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Today we are going to show you how to make Yuanxiao (or Tangyuan), sticky rice balls. Since you may or may not have the original Chinese cooking devices or ingredients, we are going to show you several ways to make Yuanxiao and some alternative ingredients.
As candy canes are to Christmas, Yuanxiao dumplings are to Lantern Festival, the last day (which falls on the first full moon of the New Year) of the traditional Lunar New Year celebrations. Lantern Festival has also since commercialized into a sort of Chinese Valentine’s Day. The Chinese believe that the round shape of the Yuanxiao symbolizes family togetherness. By eating the rice balls, they will bring their family happiness and good luck in the New Year. For this reason, Yuanxiao are also served at Chinese weddings and any other occasion of family reunion.
I will show you 4 ways to select the good pineapples, top 2 ways to cut and serve a pineapple. These techniques are clean, quick and easy.
If you don’t want to waste the best part of the pineapple, you should choose cutting the skin first. You need to carefully cut the skin off the sides, as close to the edge of the pineapple skin as you can because the sweetest and juiciest parts of the pineapple are usually right at the very edge. This of course would leave exposed a bunch of brown, scraggly dots, called eyes, that need to be removed. I will show you how to remove them with minimum waste.
Top 6 Methods To Cut and Eat A Mango
A mango is one of those fruits that people avoid buying because they don’t know how to cut them. I’ll show you 6 different ways (for different situations and different styles) to cut and eat a mango.
You’ve been doing it wrong, or not as safely or cleanly. How do you pit a mango (take out the pit) cleanly? There are many ways, you may simply eat your mango without a knife but if you want to serve it to someone else, you need to cut it properly. Note that mangos are very slippery and you have to be very careful when peeling a mango with a knife.
Most people peel the stickers off the fruit and then wash it. You need to understand that it is not easy to wash the glue off. Even though it is not a big deal to eat the glue (you won’t die from eating the tiny amount), I will show you a simple and easy way to guarantee your fruit will be clean.