Saturday, December 22, 2007

happy Winter Solstice Festival !

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.



Big Boys Oven said...

oh what a lovely tang yuen! Compliment to your mum!

Unknown said...

wahh never seen the a flower mortar before. where did u buy it?

Nick Chan said...

happy dong zhi ! =) though, i am not a fan of tang yuan . but i got eat.

Jackson said...

wow...carrot for the orange colour!! what a good idea!

MeiyeN said...

i had loads of them on saturday lol..
wishing you and your loved ones a happy christmas, enjoy da holidays! :)

Big Boys Oven said...

We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!!!xxx

ekeng said...

Wow...the tang yuan are so cute..very colourful..i just ate simple tang yuan (RED and WHITE)

ai wei said...

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 ^____^

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

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

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

Sugar Bean said...

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!!

Precious Pea said...

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 year, can invite me ar?

Celine said...

Normally we make white, red and green (from pandan)tung yuen...not so colourful.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wow...the colours are indeed very "natural"!

~Christine~Leng said...

I tried making this once and it turn out a disaster.
Teach me... teach me..! hehe ;P

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

the tong yuen looks really pretty!

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