Winter Solstice Dinner Party (冬至吃湯圓)The class held a dinner party today in room 203 of the Sound & Image Building. It is a Taiwanese tradition to eat "湯圓" (could be sweet or salty. i prefer the sweet ones.) to celebrate the winter solstice.
Definition of 湯圓:
>> stuffed dumplings made of glutinous rice flour served in soup--
(definition courtesy of Besta Electronic Dictionary/ 無敵電子辭典)
>> the stuffed dumplings are shaped like balls (imagine shrimp/ fish balls).
>> the sweet ones are stuffed with peanuts, soup is cooked with brown sugar
>> the salty ones suck. haha, just kidding. it's served in salty soup with vegetables. much like ordinary meat/ fish/ shrimp balls.
(informal definition courtesy of me.