Delicious Festive Food Around The World
Western Cuisines & Eastern Cuisines
At the end of the year, having delicious festive food is the best way to welcome the new year. One of the most important festivals in Western countries is Christmas. The epidemic has hold people back from gathering and shopping, and the oppressed desire for celebration have risen. People cherish the time spent together with relatives and friends more, and spending more energy on preparing for festivals. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the United States’ holiday sales (from Thanksgiving to Christmas) is expected to increase by 10% over last year, which is expected to reach a new high. While the western countries are celebrating Christmas, Asia is welcoming one of the most important solar terms of the year-the winter solstice. According to Nielsen’s survey, the annual business opportunities of Taiwan’s frozen glutinous rice balls is 11.5 million dollars, which means about 64 million frozen glutinous rice balls were consumed each year. Sales can increase by more than 8 times than usual on the eve of the winter solstice. Are you ready for the bulk orders?
Sweet and Savoury – Glutinous Rice Balls With Variety
The Chinese eat glutinous rice balls, a symbol of reunion and fulfillment, to receive positive energy. Glutinous rice balls are also called “Winter Festive Ball”. Traditionally, they are red and white. The smaller ones without filling are called “Yuanzi”, and the ones that are about the size of an egg with fillings are called “Yuanzimu”. The glutinous rice dough can be made by glutinous rice powder with water. Or, add 1/10 of the cooked glutinous rice dough to increase the viscosity. So that the glutinous rice balls will not break easily while stuffing, and the shape will be rounder after cooking. As time went by, different fillings are developed. New flavors, such as brown sugar, purple sweet potato, and caramel, were created to attract consumers. The classic flavors, sesame and peanut, are the most popular. The aroma of peanut filling burst into your mouth when you bite off the tender and chewy dough. The creamy sesame melts on your tongue when the soft and sticky texture of the rice-made skin balance the sweet filling. For those who don’t have a sweet tooth, savoury glutinous rice ball will be a good choice.Want to make glutinous rice balls with different fillings?
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Tamale—Mexican-style Rice Dumplings
Tamale, which is similar to the Chinese rice dumpling (Zong Zi), has a long history in Latin America. With relevant archaeological records, the consumption of tamale can be dated back to 5,000 BC. Tamale dough is made of corn flour, fat, gravy or water. The fillings including ground meat, vegetables, cheese, onions, and, the most indispensable, peppers, etc. Being wrapped up by dried corn pods or banana leaves, tamale will be bound with cotton string, then cooked or steamed. Asia may be more familiar with rice dumplings than Tamale, but if you have seen the animated movie, Coco, you must have recognized them. Although it is a common delicacy, its production process is more complicated and more labor-intensive than other dishes. So, tamales are usually made on important festivals such as the Day of the Dead and Christmas to celebrate special days with the family.
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Christmas Cookies-Culture Are Shared And So Are Delicacies
One of the most iconic Christmas food is definitely Christmas cookies. These festive cookies are cut into cute shapes and decorated with frosting. Being loved by young and old, gingerbread is the most well-known Christmas cookie. During the Middle Ages, ginger was an expensive and rare spice, so it was only used for important festivals such as Christmas and Easter. Ginger has not only the special aroma to enrich the flavor, but also has herbal remedy for colds. This feature makes ginger being favored by European and American countries which are in cold regions. Over time, gingerbread has become indispensable for Christmas.In addition to ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon will also be added to the dough. Honey or maple syrup will be added for sweetness and flavor. Cut and baked, the cookies are almost ready. A Christmas cookie without icing is not a Christmas cookie. It’s the moment to show your creativity. The frosting made of icing sugar and egg whites is your brush. Christmas trees decorated with chocolates, mistletoe holly wreath with sage green royal icing, and shiny glazed star of Bethlehem, Christmas cookies are definitely one of the most beautiful festive desserts.
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