thanks, and no, i don't want you guys to spend uneccessarily. I will bring a friend who can read chinese with me the next time when i go hunting for it. I have requested some from a friend who is coming from singapore. thanks, you are very kind. do you buy the same brand that is in the pix cj posted?
Lily Maybe you can ask your friends to write it down for you so you can take it to the shop yourself. That's what I have done in the past, printing out chinese writing of ingredients I want and show it to the shop keeper
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lily, the koh fun I use is the same one seadragon uses (in the picture). The wheat starch made by this company is also koh fun (package says "wheat stach" but inside is koh fun). If you're not sure there are three ways you can test to see if it's koh fun or not: 1) smell = it should smell like roasted rice 2) touch = it is not as smooth as other flours 3) taste = take a pinch and put it in your mouth if it sticks right away to you teeth, side of you mouth, etc... and gives a 'anoyying' stick feeling that can not be easily washed off with a gulp of water than it's koh fun.
oh! if there's a vietnamese store in town than you can ask them if they have it koh fun is called "bot banh deo" in vietnamese.
sorry, i gave the wrong translation. i got my friend akau and wife lau to read the chinese - ka kung koh fun. translated word by word is added work ?? flour. ka kung together is extra work. what is 'kho' then
you are a really a good buddy, will ask for bot banh deo the next time i go to the store.