The Dumpling Festival (端午节 “Duan Wu Jie”), or Dragon Boat Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Dumpling Festival 2021 falls on Monday 14 June.
Bak Changs for Dumpling Festival 2021
There is a wide variety of bak changs, or glutinous rice dumplings, available in Singapore. The hotel restaurants will introduce luxurious and even exotic flavours. The traditional bak chang stores have also upped their game. They have added to their offerings rice dumplings with new fillings, and many of them have online order and delivery facilities for Dumpling Festival 2021.
Handcrafted, Gourmet Rice Dumplings from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
For Dumpling Festival 2021, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant (萬豪軒) is featuring five new-fangled rice dumpling creations and perennial favourites, available for dine-in or takeaways. From new flavours encompassing of an indulgent, premium 5-Head Abalone with Iberico & Parma Ham Rice Dumpling (伊比利亚黑豚鲍鱼火腿粽); a spicy Sichuan Pepper Chicken with Lotus Root, Fungus, Peanuts & Mushrooms Rice Dumpling (香辣风鲜粽); sweet Honey Red Dates with Salted Green Beans, Red Beans and Melon Candy Rice Dumpling (蜜枣咸香甜粽) to best selling Vegetarian Black Truffle 5-Grain Rice Dumpling (黑松露五谷素粽) and Signature Pork & Salted Egg Rice Dumpling (蛋黄咸肉粽), there is one for everyone, young and old. This is also a great opportunity to surprise and gift your employees, business partners and clients with the joys of this festivity (with delivery right to their doorsteps) and to let them know that you are thinking of them.
Available from 24 May to 14 June 2021
Purchase a minimum of four handcrafted rice dumplings elegantly packaged in a gold premium box and enjoy 15% off, till 14 June 2021.
To pre-order call +65 6831 4605 or visit celebratorydelights.com.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Tel: +65 6735 5800
Tuck into Glorious Handcrafted Premium Rice Dumplings from Hai Tien Lo
Pan Pacific Singapore’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant Hai Tien Lo (海天楼) celebrates the traditional Dragon Boat Festival (端午节), with a glorious ensemble of handcrafted rice dumplings for heart-warming family get-togethers. Executive Chef Ben Zeng (曾泽彬) and Dim Sum Chef Ho Kam Fai (何淦挥) present five delicious interpretations inspired by well-loved iconic comfort dishes.
Back by popular demand, a must-try is the Traditional Jumbo Rice Dumpling with Abalone (极品鲍鱼果蒸粽 – SGD38.80 per piece), generously filled with wholesome ingredients of succulent pork belly, salted egg yolk, chestnuts, green beans, lotus seeds and a luxurious new addition of whole abalone. New renditions include the Classic Taiwanese Dumpling with Sesame Oil Chicken (台式麻油鸡粽 – SGD18.80 per piece) and Teochew Dumpling with Yam Paste and Gingko Nuts (潮州白果芋泥粽 – SGD10.80).
For dumpling festival gifts, Hai Tien Lo also has the Classic Bundle Set (端午套装 – SGD68) and Premium Bundle Set (端午金装 – SGD98), comprising six dumplings in three delectable flavours beautifully packaged with a bottle of Hai Tien Lo’s Signature Homemade XO Chilli Sauce or Sweet and Sour Spicy Bean Paste Sauce.
Available from 14 May to 14 June 2021
Orders can be placed at ppsinshop.com.
Hai Tien Lo (海天楼)
Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Celebrate Tradition with Jade Originals Glutinous Rice Dumplings
Jade Restaurant Chinese Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng presents the Jade Originals Rice Dumplings for Dumpling Festival 2021 – an assortment of rice dumpling flavours carefully crafted to please diverse palettes and preferences – from traditional classics to healthier options and locally inspired new creations.
Starring in this year’s line-up is the newly launched Ginseng Chicken Glutinous Rice Dumpling (人
参鸡枕头粽, S$18 nett). Nourishing and rich in flavour, the dumpling delivers the hearty and warming notes of traditional ginseng chicken soup. Inspired by our local heritage, the Bak Kut Teh Flavour Pork Glutinous Rice Dumpling (情怀玉粽, S$12 nett) is another new addition and a variation of Jade’s signature Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao.
