Today, the Chinese around the world celebrates Dong Zhi (Winter Solstice) festival. It is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese.
Usually, the whole family will gather together for prayers where tong yuen (a type of dumpling made of glutinous rice flour in Cantonese) will be placed on the altar and once prayers are done, we will have tong yuen together after a sumptuous feast!! As a child, I had always looked forward to this as we only get to eat tong yuen once a year. However, due to commercialisation, frozen tong yuen is available all year round. Hehehe well as we grow, I guess none of us look forward to it hahaha maybe we do not wanna add one more year to our life!!
A detailed blog on this can be found in Renee's Shiokadelicious.
Ok it's time to head home for the sumptuous dinner!!!
Happy Dong Zhi to those celebrating this!!!
Tong yuen recipes can be found here and here.