More info about the festival here.
Pre Covid-19, we would be practising the tradition of dumpling exchange with our neighbours, friends and relatives. All the cousins would gather at my elderly aunt's house for a dumpling feast to savour the different versions of our fruits of labour.
For the first time this year, we decided to give the custom a miss. Instead, we stayed home to enjoy our store-bought dumplings.
|The tradition of making these dumplings dates back more than 2000 years!
I can never get used to the element of surprise in uncovering these bamboo leaf-wrapped treats. You never know what 'gems' are buried in each parcel as the fillings vary from cook to cook.
The *Peranakan blue ones are tinted with a natural dye that comes from the butterfly pea flower.
*Peranakan - A sub-ethnic community of Malay-Chinese ancestry.