Chinese Winter Solstice - Tong Yuen

Posted by Cokeworld Citizen | 12:00 PM | , | 2 comments »

It's this time around again where people would think...
"Hah? So fast?". Yes, its amazing how time slips through us without noticing!

These tong yuen (glutinous rice balls) are made and captured by my course mate back at her home. Wish my mother was a little bit more rajin then I wouldn't always have the unappealing pale pink, pale green and pale white *roll eyes*.

Huh? Food dye? No no~ My friend only uses natural food dye. Ok lah except for the red.

These rice balls will always have a soft spot at my heart. They are so cottony soft, chewy and you get to mess around with the rice flour dough :)

If you have the time do get the glutinous rice dough from a tong yuen stall opposite Traders Hotel. Their doughs are different on the class of their own. They do not stick to your teeth and QQ and no murky pandan syrup!

Happy rolling~

PS:
This year's winter solstice is a day earlier than usual. So instead of Monday (22 December), it will be 21 December. The newspaper mentioned that the sun or earth somehow rotates and reaches 270 degrees earlier than usual or sumthing...

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2 comments

  1. Jason // December 24, 2008 at 9:06 AM  

    How about the purple?

  2. Cokeworld Citizen // December 24, 2008 at 9:33 PM  

    Jason:
    the purple is mixed using red and blue. haha ok...maybe only the red is unnatural :P