While the verdict is still out on whether there will be any dragon boats for this year’s Duanwu festival, one thing’s for sure: the yearly dumpling appreciation is in full swing. These handcrafted delights from Chinese restaurants and eateries are filled with luxurious ingredients like Irish duck, whole abalone and conpoy. Whether you’re partial to the sweet or more traditional savoury variety, these restaurants are continuing to provide you with the dumplings necessary to make this month a festive one.
The actual date of the Dumpling Festival falls on Jun 25, or the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese Lunar calendar. By then, we still aren’t sure whether Singapore would’ve moved onto Phase 2 of reopening: though we can be sure that either way, dumplings taste just as good delivered. Just make sure not to look too closely at the calories in each of these goodie-filled dumplings. We’re especially sedentary nowadays, and it’d take more than a Zoom workout or two to undo the damage from a batch of these.