Dragon boat festival

Jun 6, 2011

Dragon boat festival (Duan wu jie/Chinese dumpling festival) falls on the 6th of June this year. It is a festival celebrated by Chinese origins around the world. Zong zi (In Malaysia, Hokkien Chinese call it bakchang) is a traditional Chinese food popularly consumed during the Dragon Boat Festival, hence the name Chinese Dumpling Festival. Zong zi is made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves. They are cooked by steaming or boiling.

Zong zi is something I missed so much during my 4 years life in Japan. It requires special leaves to make the Zong zi aromatic. Not that the leaves are not available in Japan, it's that special mood that is lacking that made me put off the thought of making Zong zi.

There is no excuse for me to skip the celebration this year since my mom is more than happy to have a helping hand. So these were the Zong zi we made...

More than 60 Zong zi...enough for a few days.

This is how it looks like in the inside...

This is Zong zi with meat filling....YUMMY!


Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Nana,
You're so mean! Kucing tak boleh makan pulutlah! Can't you make it with normal rice? Jadilah ketupat, kan? purrr....meow!

Nana said...

Hi Cat in Sydney,
Haha...boleh jer buat dengan beras biasa. But cannot guarantee you the taste! hihihi

Anonymous said...

I adore bakchang. The more fatty and lemak, the better.

Nana said...

Ooohhh Cara, I can see that you are a "meat" person. Yes, they are indeed oishiiii!

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