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

tracyn Jun 17, 2012 05:32 AM

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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    dpan Jun 17, 2012 08:11 AM

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

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      wayne keyser Jun 17, 2012 03:59 PM

      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.

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        nova_ssss Jun 18, 2012 09:48 AM

        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. tracyn Jun 20, 2012 10:38 AM

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

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            wayne keyser Jun 21, 2012 07:40 AM

            Please report what you find!

          2. tracyn Jun 23, 2012 02:07 PM

            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!

            1. tracyn Jun 23, 2012 02:09 PM

              Oh and 端午节快乐!^_^

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