Caozaiguo or shuquguo is a type of kuih with a sweet dough made with glutinous rice flour, sugar, and a ground cooked paste of Jersey cudweed or Chinese mugwort. The herbs give the dough and the finished kuih a unique flavor and brownish green color. The kuih is a found in Fujian, Hakka, Taiwanese cuisine.
Caozaiguo is usually made in Qingming Festival as a celebratory food item. Although the kuih can be made from either herb, Chinese mugwort is more commonly used in making Hakka-style caozaiguo. The herb-flavored dough is commonly filled with ground meat, dried white radish, or sweet bean pastes. In Taiwan, a filling consisting of Dried shrimp, shiitake mushrooms, dried and shredded white radish (菜脯), and deep-fried shallots is commonly used.
- 1 2 連, 經綸, 鼠麴粿, Encyclopedia of Taiwan, 行政院文化建設委員會, archived from the original on 2011-07-26
- ↑ 吳, 韻如, 草仔粿, Encyclopedia of Taiwan, 行政院文化建設委員會, archived from the original on 2010-05-07