Of course, it's Chinese New Year! I had momentarily forgotten.
Although I'm neither Chinese nor in the practice of celebrating Chinese New Year, I decided to welcome in the year of the tiger by picking up a sweet treat for myself and my roommate. At the bakery, I asked the lady behind the counter what I should eat on New Years. In my ignorance I was hoping for an almond cookie or moon cake. But she pointed to some seseme balls and smiled. Ok sure!
Does anyone know the Chinese name for these?
It's been a while, and I had forgotten that I don't like these.
But that's ok! I still enjoyed the red bean inside.I hope everyone has a good new year! Here in Boston I'm happy to report cheerful sunshine and mild temperatures in the mid 30's. I don't have big plans, but I'm meeting a friend this afternoon, and can't wait to go to church tonight.
What are you doing today? What are your traditional foods for Chinese New Year?
ps- Happy Valentine's Day too! *smooch*