The Taste Of Christmas in Sabah Malaysia

How special is this, the Christmas decoration in Sabah Malaysia

Hope the world have enjoy their Christmas Celebration. I’m sharing about how did i spend my Christmas in Sabah Malaysia during the CMCO moment. After Sabah election on last year, the covid outbreak cases increase daily. However, the local government is control very well and they have done a great job. This is the time for us to spend most of our time at home relax due to travel restrictions. It is kind of a life challenge to me.


Anyway, how did i spend my Christmas in Sabah Malaysia? Christmas decoration in Malaysia is very beautiful and i believe that Christmas is not all about party nor gift nor holidays, but it is all about Jesus. Also, it is a day of Jesus born as well as it is Jesus’s birthday. Do you agree?

On 20th December, it is our celebration for winter solstice. Not everyone will celebrate the winter solstice. Only Chinese people are celebrate winter solstice and we always sending our wish to friends and families such as Happy Winter Solstice. How do we celebrate winter solstice? We definately is Rice ball.

What is Rice Ball?

Rice ball 湯圓

According to the picture i took above, it is rice ball. Chinese is called Tang Yuan 湯圓. This is what exactly we eat during the winter solstice each year. We always eat Yam favor. It is more than a culture to celebrate this each year. Some chinese are not willing to eat rice ball, it is because they said if you eat rice ball, you will be old 1 years old. People prefer to stay younger forever, so they avoid eating rice ball. For me, i love to eat rice ball very much, especially is my Taiwan rice ball with tofu hua. That’s really delicious. Sometimes i eat the rice ball mix with red bean in Taiwan.

What did i eat during Winter Solstice and Christmas?

First dish was dry butter prawn dish. It is one of my favourite food in Malaysia. It is very crispy and taste deliciously. I had my dinner at Wong Kwok Chinese Restaurant in Suria Sabah Shopping centre. It’s cost around RM25. It is worth to try it.

Shanghai Style Braised Pork Knuckle Served W Mini Buns

This was my second dish prior to my order. This is one of the best dish what you should try it. This Called Shanghai Style Braised Pork Knuckle Served W Mini Buns. Actually this dishes is one of the Chinese New Year dishes. We eat this once in awhile. It taste very yummy and i love the sauce as well. It is very tasty and the meat is very soft. Love it and elder people would love it as well. Thus dishes come with Mini Buns. The buns is taste very delicious and very crispy. It is good to eat together with the meat. I ate this in Wong Kwok Restaurant as well and it’s cost me RM60. It is not expensive and it is very worth to try it.

BBQ Pork rice noodles

Final dishes is BBQ Pork Rice Noodles. This portion is really big and it is for 2 to 3 people portion, but of course it is not as big as Western portion. Their BBQ Pork Rice noodles is really very delicious and i love fat BBQ Pork meat. Their Rice noodles is very different with Australia one. This is more than Malaysian delight style. It cost around RM13. It is best to try while visiting Malaysia.

Continue the Christmas Decoration Shows

How beautiful is the Christmas decoration in Sabah. I took this beautiful Christmas decoration at Suria Sabah Shopping centre in Sabah Malaysia. It was my First time experience the Christmas that is very empty in the shop. It is very unusual, that nobody come out due to the COVID-19 outbreak panic. So it is very freedom for me to take a nice shot 😁

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To conclude, I hope that my travel blog will be impact your life. After read through my blog, you may feel like wow, it made me feel like i want to change my plan to travel now to exploring around the world. It will change your life forever and experience Lot of interesting culture around. Anyway, have a fruitful New Year 2021. God Bless! 😀

A Story of The Moon

In ancient China, every spring and autumn, the emperors would hold sacrifice ceremonies, Spring Festival Day, Autumn Festival Month, so some people say that the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival should be derived from the autumn moon sacrifice ceremony.


In addition to the Moon God’s birthday, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also the birthday of the god of the earth, which is widely believed by the people. When the 15th coincides with the full moon, Chinese people often use the full moon to symbolize reunion, so many foreign wanderers will also take advantage of this day.  Home and family reunion. The Moon, the protagonist of the Mid-Autumn Festival, is one of many ancient legends, and myths such as Chang’e Flying to the Moon, Wu Gang’s Attacking Gui, and Jade Rabbit Pounding Medicine are widely spread.

Change to the moon
More than 4,000 years ago, there was a violent king in a poor country-Hou Yi. In order to be immortal, he found the elixir of life, but his wife Chang’e did not make people in poor countries suffer. Hou Yi’s long-term brutal rule, so he secretly swallowed these medicines. I didn’t expect Chang’e to fly lightly, and gradually flew to the moon, and lived in Guanghan Palace. From then on, Chang’e was revered as the moon God, And because the day of flying to the moon happened to be August 15th, posterity worshipped the Moon God on this day every year.

Wu Gang Fagui

According to legend, Wu Gang was originally a woodcutter who lived in the mortal world. Because he was obsessed with the way of becoming immortal all day long, he abandoned the righteous cause. The Emperor knew about this. The Emperor was very angry, so he was detained in the Moon Palace and told him  “If you cut down the laurel tree, I will give you a spell.” So Wu Gang kept cutting down the laurel tree, but because the laurel tree would automatically heal, no matter how hard Wu Gang tried, he couldn’t cut it down.

