Balls Balls Balls

Glutinous rice balls that is in conjunction to the Winter Solstice celebration. I've always been a fan of tang yuan (汤圆). So simple yet so delicious and comforting to eat. Good balance of the sugary sweet and spicy ginger in the soup compliments the plain taste of the glutinous rice balls.

My family isn't one of those that practises Chinese celebration such as this so it came to me as a shocked when my housemates made tang yuan yesterday. I didn't know it was yesterday specifically and I've never made them before too. Never knew it was so simple to make and well it was fun. I can see how it can bring the whole family together. Sit around the table, chatting while rolling up the glutinous rice balls.

Little white and pink balls of joy.

My housemates invited some of their friends over to make and eat tang yuan. It was a nice small gathering. Lots of laughter and story telling. It brings warmth and joy to this house that we rent. As much as I love my peacefulness and serenity, it doesn't hurt to have some racket to liven things up a little. I'm not that antisocial when I'm at home.

Happy Winter Solstice everyone.

And guess what, Chinese New Year is only a month away. 

You know you love me.
Queer Ranter


Jeff said...

the ones with sesame filling are the best!

Fable Frog said...

it's so simple to make ain't it and it taste heavenly... i just love it so much~ happy winter solstice, FT.

Sam said...

I love the ones with sesame filling too!!!

Made some yesterday as well. ;)

savante said...

Always knew you loved em balls.

Queer Ranter said...

Jeff: Oh yea! Yummy. Or the peanut ones!

FableFrog: So nice right! Happy Winter Solstice. :)

Sam: Hahahha. I want some when I get back! Road trip food. You can feed me while I drive. :P

Savante: Hahahahha. Tea bagging!!! :P

Jason said...

Happy Winter Solstice. :)
Thanks for the MMS!

Medie007 said...

happy winter solstice! ;)

AJ said...

and i tot it was about the other balls ;P

*Anton* said...

My wicked-mind!


Queer Ranter said...

Jason & Media007: Happy Winter Solstice~~~

AJ: Hahahha. I know you did. :P

Anton: Naughty. :P