Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

So this is called "Zongzi" and it's a traditional Chinese food eaten during the Duanwu (Dragon Boat) festival here in China. They come in a variety of flavors, but are most often categorized as either salty or sweet. They are made out of a sticky rice, with different ingredients mixed in depending on where you live in China. 

Personally, I think they are super gross and I will never try a Zongzi again. For some reason, most of China's traditional holiday foods, except for dumplings, are not so good. Even some Chinese people don't like them. I have a theory that because it's gone on for so long, everyone just pretends they like them and fake smiles in between bites of this atrocious holiday snack. 



Degen Hill

About: Degen Hill is a travel junkie, gym enthusiast, and avid writer who currently resides in Beijing. He is a 28-year-old graduate of Eastern Washington University where he studied Spanish & Communications and quickly learned that life's too short to not travel. Degen is aggressively realistic, open-minded, sarcastic, curious, and results-driven.

Currently: Degen graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master's of Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy in Beijing. He is now a reporter and editor for the political magazine China Today (今日中国). His Chinese language ability is a work in progress and enjoys the challenge. He is currently living in Andingmen (Right above the Forbidden City).