Some good friends brought us a gift of ice-cream zongzi yesterday.
I like the concept of eating ice-cream on the Dragon Boat Festival; the weather is so hot and sticky today that it is nice to eat something frozen. And these Mousse Ice-Crystal Dumplings look really cool: each ice-cream parcel is individually wrapped in bamboo leaves and tyed up with twine as if it really was a zongzi parcel.
But we found the bamboo leaves hard to remove. The center of each zongzi was filled with taro and vanilla ice-cream, which was yummy but a little hard. And surrounding the ice-cream was a kind of clear jelly that I can’t quite work out … maybe something using agar agar? It was an interesting way of eating zongzi, but on balance I found it a bit fiddly to eat. But maybe I should try another one …
Has anyone else eaten any unusual zongzi recently?