Eat 5 kinds of zongzi in Manhattan in 19 hours! Hematemesis Test: Which New York Zongzi is better?

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Dragon Boat Festival every year

The WeChat backend of the small team will be overwhelmed by this question:

Where can I buy rice dumplings? !

It seems to be sold in the streets of New York

Which BUT is the best? !

Dragon Boat Festival this year

The team decided to make a big move

Editors took 5 hours

Eat all over Manhattan at once

6 types of zongzi in 19 stores

……

So which one is better than Manhattan Zongzi?

The answer will be announced later!

Photo of the mighty Zongzi

The XNUMXst New York Foodie Cup Zongzi Evaluation Contest

List of contestants

1. Dechang Food Market

79 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

(Picture from the network)

Player profile: the lever in Chinatown food supermarket industry

School: Cantonese

Entries: (self-produced) Jingli Shui Zong, Peanut Bacon Zong, Bean Paste Zong Zong

Sense of quality: big, brick-shaped, cooked

Judges' impression: The smell of rice dumplings is coming!

2. New Kinmen Food Company

200 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013

(Picture from the network)

Player profile: Chinatown supermarket, famous for its variety of zongzi

Belonging to the school: Mijia (not cursing!)

Entries: (self-produced): Shanghai meat dumplings, Taiwanese roasted meat dumplings, food dumplings, Shanghai red bean paste dumplings, black glutinous rice dumplings, (delicious brand) mung bean and bacon dumplings

Sense of quality: big, normal cone-shaped rice dumplings, raw (frozen)

Judges' impression: I was shocked by the type and quantity of zongzi!Golden Gate Supermarket is the contestant with the most entries in this competition, and a photo of the makeup will be given.

There is a big basket full of each kind of zongzi

3. Taipan Cake Shop

194 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013

Player profile: one of the most popular Hong Kong-style cake shops in chinatown, famous for its snowy mooncakes

Belonging to School: Unknown

Entries: (self-produced) peanut meat dumplings, mung bean meat dumplings

Sense of quality: big, normal cone-shaped rice dumplings, cooked

Judges' impression: Zongzi is not the main feature here, you have to ask the clerk to find it~

4. Wufangzhai

(Purchased from Xinjinmen Food Company)

Player profile: a time-honored Chinese brand in Jiaxing, Zhejiang

School: Jiaxing Zongzi

Entries: Candied Date Mung Bean Rice Dumplings, Assorted Rice Dumplings (the bag contains five-grain rice dumplings, red bean paste rice dumplings, and purple glutinous chestnut rice dumplings)

Sense of quality: cute little zongzi, raw (frozen)

Judges' impression: I was surprised to see the familiar red packaging at Jinmen Supermarket!

5. Master Kong

(Bought from Chinatown Supermarket)

128 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

Contestant profile: a supermarket with very diverse product categories

Belonging to School: Unknown

Entries: (Master Kong) Bacon Zong

Sense of quality: big, brick, raw (frozen)

Judges' impression: What?Kang Shuaifu made rice dumplings?Then we have to try it!

6. Grand Street Metro Grandma

New York, NY 10002, B/D Line

(Picture from the network)

Tell grandma to take pictures of her

Grandma straightened her hair and then got the wrong shot

Player profile: The mysterious grandma of zongzi appears on Grand Street every year in the zongzi season

School: Miscellaneous Family (Taiwan/Shanghai/Cantonese/Taishan)

Entries: Shanghai meat dumplings, Taiwanese roasted meat dumplings, Shanghai bean paste dumplings

Sense of quality: various shapes, cooked

Judges' impression: Zongzi is super cheap!一共八种口味,可全乎了There are eight flavors in total, but they are all

For this zongzi contest

The small team specially gathered from China

Team members from 6 different cities

3 northern sweet parties VS 3 southern salty parties

And supervised by one Virgo + two suspected Virgos

Strictly check the competition process (and hygienic operation)

Strive to ensure that this competition is fair and just

(In order to control variables,

The team did not add sugar or other accessories during the evaluation

Only from the taste evaluation of zongzi)

Okay, stop talking nonsense

eat

Zong

Child

go with

Zongzi gurgling happily

First pot

Meat dumplings group

Where there is meat, there are rivers and lakes

Master Kong Bacon Zong

Purchased from Chinatown Supermarket, $3.49 (two packs)

Average score: 7.75

Judge's comment:

Cut it open and see a big piece of meat!The whole side is stewed meat, real stuff!

