Rice Dumpling - Chinese

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I'm very fortunate to receive this handmade Rice Dumpling from my Chinese colleague today. Zongzi (sticky rice dumplings) are traditionally eaten during the Duanwu Festival (Doubler Fifth Festival) which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, and commonly known as the "Dragon Boat Festival" in English. The festival falls each year on a day in late-May to mid-June in the International calendar.

Zongzi Chinese: 粽子, or simply 'zong' is a traditional Chinese rice dish made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves or sometimes with reed or other large flat leaves. They are cooked by steaming or boiling. In the Western world, they are also known as rice dumplings or sticky rice dumplings. Here's how it looks like inside the filling :)

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