Monday, December 31, 2007

Tong Yuen

Inspiration - Tong yuen or tang yuen is glutinous rice flour dough with different fillings (red bean, peanuts, sesame seeds, plain etc) served in ginger syrup soup. My advise don't bother trying to make the tong yuen on your own cos it is so easy to get the ready made ones from supermarket and mind you it is delicious. Of course this is the ones with fillings which I seriously think it is just too much effort to make on yr own.

Simple steps -
1)Firstly just get a packet of the glutinous rice balls. I especially like the sesame seeds and peanuts fillings..yumyum! When you bite into it, the fillings spills out all over yr mouth.

2) Then put in some water into a pot to make the ginger syrup soup. Cut a few slices of ginger and throw into boiling water with some pandan leaves. Put in some rock sugar or just plain sugar as required. I recommend less dosage of sugar as the fillings in the rice balls are already rather sweet.
3) Now with a new small pot, fill it with some water and start to boil. As the water starts boiling up, throw in the glutinous rice balls. Remember, do not need to defrost the packet of rice balls, just when ready to cook, take it out from fridge. When the balls is ready, it will float up to the top.
4) Serve the balls onto bowls and pour in the ginger syrup water. Ready to eat! Yum Yum!
Ingredients :-
Glutinous Rice Balls (available from supermarket)
Pandan leaves - 2 leaves
Ginger - 2-3 slices
Sugar - a bit
water - for syrup base and boiling

1 comment:

Neogrendal said...

Mmmm mmmm. I likey tong yuen....he he