What do you serve with zongzi?
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. So it is best to wash them down with a hot cup of Chinese tea.
What do you drink during the Dragon Boat Festival?
Besides eating zongzi, there is also a custom of drinking realgar wine, also known as xionghuang wine, on the Dragon Boat Festival. Realgar wine is a Chinese alcoholic drink that’s made from Chinese cereals.
Why do we eat dumplings on Dragon Boat Festival?
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 inWarring States Period. An interesting legend of Zongzi has been passed down through generations from ancient China.