Tea leaf eggs is a direct translation from the Chinese word 茶叶蛋, pronounced as, Cha Ye Dan. They are sold over the street venues and they are absolutely delicious, healthy, and good for gains! The eggs are often steep with black tea leaves, five spices and soy sauce. As they are steep with cracked shell, the sauce leaves marble patterns on the eggs. Because of this, they are also referred to as marbled eggs. Perhaps this can be your new Easter egg decoration?
So… The Chinese Lunar New Year celebration has almost come to an end. In case you have missed it, it started on the 8th of February, lasting for a period of 15 days, until 23rd of February. On the last day, the full moon appears again and this day is called Lantern Festival. Traditionally, people solve lantern riddles, go out at night and watch lanterns. It is also a time for family reunion. Of course there will be delicious food! What better way to conclude Chinese New Year than making some Tang Yuan? These glutinous rice ball very much resembles the full moon. They are typically filled with wonderful things such as sesame walnut, red bean paste, peanut butter or creative fillings like green tea, chocolate.