Sunday, December 21, 2014

湯圓 Tangyuan / Winter Solstice Day (22nd Dec) by Angela Seah Thulin

Tangyuan 湯圓 (usually falls on 22nd December of every year). Though I am in a cold country - Sweden, snow has not fallen yet. Because of this, I have to compensate by creating my own snowmen. How do you like my snowmen Tangyuan??

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Recipe (2 servings) 

Ingredients -
150g Glutinous rice flour
120 - 160ml water
4-5 stalks of pandan leaves
Few slices of ginger
Granulated sugar or orange sugar (to your preference)
*Opt: drops of edible coloring

Steps -
1. Wash your pandan leaves and tie them together.
2. In a big bowl with glutinous rice flour, add water in slowly and knead them into a smooth dough.
3. Divide the dough equally and add the drops of coloring to it. Knead well to achieve even color. Shape them into your desired pattern.
4. In a pot with water (about 1 litre), add pandan leaves in and bring to a boil. Then add sugar and cook till dissolve.
5. Add the ginger and ready-shape dough in and cook till they float to the top.

Off flames and serve!


  1. Haha, this will be my project for next year, too late for this year liao. Thanks for sharing, Angela. :)