Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice 2009

Winter Solstice 2009

I just get to know that today, 22nd of November is actually Winter Solstice (冬至) about four hours ago. Immediately, we headed out with the intention of buying some coloring to prepare sweet glutinous rice ball soup. It was 9.45 pm that time and most of the groceries shops already closed, except those at the service stations. With no luck at all, we couldn't find any coloring products but to stick with its original color, which is white.

Winter Solstice 2009

The ingredients needed to make glutinous rice balls: glutinous rice flour, sugar, water, and some coloring.

Winter Solstice 2009

You may start preparing the soup while making the glutinous rice balls. When the soup boils, simply add some rock sugar and pandan leaves into the pot and boil until you can smell the fragrance of the leaves.

Winter Solstice 2009

Then, slowly put the glutinous rice balls into the boiling water until they start floating on the surface.

Winter Solstice 2009

Here comes the sweet glutinous rice ball soup for two of us.
Happy Winter Solstice 2009! 冬至快乐!


  1. wow...u know how to do tong so pai seh time make a bowl for me yeah...kekeke

  2. vialentino:
    Yes I do, and I'm making the Cantonese "Tong Yuen" today.
    It's the salty soup with pork ribs, pork mince, coriander, and some vegetable, which is also my favorite ;)

  3. I didnt eat tong yuen this year :(. Anyway, happy belated dong zhi!

  4. DC:
    Hi DC, same goes to u ;)


    Aww, why didn't you? I made it very last minute, like 2 hours before 12...
    Anyway, thank you and Happy "Dong Zhi" to you too!


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