Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival (Duānwǔ Jié 端午節) The Dragon Boat, or Duanwu, Festival is a long-standing tradition in China, Taiwan, and wherever Chinese culture has spread it. It occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. This year (2010), it falls on Wednesday, June 16th. In Tainan, the boat races are … Continue reading

Zongzi – Ping Shang

Ping Shang Zongzi (Pǐn Xiāng Zòngzi 品香糭子) Zòngzi is a centuries-old Chinese rice dumpling made from glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo (or other) leaves and either steamed or boiled. While zòngzi can usually be categorized as either savory ot sweet, there are a wide variety of ingredients stuffed into the rice ranging from sweet red bean paste and … Continue reading