Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Bisected Zongzi on Display

As mentioned in a recent post, aside from the usual sticky rice, the contents of zongzi can be a mystery. After writing the post, I saw a place with at least a partial solution to this problem:

half of a zongzi wrapped in plastic wrap with insides on display

The store displayed a single zongzi that had been approximately cut in half and wrapped in plastic wrap. The insides were easily visible. Presumably the other nearby zongzi had similar contents.

Not only does it provide information about the items inside the zongzi, but, as my Hongkonger friend noted, it also tells you how much of the zongzi is not just rice--a concern for zongzi eaters. My friend had not seen zongzi displayed this way before, and it seemed unusual to me as well.

It's yet another example of how the best solutions can be the simplest.

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