Tangyuan

This Chinese dessert directly translates to “soup ball” and that’s exactly what it is. This dessert is typically eaten during end of the year celebrations and weddings as it signifies family unity. However, this dessert has gained so much popularity that it’s eaten all year round. The “balls” are made from rice and can be stuffed with black sesame, red beans, chocolate, or fruit preserves. They are then served in either boiling water, or sweetened syrup depending on the individual’s taste preferences. Although the rice balls are typically white, they are often dyed to indicate flavor. This dessert is chewy, delicious, and fun to look at.