6 Awesome Dumplings To Try For Dragon Boat Festival in Singapore
This year’s Dragon Boat Festival just got more exciting and flavourful with a scintillating ensemble of new, unique rice dumplings as well as old school favourites. Handcrafted and filled with the finest ingredients, here’s a list of drool-worthy dumpling flavours for you to try.
The traditional glutinous rice dumpling is given the haute cuisine treatment as Golden Peony introduces two new creations – Singapore Chilli Crab Rice Dumpling and Black Truffle, Morel Mushroom and Chicken Meat Rice Dumpling.
Generously packed with a fine chilli crab claw meat, the Singapore Chilli Crab Rice Dumpling ($28/pc) is steeped in delicate flavours, enhanced with the richness from their homemade chilli crab sauce.
Also making its debut this year is a fusion of Black Truffle, Morel Mushroom and Chicken Meat Rice Dumpling ($12/pc) filled with generous slices of black truffle and morel mushrooms with succulent chicken drumstick meat, accompanied by homemade morel mushroom sauce infused with thyme.
Other perennial favourites include the Traditional ‘Hong Kong Style’ Rice Dumpling ($28/pc), healthy Vegetarian Wholesome Multigrain Rice Dumpling ($8/pc), and sweet Red Bean Paste Rice Dumpling ($8/pc). All dumplings are available from now to 9 June 2016.
In celebration of the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, award-winning Hai Tien Lo debuts with a savoury selection of homemade rice dumplings by Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping.
The Traditional Cantonese Jumbo Rice Dumpling ($29.90/pc) is back! This huge dumpling intricately blends the flavours and textures of premium ingredients including dried oysters, dried scallops, Japanese mushroom, succulent pork belly and salted egg yolk, enveloped in a bundle of premium glutinous rice. This classic Cantonese treat will have you coming back for more!
There are also two new flavours this year – Classic Five-Spice Rice Dumpling with Pork Belly and Yam ($19.90/pc) and Fragrant Red Bean Dumpling with Multi-Grain Rice ($9.90/pc).
In upholding the timeless tradition of enjoying rice dumplings with family or loved ones, the Premium Rice Dumplings Gift Set ($69.90), consisting of three delectable flavours (Traditional Cantonese Jumbo Rice Dumpling, Classic Five-Spice Rice Dumpling with Pork Belly and Yam, Fragrant Red Bean Dumpling with Multi-Grain Rice) exquisitely packaged with a bottle of Hai Tien Lo’s Signature Homemade XO Chilli Sauce, will make it the perfect gift to commemorate this significant Chinese festival. Available from now until 9 June 2016.
From now until 8 June 2016, all rice dumplings are available for takeaway and dine-in at selected Imperial Treasure Restaurants. Don’t miss out the “Buy five get one free” promotion available for take-away only at all restaurants and bakeries (except Imperial Treasure Bakery at Midview City). Visit http://www.imperialtreasure.com/ for more information. While stocks last!
The culinary team from Imperial Treasure has launched a range of old and new rice dumplings flavours this Dragon Boat Festival. Sink your teeth into Dried Scallop Rice Dumpling ($13.80/pc) that is generously packed with dried scallops, roast pork, roast duck, pork belly, salted egg yolk and mushroom. The meats that are marinated with spices and condiments are tender and tasty. The salted egg yolk boasts great flavour and complexity. Such decadent treat laden with fresh and premium ingredients, this is the ideal gift for loved ones and even business associates!
Or try the Traditional Pork Rice Dumpling ($5/pc) – an all-time favourite combination of luscious premium pork belly intricately wrapped in flavoursome glutinous rice. This winning combination yields a well-balanced medley of taste and textures that will definitely whet the appetite.
If you prefer kee chang like me, then you will love Lotus Paste Rice Dumpling ($4/pc). Using only premium lotus seeds, the Lotus Paste Rice Dumpling is set to bring some sweetness. The lotus seed paste filing is creamy, sweet and fragrant which complements well with the chewy glutinous rice.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has introduced new, unique rice dumplings as well as old school favourites at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant.
