Solstice is regarded by Chinese as the most important festive than Chinese New Year. It signifies bountiful harvest and a good year ahead and thus it is celebrated lavishly.
Soya sauce chicken is the main dish for the festive besides other side dishes and soup. The chicken is soaked in diluted dark soya sauce mixed with cloves, star aniseed, cinnamon sticks, sesame oil and seasoning for half a day. Boil the sauce and put in the chicken to continue cooking till tender.