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Dragon Boat Festival Celebration & Joong Making

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Join us at the Annex to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival through Joong making & storytelling.


Joong (or zongzi) are an important celebration food eaten across China and throughout Asia that are typically cooked and eaten communally. Similar to tamales in Latin culture, joong take patience and care to fill, wrap, and tie into their iconic shapes, so their production is best handled by a group rather than an individual.


In this workshop, instructors Rachel (@rachel_loaf) and Erika ( will guide you through the history, mythology, and significance of this comfort food, which features a variety of fillings stuffed in sticky rice and cooked in bamboo leaves. You’ll sample joong and make your own, working together to create your bounty.


Important notes about this class:

  • You’ll assemble your joong in this workshop, but you’ll need to cook them at home. Instructions for both stovetop and pressure cooker cooking will be included, but please be sure to carve out enough time after the workshop or the following day to cook them (they take about 3 hours on the stove and 2 hours in a pressure cooker).
  • We will have vegetarian and vegan-friendly options available.
  • Some cross-contamination with soy and nut products may be possible, so those with severe allergies are not recommended.


Led by Rachel Lo & Erika Ho 



A Note from the Teahouse: With each workshop, we’re fusing the work of local artists and teachers together with our space and community. These evenings imprint new relationships, weave new worlds, and spark new beginnings. Thank you for your support.

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