Dango-Style Black Sesame Mochi Skewers

Story and recipe on my blog. My good friend Mar being my lovely model.

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  • Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 4y

    Thanks, dear! It'll be posted soon. My friend actually just happened to be here :).
  • Tika Hapsari Nilmada 4y

    Lovely model and lovely photo. She has beautiful fingers :D
  • anu_kutty 4y

    This loooks soo yummmmy :)
    Did u fry them ..i thought dumplings are steamed
  • Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 4y


    anu_kutty - these types of dumplings can be steamed or boiled. I boiled then fried and covered in syrup.
  • Mary Ann CK 4y

    Loved the angle of the photograph Xiaolu...:).
  • Veronika Studer 4y

    Again, it is soooo real. Here I see you didn't have probelm with focusing :) I like that the other skewer is out of the frame. Make the image more interesting.
  • Edda Onorato 4y

    So dynamic, original and full of energy...the real life :-)
  • Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 4y

    Thanks, friends!

    Vera -- It's much easier focusing when I'm not the model ;p.

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  • Ed Sweeney 4y

    very cool shot
  • Simone van den Berg 4y

    Great shot! I love photos like this where you see part of a person behind the food. Beautiful!
  • Kankana Saxena 4y

    I think i had those in China ... SO waiting to see the post :)
  • Aisha 4y

    Love the tones and focus here, Xiaolu, well done! You know, in the thumbnail it looked like you had eyeballs on the sticks!!! I know, I have a bizarre imagination!
  • Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 4y


    Aisha -- lol that's what my friend who was holding these skewers said too! I do see why you'd think that, but my foodie adventurism doesn't go that far ;p
  • Aisha 4y

    Thank goodness I'm not the odd one to see that! But, yes, I'm not that adventurous either!
  • sunshinemomsblog 4y

    I always get attracted to pics with hands holding food stuff. It seems more realistic to treat food that way:). I also like the shade of brown she is wearing and want the recipe to the dumpling!
  • Xiaolu // 6 Bittersweets 4y

    Thanks! Harini, the recipe/post is up now. The full guest post is on Fork Spoon Knife blog, but I have a direct link to the recipe from my blog too.
  • Asri 4y

    something new?....great focus and agree about the tone.
  • JourneyKitchen 4y

    I love this photo of yours! I really fall for pictures with human element in it and the color of your friend's clothes really adds a great tone to the picture.
  • Laksmi 4y

    The colors and hues you've utilized are so beautiful: mild and subtle. Elegant. I find the hand pose a little unnatural, but it is rather entertaining than disturbing. Compositionally it works perfectly. An image as it is, I love it. The snowballs look delicious!
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