22 Dec '14, 9am

6 traditional foods for Dongzhi (winter solstice) - what's your favorite?

Dongzhi or the Winter Solstice is celebrated by the Chinese as a day for family gatherings. Traditionally, glutinous rice balls or tangyuan are served. However it is not all about the tangyuan. People's Daily Online put together the six traditional foods for Dongzhi, which falls on Dec 22 this year. 1. Tangyuan Tangyuan is small dumpling balls made of glutinous rice flour with rose petals, sesame seeds, bean paste, jujube paste, walnut meat, dried fruit, sugar and edible oil as fillings. 2. Jiaozi Jiaozi typically consists of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. 3. Babao porridge Babao porridge is also called eight-treasure porridge. It contains glutinous rice, red beans, millet, Chinese sorghum, peas, dried lotus seeds, red beans and some other ingredients, s...

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