Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dong Zhi 2009

Dong Zhi (Winter Solstice Festival; 冬至) is here again (22 December 2009). This year, my chef decides to prepare Hakka-style tangyuan (Glutinous Rice Balls ; 湯圓) which is cooked in savoury soup. The main ingredients used in the preparation of this savoury tangyuan include chicken, Chinese leeks, shiitake mushrooms and ginger. In contrast to the conventional tangyuan cooked in sweet soup, my chef's Hakka-style savoury tang"yuan" uses glutinous rice "droplets" (instead of balls) which look like bee tai mak (droplet noodles)! Hee Hee. ;p

Glutinous Rice "Droplets"

Hakka-style Savoury tangyuan




12 comments:

tigerfish said...

Looks nice leh....really look at bee tai mak!

Anya said...

It looks very special
I wish I could eat it :-)
Maybe its delicious maybe not....
LOL
Have a nice sunday :-)

Jama said...

I didn't know there's savoury tang yuan, I love the sweet version but I only prefer the red bean filling.

Little Inbox said...

Really like bee tai mak lor, hehe...

katztales said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with nip and other goodies!

EastCoastLife said...

It does look like bee tai mak.

I prefer mine to be shaped into little balls. Had my tangyuan this morning.

Older one year liao. :P

Anya said...

Merry Christmas
and a Happy & Healthy 2010
for you Dora
and your whole family :-)
Enjoy your Holidays...

hugs
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

FEED YOUR MIND said...

hi dora
How's your Holiday?
Wish you all the best
have a great day and happy blogging!
Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!

katztales said...

Like Anya I'm not sure if this would be my fave but I'd try a bit - with my eyes shut!

Merry Christmas and a Happy (Gregorian) New Year, Dora. Purrs and headbutts from all of us for 2010.

Anya said...

Have a very happy New Year
and a wonderful and happy 2010 :-)

(@^.^@)

EastCoastLife said...

My wishes for you,
Great start for Jan,
Love for Feb,
Peace for March,
No worries for April,
Fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov,
Happiness for Dec,
Have a lucky and wonderful 2010, Dora!

Food For Tots said...

Wishing you and your family a healthy and joyful 2010!