LocalHood goes Dumpling tasting, customary for Dragon Boat Fest 😀😀

Originally published: May 2019

Edited & Re-published: June 2020

Pic 1: Getting sticky with the Dumplings

Summer is rolling on quickly. Our first holiday of the season is the Tuen Ng Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival. During this festival normally crowds gather to watch teams race through the waters of many Hong Kong bays. This year due to the Covid issues, the Dragon Boat races had to be cancelled. Along with the race, there is another interesting specificity of this festival, which thankfully many will be enjoying despite Corona.

Indeed, for those who are not aware another important tradition for this festival is eating ‘zhongzi’ - pyramid shaped glutinous rice dumplings filled with all sorts of ingredients ranging