The meat is tender, fat and thin, with bright texture, which is a pleasant surprise.

The egg yolk as a supplement is also good.

The original rice without gravy is average, and a bit salty.

The overall taste is like soy sauce glutinous rice pilaf hahaha.

Taiwanese roast pork dumplings standard

Meat, peanuts, dried shrimps (sea rice), shiitake mushrooms

Kinmen·Taiwan Roast Pork Dumpling

Purchased at Xinjinmen Supermarket, $1.95

Average score: 6.75

Judge's comment:

Perfectly miss the meat on the first cut, deduct the impression points!

The meat has no soy sauce taste and is not salty. Although it is not oily, it is inexplicably greasy after eating. It may be because the meat is too dry...

Although there is little meat, there are still a lot of peanuts...very sticky, melts in your mouth, and tastes like peanuts in eight-treasure porridge.

A bad review is given to shiitake mushrooms.

It's almost like a dish, I want to drink water after eating.Don’t choose if you like meat, there is no meat.

The overall taste is like rice with peanut ribs soup.

Metro Grandma Rice Dumplings – Taiwanese BBQ Pork Dumplings

Purchased at Grand Street, around $1 (3 different flavors for $4)

Average score: 8

Judge's comment:

Shiitake mushrooms are super delicious; big fat, peanuts, dried shrimps, all the ingredients are very fragrant!The filling is also tightly wrapped.

The point is that the fragrance of the rice dumplings is not covered!This contestant's glutinous rice is the most full of the fragrance of rice dumplings among the contestants this time, praise!

Grandma has the taste of love! ! !

Shanghai roast pork dumplings standard

Soy sauce is used as the base, and the whole is brown.There is meat in it,

Shape similar to hot dog/sushi stick

Metro grandma – Shanghai roast pork dumplings

Purchased at Grand Street, around $1 (3 different flavors for $4)

Average score: 7.875

Judge's comment:

The shape is really like a hot dog, very compact, although the volume is not big, but the meat is in the middle (grandma's rice dumplings are really honest and innocent)

The overall taste is a bit weak; less oil, suitable for babies with lighter tastes.

The rice soaked in zong leaves is still delicious and refreshing, not sticky to teeth, and melts in the mouth.

"You can eat a zongzi in one go." by Crs.

(There are 15 rice dumplings waiting for her, it can be said to be very arrogant and naive hahahaha)

Kinmen·Shanghai Meat Dumpling

Purchased at Xinjinmen Supermarket, $1.55

Average score: 6.625

Judge's comment:

The package is loose, and the gap between the meat and the rice can be clearly seen.

The soy sauce tastes a bit strong.

The taste is relatively dry and generally very ordinary.

Taipan · Peanut Meat Dumpling

Purchased at Taipan Bakery, $3.5

Average score: 5.833333

Judge's comment:

The glutinous rice is too firm, the beans are flat and tasteless, and the pork has a strong taste. Because of the sea rice, it smells a bit fishy...

On the whole, they are not very tasty.

(Sure enough, I didn’t pass the passing line after being averaged out)

Miss Chloe with a clear mind: The pork is firm, which shows that the pig has good physical fitness.

Well, the team actually got the pig’s physical fitness from the rice dumplings...

Dechang· Peanut and Bacon Zong

Purchased from Dechang Food Company, $2.59

Average score: 8

Judge's comment:

The color of the meat is very beautiful, and it feels like the lotus root is broken when cut.

The rice is very fragrant, the peanuts are sticky, and the meat is slightly salty.

There is a small section of sausage in the middle.

Overall praise!

Kinmen (delicious) mung bean and bacon dumplings

Purchased from New Kinmen Food Company, $1.95

Average score: 7.25

Judge's comment:

Peel off the dumpling leaves, and the team collapsed.

Because there is a big white board in front of you! !White to reflective, just so confident... (Then I don’t care when we adjust the light in the second photo. Zongzi can’t be whiter than people, babies are the whitest!)

There is also a sausage in the middle~ The sausage itself is very delicious.猪肉和腊肠的肉味融在一起;肉肥瘦相间The meaty flavours of pork and sausage are blended together; the meat is fat and lean

However, the entrance stamina is a bit bitter, probably because of rice.

