Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dōngzhì Festival 2010

Back dated post which I neglected my blog for sometimes....
I hope i'm not that late to wish everyone Dōngzhì Festival a.k.a Winter Solstice Festival. It's falls on 22nd Dec every year. It's a important Chinese tradition culture that must be celebrated by everyone on these dates. For history background on DongZhi Festival, you can read here. =D

 Tangyuan made from flour

 Tangyuan is cooked in Pandan syrup

Colorful TanYuan, yum!! =D

What was most important on these dates, that are family reunions. Everyone family will be gathering around to have dinner together. For mommy definitely will prepare most unique tradition dessert called tangyuan (湯圓) or balls of glutinuous rice, which symbolize reunion. Tangyuan are made of glutinuous rice flour and sometimes brightly coloured. The flour balls may be plain or stuffed. They are cooked in a sweet soup or savoury broth with both the ball and the soup/broth served in one bowl. Wish everyone Happy Dōngzhì Festival...!! =D