A Chef's Guide to Shanghai Cuisine

By Christopher St Cavish - 2013-03-29T16:04:46Z

Photograph by Christopher St Cavish 

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Zongzi, Wrapped

In early summer, these bamboo-leaf wrapped parcels, known as zongzi, start appearing en masse in anticipation of the Dragon Boat Festival. The story goes that after an ancient poet-scholar drowned in a lake, the locals threw rice into the waters to distract the fish.