I blogged about this festival last year as well. In Northern China, most people like to eat sweet zongzi, which contain things such as red bean paste or whole jujubes. In Southern China, most people enjoy savory zongzi, containing meat or chestnuts.
In Japan, there is a similar food called chimaki. Chuka chimaki (literally, "Chinese Zongzi". the character for chimaki and zongzi is the same, "粽") is always savory - I have never had sweet chimaki in Japan.
Many people buy zongzi, but someone gifted me a bag of homemade ones!
This person gave me like 20 of these, that his mother made! How thoughtful!
Some of them contained red bean paste, like this one. Others contained whole jujubes.
Last year, I posted that I prefer savory ones. I have since learned that since most people don't eat/make the savory ones where I live, the sweet ones tend to be tastier. Just another example of how local food is usually better!
Hope you enjoyed this peek into my life!