Mark the date!
June 22 is China's Dragon Boat Festival. As well as an extra day off work, you also have the chance to indulge in some sticky rice dumplings, or zongzi.
Whether you like your zongzi sweet or salty, Beijing has got everything you need, including zongzi that comes with a fashionable bag (read on for more).
Bear in mind that many of the zongzi-related packages below may require you to reserve in advance.
From everyone at That's Beijing, Happy Dragon Boat Festival!
JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central
Get an authentic taste of Dragon Boat Festival with a zongzi gift box.
The JinXiu Rice Dumplings Gift Box (RMB398) includes eight sweet rice dumplings, four salty rice dumplings and six sea duck eggs.
Call 010 6391 6381, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central.
For a lively and vibrant Dragon Boat Festival, don’t miss out on TIDU’s awesome zongzi package.
In collaboration with emerging artist Xiao Duzi, the package combines Chinese and Western creativity, as well as delicious sticky rice dumplings of course!
The ‘Dragon Leap Carnival’ Dragon Boat Festival Gift Package features:
2 matcha red bean zongzi
2 jasmine 3-color quinoa purple potato zongzi
2 black rice egg yolk meat zongzi
RMB299 per box, TIDU (pick up at any TIDU restaurant branch).
Cordis, Beijing Capital Airport
This Dragon Boat gift box is inspired by the lively Dragon Boat racing competitions of ancient China. The box is decorated with a famous painting from the Qing Dynasty.
The 8-piece gift box includes different flavored zongzi, including millet candied date, traditional red bean paste, fresh meat & egg yolk, chestnuts & meat, as well as many more.
RMB188 per box, call 010-64504138 for more information, Cordis, Beijing Capital Airport.
Two Dragon Boat festival rice dumpling gift boxes inspired by the main artworks displayed in the Fairmont Beijing hotel are available.
Inspired by Mr. Wu Wenjian's iconic art piece displayed in the public area, Jinli Gift Box features a red cover and koi on the top of the box. The gift box includes eight zongzi with four unique flavors.
Meanwhile, the Xia Lian Gift Box – inspired by the largest background painting in the hotel lobby – includes 10 zongzi and one bottle of house wine.
Jinli Gift Box, RMB168 per box, 8 zongzi in 4 flavors.
Xia Lian Gift Box, RMB238, 10 zongzi and 1 bottle of house wine.
Call 010-8511 7777 for information, Fairmont Beijing.
The Peninsula Beijing
Have a sophisticated Dragon Boat Festival with gourmet zongzi selections from The Peninsula Beijing.
Huang Ting Classic Rice Dumpling Gift Box including 3 fresh meat & egg yolk zongzi and 3 bean paste zongzi (RMB298 net per box)
Huang Ting Premium Rice Dumpling Gift Box including 2 goji berry & rose zongzi, 2 fresh meat & abalone in golden soup zongzi and 2 quinoa and eight treasures zongzi
Call 010-65106751 for information, The Peninsula Beijing.
Four Seasons Hotel Beijing
For an elegant Dragon Boat festival, don’t miss out on the full zongzi package from Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, complete with a stylish bag.
Dry Scallop and Sausage in XO Sauce, Abalone and Black Pork in XO Sauce, Red Quinoa and Fish Maw, Purple Rice and Egg Yolk, Honey Date, Golden Cinnamon and Bird's Nest are the innovative flavors you can expect to find.
Each bag contains six rice dumplings for RMB568.
Call 010-56958537 to order, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing.
InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun
Enjoy a luxury zongzi package in the comfort of your own home. The 6-piece box features sea cucumber & pork, fish maw & pork and abalone & pork.
RMB488 per box, available until June 22, call 15810084269 for reservations, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.
NUO Hotel Beijing
Delicious Dragon Boat treats are ready for you at Michelin- and Black Pearl-award-winning Jia Chinese Restaurant.
The Hand-made Rice Pudding Collection comes in a whole variety of flavors.
Cubilose rice pudding (RMB38 per piece)
Abalone & salted meat rice pudding (RMB128 per piece)
Salted meat rice pudding (RMB68 per piece)
Handmade rice pudding gift bag (RMB298 per set) – includes 8 zongzi flavors; abalone & salted meat rice pudding, salted meat rice pudding, handmade red bean paste rice pudding and handmade red dates rice pudding
Available for takeout or dine-in until June 22, call 59268298 for reservations, NUO Hotel Beijing.
NUO Resort Hotel - Universal Beijing Resort
Indulge in JIA’s signature homemade zongzi with a Dragon Boat festival gift box. Each box contains five unique flavors.
RMB98 per box (5 zongzi), call 010-5732 6308 for reservations, NUO Resort Hotel - Universal Beijing Resort.
Pan Pacific Beijing
Choose from a whole host of flavors in the Dragon Boat Festival zongzi package.
Each package includes:
2 rice zongzi
2 red bean paste zongzi
2 pork rice zongzi
6 salted duck eggs
Pan Pacific Beijing.
Fresh zongzi coming to you in style!
Don’t miss out on Regent Beijing’s tasty zongzi delivered in stylish zongzi-shaped bags.
Flavors include rose bean paste, honey bean, long’an jujubes and more.
Fashionable Rice Dumplings set, RMB268 per bag (6 zongzi), contact Regent Beijing Lobby Lounge for more information, Regent Beijing.
Waldorf Astoria Beijing
The Michelin chef team at Zijin Mansion has designed a truly exquisite set of zongzi with flavors you probably won't find anywhere else.
The stylishly packed rice dumplings are also presented in a fashionable woven handbag-shaped gift box which adds more charm to the celebration of this traditional festival.
The Waldorf Astoria Rice Dumpling package includes six zongzi and three flavors listed below:
Eight Treasures Sweet Rice Dumpling: lotus seeds, dates, red beans, green beans, peanuts, chestnuts, oats and glutinous rice
Rice Dumpling with Iberico Ham, Roasted Pork and Abalone: marinated pork belly with roasted Iberian ham in the filling has clear lines and delicate texture. The abalone and scallops add the salty flavor from the ocean
Rice Dumpling with Morel Mushroom, Bamboo Shoot and Black Truffle Paste: the morel retains the natural fragrance. Meanwhile, the delicious Agaricus blazei renders a natural fragrance with a strong aroma, and tender bamboo shoots add a certain sweetness. The additional black truffle adds more richness in nutrition
For large orders, call 1831 128 7190, pickup available from Zijin Mansion, Level 3, Waldorf Astoria Beijing.
The Ritz-Carlton Beijing
Three exquisite rice dumpling gift boxes are on offer from The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, including:
Lucky Dragon Gift Box: RMB328 for 4 pieces
Flying Dragon Gift Box: RMB468 for 6 pieces
Racing Dragon Gift Box: RMB688 for 8 pieces
Each box is inspired by Ms. You Wendi's famous artwork, 'Who Touch The Magic Lamp.' An exhibition entitled 'Dragon Glories' displaying her work was recently unveiled at The Ritz-Carlton Beijing.
Call 010 5908 8777 or visit https://s.jdzd.cn/17FamP for reservations, The Ritz-Carlton Beijing.
[Cover image via NUO Resort Hotel - Universal Beijing Resort]