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Dragon Boat Festival Zongzi

Eating Zongzi

Zongzi is a kind of pyramid-shaped mass of glutinous rice wrapped in leaves. It is also called as jiaoshu or tongshu. Eating zongzi on Dragon boat Festival is an old tradition in China.

Nowadays, every Chinese family makes zongzi on the Dragon boat Festival. There are many kinds of zongzi, such as the jujube zongzi, ham zongzi, bean paste zongzi, pork zongzi and so on. The most outstanding representative is the zongzi in Jiaxing of Zhejiang Province. Zongzi is not only popular in China, it has been spread to Korea, Japan and some other countries in Southeast Asia.

Zongzi is a pyramid-shaped glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in reed or bamboo leaves. Eating Zongzi is an important part of Dragon Boat Festival celebration. The fillings can be jujube,ham,pork, egg, mushroom or a combination of them. Zongzi is usually steamed.

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