Those seeking a healthier yet no less delicious experience would enjoy the Organic Millet Five-Grain OmniMeat Glutinous Rice Dumpling (香菇素肉五谷粽, S$12 nett). This unique creation features a wholesome blend of five-spice-scented glutinous rice, organic millet, oats, barley and brown rice, filled with a savoury assortment of pan-fried mushrooms as well as OmniMeat, which consists of plant-based protein from pea, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushroom and rice.
The Dumpling Festival 2021 collection includes Jade’s Five-Spice Pork Glutinous Rice Dumpling (玉楼咸肉炒米粽, S$12 nett) and the premium Traditional Hong Kong-Style Abalone Treasure Glutinous Rice Dumpling (传统港式 鲍鱼裹蒸粽, S$38 nett).
Send warm greetings to those you treasure with the Golden Treasures Glutinous Rice Dumplings Hamper (黄金聚宝糯米粽臻礼篮, S$88 nett), comprising an assortment of seven dumplings in a basket.
Available from 25 May to 14 June 2021
Early Bird Offer: From 25 April – 31 May 2021, customers can enjoy 10 per cent off online dumpling orders, excluding hampers.
To order, please visit shop.fullertonhotels.com
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Wrapsodies of Decadence from Li Bai Sheraton Towers
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant pays ode to the time-honoured tradition of the Dragon Boat Festival with a decadent selection of three homemade rice dumpling creations available for takeaway from 24 May to 14 June 2021.
The new creation this year is Vegetarian Multi-grain Rice Dumpling, a savoury parcel packed with meat-free nugget, assorted mushroom (Matsutake, King Oyster, and Chinese), assorted fungus (elm, yellow, snow, and black), beancurd skin, multi-grain rice, kidney bean, lotus seed and chestnut.
For those who prefer a classic rendition, Li Bai offers its signature Traditional Rice Dumpling which is filled with customary ingredients such as pork belly, roast duck, Chinese mushroom, chestnut, salted egg, conpoy and dried shrimp. An elevated treat for the refined palates is the premium Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling.
Housed in a tasteful box, each of these delectable parcels makes decadent gifts and personal indulgence in the comfort of your home.
|Rice Dumplings List|
[NEW] Vegetarian Multi-grain Rice Dumpling | 菘耳野菌五谷米素粽
|Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling | 鲍鱼南瓜粽||$48 (800g)|
|Traditional Rice Dumpling | 传统粿蒸粽||$48 (1kg)|
For online orders, please visit shopatsheratonfestive.oddle.me.
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Sheraton Towers Singapore
39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230
Tel: +65 6839 5623
Cherry Garden Premier Dumplings
Cherry Garden has a selection of signature glutinous rice dumplings to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival.
“Hong Kong” traditional glutinous rice dumpling with baby abalone 怀旧鲍鱼裹蒸粽 – $30.00
Glutinous rice dumpling with black garlic 黑蒜豚肉竹炭粽 – $20.00
Glutinous rice dumpling with sliced black truffle 松露珍菌五谷米粽 – $20.00
Available from 2 June until 14 June 2021
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square
Tel: +65 6885 3500
Hoo Kee Bak Chang
Hoo Kee Bak Chang 和记肉粽 is included in Bib Gourmand 2017 Singapore list. Hoo Kee sells Hokkien style dumplings or bak chang all year round. There is the original flavour as well as bak chang with mushroom and bak chang with salted egg yolk. A deluxe all in version, with specially marinated lean pork, roasted chestnuts, salted egg yolk and shiitake mushrooms, is also available.
Prices start from $3.50 but will go up during period leading up to the Dumpling Festival 2021 (端午节 Duan Wu Jie).
Online Ordering is possible.
Hoo Kee Bak Chang 和记肉粽
Amoy Street Food Centre
01-18 Singapore 069111
Tel: 6221 1155
Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central
01-3735 Singapore 150161
Tel: 6222 7866
Kim Choo Kueh Chang
金珠肉粽 Kim Choo Nyonya rice dumplings are well loved in Katong. They have Nyonya Rice Dumplings, Traditional Salty Dumpling With Salty Egg as well as Kee Chang and Mini Nyonya Chang. Read The Nyonya Dumplings and Kuehs of Kim Choo Kueh Chang.
