Jan. 27 Thur. Sun
一月廿七日 星期四 晴
Having Tzong-Tz is a traditional custom to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Tzong-Tz has quite the same pronunciation as Goal in Chinese.
Having Tzong-Tz is in expectation of making goals in the coming new year.
Taste of Home Town—-Tzong-Tz
Sweet rice, 2-3 lbs, rinsed
Small sized cotton thread(Sold in Chinese supermarket)
Fold bamboo leaf into cone shape
Scoop 1 Ts rice in the cone
Add 1 pc pork and 1 pc ham
Scoop another 1 Ts rice to cover the meat, and press to flat
Fold and push back both ends of the bamboo leaf to cover the cone
Tie up with cotton thread
Pour water over Tzong-Tzs in the pot, bring to boil
Simmer about 1 hour
去骨豬腿肉, 3磅, 切小塊, 酒醬油醃過
維吉尼亞醃肉或中國火腿, 1-2片, 切薄片
糯米, 2-3磅, 清洗
乾粽葉, 1捆(4捆1包), 浸水過夜