant to be boiled for 5-6 minutes. They turned out rather disgusting looking but the sauce inside tasted kind of sweet and peanutty. Shaylie was the only one brave enough to actually put one in her mouth.
First, she put maple syrup on it and took a small bite.
She was not very impressed. It tasted gooey and slimey.
Then it got stuck in her expander and she gagged in sink.
Needless to say, the entire plate of those ended up in the trash. Definitely not the right Dangos.
I mixed up the dough and fried them up. These were looking much more appetizing.
After dunking them in sugar and putting them on the skewers, they looked just like the Dangos of Shaylie's dreams.
I woke her up about 6:00 am to try the final product.
Sleepy but happy with the yumminess.