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Steamed glutinous rice dumpling or ‘Bak Chang’ is a popular snack item in Singapore and also for religious festivals such as the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival or ‘duan wu Jie’ (端午節) that takes place on 12 June 2013 (the fifth day of the fifth lunar month).

This year, restaurant chefs have come up with interesting new flavours for you to indulge and celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. Here are seven new rice dumplings to try!

Steamed glutinous rice dumpling with smoked bacon
Price: $6.80 per piece
Where to buy: Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221; Tel: 6730 1704 or Min Jiang at One-North, No. 5 Rochester Park, Singapore 139216; Tel: 6774 0122
Availability: 1 to 12 June 2013

Steamed glutinous rice dumpling with smoked bacon

Steamed glutinous rice dumpling with smoked bacon

This is an inventive take on the traditional savoury dumpling with the use of smoked bacon, which imparts a heady aroma and flavour that pair impeccably with the sweet nuances of chestnuts and mung beans. Dried scallops and a single salted egg yolk complete this indulgent treat.

 

Wild and Red Yeast Rice Dumpling with Chicken
Price: $16 per piece
Where to buy: Cherry Garden at Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797; Tel: 6885 3500
Availability: 1 to 12 June 2013

Wild and Red Yeast Rice Dumpling with Chicken

Wild and Red Yeast Rice Dumpling with Chicken

For health conscious foodies, this rice dumpling creation by Cherry Garden’s acclaimed dim sum Chef Cheung Yat Sing will satisfy your craving for bak chang this Dragon Boat Festival. A healthier alternative to the traditional dumpling, the steamed rice parcel consists of wholesome wild rice, red yeast rice and minced chicken. The minced chicken is marinated over two days, bringing a delectable taste that complements the mixed rice perfectly.

 

Babi Pongteh Dumpling 
Price: $8.80 per piece
Where to buy: Man Fu Yuan Restaurant or Tea Hut at InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road Singapore 188966; Tel: 6825 1062
Availability: 13 May to 12 June 2013

Babi Pongteh Dumpling

Babi Pongteh Dumpling

This Nyonya bak chang screams pork! Filled with the well-loved Nyonya specialty of braised pork with fermented soybean paste, spiced with cinnamon and a touch of gula Melaka – Babi Pongteh, produces wonderfully rich and sweet tender meat, which pair well with the flavourful glutinous rice.

Mini Jewel Sweet Rice Dumplings
Price: $24.80 per set of five (1 piece per flavour)
Where to buy: Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594; Tel: 6845 1111
Availability: 20 May to 12 June 2013

Mini Jewel Sweet Rice Dumplings

Mini Jewel Sweet Rice Dumplings

Besides the traditional rice dumplings, sweet rice dumplings (also known as kee chang) are also a hot favourite during the Dragon Boat Festival. This year, Dim Sum Chef Kerene Cheng from Marina Mandarin has given the traditional sweet dumplings a colourful twist. This mini fruity kee chang are made of sweet glutinous rice and each of the 5 pieces is filled with different fruits: Prune, Mango, Red Peach, Jackfruit and Durian. The fruit flavours are distinctive and they complement the dumplings well. To enjoy these mini kee chang, pair them with orange sugar (often used in Indian snack, Putu Mayam) instead of the usual white sugar as it complements the sweetness of the fruits. Best eaten chilled, these colourful mini sweet rice dumplings make perfect after-meal treats the entire family would enjoy.

 

Steamed Roasted Goose Rice Dumpling
Price: $33 per piece
Where to buy: Li Bai at Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230; Tel: 6839 5623
Availability: 1 to 12 June 2013

Steamed Roasted Goose Rice Dumpling

Steamed Roasted Goose Rice Dumpling

Li Bai’s award-winning Executive Chef Chung Yiu Ming’s has adeptly crafted Steamed Roasted Goose Rice Dumpling – an aromatic and flavorful bundle packed with wholesome ingredients, an assortment of Beans, Peanuts, Dried Conpoy, Chestnuts and Chinese Mushrooms. The succulent goose meat ties this piping hot dumpling together to form a gastronomic medley of textures and taste.

 

X.O. Beef Brisket Dumpling
Price: $16.80 per piece
Where to buy: Silk Road Restaurant at Amara Singapore, 165 Tanjong Pagar, Level 2, Singapore 088539; Tel: 6227 3848
Availability: 1 to 12 June 2013

XO Beef Brisket Dumpling

X.O. Beef Brisket Dumpling

Inspired by the beef brisket in Sichuan style dish at Silk Road Restaurant, Master Chef Chen Zhong Ming recreated this signature dish into a beefy steamed dumpling. Using the chef’s signature XO sauce, the beef brisket and Chinese mushroom are cooked till tender and flavourful. Beef lovers will enjoy this dumpling with a hint of spice.

 

Red Bean Rice Dumpling
Price: $5 per piece at Marina Bay Sands & Resorts World Sentosa and $4.80 per piece at all other outlets
Where to buy: Available at all Din Tai Fung outlets
Availability: All year-round

Red Bean Rice Dumpling

Red Bean Rice Dumpling

This popular Red Bean Rice Dumpling is specially air-flown from Taiwan. The dumplings are made with Taiwanese top-grade pearl rice, and hold a generous filling of the finest red bean paste. The red bean filling blends seamlessly in taste and texture with the smooth, chewy pearl rice, making this uniquely pillow-shaped delicacy a fragrant and excellent refreshing summer treat.

Author: Javan Ng
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