Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Savoury Tong Yuen for Dongzhi aka Winter Solstice Festival

    

I fast forwarded Dongzhi aka Winter Solstice and celebrated it early.  Made these Savoury Tong Yuen or glutinous rice balls  and had this for lunch with my family.  Normally, I would make sweet tong yuen but this year I thought I'd try something different which will double up as a meal as well instead of having it just for dessert.  Dongzhi falls on this Friday, 21st December 2012.






Recipe for Savoury Tang Yuen

For the ingredients and method of  making Tong Yuen, please click 'here'.

    Ingredients   
    • 150 gm pork or chicken fillet
    • 4 dried Shitake mushrooms, soaked, stemmed and sliced
    • Chicken stock
    • Vegetables of your choice
    • Seasalt to taste
    • Sesame oil
    Seasoning for meat
    • 1 tsp light soya sauce, 1/2  tsp seasalt, 1/4 tsp sugar, a dash of  pepper
    Method
    1.  Bring the chicken stock to a boil, add in the mushrooms and marinated meat, simmer on low heat till cooked.
    2.  Fine tune to desired taste and add in the vegetables.
    3.  Ladle the boiled tong yuen onto serving bowls, top up with the chicken broth, drizzle on some sesame oil and a dash of pepper.
    4.  Serve immediately.
     
     Happy Dongzhi ~ Winter Solstice 
    to those who celebrate this festival on Friday 21st December 2012
     


19 comments:

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  1. Hi Cheah, your comfort soup look delicious. I've yet to try savoury tong yuen, always go for sweet type.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe. Have a nice day.

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    1. Actually, savoury is not too bad. You can give it a try. You enjoy your day too!

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  2. This is the first time I came across savoury tang yuan....a look at it, it look like fish ball in that pork mushroom soup. Just wonder what my family would comment if I made this savoury tang yuan to them. Well good for a change, right?

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    1. Yes, from a distance really look like a bowl of fish balls in some soup!

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  3. Cheah...Happy Winter Solstice to you and family :) Have a wonderful one too. Savory one would be nice too.

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    1. Thank you, Elin. You enjoy the festival with your family too!

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  4. Hi Cheah, love this. Cooked these before not during 'Tang Cheh' in Hokkien. My mum and MIL have their own recipes for sweet glutinous rice balls. On this day, I don't prepare any cos' I won't be at my own home.

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    1. I suppose you'll have dinner in your MIL's place. Good, no need to cook!

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  5. Your savoury tang yuan looks good. I have never eaten this before, only sweet ones and did not know we can make it in soup!

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    1. It's good to experiment, makes cooking more interesting!

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  6. Waa... very nice looking tong yuen, have not tried the savory version before....looks delicious, must taste like mee sua or pan mee type of soup right? Happy Winter Solstice to you!

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  7. Yours look exactly like my mom used to cook for us when we were young, i going to cook this on Tong Yuen day. Happy Dongzhi ~ Winter Solstice to you too.

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    1. You enjoy the festival with your family too, Sonia!

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  8. Whoa Cheah, what an interesting savoury tang yuan. I have yet try it myself. Looks really mouthwatering.
    Hope you're enjoying yourself on this holiday season.
    blessings, Kristy

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    1. You should give it a try, something different. You enjoy your holidays too!

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  9. I have never had a savoury tangyuan soup. This looks like a must-try!

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  10. I didnt even know its Dongzhi until I met my neighbour last night. I have never eaten savory tang yuen - looks good from the photos.

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  11. Cheah,
    Your savory tong yuan looks so yum. I like having it hot...heehee it is very comfort having it hot when you blow it a little and sip from the chinese spoon ...:p
    I only learn how to enjoy this savory type of tang yuan after I married to my hubby ..LOL because my mil they like savory type and my mum use to cook it sweet.
    I found that you add shiitake mushroom to your tang yuan which I never try ..Mmmm..must be more tasty adding that. Will try adding that .
    Happy Dongzhi to you and your family : )
    mui..^^

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