7 upscale rice dumplings to savour for Dragon Boat Pageant 2019


By Alyssa Chung

SINGAPORE — Dragon Boat Pageant is right here once more – this yr, the day to commemorate Qu Yuan falls on this Friday (7 June). In case you have to know the place to purchase atas (high-end) rice dumplings, or bak chang, as items for your loved ones and associates, this is the place you may choose up some yummy ones.

Li Bai

Li Bai at Sheraton Towers Singapore presents three rice dumpling creations for dine-in and takeaway from now until 7 June. An attention-grabbing new merchandise this yr is the Kurobuta with Black Truffle and Quinoa Rice Dumpling, filled with tender slow-braised Kurobuta stomach, black truffle, quinoa, salted egg yolk, chestnut and conpoy. This satisfying bundle is on the market in two sizes: small at $28 and common at $48.

Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant – Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling. (PHOTO: Li Bai)

Those that choose a extra basic rendition can go for the signature Conventional Rice Dumpling ($42) full of pork stomach, roast duck, Chinese language mushroom, chestnut, salted egg, conpoy and dried shrimp. For one thing extra luxe, strive the premium Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling (S$48) generously stuffed with entire abalone, pumpkin, Chinese language mushroom, pork stomach, salted egg, chestnut, conpoy and mung bean.

Black Truffle Roasted Duck and Pork Stomach 5 Grain Dumpling and Brown and Glutinous Rice Sakura Ebi Dumpling. (PHOTO: Paradise Group)


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Paradise Group

This yr, Paradise Group eating places are introducing two new more healthy rice dumpling choices: the Brown and Glutinous Rice Pork and Sakura Ebi Dumpling ($9.80) and Black Truffle Roasted Duck and Pork Stomach 5 Grain Dumpling ($12.80). For the latter, packed throughout the mixture of black glutinous, five-grain and glutinous rice are roasted duck meat, roasted pork stomach, chestnut, salted egg yolk and dried shrimp. The dumpling is then perfumed with black truffle, truffle oil and sesame oil.

In addition to the 2 new objects, Paradise Group will provide different variations corresponding to Premium Abalone Dumpling ($23.80) and the Deluxe Pork Dumpling with Conpoy and Chestnut ($10.80) – glutinous rice is stir-fried with particular sauces earlier than being wrapped and steamed. The flavour is perked up additional with deep-fried shallot, five-spice powder, dried scallops and shiitake mushroom. When you have a candy tooth, take into account the Pink Bean Paste and Pine Nut Lye Dumpling ($5.80), nice when paired with Chinese language teas. To take pleasure in somewhat little bit of all the pieces, get a pack of 4 dumplings at simply $50.20.

Rice dumplings. (PHOTO: Xi Yan)

Xi Yan

Xi Yan’s three distinctive rice dumpling flavours are impressed by the restaurant’s signature recipes: Dongpo pork with mushrooms; XO sauce with Hong Kong pork and liver sausages dumpling; and Black Truffle Rooster dumplings. Every scrumptious parcel comes with chestnut and mushrooms and are priced at $5.50 every. And in case you love salted yolk, these dumplings additionally include added salted yolk at $6.50 every. Handmade to order and stuffed with the freshest components, they’re offered from now until 7 June for dine-in or takeaway at each the Xi Yan shops at Shaw Centre and the i12 Katong mall. Whereas purchases might be made on the shops throughout working hours, advance pre-ordering is advisable in case sure flavours are offered out for the day.

Rice dumplings. (PHOTO: Summer season Palace)

Summer season Palace

This yr, Summer season Palace at Regent Lodge brings again 4 of its best-selling rice dumpling flavours, accessible from now until 7 June. You may’t go unsuitable with the basic Steamed Abalone Rice Dumpling stuffed with abalone, black mushrooms, chestnuts, inexperienced beans, dried scallops, roasted duck and salted egg yolk ($38). Or strive the Steamed Dried Oyster Rice Dumpling teeming with dried oysters, sea moss and kurobuta pork ($28).

