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The race is on to find the yummiest Dragonboat Festival dumplings; we rounded up a few tempting flavours worth the chow down.

, Bamboo leaf parcelsHai Tien Lo
Size matters when it comes to dumplings—master chef Lai Tong Ping of Hai Tien Lo once again presents his signature Giant Rice Dumpling Indulgence ($68) that feeds four to five persons. Generously filled with a decadent combination of black truffle, abalone, scallop, freshly-roasted meat, mushroom, golden salted egg yolk and dried lotus seed, it is a meal on its own.
Available from 23 May to 6 June. 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific Singapore. Tel: 6826 8240

Shang Palace
, Bamboo leaf parcelsFor dessert, try Shang Palace’s new Egg Custard with Bird’s Nest Dumpling ($25). Sticky glutinous rice enrobes smooth egg custard and nourishing bird’s nest to create a novel delicacy. Another toothsome treat is the Sweet Green Tea Dumpling ($7.50)—a refreshing creation that blends the best of Chinese and Japanese flavours.
Available from 9 May to 6 June. 22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Hotel, lobby level, Tower Wing. Tel: 6213 4473

Din Tai Fung
, Bamboo leaf parcelsUnlike most other ‘pyramid’ dumplings, Din Tai Feng’s red bean rice dumplings ($4) are uniquely shaped like traditional Chinese hard box pillows. Made from top grade Taiwan ‘pearl rice’ for a chewy and extra-smooth bite and complemented with the finest red bean paste, it can be eaten at room temperature but tastes best when served steaming hot.
Available from 9 May to 6 June at all Din Tai Fung. #B1-03 Paragon Shopping Centre. Tel: 6836 8336

, Bamboo leaf parcelsMandarin Court
Organic foods are all the rage and Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurant jumps on the bandwagon by introducing the Organic Mixed Grains Dumpling ($6.80). Made from a mixture of brown rice, barley, black rice and wheat, the wholesome grains are interspersed with bits of chestnut for a light sweetness.  Available from 16 May to 6 June. 333 Orchard Road, Mandarin Orchard Singapore. Tel: 6737 4411





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