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Chinese Sticky Rice Dumpling (Zongzi粽子) Making Party -Traditional Food in t...

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928 Race St

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Five-Spice Philly 2017 Asian Food and Cultural Festival

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Celebrates Authentic and Healthy Asian Food, Soup and Art of living With Us

Five-Spice Philly Asian Cultural and Food Festival is designed to excite and inspire food lovers of all ages from around the world.

Cooking Class, Restaurant Hopping Tour, Five-Spice Tour of Philly Chinatown/Dim Sum Tasting, Private Birthday Party

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Dumpling, Sushi, Dim Sum, Mandarin Style Buddha’s Veg Delight, Hot Pot, Shanghainese Style Wonton Soup

Location: Philly Chinatown, 928 Race St, Ste 2B, Philadelphia, PA 19107


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Chinese Sticky Rice Dumpling (Zongzi) Making Party

-Traditional Food in the Dragon Boat Festival

I am sure you all have heard about Chinese dumplings? But, have you heard about Chinese Sticky Rice Dumplings?

Sticky Rice dumpling, also called Zongzi 粽子, a traditional Chinese food, is made of sticky rice stuffed with special fillings and wrapped up in Argy-wormwood leaves. Chinese people eat Zongzi during the Dragon Boat Festival to memorialize Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet who lived 2300 years ago in State of Chu in Warring States Period. An interesting legend of Zongzi has been passed down through generations from ancient China. Qu Yuan was a versatile government official at that time, and he was highly esteemed for his wise counsel among the common people. Qu Yuan was also the creator of Zongzi. Sticky Rice dumplings are typically popular food in Duanwu Festival, also called the Dragon Boat Festival, or called Double Fifth Festival. It is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon of the lunar calendar. This year, the Dragon Boat Festival, is on May 30th, 2017.

It comes with different interesting shapes. The shapes of zongzi vary, and range from being approximately tetrahedral in southern China to an elongated cone in northern China. Wrapping a zongzi neatly is a skill that is passed down through families, as are the recipes. Making zongzi is traditionally a family event of which everyone helps out.

While traditional zongzi are wrapped in bamboo leaves, the leaves of lotus, reed,] maize, banana, canna, shell ginger and pandan sometimes are used as substitutes in other countries. Each kind of leaf imparts its own unique aroma and flavor to the rice.

The fillings used for zongzi vary from region to region, but the rice used is almost always glutinous rice (also called "sticky rice" or "sweet rice"). Depending on the region, the rice may be lightly precooked by stir-frying or soaked in water before using. In the north, fillings are mostly red bean paste and tapioca or taro. Northern style zongzi tend to be sweet and dessert-like. Southern-style zongzi, however, tend to be more savory or salty.[10] Fillings of Southern-style zongzi include salted duck egg, pork belly, taro, shredded pork or chicken, Chinese sausage, pork fat, and shiitake mushrooms.


Zongzi both ready to eat (left) and still wrapped in a bamboo leaf (right)

Depending on your imagination, you can use all types of fillings.

Unwrapped zongzi with pork and mung beans (left), pork and peanuts (right)

In our party, we will be making rice dumplings particularly using the following two types of fillings:

- Pork

- Red bean paste

So, what are you waiting for?

Come to Join us for a Fun Chinese Rice Dumping Making Party in the Dragon Boat Festival!

PLACE: 928 Race St, Ste 2B, Philadelphia, PA 19107 info@YinMeetsYang.com Tel: 215-352-4324

TIME: May 28, 2017, from 5pm to 7pm.

WHAT TO BRING: We will provide all brand new sticky rice dumpling making experience and fun and Chinese appetizers. We will provide you a food storage bag to bring one rice dumplings home after you eat full.

WHO AND WHAT ARE THE AGE RANGES: The event will open to public

COST: $35/person prepaid (including rice dumplings, and Chinese appetizers), $40/person pay at door

CANCELLATION POLICY: You will receive a full refund if:

- The event is canceled

- The event is rescheduled



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