Best dumpling in singapore: The 13 Best Places for Dumplings in Singapore

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The 13 Best Places for Dumplings in Singapore

The 13 Best Places for Dumplings in Singapore

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1. Din Tai Fung

8.6

#B1-03 Paragon (290 Orchard Rd), Singapore

Dumpling Restaurant · Orchard Road · 175 tips and reviews

Chella Wijaya: Must try: Pork steamed dumpling (siaw long pao) and fried rice with prawn (if available) or with the shredded pork

Rohit Monserrate: Amazing food the truffle xiao long bao was awesome. Had the vegetable and pork dumpling wasn’t as flavorful. Pork buns were good and do was the beef brisket in the broth

Dara Fisher: DTFs are located in most malls in SG, and is legitimately MY FAVORITE IN THE WORLD. Soup dumplings are a must, but I also love the sesame noodles, cucumber salad, vegetable buns, & red bean buns

2.  Din Tai Fung

7.9

#B1-08, Raffles City Shopping Centre (252 North Bridge Rd), Singapore

Dumpling Restaurant · Downtown Core · 90 tips and reviews

Pauline W: Our combi ~ steamed crabmeat n pork dumpling & seemed pork rib soup w noodle

Denise Lee: Love the Fried Rice with Shrimps & Eggs, Mince Pork Noodles, Xiao Long Bao, Xiao Cai & Pork Buns! 

Manuela Winter: Best steamed pork dumplings! Try the oriental salad

3. Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐

7.9

#B1-01, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands (2 Bayfront Ave), Singapore

Dumpling Restaurant · Financial District · 111 tips and reviews

Rachel Coco: Had to wait 30mins for a table. But well worth it. Hands down the best dumplings I’ve ever had. Try to pork bun. To die for.

Anil George: Must try – shrimp and pork dumplings and fried rice

Valerio Soldani: Great! Awesome! Order the dumplings and great appetizers. Cheap too compared to Singapore average

Betty Xu: Awesome Mee suah kueh, egg tart and dumpling with chilli oil

Ngoc Lan Nguyen Truong: In love with mee suah kueh, xiao long bao, custard bao & egg tart 😡

Best of Singapore: Excellent xiao long bao and fried dumplings. Excellent value for money and fast service Read more.

5. Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐

7.7

#02-302, Suntec City (3 Temasek Boulevard), Singapore

Dumpling Restaurant · Downtown Core · 41 tips and reviews

Serene Koh: XiAo Long Bao + Dan Cao Fan!! Must try !!!

Harri P: Chili crab dumplings are a special until end of August 2013!

Tunc Yalgin: Pork chops very good. Dumplings are delicious with amazingly thin dough and great fillings.

Guy Blonde: Delicious dumpling

Jake Widerberg: Probably the best dumplings I’ve ever had.

Ryan Hart: Best handmade dumplings in Singapore…. hands down (no pun intended)!!! zhen de hao chi!!

Julian Chow: Get the xiao long bao and the pork floss pancakes for sharing, and savour zha jiang mian for yourself. Huge servings here will leave you satisfied!

Michael Netzley: The dumplings with pork and soup inside are the best. Love them.

safia r: Xiao long pau, pan fried pork dumplings, radish pastry, pan fried pork bun, and the ‘dan dan’ noodles are my favourites here. The braised beef noodles are also good.

Ting: This shanghai la mian xiaolongbao stall definitely worth a try! Pan fried dumplings and spicy sauce dumplings are especially delicious.

Sean McCarthy: Shanghai La Mian has the best dumplings ever! Line up… its worth it … and go the spicy option.

Luisa Li: Super yummy pork leek dumplings from 01-56. Also love their spicy wontons ♡ better than restaurant quality.

Get My Grub On! www.getmygrubon.co: The Sichuan Noodles are outstanding and the Xiao Long Bao are with the best in town and that for a very reasonable price. Ps: Bean Noodles are awesome too.

Get My Grub On! www.getmygrubon.co: Dan Dan Moan, Xiao Long Bao, Spicy Wonton and Zhajiangmian are all handmade, delicious and cheap.

