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5 dumplings (bak chang) to try for Dragon Boat Festival 2017

Celebrate Duanwu Festival with these well-loved sticky rice dumplings.

01: Man Fu Yuan

  • Man Fu Yuan - Black Truffle Pork Belly Rice Dumpling result
    Black truffle pork belly rice dumpling

Bak chang lovers will be spoilt for choice at Man Fu Yuan. The restaurant is serving up seven rice dumpling flavours. The two new highlights are ginseng chicken with red dates and black truffle pork belly. The humble dumpling is elevated by premium ingredients like Korean ginseng and X.O. chilli sauce, the latter being a customer favourite.

Intercontinental Singapore, 80 Middle Rd, Tel: 6338 7600
Man Fu Yuan


02: Min Jiang

  • Min Jiang rice dumpling
    Black & white glutinous rice dumpling with Mao Shan Wang dip

While the restaurant specialises in Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine, its dumpling offerings this year are distinctly Singaporean. Min Jiang’s ‘black and white’ rice dumplings come in a popular sambal shrimp filling, and there is also a more adventurous option – an aromatic Mao Shan Wang dip for durian lovers.

Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Tel: 6730 1704
Min Jiang



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03: Li Bai

  • Li Bai rice dumpling
    Traditional rice dumpling

Li Bai’s selection of rice dumplings include the new Wagyu and matsutake mushroom rice dumpling, packed with Australian Wagyu beef and the priced matsutake mushroom. There is also an abalone and pumpkin option, and of course, one can never go wrong with the the traditional flavour.

Sheraton Towers, 39 Scotts Rd, Tel: 6839 5623
Li Bai


04: Hai Tien Lo

  • Hai Tien Lo rice dumpling
    Signature traditional Cantonese jumbo rice dumpling

If a modestly-sized bak chang is not fulfilling enough for you, indulge in Hai Tien Lo’s traditional Cantonese jumbo rice dumpling. Can’t decide on one? The restaurant has a gift set with all three flavours and a bottle of their signature X.O. chilli sauce to pair with.

Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd, Tel: 6826 8240
Hai Tien Lo


05: Golden Peony

  • Traditional Hong Kong Style Rice Dumpling result
    Traditional Hong Kong style rice dumpling

Famed for their London duck, Golden Peony incorporates the succulent roast duck meat into a rice dumpling. Or try the chilli crab one – it’s filled with delectable chunks of claw meat. For something lighter, the mushroom-filled vegetarian alternative is no less satisfying.

Conrad Centennial, 2 Temasek Blvd, Tel: 6432 7482
Golden Peony


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