As the Dragon Boast Festival (7 June) is around the corner, it is customary for the Chinese to dig into some glutinous rice dumplings. Here, we share with the newest and most unique dumplings you can find it Singapore.
5. Crystal Jade
The Chinese restaurant has released 4 mouth-watering Cantonese rice dumplings this year. We recommend the traditional Hong Kong-style Premium Ham with Conpoy because it’s filled with intense savoury flavours of the Jinhua ham, top quality conpoy from Hokkaido, roast pork and roast duck.
Classic Five Spice Marinated Pork Rice Dumpling: S$8.35
Traditional Hong Kong-style Premium Ham with Conpoy: S$17.80
Black Bean Roast Pork Belly: S$8.80
Mushroom & Chestnut with Black Glutinous Rice: $6.80 each
Executive Chef Nicky Ng has created three exquisite handmade glutinous rice dumplings this Dragon Boat Festival. The decadent Abalone Rice Dumpling (S$28+) is made using premium abalone, dried scallop, duck meat, kurobuta pork belly, lotus seed and green bean, wrapped in glutinous rice.
Instead of the usual Kurobuta Pork Belly and Glutinous Rice, their Nyonya dumpling has an added crunch – Sliced Winter Melon!
Rice Dumpling with abalone: S$28
Kurobuta Pork Nyonya Dumpling: S$15
Sweet Rice Dumpling with Rose Lotus Paste: S$8
Available until June 9.
3. Din Tai Fung
The internationally acclaimed Taiwanese restaurant has two Rice Dumpling flavor namely the Red Bean Rice Dumpling and Rice Dumpling with Flavoured Pork.
These Taiwanese Rice Dumplings are specially air-flown from Taiwan.
The unique pillow-shaped Red Bean Rice Dumpling is filled with finely-mashed red bean cocooned in soft, chewy glutinous rice. The Rice Dumpling with Flavoured Pork is marinated by hand with 15 types of spices and condiment. Each piece of succulent premium pork belly is also sliced with precision.
We also recommend downing these dumplings with a cup of premium aged Puer tea.
Red Bean Rice Dumpling: S$5.50 each
Rice Dumpling with Flavoured Pork: S$6.50 each
Premium Aged Puer Tea: S$12.80/ box (8 individually wrapped tea bags)
2. Joo Chiat Kim Choo
With a heritage spanning more than two decades, Joo Chiat Kim Choo knows the tastes of Singaporeans. This year, in partnership with the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores, the brand is offering two non-pork flavours: Nonya chicken and salted chicken rice dumplings.
Salted Dumpling: S$4
Nonya Dumpling: S$4
Salted Dumpling with Egg Yolk: S$5
Cantonese Bean Dumpling: S$5
Kee Zhang: S$2
Kee Zhang with red bean: S$2.50
1. Shang Social
The new kid in the block with it’s flagship restaurant opening at Jewel Changi Airport last month has something to offer this Dragon Boat Festival too. It’s luxurious rice dumplings are handcrafted by Shangri-La’s highly acclaimed culinary maestro, Chef Mok Kit Keung.
This year, Shang Social is offering 4 new creations made using premium ingredients. These dumplings tap onto a variety of Chinese ingredients and various inspirations from around the world.
Eight Treasures Dumpling with Mixed Grains and Organic Quinoa wrapped in Bamboo Tube: S$20.80 (500g)
Shang Palace Signature Barbecued Pork Dumpling with Yunnan Ham and Dried Scallops: S$23.80 (700g)
Sweetened Lotus Seed Paste Dumpling: S$12.80 (450g)
Sweetened Red Bean Paste Dumpling with 20-years Tangerine Peel: S$12.80 (450g)
Available till 7 June 2019.
Pictures: Restaurant’s websites and press releases.