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s Administration. Qin said the administration ◆will continue efforts to ensure abundant supply and stable prices.March 2 marks this year's Lantern Festival according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Follo◆wing trads

ition, it's time to have glutinous rice balls, whose round shape symbolizes family◆ unity, completeness and happiness. In English, the delicacy made from glutinous rice flou◆r has only one name. Yet in the Chinese language, some people call it tangyuan, while some ◆yuanxiao. Are they really the same thing? In fact, the debate about the difference betwee◆n tangyuan and yuanxiao has gone on for a while on the internet. On Zhihu, a 3

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angyuan ◆is considered a traditional food in South China, and the latter in North China. And the mo◆st approved answer on Zhihu was from user Dingxiang Doctor, who gave a detailed explanation◆. Difference 1: procW

ess The round shape of tangyuan is created by hand. You shape the ric◆e flour dough into balls, create an indentation in the dough, add the filling, then close i◆t up and smooth out the dumpling by rolling it between hands. Nowadays, tangyuan often come◆ in rainbowlike colors. Though yuanxiao are also round, the shape is not made by hand. The◆ fillings are pressed into hardened cores, dipped lightly in water and rolled in a flat 8

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is then again dipped in water and rolled a second time in the rice flour. And so it goes, l◆ike rolling a snowball, until the dumpling is the desired size. Difference 2: filling The◆ fillings in tangyuan are assorm

ted and relatively soft. They could contain nuts, fruit, flo◆wers and meat. The flavor could be either sweet or savory. Some tangyuan were even filled w◆ith kung pao chicken. However, yuanxiao usually have sweet fillings, such as red bean past◆e or black sesame. Differences 3: storage Tangyuan can be stored in the refrigerator for ◆a long time. Frozen tangyuan are available in many supermarkets in China. Yet yuanxiao are ◆often 7