Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chinese Valentines Day 元宵节

2/9/09 was Chinese Valentines also the 15th day of the Lunar New Year. This is a day that is celebrated in China with Street Fair, fireworks and lanterns. People would go out to the fairs, buy lanterns, and there would be games where people will say a poem (saying) and you can try to follow along that line. Or there would be riddles, where you guess what they are saying.

At home here in the US, we usually gather together for dinner and have sweet dumplings for dessert.

These are dumplings are filled with black sesame paste and wrapped with a glutinous skin. The soup is sweet & gingery. It's my sister's favorite!


  1. mmm that sounds incredible! Did you guys make it, or where can you get this delicious sounding dumpling?

  2. No, we didn't make the dumplings. We bought it in chinatown. We made the soup for it. It's a lot of work, and the ones they sell are not bad!=)

    I should ask my mom for the recipe tho!