It is one of the chinese culture to celebrate Winter Solstice or Dong Zhi.
It is also known as Chinese Christmas.
Chinese families, irrespective of their faith
can sit down and make tang yuen
and have a family dinner.
Eventhough I am a Christian, I still practice this Chinese tradition
because it is still fun making the tang yuen with the coloured rice ball dough.
Glutinous Rice Flour
or known as "Tepung Pulut" in malay
More rice balls!!!
This a portion for 5-6 persons =]
with 3 packets of 300 grams glutinous rice flour mix
Tang Yuen (soft rice balls) and the syrup
You can use any kind of syrup.
We use only screwpine leaves (pandan leaves),
brown sugar with a piece of bruised ginger,
making a clear, sweet soup.
The coloured balls look beautiful in this clear, sugar syrup.
Add enough water to get the sweetness you like.
I enjoy my bowl of hot tang yuen.