Thursday, 22 December 2011

Happy Winter Solstice (Dongzhi) Festival 2011



Happy Winter Solstice (Dongzhi, 冬至) Festival 2011

Have you guys eaten tangyuan already? I love my mom's specially made tangyuan, plain glutinous rice balls with sweet potato. Yummy.

Malaysians observe the Winter Solstice Festival just like any other Asian countries. Chinese families gather during Dongzhi to pay homage for a good year, and celebrate it by eating tangyuan (湯圓), a traditional  dessert made out of glutinous rice flour stuffed with sesame seeds or red bean paste served along a sweet broth made of sugar and water and seasoned with pandan leaves and ginger.

11 comments:

Bananazஇ said...

Happy Dōngzhì festival..

fufu said...

Bananaz : thanks :)

edward said...

我吃过汤圆了,你今天也是在家吃妈妈的爱心汤圆过节吗?:-)

bluecloud said...

冬至快乐哦,有点迟到的祝福!
我今天也是吃了汤圆,我长大一岁了...呵呵呵

Rad Sujanto said...

oh what we have here is rice balls filled with brown sugar, hot ginger water, and some peanuts.

foongpc said...

Happy Dongzhi Festival! Love tang yuan! Especially if it has gula melaka fillings : )

Sasa said...

就這樣,冬至過去了
現在,期待的是聖誕節
再來就是過年
最後就農曆新年

Opps,農曆新年過後
就情人節
哈哈

太多節日馬上就到了

Bengbeng said...

I never heard of sweet potato with it. I will try that next year. Merry Christmas Fufu. Your invitation to come over here as a guest of the family still stands :)

[SK] said...

happy winter solstice to you, so did you have extra tang yuan last night?? hehe~~

瑜珺 said...

冬至快乐 =)

Kenny Mah said...

I just made some tonight! Gula Melaka filling = yummy! :)