What’s Dragon Boast Festival (端午节) without rice dumplings? This year, Din Tai Fung’s Heritage Dumpling Collection presents 2 varieties, both perfect for gifting, as well as sharing with loved ones.
Pearl Rice Dumpling with Pork and Yam in Lotus Leaves Wrap ($12.80). Peel open fragrant lotus leaves to reveal a massive dumpling, constructed with soft, springy Taiwanese glutinous rice , melt-in-the-mouth tender pork that has been braised for 4 hours, and mouth-watering deep-fried pork chop marinated with a secret-recipe sauce. Studding the dumpling are Premium Japanese Shiitake mushrooms, yellow beans, Tian Jin chestnuts, yam and dried shrimps. These ingredients give the dumpling further oomph, aroma and texture.
The savoury dumpling is exclusively available from 1 May to 30 June 2015, at Paragon, Breadtalk IHQ, Jem Junction 8, Jurong Point, Marina Bay Link Mall, Marina Bay Sands, Nex, Raffles City and Tampines Mall, while servings last.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, I recommend the Red Bean Rice Dumpling ($5.50). Specially air-flown from Din Tai Fung Taiwan, the unique rectangular dumplings are handmade with soft and chewy Taiwan glutinous rice, which encases a delectable core of finely-mashed red bean paste. The Red Bean Rice Dumpling is available at all Din Tai Fung restaurants all year round. Enjoy yours complimentary with a minimum spend of $100 ($90 for Citibank cardholders) until 30 June 2015.
Many thanks to Rachel and Din Tai Fung for the treat!