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Winter Solstice Festival Today

on December 21, 2016

Today is an important day for the Chinese as it marks the Winter Solstice Festival.

During this day, handmade glutinous rice balls are made in pink and white colors, boiled in sweetened soup of gula melaka or brown palm sugar accentuated with ginger and pandan leaves.

Ready made glutinuous rice balls are available in the frozen section of the supermarket too.

The Chinatown brand is a popular one and fillings available are in black sesame paste, red bean or peanut filling.

Boiled till it floats, these sticky glutinous rice balls are coated with pounded peanuts mixture.

Happy Winter Solstice all…祝大家冬至节快乐,幸福和身体健康! *translated to mean happy winter solstice festival, wishing all happiness, prosperity and good health!

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8 responses to “Winter Solstice Festival Today

  1. I have glutinous flour with me. Will keep this in mind. They looking yummy.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Knead the flour with water and the more you knead it, the bouncier the texture and chewy!! In chinese we call it “Q Q” and we like it springy! Try it. Make a thumb print and you can put brown sugar or red bean paste in it and ball it. 😊

  2. These look nice…could probably eat a whole pot…

  3. ulli says:

    Happy Winter Solstice Festival 🙂

  4. Neethu says:

    Happy festival..Hope you have a great time..😊

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