Qing dumplings (Chinese: 青团, literally "qingtuan") is a traditional Chinese dish. This food, which is a sweet green rice ball. It is made of rice, black bean paste and a special plant called maiqing (麦青) (barnyard grass shoots). The exact technique in making qingtuan is quite complicated. Barnyard grass shoots are edible only in spring, so this food is eaten for the annual Ching Ming Festival, which falls around April 5 in the Gregorian Calendar.