Tuesday 22 December 2015

Happy Winter Solstice 2015

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Hi ya! I am counting 汤圆 (tang yuan), a dessert that we eat during winter solstice festival (冬至). Even though it is scorching summer day here in Australia, but mummy says it is a good traditional culture to pass on as it is a time for family to get together. The round 汤圆 symbolises reunion.

I love the colourful balls made out of glutinous rice flour and mashed carrot/beet root/purple carrot.  We cook them in ginger & gula melaka (dark palm sugar) soup, and dip with crushed peanuts. Yummy!

Nanna Bea & grandpa Raphael are here to celebrate with us this year :)

Have a happy winter solstice 2015! You are a year older!

1 comment:

  1. Joanna,

    You and Sarah are such lucky girls to have such a wonderful mum who is very good at preparing delicious food and at the same time not to forget Chinese culture.
    All the best and wish you belated winter solstice festival and coming Merry Christmas and happy New Year