Monday, December 22, 2014

DongZhi Festival

Here's wishing everyone who celebrates Dong Zhi (冬至) Festival, a very happy winter solstice!

We celebrated this festival by eating red bean tong sui (sweet soup) with tong yuen (glutinous rice balls) at my mother's place one day earlier.

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  1. Happy Dong Zhi to you and family too! We had dinner at mil's house yesterday although the real day's today coz everyone will be working..

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    1. Same reason we did it early too.

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  2. Same to you. Not a fan of those balls though - hard to bite, chew and swallow - always feel like choking. :(

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    1. Too sticky I guess that it sticks to your throat.

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  3. Happy Winter Solstice to you and your family, Mun.. we celebrate by having a feast (after offering to ancestors) as well as plain glutinous balls in brown sugar syrup..

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  4. Today?! I thought is tomorrow.. OMG..
    Happy Dong Zhi to you and family too!

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    1. So did you call you mom in time to wish her?

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  5. I was offered these at dinner yesterday but didn't have any as I don't quite enjoy gooey balls in a sweet soup.

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  6. yummy..next time I will cook red bean dessert and put those glutinous rice balls into it.

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  7. happy Winter Solstice to u too!

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  8. Happy Dong Zhi, Mun! I love glutinous rice ball and what's not in my fav red bean tong sui.

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  9. Mun, happy Winter Solstice to you. I love these tong sui with glutinous rice ball.

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  10. Hope you enjoyed your evening Mun!! I also got to taste the tong yuen.. my sister made a lot this evening... actually she bought 3 packets from Jaya Jusco... very nice!

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  11. Happy Winter Solstice Festival! :)

    I didn't know it was the day until my dear got me dong zhi that her mom made. It was delicious!

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    1. Thank you. You are blessed to have her. :)

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  12. I have never eaten with red bean soup. It's always with either white or brown sugar syrup.

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    1. With ginger or not in the sugar syrup?

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