Kee Chang on a serving platter

How To make Alkaline Dumplings

Alkaline dumplings or zongzi, is a sweet dumpling, wrapped in bamboo leaves and it is made in conjunction with the dragon boat festival, or Zongzi festival. Also known as Kee Chang, We usually make 2 kinds of dumplings, the savoury ones like the bak chang, filled with meat and this, the sweet type which is …

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When Does the Preparation For Chinese New Year Begin?

Good question. I think it varies with different families. Tang Yuan.For our family, it begins after winter solstice. Winter solstice is on 22nd December. It is a very important day in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is the shortest day of the year. After that day, one can notice that the sun rises earlier. This …

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My Kuih EE (Tang Yuan) Has Morphed!!

The First Day of Winter: Winter Solstice 2017 Winter Solstice Date, Facts, Folklore, and More Winter Solstice is coming, Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Thursday, December 21, 2017. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.  When is the Winter Solstice? The winter solstice is the day with the fewest …