As tomorrow (22nd December) is Winter Solstice (end of harvesting season), I made some tang yuan with the boys' help. Don't they look so pretty? They are made from just glutinous rice dough in different colours of your choice.
You boil the glutinous rice balls in boiling water and you know they are cooked when they float to the top. Dish them out and quickly dunk them into a bowl of cold water so that they remain chewy and not sticking together. Next put the balls into your prepared sugar syrup. Serve warm or cold. The story goes that this day is everyone's birthday and after eating these balls, you are one year older.:P