It was a weekend to feast BECAUSE it was "Tung Zhi" or "Winter Solstice Festival".
Kate's mom is a great cook. She whipped up a feast for the family and she also made the biggest BALLS a.k.a "Tong Yuen" is have ever placed in my mouth. It was so yummy!
Did you ever wonder the origins of such BALLS?
"Tung Zhi" is the thanksgiving festival of the Chinese calendar. It means “the arrival of winter”. It is an occasion for the family to get together to celebrate the good year they have had WHICH IS ALSO a reason to eat!!
"Tong Yuen" is a sweet gingerish soup of glutinous rice flour balls. Eating "Tong Yuen" symbolises family unity and prosperity.
After "Tong Yuen", we enjoyed the best dishes ever, called Home-Cooked-Food.