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Jun 17, 2012 05:32 AM

Where to get zong zi / rice dumplings in NoVA? ;(

It's coming to the time of the year to have zong zi and friends / family back home are all talking about the delicious homemade ones they are going to have. I cry. I must have them!!!! Where can I buy them in the NoVA area?? Restaurant, delivery, someone's grandma making and selling them?? I live in Herndon but I will travel, will pay, will kill for some. Please save me from this madness.

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  1. Easiest way is to buy them in a Chinese grocery. I've seen them in Great Wall and Kam Sen, in the refrigerated section.

    1. I could be wrong (there might be many types of sticky-rice-and-filling-in-bamboo-leaf-packets) but I believe you might find them in the Viet bakeries in Eden Center. I've seen such things at Huong Binh, on the outside near the middle.

      1. I know it's not NoVA but I've seen them at Asian Bakery Cafe in Rockville. It's right across the street from the Rockville Great Wall grocery store.

        I'm not sure what type they are.

        I could be wrong but I would tend to think that the ones at Eden Center are different from the Chinese variety.

        1. Thanks guys!! I'll try these places.. I need my fix!

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          1. Thanks guys, I found the ones I was looking for in the frozen section at Great Wall. Delicious, savory, meat filled sticky rice dumplings! YUM. There's lots of the Vietnamese variety with fillings so on as well. They were just putting out freshly made red bean filled rice dumplings as well. I'm a big fan of savory not sweet dumplings tho so I stuck to meat. Thanks again for the suggestions!