happy Winter Solstice Festival !

  • Sumo

It’s ‘Dong Zhi’ 冬至 (the Winter Solstice Festival) today! Happy Winter Solstice Festival to all of you.

Ever notice what is this???
That’s the heavy stone mortar and below it was the grinded Glutinous Rice Flour with water in the white cloth packet. Mum bought home some Glutinous Rice and has them grinded. We often have our Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Ball) homemade as those Glutinous Rice Dough sold in market were added in too much of the artificial coloring.

For coloring, mum used carrot for its orange-y color, pandan leaf for the greenish color, and a kind of blue flower for its blue coloration and the white one was the original rice’s color. We often had the glutinous rice ball eaten with warm sweeten ginger broth. And also the pandan leaves were added while boiling the sweet soup.

These colour are special?! Isn’t it? You can’t get to find these colors of rice dough in the market. Hehehe.

Happy happy Winter Solstice Festival to all of you.

冬至节快乐! 

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16 thoughts on “happy Winter Solstice Festival !”

  • big boys oven,
    hehe, thanks!
    happy happy happy christmas to you and happy 2008

    ee chian,
    em… i am not sure where to get the flower mortar. mum got it 10++ years ago.

    nicholas chan,
    happy dong zhi too!
    but now gonna wish you happy christmas ^____^

    jackson,
    i also thought of using dragon fruit for its purplish red. too bad, din stock up dragon fruit that day.

    meiyen,
    i have lots of tang yuan too!
    happy happy christmas to you! and can’t wait to read ur upcoming reviews!

    ekeng,
    hehe, you can try a hand on that. using glutinous rice flour to make the dough. very simple only.
    happy christmas to you!

  • I haven’t seen this stone before. Haven’t eaten any tong yuen this year and last year. Aiks. Not gonna miss it next time!

    Anyway, happy dong zhi to u!!

  • I haven’t seen this stone before. Haven’t eaten any tong yuen this year and last year. Aiks. Not gonna miss it next time!

    Anyway, happy dong zhi to u!!

  • Wow Wow Wow Wow!! Salute your mum! But apart from the colouring…those outside dough at times taste sour. But your mum’s version must be so nice and QQ! Sniff sniff..next year, can invite me ar?

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