Bak changs are one of the must-have during the Dragon Boat Festival season, when the rice dumplings are enjoyed by Chinese families all over the world. With the festival already here, here’s a list of where you can get your fix of this year’s most unique flavours, from the most creative to super quirky and unusual variants, to indulge in.
This extra Instagrammable Pea Flower Truffle Kurobuta Pork Rice Dumpling is carefully handcrafted with luxurious ingredients. It is filled with a mix of Kurobuta pork, black sesame, salted egg yolk and mung bean all wrapped with glutinous rice. To top it off, the dumpling is infused with truffle oil for extra fragrance.
This dumpling is created specially for Deliveroo and is only available in limited amounts. To get your hands on it, all you have to do is place an order from Mitzo on 25 June, but it is only available for the first 20 orders of the day.
Available on 25 June only, via Deliveroo.
This gourmet dumpling set from RWS blends unique and traditional dumplings together to create a delicious feast. It is a collaboration between five specialty dining concepts in RWS: Feng Shui Inn, Forest森, Tangerine, Syun and Malaysian Food Street.
The set contains five dumplings in total, some of which contain familiar, traditional flavours and others contain unique modern ingredients for a surprisingly yummy surprise. The modern flavours in this set include a citrusy burst of flavour from yuzu zest in a Japanese style dumpling, a sweet touch of gula melaka in a purple and white glutinous rice dumpling and more.
Available for delivery from now till 22 June. Order here or from FoodPanda. This set is available at a discounted rate of $88 for RWS Invites and Genting Reward members, as well as for corporate orders.
Ever heard of a bak chang burger? This unique creation is from Route 65’s Chef Anthony, who was inspired by his mother’s traditional rice dumplings. Choose from either the pork or beef version, both of which are packed with fragrant spices, shimeji mushrooms and more.
Each dumpling burger comes in a set, consisting of the dumpling burger itself and a refreshing Black Lemon Tea with Lychee Boba beverage. For any orders above $50, you will also receive a pair of traditional handmade dumplings, personally crafted by Chef Anthony’s mother.
Available for island-wide delivery from now till 30 June online. Enjoy free delivery for orders above $50.
This rice dumpling is not only a feast for your tastebuds, but one for your eyes as well. Super insta-worthy, this dumpling is made with purple and orange Hokkaido sweet potato custard that oozes out when you cut into it. Enjoy it either as a meal on its own, or as a sweet dessert to share. Wrapped inside butterfly pea rice, this dumpling offers a beautiful visual and taste.
Available for takeaway, delivery and self-collection from ParkRoyal Marina Bay, from now till 25 June at their website. Use the promo code “PEACHBLOSSOMS25” to enjoy 25 per cent off, with a minimum spend of $50 nett (after discount). You can also call 6845 1118 or email email@example.com. Delivery is free for orders above $100.
For a vegetarian option, try this flavourful rice dumpling from Hua Ting Restaurant. Wrapped in healthy brown rice, filled with juicy wild mushrooms and drizzled with fragrant black truffle sauce, you might enjoy it even if you’re a meat lover.
Like many other restaurants, they also offer a dumpling set. Great for gifting, you can get the Assorted Dumpling Set ($62.80) which packs one of each dumpling flavour. For a full course meal, you can also self-collect two six-course Takeaway Festive Sets (from $108 per person) which packs the rice dumplings plus classic dishes from the restaurant.
Available for takeaway from now till 25 June online. You can also call 6739 6666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Receive a complimentary traditional game with every takeaway order via GrabFood.
Another insta-worthy dumpling because of its unique purple rice, this sweet dumpling from Shang Palace can be eaten as a dessert and kids will love the milky and rich custard filling. For a family feast or to treat a loved one, you can also consider ordering their Shang Palace Rice Dumpling Gift Set ($68) which consists of four types of dumplings and a canister of Chinese tea.
Available for purchase online from now till 25 June here. You can also call 6213 4398 or email email@example.com to order. A flat delivery fee of $20 per location is applicable and free delivery is available for orders above $150. You can also order through GrabFood, FoodPanda or Deliveroo.
Crab lovers, listen up. Back by popular demand, this crustacean-stuffed dumpling from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings — and you don’t even need to get your fingers dirty. Generously stuffed with succulent chunks of sweet crab meat, the glutinous rice packet delivers a rich, fiery kick, thanks to the rich white pepper sauce. But it’s not too overpowering — the piquant spice is tempered nicely with the addition of black eye peas.
Available for takeaway from now till 25 June. Order here or call 6831 4605. Do note orders have to be made three days in advance. Enjoy 20 per cent off with a minimum purchase of four rice dumplings.
Drawing inspiration from the classic Cantonese dish of “Steamed Pork Belly with Salted Fish” that originated from Guangdong Province is this delicious rice dumpling that is back on this year’s menu. Packed with melt-in-your-mouth fatty pork belly, salted fish, mushrooms, peanuts and premium glutinous rice, the briny taste of salted fish will give a nice kick to the overall mouthfeel, especially when accompanied by the rest of the milder-tasting ingredients.
For a hearty family treat, give their rice dumpling gift sets ($68-$98) a try as they offer different flavours of dumplings and a bottle of Hai Tien Lo’s Signature Homemade XO Chilli Sauce or Sweet and Sour Spicy Bean Paste Sauce.
Available from now till 25 June here. If you order through the link, key in discount code TAKEAWAY25 to enjoy 25 per cent savings on your order. Delivery charges apply and free delivery is available for orders above $100.
The truffle trend is still all the rage these days, and this dumpling makes good use of the ingredient. The fragrance of the truffle oil is perfectly balanced with the glutinous five-grain rice and the roasted duck and pork meats combined with salted egg yolk adds bursts of flavour with every bite.
Text: Tan Gin Yee