Those that choose a healthful meat-free different can go for the Steamed Eight Treasures Brown Rice Dumpling loaded with a nutritious mix of grains, lotus seeds, morel mushrooms, bamboo pith, oat, barley, candy corn, black mushrooms, chestnuts and inexperienced beans ($22). And sweeten the pageant with the Steamed Pink Bean Paste Rice Dumpling laced with calmly floral osmanthus honey ($13).

Rice dumplings. (PHOTO: Hua Ting)

Hua Ting

Hua Ting at Orchard Lodge is rolling out a trio of house-crafted rice dumplings for dine-in and takeaway from now until 7 June. Formed like an oblong golden pillow, the signature Hong Kong Fashion Rice Dumpling with Abalone, Roasted Meat, Dried Scallops and Beans ($32.80) includes abalone, roasted duck, roasted pork, dried scallops, mushrooms, salted egg yolk and chestnuts, all encased in premium glutinous rice. Nice for the health-consious is the brand new Rice Dumpling with Pork Bone Cartilage and Natural Black Garlic ($18.80). One other new creation which durian lovers will take pleasure in is the decadent Rice Dumpling with Mao Shan Wang Durian and Sago ($16.80).

Hua Ting Restaurant’s Assorted Dumplings are additionally best for gifting. Every set priced at $62.80 includes all three types of dumplings talked about above.

Hong Kong Fashion Abalone Rice Dumpling. (PHOTO: Jade Restaurant)


Over at Fullerton, you may choose up Jade restaurant’s Conventional Pork Stomach with Salted Egg Yolk Glutinous Rice Dumpling teeming with marinated pork stomach, salted egg yolk, shiitake mushroom, black-eye bean and chestnut. For the well being acutely aware, there’s the Vegetarian 5-Grain and Assorted Mushrooms with Omnipork Glutinous Rice Dumpling. This dumpling options glutinous rice scented with five-spice alongside healthful grains corresponding to Oats, Barley and Brown Rice. Instead of meat, the dumpling options Omnipork – a mix of plant-based protein from pea, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushroom and rice – calmly pan-fried with ginger.

For one thing extremely luxurious, strive the Hong Kong Fashion Abalone Glutinous Rice Dumpling brimming with two 10-head Abalones, Dried Scallop, Roast Duck, Roast Pork Stomach, Marinated Pork Stomach, Salted Egg Yolk, Mushroom, Inexperienced Bean, Lotus Seed and Chestnut. These on the lookout for a formidable present for the household, can request for the Golden Treasures ($88 per basket) comprising a set of eight assorted dumplings in two flavours (Conventional Pork Stomach with Salted Egg Yolk, and Vegetarian 5-Grain with Omnipork).

Conventional ‘Hakka’ Pork Stomach Rice Dumpling, Hong Kong Fashion Rice Dumpling, and Vegetarian Rice Dumpling (from high to backside). (PHOTO: Peach Blossom)

Peach Blossoms

Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin has rolled out a wide range of rice dumplings this yr. New inventive ones to sink your enamel into are the Southeast Asian-inspired rice dumpling with Rendang Kurobuta and Otah ($12.80), in addition to the distinctive Blue Flower Rice Dumpling with Japanese Purple Candy Potato and Egg Custard ($12.80). Purists can nonetheless go for the basic Hong Kong Fashion Rice Dumpling ($28.80) stuffed with abalone, conpoy, pork stomach, mushrooms, salted egg yolk, chestnut, lotus seeds and lentils.

Good for household or enterprise associates, the Peach Blossoms Dumpling Present Set ($68.80) includes an assortment of 4 rice dumplings: Hong Kong Fashion Rice Dumpling; Conventional Hakka Pork Stomach Rice Dumpling; Vegetarian Rice Dumpling with Spiced Mock Meat and Cordyceps Flower; and Blue Flower Rice Dumpling with Japanese Purple Candy Potato and Egg Custard. What’s nice is that you’ll obtain a complimentary jar of Peach Blossoms’ Selfmade Dried Shrimp Chilli Paste with every set.

Place your orders no less than three days previous to assortment date. Accumulate them at Peach Blossoms (degree 5) from 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10.30pm every day, from now to 7 June 2019.

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