Taipan·Mung Bean and Fresh Meat Rice Dumpling

Purchased at Taipan Bakery, $3.5

Average score: 5.5

Judge's comment:

The yellow mung bean paste is a bit dry and greasy, with Shanghai rice, a bit fishy.

From a mean-spoken little player Chloe who did not want to be named:

In a word: choke.

(Sure enough, the average score failed)

Second pot

Bean Paste Group

The North Sweet Party has been waiting for you for a year! !

Wufangzhai·Dongsha Zong

Purchased from New Kinmen Food Company, $3.5 (a bag of 6 small zongzi, three flavors)

Average score: 8.333333333

Judge's comment:

Zongzi is small and cute.

The red bean paste is delicate and the sweetness is just right. It can be almost directly regarded as the best in this competition! ! !

It is super delicious that the sweet and salty party recognizes. (Made dedication to world peace)

Note: Wufangzhai sold by New Kinmen Foods Company has two packages: candied dates and mung beans (six in a bag) & mixed rice dumplings (including purple glutinous rice, bean paste, and grains. The same two).In order to evaluate by taste, the red bean dumplings were taken out and put into the previous group.

Metro Grandma · Bean Paste Dumpling

Purchased at Grand Street, around $1 (3 different flavors for $4)

Average score: 8

Judge's comment:

You can feel it when you look at the photo, the red bean paste in the middle is slightly dry, like it was hand-ground. (Praise)

In addition to being dry, the taste of bean paste is super fragrant and sweeter than Wufangzhai.

Overall it is still great!

Dechang·Lianshui Dousha Zong

Purchased from Dechang Food Company, $2.59

Average score: the pragmatic team leader gave 3.5;

Others rude: negative scores!

Judge's comment:

Huge!Two is a pot!

Bad appearance, yellow to weird...

The alkaline water tastes too strong, the bean paste is sweet and greasy, and the taste is sticky.

Although it is usually eaten with sugar, based on the player's own aptitude... sugar can't save...

Kinmen·Shanghai Bean Paste Rice Dumpling

Purchased from New Kinmen Food Company, $1.55

Average score: 5.125

Judge's comment:

Still surprisingly yellow...

The bean paste is super dry, with a little sesame added, it has a unique taste, slightly like black sesame glutinous rice balls.

The glutinous rice is very sticky, but the taste of glutinous rice chicken...

Cara who didn't know the truth ate a big bite...

We saw her runaway expression management...

Third pot

Whole grains group

The land of China is full of treasures

Wufangzhai·Assorted Rice Dumplings

The pictures from left to right are: candied dates and mung beans, purple glutinous rice dumplings, and five grain dumplings

Purchased at New Kinmen Supermarket, $3.5 (a bag of 6 small zongzi)

Candied Mung Bean Dumplings

Average score: 8.25

Judge's comment:

It has the fragrance of beans, slightly sweet but not greasy.

The dates are dense and taste just right.

The sweet taste melts in the mouth, and it is a very comfortable little sweet rice dumpling.

Purple Glutinous Rice Dumpling

Average score: 7

Judge's comment:

Not much to say, suitable for children who like to eat purple rice.

Purple rice is chewy and not too sweet.

Wu Gu Zong

Average score: 5.8333333

Judge's comment:

EXO me is salty for Mao? ?

The team fell into doubts about life...

It is basically the five-core moon cake in zongzi.

I don't want to take a second bite.

(Except for five-core mooncake lovers Jane & Chloe)

Note: Wufangzhai sold by New Kinmen Foods Company has two packages: candied dates and mung beans (six in a bag) & mixed rice dumplings (including purple glutinous rice, bean paste, and grains. The same two).In order to evaluate by taste, the red bean dumplings were taken out and put into the previous group.

Golden Gate Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling

Purchased at Xinjinmen Supermarket, $1.95

Average score: 7

Judge's comment:

It looks like a frozen porridge or variegated corn on the cob.

Taste... is it salty again? ? ?Do you have any misunderstandings about purple rice porridge? ?

Miss Jane, who has a peculiar taste, thinks it tastes like chicken mashed potatoes...? ? ?

Well, the beans are very soft and rotten, barely passing.

Fourth pot

Other groups

Nothing or all-inclusive

All is life

Dechang·Jinglushui Rice Dumpling

Purchased from Dechang Food Company, $2.29

Average score: The captain who believes that the world is full of love: 3 points;

Other players who fainted after eating rice dumplings: the negative points are getting thicker

Judge's comment:

I put three pictures in one breath because it really received too much visual impact...

