In the weeks before and after Chinese New Year, family and friends gather to celebrate. As in every culture I know, food is at the center of the social activities.
In southern China, these steamed or deep fried dessert buns are offered to guests in households and restaurants everywhere.
Some make the buns at home; others buy them from makers like this.
When they are fresh, still warm, they are mouth-watering delicious.
Eating (too much) with good friends was a big part of my world during my travels in China last week. I link this with the community at MyWorld Tuesday.