Tang Yuan or Glutinous rice dumplings is a traditional must have dessert in our Chinese family. This is served during the Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or called 'Dongzhi' (冬至）which symbolises reunion and you're a year older by eating the tang yuan. The main ingredient is glutinous rice flour and in olden days, the rice flour is made into colourful plain rice balls. But nowadays you can find that there are many different types of sweet filling in the rice balls and these are readily available in the supermarkets the whole year through.
Not to waste the leftover black sesame tau sar (black sesame paste) from the Mooncake festival, I used it as filling in the Tang Yuan. I also boiled the sweet soup with dried osmanthus flower to give a sweet nice flavour. If you're too lazy to boil the sweet soup, you can just drizzle some osmanthus sugar syrup over it and serve them like mochi.
Love this Tang Yuan, bouncy and chewy tasted like the Japanese mochi!
很喜欢这汤圆，QQ的又很彈牙，吃起来很像日式麻薯皮 ～ 赞！
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!
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