Saturday, December 20, 2008

Koh Tong (Dongzhi / Winter Solstice) Dinner, Restoran Imperial @ Bukit Tinggi, Klang

Koh Tong or the Winter Solstice in the chinese calendar is always an occassion for families to get together ... this was our dinner :-)

Add: 4627-4633, Wisma AMI, Jalan Gambus 2, Taman Desawan, Klang
Tel: +603 3323 1917
Located: Opposite AEON-Jusco Bukit Tinggi Mall, Klang
Previous reviews: Tim Sum meals here

Asparagus and Belacan - Very young, tender and fresh. Good!

Home made Tofu and Veges - Excellent.

Interesting facial expression on this fish ... Cheong Ching Fei Chau Yue.

Honey Pork Ribs ... A little on the sweet side, but good nevertheless.

Good value meal, decent chinese restaurant, fast service, and the bill for the four of us came up to ... RM$77.

ps - Wikipedia even has an entry for this festival...
The Dōngzhì Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (Chinese: 冬至; Pinyin: dōng zhì; "The Extreme of Winter") is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and other East Asians during the Dongzhi solar term on or around December 22 when sunshine is weakest and daylight shortest; i.e., on the first day of the Dongzhi solar term
The origins of this festival can be traced back to the Yin and Yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the cosmos. After this celebration, there will be days with longer daylight hours and therefore an increase in positive energy flowing in. The philosophical significance of this is symbolized by the I Ching hexagram fù (復, "Returning").
Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One activity that occurs during these get togethers (especially in the southern parts of China and in Chinese communities overseas) is the making and eating of Tangyuan (湯圓, Cantonese jyutping: tong1 jyun2; Mandarin Pinyin: Tāng Yuán) or balls of glutinuous rice, which symbolize reunion. Tangyuan are made of glutinuous rice flour and sometimes brightly coloured. Each family member receives at least one large Tang Yuan in addition to several small ones. The flour balls may be plain or stuffed.

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