Traditional Chinese Snack - rice dumpling
May 10, 2023
"Rice dumpling, also known as" Tangtuan "or" Fuyuanzi ", is one of the representatives of traditional Han snacks. At the same time, it is also the most distinctive food of the Chinese traditional festival Yuanxiao (Filled round balls made of glutinous rice-flour for Lantern Festival), and also expresses the ancient people's yearning and expectation for a happy life. It is said that rice dumpling originated in the Song Dynasty. At that time, a novel food emerged in Mingzhou (now Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province), which was filled with black sesame and pig suet, added a little white sugar, and rolled into a circle with glutinous rice flour outside. After cooked, it tasted sweet, soft and glutinous, and had endless aftertaste. At the same time, rice dumpling symbolizes family reunion, and eating rice dumpling also means family happiness and reunion in the new year, so it is an essential food for the Yuanxiao (Filled round balls made of glutinous rice-flour for Lantern Festival) Festival on the 15th day of the first lunar month.