The Best Vegan Zongzi (rice dumplings) by Grandma


Over the weekend, I visited my grandma and she was making our family all time favourite snack. My whole family was up and busy helping her and they made 100 record breaking rice dumplings (zong zi) in total! The fillings were made of braised mushrooms and chestnut with monkey head mushrooms meat. The glutinous rice was cooked with black eye beans and with chinese spices. I was there to witness how she made it and as I had to leave earlier I did not get down the recipe but will be bugging her for one soon.



Happy Rice Dumpling Festival (Duan Wu Jie) to everyone!!

4 thoughts on “The Best Vegan Zongzi (rice dumplings) by Grandma

  1. Hi,
    I am interested to know where to buy monkey head mushrooms in Singapore. I think the dried version is available in Chinese dried food shops, but not sure if those are taste good. I read that there is a mushroom farm here but that will be too far for me. Thanks.

    • Hi KK,

      Thank you for dropping by our blog! We usually buy ours in frozen package in vegetarian stores.
      We find them at Yes Natural Retail shop or the one at Pasir Panjang called Friendly Vegetarian Supplier.
      I think many vegetarian stalls in Fortune Centre sells them too.
      Hope this information helped and we have never heard of a mushroom farm in Singapore!
      Let us know more details if you have any.

      Roland & Priscilla

    • Hi Heather,

      Sorry my grandma have yet to give me the recipe!
      She said its a long process and she is currently not too well.
      Once I get it, I will definitely post it up.

      Roland & Priscilla

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