Friday, December 22, 2006

Today Is Dong Zhi!

Today is "Dong Zhi" (Winter Solstice) which in mandarin means da arrival of Winter. Here, I wish everyone Happy Winter Solstice Festival and great happiness!

If you are not aware, "Dong Zhi" usually falls on da 22nd of December and it's celebrated by families, a time for reunion! :D I've always love celebrating this festival cause I enjoy making da "Tong Yuen" (Glutinous Rice Ball). We usually made those "Tong Yuen" night before "Dong Zhi" and yesterday night was definitely a fun night for all us!

Mom bought da Glutinous Rice Dough to make da "Tong Yuen"

Knead and roll, tadaaaa..... da birth of cutie "Tong Yuen" :D

Dropped them into a pot of boiling water and when da "Tong Yuen" floats, it means they are cooked. Mom then transferred da "Tong Yuen" to another pot of sweet syrup made from brown sugar and.... I just can't wait to go home later and have a full bowl of it! :D


Once again, Happy "Dong Zhi"! ;)

11 comments:

Baby Princess said...

Sis,

how do u post so many pictures in one post??
And they are with borders...

I dunno how to do that anymore

sob... sob!!

I like tong yuen...
BUt the soup with ginger will be nicer!!

MeiyeN said...

baby, errrmm.. how am i suppose to tell you? errmmmm..... i just attached da photos through da given button. oh yeah, i forgot about da ginger! actually there are gingers in da syrup! :D

Baby Princess said...

ermmm.....
u use picasa or from blogger itself?

Jessie Woo said...

wow so yummy "saliva dripping" since i married adi i seldom or should i say never get to "tong yuen" adi :(

by the time i reach home all will finish jor lor .. so since u have a big pot here save 1 BIG bowl for me la :P

Dong Jie Kuai Le !!

MeiyeN said...

baby, i use blogger :) me abit dumbo... no idea how to use picasa :p

jessie, can, can! no problem! so... tonite you drop by my place okay? ;)

Precious Pea said...

Lucky you...haven't been having any Tong Yuen since the last 4 years. I like it when they are put into the fridge overnite..yumzz. Enjoy your Tong Yuen!

MeiyeN said...

preciouspea, awww your shihtzu looks so cute!!!!!! O_o 4 years no "tong yuen" how come? anyways, happy winter solstice festival to you! :D

Precious Pea said...

Hi Mei Yen, just came back from dinner at my Aunt's place and guess what? I had Tong Yuen!!! Happy Winter Soltice festival to you too!

MeiyeN said...

preciouspea, oh wow... great to hear that!!! :D

babe_kl said...

whoa such a big pot of tong yuen, can finish ka? haha

just wanna wish u and yr family plus yr darling too a blessed Christmas & happy new year

MeiyeN said...

babe, half of it for prayers :)
merry xmas and happy new year to you and your family too!! :D