22 December 2011 marks the day when sunshine is weakest and daylight shortest and also it's the day where we celebrate the Dongzhi Festival (Winter Solstice Festival). Dongzhi Festival is a time where family get together to make and eat tangyuan (湯圓), the balls of glutinous rice, which symbolize reunion. Normally in my family, we make our tangyuan in 4 colors which represents the 4 seasons (summer, autumn, fall and winter) but some people prefer to do it just white.
This year around I celebrated the Dongzhi Festival twice. One with my family from Ipoh (Mum & Dad) and second one with my lovelies in Penang. The first round was a more perfect and more nicely done compare to the one I did myself in Penang. Mum is always the best (in providing guidance and help). The following pictures shows the whole process of how tangyuan was done (in my house).
|Prep the flour 4 colors ( red-autumn, yellow-fall, green-summer and white-winter )|
|Roll roll roll and round they be|
|Put them in boiling water|
|When they are done, put them in cold water|
|Take them out and put them into a bowl with sweet soup. wahla! SERVED!|
|4 malls and 2 convenient shops for ONE packet of this flour.|
|This is how it turned out to look like.|
|6 bowls of nice balls - Sean Tierney|
|Rolled by Victor & looks like him.|
|I ended up with flour all over my hair and body >.<|