Image credit: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Premiering this season is the prized Morel Mushroom with Pork Belly & Dried Scallop Rice Dumpling ($18/pc, $126/6pcs). Screaming luxury and often referred to as the “sacred mushroom”, the morel mushroom that is specially imported from France is low in calories and packed with nutritional benefits. This is a heavenly combination of tender pork belly, flavourful morel mushroom, complemented with dried scallops, lend a delicate lift to the glutinous rice . Poached for more than six hours, you will find yourself savouring every bite of this rice dumpling even to the last succulent morsel.
Another highlight this year is the East-meets-West premium Black Truffle with Cordyceps Flower & Pork Belly Rice Dumpling ($18/pc, $126/6pcs). This gem is jam-packed with luxurious ingredients comprising of premium black truffle, cordyceps flower and succulent pork belly that is marinated in chef’s special homemade sauce. Known as the Diamond of the culinary world for its unique and distinctive aroma, the exotic black truffle is chopped into bits; the pork belly is luscious and bursting with flavours; the cordyceps flower adds a nice umami touch to the overall taste of the rice dumpling; the rice is flavoursome and moist – boasting the epitome of goodness.
Image credit: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Back by popular demand, loyal fans of Wan Hao’s Cantonese-style Signature Pork & Salted Egg Rice Dumpling ($12/pc, $88/6pcs) can sink their teeth into the all-time favourite combination of luscious premium pork belly steeped in secret marinade, perfectly salted egg yolk, mushrooms, black beans and chestnuts intricately wrapped in flavoursome glutinous rice.
For health conscious aficionados, the vegetarian 5- Grain rice dumpling ($9/pc, $72/6pcs) is exquisitely crafted just for you! Boasting great texture, dietary fibre, vitamins and flavourful goodness with every bite, this wholesome rice dumpling is brimming with a medley of fibre-rich ingredients such as black glutinous rice, glutinous rice, grain rice, as well as vegetarian Bak Kwah, turnip, carrot, king oyster mushroom, black fungus and braised peanuts. Available from now to 12 June 2016.
Celebrate this Dumpling Festival with authentic recipes from Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, offering five tantalizing recipes each combing an artistic blend of tastes and textures.
New this year, the Tea Leaves Duck, Fish Maw, and Abalone Dumpling ($38/pc) is all about indulgence. Combining Xin’s signature tender Roast Duck with Tea Leaves and premium ingredients encased in smooth fragrant glutinous rice, each bite is a delightful burst of flavours.
Another rice dumpling in the spotlight this year is the Cordyceps and Pork Belly Dumplings ($18.80/pc). Lavish, tasty and fragrant, this gem is jam-packed with luxurious ingredients comprising of wholesome cordyceps and healthy wild rice, further enhanced by Chinese preserved meat and mushroom. The pork belly is luscious and bursting with flavours; while the cordyceps flower adds a nice umami touch to the overall taste of the rice dumpling – boasting the epitome of goodness.
Other options include Xin Cuisine’s Homemade Traditional Dumpling ($12.80/pc) and Lotus Seed Paste and Ginkgo Dumpling ($10.80/pc). ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼To experience all 5 rice dumplings, go for the assorted bundle at $78. Available from now till 9 June 2016.
Welcome the Dragon Boat Festival with scrumptious and healthy glutinous rice dumplings handcrafted by the master chefs of Yan Ting at The St Regis Singapore. Bringing back popular favourites like the Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Abalone and Golden Dried Scallops and introducing the Vegetarian Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Mixed Grains, Yan Ting is also presenting the Glutinous Rice Dumpling Gift Set for gifting to family and friends to commemorate the traditional festival.
Tuck into jumbo size Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Abalone and Golden Dried Scallops ($33++), with a selection of premium seafood like indulgent abalone, dried scallops and shrimps and fragrant meats like roasted duck meat and pork belly, enhanced with tantalising accompaniments of chestnut, salted egg yolk, shiitake mushroom and lotus seeds. Another popular option is the Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Pork Belly and Egg Yolk ($16++).
Making a debut this year is Vegetarian Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Mixed Grains ($13++), a healthier alternative of the assortment, featuring black rice cooked with mixed grains that envelopes the shiitake mushrooms and chestnuts.
Another introduction this year is the Glutinous Rice Dumpling Gift Set ($49++), which includes one of each selection of the three Yan Ting’s glutinous rice dumplings, ideal for gifting to family and friends. Available from now till 15 June 2016. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