The year’s Dragon Boat Festival would be incomplete without savouring these scrumptious new rice dumplings.
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant’s two rice dumpling flavours are feast-worthy. The Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling is chock-full of Chinese mushrooms, pork belly, salted egg, mung bean, conpoy and chestnuts ($48/piece); the Multi-grain and Dried Seafood Rice Dumpling ($48/piece) is packed with dried scallop, oyster, shrimp, sea whelk, sole fish, clam and mussel. Till 18 June. Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road. Tel: 6737 6888
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant has launched two new flavours in addition to its signature Abalone, Foie Gras and Tea-smoke Duck Dumpling ($38.80/piece). Indulge in succulent pork belly with preserved Chinese sausage in the earthy new Truffle and Pork Belly Dumpling ($18.80), or try the Superior Fish Maw and Cod Fish Dumpling ($28.80) with dried scallop and salted egg yolk. Till 18 June. Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road. Tel: 6731 7173
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant offers the nutritious Red Vinasse Chicken Rice Dumpling ($16/piece) with black-eyed beans and chestnuts; and the locally-inspired Coconut, Brown Sugar, Red Bean & Chestnut Rice Dumpling with Palm Sugar Sauce ($12). Vegetarians will enjoy the Vegeterian Black Truffle 5-Grain Vegetarian Rice Dumpling ($14) with vegeterian bak kwa, king oyster mushroom and black fungus. Till 18 June. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road. Tel: 6735 5800 Dim sum executive chef Lau Shun Choi from Paradise Teochew has created the Salted Egg Yolk Pork Dumpling with Sakura Shrimp ($8.90/ piece) and the Premium Abalone Dumpling ($23.80/piece) enveloping the treasured whole 10-head abalone. What’s also available: the Deluxe Pork Dumpling with Conpoy and Chestnut ($10.80/piece) and the sweet Red Bean Paste Lye Dumpling ($5.20/piece). Enjoy all four flavours in a fourpiece package ($48.70). Till 14 June. paradisegp.com Hai Tien Lo’s rice dumpling offerings include the hearty Classic Pork Knuckle Dumpling with Yam and Peanut ($7.80/ piece), and the Brown Rice Dumpling with Salted Egg and Corn ($8.80/piece). For a combination of new flavours and classics, opt for the Premium or Classic Rice Dumplings Gift Sets, which include three flavours and a bottle of Hai Tien Lo’s Signature Homemade XO Chilli Sauce or Sweet and Sour Bean Paste Sauce. Till 18 June. Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6826 8240 Resorts World Sentosa brings back its signature takeaway Dumpling Festival Package with five ultra-gourmet dumplings from five celebrity chef restaurants. Savour Feng Shui Inn’s New Territories Village Traditional Rice Dumpling; Forest 森’s X.O. Dumpling with Seafood; Tangerine’s Organic Grains, Lotus Seed & Seaweed Dumpling; and Osia Steak and Seafood Grill’s Spiced Beef Cheek Dumpling, before ending with the umami flavours of Syun’s Unagi Dumpling. ($98 for a set of five dumplings) Pre-orders till 15 June. Collection till 18 June. Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway. Tel: 6577 6688
Summer Palace’s new rice dumpling creation is The Dried Oyster, Sea Moss and Kurobuta Pork Dumpling ($28/ piece) featuring lean Kurobuta pork trotters as a less sinful alternative. Another new variant is the Healthy Five-grain Vegetarian Pumpkin Dumpling ($22/piece), which is inspired by the melon season and the restaurant's signature pumpkin seafood soup. Expect a blend of fivegrain variations of oat, brown rice, pre-germinated brown rice, buckwheat and pearl barley. Available till 14 June. Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Rd. Tel: 6725 3288
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Resorts World Sentosa Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
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