They enjoyed eating the sweet dessert which came in different flavours and colours.
Event organising chairman Ong Ah Hua, who also leads the women section of the Persatuan Hokkien Seberang Prai, said the event was organised in conjunction with the Winter Solstice Festival, which fell Dec 22.
The event was jointly organised by the women sections of the Hakka, Hung Kung, Hokkien and Kwong Waai Siew associations while the Hokkien association played host.
“They also tasted a variety of local delicacies prepared by the organising committee,” she said when met during the event at the association premises in Jalan Datuk Ooh Chooi Cheng.
Also present were Persatuan Hokkien Seberang Prai chairman Datuk Ong Kok Sun, state women and family development, gender inclusiveness and non-Islamic religious affairs committee chairman Chong Eng and former Berapit assemblyman Lydia Ong.
Ah Hua said in the olden days, clan members would gather together to make the rice balls.
“Nowadays, modern families are too busy to prepare the dough, cook the syrup and make the balls themselves.
“It’s more convenient for people to buy ready-to-eat ones instead of making them themselves.
“We did not expect such a good crowd. We prepared plenty of food, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise,” she added.
Marketing manager Jaslynn Tan Hooi Ean, 55, said she came to taste the tang yuan prepared in an assortment of flavours and colours.
“I also tasted a variety of local delicacies. The food was tasty.
“It is also part of our culture to come back to our hometown and gather with family members to eat tang yuan during the festival,” she said.
Doris Wong, 37, who is a medical representative from Nibong Tebal, said she walked into the premises to taste the tang yuan after getting to know about the event from her friend, who also stays in Nibong Tebal.
Chong Eng, in her speech, urged clan organisations to organise more activities for the younger generations to participate.
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