'chap goh mei', the Chinese Valentine's Day or the end of Chinese New Year celebration, the 15th day ! It only happened many many years in a lifetime and it happened to be on the year 2014. Or maybe some feels heavy when it comes to decision making whether to celebrate this special day with the other half or with their families, especially for the unmarried couples who are living far apart. Hopefully, this day won't brings trouble to you too !!!! hahaha..... While I personally think still families come first. For married couples, we often celebrate it at our in-laws' place and for the unmarried ones, where they will have to celebrate it with their own families. Its not only the tradition, its also the respect to our elderly.
peanut butter fudge tang yuan with lemongrass sweet soup and this year I'm trying the green tea with red bean paste tang yuan with ginger sweet soup. I like it really spicy so added in quite a lot of ginger....luckily it works out pretty well with green tea. I also added in some homemade rose flavour tapioca jellies.
300gm glutinous flour
1 TB gren tea powder
100ml boiling water
200ml warm water
*150-200gm red bean paste (divide into 5gm each)
Mix together glutinous flour & green tea then stir in boiling water, following by stirring in warm water till form soft & smooth dough. Knead well then divide into 10-12gm each. Cover with damp tower. Then wrap red bean paste with green tea dough and form into balls.
Ingredients for ginger sweet soup :
7 cups water
2 stick sugar cane sugar
2-3 knob ginger, roughly smashed
Method : Refer here for full recipe.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR. ENJOY & HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY !