A sweet made on a festival called ‘Tang Chek’. This day actually falls on Winter Solstice. Tank Chek is quite an important festival in the Chinese calendar. Most traditional Chinese businesses will be closed for the day. Tank Chek also signifies the coming of Chinese New Year. As kids were told that we would be a year older after eating these. So you can imagine that we would all have our share. The roundness of the balls signifies the roundness of the coming year, ie, a smooth year.
Pandan leaf is the leaf of the screwpine plant commonly used as a flavouring in cooking in Asia.