Friday, February 12, 2010

Fixing Broken Hearts - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Broken


This stall in Chinatown sells the traditional Chinese New Year auspicious candies which are very popular in Hong Kong. I selected 8 types of candies to fill up an octagon candy holder. Each candy has an auspicious name which can symbolize health, wealth, love, luck..... eating them give one hopes. :)

 A traditional Hainanese Jin De (glutinous rice snack) S$3.50 each

I was glad they sell this traditional Hainanese snack. They come in pairs and are symbolic offerings during worships.

Once broken, it reveals filling of peanut, sesame seeds, candied winter-melon... etc.

I don't like the taste of this snack ... it is also too hard for me.
I hope the deity would like them.

*glance at lottery tickets....... pray hard*








First Commenter -

37 comments:

  1. Looks so huge that glutinous rice ball ECL! I don mind tasting this one lol! :)

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  2. Happy CNY to you and ur family, where to this year? How abt the soon-to-open casino? He he he! :):):)

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  3. Happy Chinese New Year to you and family ECL!

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  4. Happy Chinese New Year. I've never had that treat before; looks so yummy.

    Since it's broken, can I have a bite?

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  5. Broken hearts, how sad...
    I am still working on my photos!
    See you later!
    Anna

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  6. And it looks so good too. Good luck with the lottery! Happy weekend ECL.

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  7. I can tell why you're not that hopefully devoted - a great contribution to the theme though :-)

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  8. I love eating Jin De. But like all glutinous rice stuff, can't eat too much or else you get tummy upset.

    Happy CNY! :)

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  9. Hmm... I have not seen this around here. The ones I saw and had eaten had pork, century eggs, salted egg yolk, etc in them. It's definitely edible for human. Haha! Oops... now I can't strike lottery with such comment. :P

    Happy Chinese New Year & Valentine's Day!

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  10. It looks nice. But too bad you didn't like the taste. Hahaha

    -reptoz.blogspot.com-

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  11. Cool take on the theme. Happy Chinese New Year.

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  12. Interesting looking snack and thanks for breaking into it -- otherwise, would have no clue that its inside would be so interesting (and full of goodies)! :D

    And one day early I know but... Gong Xi Fa Cai to you... :)

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  13. whatever is inside it actually looks a bit weird. i wish it's really that tasty to compensate how it looks.

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  14. I would try it because I am curious, but broken it doesn't look so appetizing, lol !

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  15. Happy Chinese New Year to you and yours, dear ECL!!!!!

    not broken...

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  16. This is not meant to be eaten?
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year! and good luck with the lottery, huat ah!

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  17. THat rice ball looks enormous. I wonder if I would enjoy it, Happy weekend

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  18. That looks yummy to me. Happy hunting and mine is up too.

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  19. Great choice for broken! I wonder what the candy tastes like!

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  20. Now that is a big one! I have yet to taste something like that, all I've ever had was some sweet yam inside (or something like that)

    Kung Hei Fat Choi!

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  21. Wishing u many joyful days during CNY :-)

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  22. Interesting take on the theme ... looks tasty!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Broken Azalea

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  23. I think it would take a week to eat that even with my sweet tooth. Great take on the theme this week.

    Scott at World’s Best Photography Blog ;^)

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  24. Well it looks good when it's broken, but as you say, let's hope the deity likes them. :)

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  25. Wow, it's as big as your hand! But I'm guessing it's mostly air?

    My photo hunt post this week is about broken hearts and broken arms:

    http://bonggamom.blogspot.com/2010/02/broken.html

    Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year!

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  26. I haven't seen one like that. I love Lotus Paste balls.... Especially when they are still warm from cooking. Unfortunately, the only Chinese Bakery which I knew of in town closed and the huge Chinese superstore that opened doesn't appear to sell them...

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  27. This is the first time I come across this Jin Dee...and I don't even know it is Hainanese! :p

    Anyway Happy Chinese New Year to you. :)

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  28. How to fix a broken heart?

    Did you queue up to buy MEI CHEN HSIANG?

    Happy New year, and happy valentines.

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  29. I left a reply to your question on my PhotoHunter posting. Hope it helps!

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  30. Happy New Year to you. You have good photos for Photo Hunt this week.

    I'm late in visiting everyone for Photo Hunters, but better late than never! Have a wonderful week.

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  31. That looks amazing!!! Maybe you can try posting the recipe :)

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  32. I don't think I will like that glutinous rice ball too! So did you win lottery? : )

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  33. I hope you have an amazing year...I love candy and those Chinese ones look amazing...

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  34. That rice snack is HUGE! It looks more like a rice meal. :) Singapore is decorated so colorful for the new year. Love those cute tigers.

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  35. I can't remember if I have eaten this Jin De before.... where is this stall located?

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