LO MAI GAI ~~~ while sticky rice and chicken play a central role in lo mai gai, mushrooms, shrimp, or salted egg yolk are oftentimes added into these beautiful lotus leaf-wrapped bundles. though similar to zong zi, lo mai gai are distinguished by their filling, their shape (rectangular packets) and their availability (all year round). the above photo is from http://www.themarionhousebook.com/ [China] [seriousteats]
Rice paper lantern like a lotus leaf. The Chinese 'Innovo' design team exhibited their 'nong yi' works at the salone satellite in milan. The lamp utilizes the methods and materials used to make classic chinese paper lamps and lanterns-bamboo stick, and traditional rice paper.