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Pillow Zongzi
Updated: 2019-11-22


Women of Zhuang ethnic group make the huge Pillow Zongzi in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on May 28. [Photo by Pan Huaqing/Xinhua]

Pillow Zongzi (枕头棕/Zhentou Zong), named after their shape, is much larger than the normal Zongzi, a traditional Chinese food usually served during Dragon Boat Festival. Zongzi consists of sticky rice and other ingredients, such as pork and sweet dates, wrapped in bamboo leaves.

Originating in Dahua and Du'an county, Pillow Zongzi is very popular among local residents who usually cut the Zongzi into slices and fry them. A Pillow Zongzi is usually big enough to serve a whole family.

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