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Mom says that we (brother, sis and me) hated eating "tang yuan" when we were kids. That was the main reason why she stopped making it. We used to complained that we can't swallow it and its sticky, gooey and chewy. Funny how I can't remember me complaining about it.

But today when I was in my aunt's place, I found myself craving for "tang yuan" for no apparent reason. Since it is Winter Solstice celebration, she made some and I got to enjoy them to my heart's delight. Haven't eaten "tang yuan" in ages.

Lovely chewy balls in sugar water. The balls are usually pink (my favourite colour!) and white. I don't know why though. There are variations to "tang yuan". There are those with fillings in them. Red bean paste, green bean paste, shredded coconut and so on. But I still love the ones without filling.

Homemade "tang yuen".

Apparently "tang yuan" is a customary dessert that kids are encouraged to eat because it makes them grow up faster. Buggered if I know how this custom came along.

Either way, I love eating them chewy balls.

-Live Long & Prosper

4 comments:

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

hi queer ranter!

just sending my chirpy holiday cheers for you and your loved ones!

have a great season. kisses! :)

Apollo David said...

..."tang yuan" is a customary dessert that kids are encouraged to eat because it makes them grow up faster...???

That is "Nian Gao"... Tang Yuan means reunion... sounds like 'Tuan Yuan'...

Queer Ranter said...

Ruff: Hahha thanks. Merry Christmas to you too~~~

Apollo: Nian Gao? Is it? I'm not sure myself. Twin faghag said tang yuan is the one.

*shrugs

Jason said...

I think Tang Yuan also have the same meaning... that's what Paul's mom said also.