What is Chinese Joong?
Just in case this is the first time you’re reading about zongzi (粽子), or joong in Cantonese, it’s basically a Chinese version of a tamale: rice wrapped inside a leaf, then boiled in water until cooked through. They can be savory or sweet, and everyone has their favorite flavors.
What is Zongzi made out of?
Zongzi ([tsʊ̂ŋ. tsɨ]; Chinese: 粽子) or simply zong (Cantonese Jyutping: zung2) is a traditional Chinese rice dish made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves (generally of the species Indocalamus tessellatus), or sometimes with reed or other large flat leaves.
How do you heat up Joong?
Extra joong can be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for several months. To reheat, place in simmering water until heated through.
How do you store Joong?
Joong can be stored in the freezer and eaten again defrosted and pan fried for a crispy edge.
What is zongzi English?
What is Zongzi called in English? It’s sticky rice dumplings. It is the traditional and iconic Dragon Boat Festival food. That’s why the festival is also called the Zongzi Festival or Rice Dumplings Festival.
How long does Zhong last in fridge?
1. STORAGE: Place the Zongzi into an air-tight container (or a sealable plastic bag) when they are completely cool. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. REHEAT: Place the Zongzi (defrosted) into boiling water.
What do you eat with Joong?
To give the zongzi more flavours, savoury ones are usually served with soy sauce while the sweet ones are served with crystal sugar. Lye water zongzi are best served with honey. Rice dumplings are very filling.
How do you clean Joong bamboo leaves?
Assemble and wrap our joong with our bamboo leaves….Here’s how we do it:
- Soften the leaves by soaking them in cold water in a big basin for 30-60 minutes.
- Using a wok or big pot, boil them for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Wash each side of each leaf with a clean sponge.
Who invented zongzi?
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.