Making Tangyuan yourself

By greenteapanda

April 6, 2007

Category: Food and drink

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I haven’t met anybody that makes it themselves – instead everybody buys the frozen balls filled with peanut, sesame, or green bean at the food market. Or they buy it in a restaurant, which similarly probably purchases the balls from the food market.
 
Now I know why. The outer coating has to be constructed around the filling iteratively – at least 10 times for each ball. Even compared to making jiaozi, it is slow. But maybe I can have a tangyuan-making party in the future like I have done with jiaozi. That way I can experiment with fillings other than the ones I can usually find in the market. For example, I think Durian Tangyuan might taste quite nice…
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