Whether you like your dumpling sweet or savoury, we got you covered
Similar to presents on Christmas mornings and red packets during the Lunar New Year festivities, Dragon Boat Festival's bamboo leaves-wrapped rice dumplings share the common practice of swift, greedy fingers, unraveling treasures that are hidden under wrappings.
With our hearts still aching at the thought of the food wastage amounted from staying true to a folklore (apparently, dumplings were dumped into a river to prevent sea creatures from consuming a tragic poet), we gladly embraced the age-old Dragon Boat Festival by indulging in these rice dumplings in the comforts of restaurants or homes.
On that note, we sussed out eight places selling some of the best dumplings in Singapore, so that you can soon get in on the festivities!
2. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
While Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant brings back its Signature Pork & Salted Egg Rice Dumpling ($16), we’re more intrigued by its more creative variations of sweet-savoury Red Vinasse Chicken Rice Dumpling ($16) and healthful Black Truffle 5-Grain Vegetarian Rice Dumpling ($14). However, the Coconut, Brown Sugar, Red Bean & Chestnut Rice Dumpling ($12) impressed us the most with its filling of fragrant coconut shavings, red beans and tender chestnuts, further sweetened with a bout of brown sugar. The dessert dumpling even comes with a side of palm sugar sauce to up the indulgence. The dumplings are available until 18 June.
320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865