The Dragon Boat Festival is upon us once again! Back when I was in Hong Kong, I remember not only the dragon boat races but also the food that were served to celebrate this event. One of the most iconic and memorable is the Zongzi (綜). This is a parcel of rice, filled with various ingredients such as pork and mushrooms, wrapped in bamboo leaves. There are many variations of this but today I want to share a basic version! It’s does take a bit of preparation but it’s a fun recipe involving a lot of folding and craftsmanship!
This recipe is enough to make 10 medium sized ZongZi and will take a total of about 5 hours. Before you click away, that’s 5 hours end to end! The time you are actively cooking is much less!