Happy Winter Solstice

2020 Happy Winter Solstice | Empty Bamboo Girl by Lillian Lee

…or tang yuan (湯圓) eating time!

It’s also a time for family to get together.

A few years ago, I learned how to make black sesame-filled glutinous rice balls because I couldn’t find any locally sourced frozen ones. It’s actually pretty easy.

black sesame-filled tang yuan, glutinous rice balls

You just need 5 ingredients:

  1. black sesame powder
  2. sugar
  3. sweet rice flour
  4. butter
  5. warm water
black sesame-filled tang yuan, glutinous rice balls, in a maple syrup soup

Check out this recipe from Woks of Life. FYI you can use coconut oil in place of butter but it’s going to be more oozy. I prefer the butter for a better hold.