Kim Choo Nyonya Chang (Pork) is usually $3.50 and Traditional Salty Chang (Salty Egg) is $4; but prices of the bak changs may go up during period leading up to the Dumpling Festival 2021.
Online Ordering is possible.
Kim Choo Kueh Chang 金珠肉粽
(Original – Main Factory)
60 Joo Chiat Place
(East Coast Branch)
109 East Coast Road
(Century Square Outlet)
2 Tampines Central 5
Singapore Visitor Centre
111 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 6741 2125
Eastern Rice Dumpling
Eastern Rice Dumpling 东园肉粽 is a third-generation business whose recipe has been passed down for about 30 years. They have the standard Nyonya Dumplings ($3.40) and the Hokkien Dumplings ($3.40) as well as more unusual ones like Black Eye Beans Mushroom.
Online Ordering is possible and they now provide delivery service.
Eastern Rice Dumpling 东园肉粽
300 Balestier Road
Tel: +65 6352 6283
Outlets in various malls including Yew Tee Point, Tampines One, Northpoint City, Hillion Mall & Compass One.
Daun Pandan Rice Dumpling
Daun Pandan Rice Dumpling 蘭葉香肉粽 is a traditional family business offering bak changs with generous fillings. In addition to the standard varieties, they also have Peanut Vegetarian Dumpling, Kee Chang with Red Bean and Black Pepper Chicken Dumpling.
Daun Pandan Rice Dumpling 蘭葉香肉粽
3 Guillemard Road
They have outlets and kiosks in various malls including:
Lot 1 Shoppers’ Mal
Sun Plaza #B1-35
Hiong Kee Dumplings
Hiong Kee Dumplings 香记肉粽 has been around for for than 40 years. They offer Nyonya rice dumpling, Pork rice dumpling and Chicken rice dumpling, with generous tasty filling. The regular price of the popular Pork, Mushroom, Chestnut, Slated Egg Dumpling is $4.20.
Hiong Kee Dumplings 香记肉粽
Hong Lim Market & Food Centre
Blk 531A #02-37, Upper Hokkien Street
Tel: +65 6535 2783
D’bun Cafe 利满 in Joo Chiat sells handmade local delicacies and their steamed baos are popular. They also make nice bak changs and the Blue Pea Nyonya Dumpling ($4.30), with marinated minced pork with winter melon slices, is one of their specialties.
Online Ordering is possible.
358 Joo Chiat Road
Tel: +65 6345 8220
Amelia’s Homemade Dumpling
Enjoy homemade goodness with bak changs from Amelia’s Homemade Carrot Cake. For a limited time only, Amelia has XO Hokkien Dumpling ($5.50) for Dragon Boat Festival – made with juicy pork belly slices along with chestnut, dried prawns and scallops.
Hokkien Dumpling, Nonya Dumpling and Vegetarian Nonya Dumpling are also available – all at $5.50 each.
Orders can be made via Whatsapp at +65 94519040.
Mala Bak Zhang from Xin Restaurant – Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
The star of Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium dumplings series this year is Mala Chicken Dumpling with Dried Scallops ($18.80 per 380 g piece). Anticipate the numbing sensation sinking in as you take your first bite and reap the benefits of this protein packed bak chang.
Also available are Xin’s Signature Home-made Traditional Dumpling ($12.80 per 380 g piece) and Xin’s Signature Red Lotus Seed Paste Dumpling served with Osmanthus Sauce ($11.80 per 220g piece).
Purchase before 31 May 2021 to enjoy 20% off a la carte dumpling orders. All dumplings are available for order from now till 12 June 2021 through eShop.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
Tel: +65 3138 2531
Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival with Raffles Hotel Singapore
Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival with Raffles Hotel Singapore through a new exciting selection of skilfully handcrafted sweet and savoury rice dumplings by 藝 yì by Jereme Leung.
MasterChef Jereme Leung’s new collection of delectable rice dumpling creations this season includes Traditional Abalone & Jinhua Ham Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($48), Spiced Pork Belly Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($18) and Kee Chang with Raffles Signature Kaya Jam ($22 for 5 pieces).
Enjoy a 20% early bird discount when you order online by 31 May 2021.
From 1 to 14 June 2021, the rice dumplings will be available for self-collection and delivery. Self-collection is from 11.30am to 9.00pm at the Raffles Grab & Go counter (1 Seah Street, #01-22, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore 189673).
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