When we ate from seven to midnight, when we opened the zongye and saw it, we collapsed...

This is so yellow...indescribable...

The taste is like porridge jelly with too much alkali... the red part has no taste...

But there is a stick...be careful when eating

Golden Gate · Adding Dumplings

Purchased from New Kinmen Food Company, $1.95

Average score: 5

Judge's comment:

First, explain why the picture is so ugly... It's really not black, because the package is too loose, and the mung bean paste and glutinous rice are not sticky enough, so the moment it is cut it collapses.

Fat and lean meat exist separately.

Mung bean paste, peanuts, a bit choking, very salty, you have to take a mouthful of water.

It can be said to be the legendary "Zongye rolls everything".

Unfortunately, the last player in this competition failed.

But after all, it’s a stuffed dumpling, the chunk is big enough... The team wants to say to this player:

Finally came the exciting moment!

The results of the competition are announced below!

Top three across flavors

Please the following five beautiful rice dumplings on stage to accept the award:

Wufangzhai Bean Paste Dumpling 8.333 > Wufangzhai Candied Date and Mung Bean 8.25 > Metro Granny Bean Paste Dumpling 8 & Metro Grandma Taiwanese BBQ Pork Dumpling 8 & Dechang Peanut and Bacon Dumpling 8

Top three in the bacon group

The following four beautiful rice dumplings, please come to the stage to receive the award:

Metro Grandma's Taiwan Style Roasted Pork Dumpling 8 = Dechang Peanut Salted Pork Dumpling 8 > Metro Grandma's Shanghai Roasted Pork Dumpling 7.875 > Master Kong's Salted Pork Dumpling 7.75

Top three in the sweet group

The following three beautiful rice dumplings, please come to the stage to accept the award:

Wufangzhai Bean Paste Rice Dumpling 8.333 > Wufangzhai Candied Date and Mung Bean 8.25 > Subway Granny Bean Paste Rice Dumpling 8 

Top two brands in comprehensive score

Please the following two respectable time-honored brands to come on stage to accept the award:

Metro Grandma 7.958> Wufangzhai 7.354> All other contestants below 7 points...

I hope the winners will not be proud and the losers will not be discouraged

The Dragon Boat Festival has it every year. See you next year!

Appendix · Manhattan Relics List

Due to the limited number of applicants for this competition, the following players were unable to participate in the competition:

1. Feida Cakes

As of the end of the game, Feida Cakes has not yet launched Zongzi...but there are glutinous rice chickens.

2. Maxim's Restaurant  26 Pell St, New York, NY 10013

Although it is a restaurant, Zongzi is sold all year round.There are many types.

The closing time is earlier (more than 5 o'clock), so please go as early as possible~

3. Hong Kong Supermarket 157 Hester St, New York, NY 10013

Both Cantonese and Taiwanese dumplings are available, and there is also a "Mummy" brand bagged dumplings.Start early as the Dragon Boat Festival approaches, and it will be sold out soon!

Flushing

The foodies who go to Flushing are happier.You can eat the most authentic zongzi and Chinese food at any time! !

Such as this

133-35 Roosevelt Ave (in the New York Food Court)

The team’s last group purchase of the Youth League also came from here.

Salted egg yolk Jiaxing pork dumplings 2 pieces $7

Whole package: 6 pieces for $21

2 Jiaxing Meat Dumplings $6

Whole package: 5 pieces for $15

Fan benefits

5.27 – 6.2

Purchase in the whole package [Different Dim Sum] Zongzi

And show the team Coupon to save $1

Buy other dim sums and enjoy a XNUMX% discount!

During the Dragon Boat Festival, the store mainly sells zongzi. Please understand if other dim sums are out of stock.

The final interpretation right belongs to the different dim sum and food squad.

Hey, after the evaluation, he said that he would never eat rice dumplings again. How come you feel hungry after writing this article? …………Chinese delicacies are really grinning little fairies! ! !

Author/Editor | Cat Head Team Leader

Photography | Chloe Cara Jane

Jury | Thank you everyone

Crs Chloe Jane Cara Egg Waffle Team Leader

"Life is more than poetry and distant places, but also hot pot morning tea, ramen and warm soup."


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