Alternative namesGlutinous rice dumpling
Place of originChina
Region or stateFoshan, Guangdong
Main ingredientsGlutinous rice, dried coconut, sugar
Lo mai chi
Chinese name
Jyutpingno⁶ mai⁵ ci⁴
Hanyu Pinyinnuòmǐcí
Literal meaningglutinous rice "food made of rice"
Vietnamese name
Vietnamesebánh bao chỉ

Lo mai chi (Chinese: 糯米糍), known in Mandarin as nuomici, is a type of Chinese pastry. It is one of the most standard pastries in Hong Kong. It can also be found in most Chinatown bakery shops overseas. It is also referred to as glutinous rice dumpling. Today there are many different modern variations such as green tea flavor, mango flavor, etc.

The glutinous rice ball can be dusted with dried coconut on the outside.[1] The outer layer is made of a rice flour dough and the inside is typically filled with a sweet filling. The most common fillings are sugar with coconut and crumbled peanuts, red bean paste, and black sesame seed paste.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Freely Chan (2007-03-19). "Glutinous Rice Ball With Red Bean Paste". Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  2. ^ Sunflower (3 February 2010). "Lo Mai Chee with red bean paste 豆沙糯米糍". Retrieved 15 August 2012.