Found this wonderful image of a factory worker making glutinous rice balls (tangyuan) in a workshop in Nanjing, Jiangsu on the China Daily website today. Tangyuan (also called yuanxiao) have sweet or salty fillings and are eaten on the Lantern Festival on the last day of the Chinese New Year, which this year falls tomorrow February 9th, 2009. Shops and stores are full of bags of them, displacing ice cream and other frozen items in the iceboxes. When I first saw them I thought they were fishballs. Remember when eating them - they're not called sticky for nothing!