June 13, 2011

Dragon Boat Festival

In China, the locals celebrated Dragon Boat Festival last Monday (6/6) . Everyone ate Zongzi. Zongzi is rice, wrapped and cooked in bamboo leaf. While at dinner last Monday, the restaurant served us complimentary Zongzi. This was a sweet version with red dates. They also gave us sugar, in case we preferred it to be even sweeter.

Zongzi © Evelyn Howard 2011

I like Zongzi. My Mom makes the best ones – rice with pork cooked in soy sauce, salted egg, chick peas, candle nuts and rice. Yummylicious!

Did you have Zongzi last week?

14 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Evelyn,
Ohhh~~! What vivid colours and nice sketch(yum)! Me,too,love "Zongzi." But I've never tried a sweet one. Your mom is a genius for cooking.
Cheers, Sadami

LĂșcia said...

I'm sure the ones your mom prepares are great!
I love your art. :)

Kala said...

They look and sound delicious Evelyn! I should love to try them one day.

Dani said...

I had some. I like some of them, but all kinds.

Will share some photos soon.

Have a nice cool Tuesday!

Tammie Lee said...

ummm , wonderful art.

nelleke said...

no, I never didn't taste Zonghi, but it looks very attractive this way, mmmmm!

nelleke said...

oops, zongzi, you see, I've never heard of it :-)

SKIZO said...

WonderfulWork
ThankYouForSharing

Katie said...

Sounds very cool. I've never heard of these!

Kaori said...

Mmm! Sounds delicious! Also looks delicious in your drawing, too. I imagine part of it is the fun of unwrapping the zongzi :D

L.W.Roth, said...

I've never heard of these either, but they do sound yummylicious--and look yummylicious also.

I also like your shoe drawing down below. It caught my eye cuz I feel a shoe drawing coming up myself.

Tes said...

You're very good artist, Evelyn! I love your work! :)

cat said...

Great artwork :)

Francisca said...

Can you believe that with 26 years in Asia I have never seen the dragon boat races? Last year we managed to get to a site in HK just as they were over. :-D But of course zongzi are delicious, and so is your sketch.

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