From young we were taught 冬大过年 and also a saying of 冬湿年干= if it rain in Winter, Chinese New Year will be dry. It's a must to eat 湯圓, so that we'll grow a year older (just a chinese saying). My family favourite is Gula Melaka flavor 湯圓, it's also my witness.
Important to note, 冬至 is always falls on 22 Dec yearly. Which also 3 days before our Christmas Day 25 Dec, amazing huh ...
My mama and the little helpers with the DIY 湯圓 making.
好温心的一刻, a great bonding time
No exact measurement for the ingredients. All thru' my mama estimation...
mix with hot water and slowly form into a dough
Wrap it up with Gula Melaka filling
For the sweet soup base
- Pandan Leave
- Gula Melaka