By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–There are many different kinds of zongzis (sticky rice dumplings)
in Taiwan, but the most popular ones are northern Taiwanese zongzis and their southern counterparts. They are different in terms of how they are made, the ingredients used, and most notably how they taste. Which do you like better?
Zongzis are traditionally eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar (approximately late-May to mid-June). As the festival is drawing near, it is a good time to talk about these two most popular Taiwanese zongzis.
How do they differ?
The biggest difference between these two major versions of Taiwanese zongzis lies in how they are prepared. [FULL STORY]