Chinese sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf (nor mai gai) is a glutinous rice ball filled with chicken, mushrooms, Chinese sausage, dried shrimp, scallions, and other ingredients. It is steamed after wrapping the filling in a lotus leaf or, more commonly, a banana leaf in the US.
Unique in its appearance on the dim sum table, it demands attention from diners who are eager to unwrap it and taste the intriguing present inside. I’ve had good nor mai gai and some mediocre ones (the rice sometimes gets packed too dense). This dish is best with a little soy sauce since the rice is sometimes bland. I like nor mai gai but sometimes prefer its more flavorful cousin, nor mai fan (sticky rice).