How to Make Zongzi & Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

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Jun. 19, 2016

How to make zongzi? And today let's celebrate Dragon Boat Festival with Felicia, Mia, and Jimmy from Off the Great Wall Chris from China Uncencored and Ben from Learn Chinese Now! Woohoo It's a feast!


Bamboo leaves 36
Sticky rice 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Dates 36 (red)



Soak sticky rice in water over night. Soak bamboo leaves in water over night. Clean and cut the tips.

Take 2 bamboo leaves. Have the stems toward the left and the tip on the right. Fold it into a cone, having the stem on the bottom, and 1 inch beyond the tip. Add sticky rice, a couple of red dates, and more sticky rice. Then fold it up. And fold the sides, to form an edge, and with a pointy angle. Fold up the top part too, also form an edge and a pointy angle. Wrap it up with a string.

Boil them for 3 hours. Turn off the heat and soak in the water for another 1 hour.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium