Yam Abacus Seeds for Prosperity: A Classic Festive Dish
Yam abacus seeds (算盘子 Suan Pan Zi) or yam gnocchi is an auspicious dish that is popularly served during the lunar new year as the ROUND yam abacus represent reunion and signifies wealth and prosperity. It is called abacus seeds as it looked like the seeds in an abacus. And it carries a very symbolic meaning, MONEY is in abundance!
Soft, Chewy and Filled with Yam Aroma
Abacus seeds are made from yam paste and tapioca flour. When cooked, these yam abacus seeds are soft on the outside, chewy on the inside and full of strong yam aroma. It is a savoury dish that can be served as a main meal or even on its own, as a snack. Certainly a most welcome dish for the coming Chinese New Year reunion dinner. Last but not least, to all taro fans, you will surely find these an absolute delight especially in the way they’re cooked and served.