Sticky rice bundles (粽子 Zongzi /dzong-dzrr/) are made from sticky or glutinous rice and a filling, which is kneaded in. They are then wrapped in bamboo leaves in pillow or triangular-based pyramid shapes, and tied with plant stems. If you are careful the bamboo leaves can be folded back like a wrapper so that you don't get your fingers (too) sticky while eating them. They are often found sold at train and bus stations and make more of a meal than a snack (see Chinese Snacks). Glutinous rice is very filling.
Sticky rice bundles are traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival in memory of the legendary throwing of such bundles into the Miluo River, to stop fish eating the body of patriotic poet Qu Yuan (340 – 278 BC).
|Pork Sticky Rice Bundle||ròu zòng||Roh dzong||肉粽|
|Date Sticky Rice Bundle||hóngzǎo zòng||Hong-dzaoww dzong||红枣粽|
|Shanxi Honey Cold Sticky Rice Bundle||Shǎnxī fēngmì liáng zòng||Shaan-sshee fnng-mee lyang dzong||陕西蜂蜜凉粽|