Sunday, 19 June 2016

Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival) 2016

About a week and a half ago, on June 9th was Tuen Ng Festival in Asia. What's Tuen Ng Festival? It's called 端午節 (Canto: dyun m jit; Mando: Duān wǔ jié) literally meaning "end, noon, festival" but it means Dragon Boat Festival.

There's various stories of it's origin which I think you'll need to look up because I can't decide which one is a good one to tell!

As well as boat racing the Chinese will eat Zhong (pronounced: Jung) which is sticky rice with some meat and veggie filling and yellow beans wrapped in banana leaves and then are steamed. I bought lots on the day in China Town (after a really, really stressful day which ended in misery at work.  
‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚ - needed cheering up!!). 

This all cost me £31!!! OMG. So expensive. 

I bought 6 savoury ones and 2 sweet red bean ones (the smaller version) in a back street where they manufacture these and lots of other foods for the companies around China Town and London wide.

The savoury one smelled so nice!! It's massive compared to the normal triangular version you would see in the supermarkets. There was a lot of yellow beans, some char siu and one piece of mushroom. Needed some salt! My parents had some and I had loads (finished the last one yesterday).


This is the smaller, sweet one. I didn't really like this one. It wasn't sweet enough. MummyGeek thinks even diabetics could have tried this one as there was hardly any sugar in it. Hahahahah. Anyway, to make it sweet, add syrup or some sugar on top methinks. 


If you see this piece of paper on the wall in China Town (if it's still there) you know which alleyway I went into. ;)

On that weekend when The Queen was celebrating her second birthday (which was also MummyGeek's birthday - Happy Birthday Mother!) I saw the English doing their Dragon Boat race along the River Thames! Heheheheh... thankfully I didn't take the Tube!! ^_^

p.s. Happy Father's Day!!!!! DaddyChef is doing the cooking this afternoon though... hahahahahahah!!

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