Eenh, the Fujian term for round rice flour balls served in syrup, significes wholesomeness,
fertility and promise. Hence this is a simple but much appreciated concoction
used to herald spring; celebrate marriages and births; and substitute for eggs as symbolic
icons in the middlke of winter.
Often coloured for festivity or left pure elegant white, the act of hand crafting these balls have
become acts of family ritual. The dough is usually started off by someone who has achieved much in life, to ensure
an auspicious beginning to the process. One cannot partake much of these cooked dough balls, but one must, to share in the abundance, joy and hope.
All image credits above - Miss Adelyn Yong of Auckland, New Zealand. 22 October 2010