I found these photos which I took during this year Chinese New Year.
This is the granite grinder that was used to turn rice into batter, i.e. a mixture of powdered grains and water. This unit belongs to my family and I had spent many happy childhood moments helping my mother to grind rice to make Chinese New Year goodies and other delicious kuehs.
In those days, there aren’t rice flour available. So, we have to soak rice or glutinous rice overnight and then, put them into these gadget to grind them.
I have tried to add some labels to the above photo and hope some of you whom had never seen this, can roughly guess how it works.
I can tell you that it is hard labour to work on this as the granite block weighs a ton. Has anyone ever used it before, I wonder.