The Legend of Jade Rabbit Making Medicine

There are three gods, who are transformed into three decent people, begging foxes, monkeys and rabbits for food, foxes and monkeys all take out food to help people, but only rabbits don’t have it, and then the rabbit tells the people “You eat me”, Jumped into the fire, and the gods were so touched, they sent the rabbit to Guanghan Palace to become a jade rabbit. After that, the jade rabbit accompanied Chang’e in the Guanghan Palace and made the medicine for longevity.

Occasional Food

Homemade Mooncake, I made for myself 😂

The custom of eating mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival was actually handed down from the Yuan Dynasty, and it was initiated by Berwin. At that time, the people of the Central Plains was ruled by the Yi tribe, so they decided to initiate an uprising against the rule of the Mongols. Suffering from the lack of channels, the clever Berwin spread the plague outside, asking everyone to buy mooncakes to eat to avoid disasters. When they opened the food, they found the “August 15th Night Uprising” note hidden in the mooncakes, and the people responded. In one fell swoop to overthrow the Mongolian rule, the custom of eating moon cakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival was passed down.

Rappefruit
Since the pronunciation of grapefruit is the same as “Yoko”, it has auspicious meanings, and it is the abundant production period around the Mid-Autumn Festival, so it has become an inevitable fruit for the Mid-Autumn Festival.  In the Yilan area, the quality of Dongshan’s Wendan pomelo is widely praised, juicy and delicious, and mouthwatering

On my upcoming blog, i will share with human being about the type of mooncake, the favour as well as how it taste like. Different country have a diferent type of mooncake. Stay tune world 🙂

A Taste of The Mid-Autumn Festival

This sticker is created and design by Me 😂

Do you ever think that how did Chinese people celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival? Basically, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the traditional celebration day and it is set on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. It is called Mid-Autumn Festival because it happens to be in the middle of the third autumn. In some places, the Mid-Autumn Festival is set on August 16. There are customs such as worshipping the moon, admiring the moon, worshiping the moon, eating moon cakes, admiring osmanthus flowers, and drinking osmanthus wine. The full moon signifies the reunion of people, as a sustenance to miss the hometown, the love of relatives, and pray for a good harvest and happiness, and become a colorful and precious cultural heritage.

The year is divided into four seasons, and each season is divided into three parts: Meng, Zhong and Ji, so the Mid-Autumn Festival is also called Zhongqiu. The moon on August 15 is rounder and brighter than the full moon in other months, so it is also called “Moon Eve”, “August Festival”.  This night, people look up to the bright and bright moon in the sky like a jade plate, and naturally look forward to family reunion. The wanderers far away also take this to express their feelings for their hometown and relatives. Therefore, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also called “Reunion Festival”.

Our people have the custom of “autumn evening and evening moon” in ancient times.  Xiyue means worshiping the moon god.  In the Zhou Dynasty, every Mid-Autumn Festival was held to welcome the cold and celebrate the moon. Set up a big incense table, put moon cakes, watermelon, apples, red dates, plums, grapes and other sacrifices, of which moon cakes and watermelon are absolutely indispensable. The watermelon should be cut into lotus shapes. Under the moon, place the statue of the moon in the direction of the moon, and the red candle will burn high. The whole family will worship the moon in turn, and then the housewife will cut the reunion moon cakes. The cut person has calculated in advance the total number of people in the whole family. Those at home and in other places must be counted together. You cannot cut more or less, and the size should be the same.

According to legend, the ugly girl of Qi Kingdom had no salt in the ancient times. When she was a child, she worshipped the moon religiously. When she grew up, she entered the palace with superb character, but she was not favored. On August 15th of a certain year, the emperor saw her in the moonlight. He felt that she was beautiful and outstanding. He later made her a queen. This is where the Mid-Autumn Festival comes. In the middle of the moon, Chang’e is known for her beauty, so the girl worships the moon, wishing “looks like Chang’e, face like a bright moon.”

In the Tang Dynasty, the Mid-Autumn Festival and moon watching were quite popular. In the Northern Song Dynasty Jingshi. On the night of August 15th, everyone in the city, rich or poor, young and old, must wear adult clothes, burn incense and worship the moon, express their wishes, and pray for the blessing of the moon God. In the Southern Song Dynasty, the folks gave moon cakes as a gift for reunion. In some places, there are activities such as dancing grass dragons and building pagodas. Since the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the custom of Mid-Autumn Festival has become more popular; many places have formed special customs such as burning bucket incense, tree Mid-Autumn Festival, lighting tower lanterns, setting sky lanterns, walking the moon, and dancing fire dragons.

Today, the custom of playing on the lower reaches of the moon is far less popular than it was in the past. However, banquets to admire the moon are still very popular. People ask their wine to celebrate a good life, or wish their relatives in a distance to be healthy and happy, and to “share a thousand miles together” with their families.

There are many customs and forms of the Mid-Autumn Festival, but they all entrust people’s infinite love for life and yearning for a better life.