Happy Chinese Valentine’s Everyone!

十五晚 (“Chap Goh Mei” in Hokkien dialect) is a term used to mark the end of the Chinese New Year celebration. Chap Goh Mei is literally the 15th night of the 1st month of the lunisolar year. It is the last day of the Spring Festival (CNY) and also known as 元宵节 (Yuanxiao Jie) which … Continue reading

Ah Boling

 The northern Chinese folks call them Yuanxiao (usually eaten during Chap Goh Mei or the The Lantern Festival) and the southerners call them Tangyuan (eaten during the Chinese winter solstice). In Singapore, we call them Ah Boling (Ah Balling) but it is actually Ah Bo Nin. Ah Boling is supposedly a homophone in the Teochew dialect where “Ah … Continue reading