Kris Concepcion: Some of the best dumplings I’ve ever had.

Ting: Good service, good ambience, good food. Reasonably priced too. What not to like? Do not miss the steam dumplings and crab with glutinous rice.

Kim Phạm: Xiao long bao is the best I’ve ever had!

Ting: One of my fav Chinese restaurant chains. Happy that this place maintains it’s standard, food and service wise. Delicious xiaolongbao, and even a simple yangchow fried rice is really well done.

Dinastik K.: They offer lunch special during weekdays for only $16++, which come with choices of your egg noodles, dumplings and a drink.

Evangeline: The Sichuan dumplings were just okay but the miso mushroom noodle was springy and well seasoned. The weekday lunch set comes with a drink too

Deon: Get the Fried Pierogis if you can take heat and cheese 😋

Steven Kwan: XO Dumplings! Must try! A surprise in every bite!

Alvin Ncs: Selling nice dumplings and keuh keuh. Otahs eps.

Siv-Hege Blikfeldt: Love the dumplings! You must also try the traditional cakes/desserts.

Pamela Poh: Affordable Shanghainese cuisine. The xiao long baos are good but the rest are passable.

B L: Xiao long bao @ $4.80/6.80 for 5/8 pieces resp. Fish maw soup and 卡酱面. Not bad overall but very out of the way. Located next to Beancurd city though.

Jess Chen: Xiao long bao is really good here. The skin is thin enough and doesn’t tear when you hold it up with a pair of chopsticks. 蒜泥白肉 & cold tofu with century egg is very good too.

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Biggest Bak Chang Guide 2021 – Best Rice Dumplings for Dragonboat Festival

Biggest Bak Chang Guide 2021 – Best Rice Dumplings for Dragonboat Festival

Dumpling Festival 2021, also known as Dragonboat Festival or Duan Wu Jie (端午节) in Chinese, falls on the 14th of June 2021 – the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Although the Dumpling Festival is not a public holiday in Singapore, this is the time that families and friends come together to enjoy exquisitely handmade sticky rice dumplings or zongzi (粽子). Traditionally, there are 3 types of rice dumplings:

  • Nyonya – Often has a blue tip. The interior features minced meat.
  • Hokkien – Juicier than the Nyonya rice dumpling due to the presence of pork belly brimming with fat. The juices get absorbed by the rice.
  • Sweet – Filled with various beans, nuts, dates or simply just the sticky rice and nothing else. Also called kee chang. Vegetarian-friendly.

If you were to choose to buy your rice dumplings from hotels and Chinese restaurants, expect luxurious ingredients such as scallops, abalone and even duck. This year, a couple of outlets have introduced some unique flavors. Many of the bak chang listed below for Dumpling Festival 2021 are available not just for takeaway but also for delivery. Here is a list of the best rice dumplings being sold this year:

Joo Chiat Kim Choo

joo chiat kim choo rice dumplings (source: joo chiat kim choo)

Joo Chiat Kim Choo traces its humble beginnings from a stall at 34 Joo Chiat Place in Katong, the epicenter of Nyonya culture in Singapore. The brand has now grown to become one of the top rice dumpling names in Singapore with its products selling briskly even outside the Dragonboat Festival. Its top sellers include the Salted Rice Dumpling Bundle (from S$42 for 10pcs) which already includes mix and match of Nyonya, Salted, Salted with Egg Yolk and Cantonese Bean dumplings. For those who don’t take pork, Joo Chiat Kim Choo also sells Chicken Rice Dumpling Bundle (from S$35 for 10).

Dates: Ongoing

Order here (free rice dumpling delivery with minimum S$60 order)

Regent Singapore

regent singapore rice dumpling 2021 (source: the hotel)

*TOP PICK* Michelin-starred Summer Palace at Regent Singapore ushers in Dragon Boat Festival 2021 with 4 types of rice dumplings (bak chang) with the most premium one being the Steamed Rice Dumpling filled with Abalone, Black Mushrooms, Chestnuts, Green Beans, Dried Scallop, Roast Duck, and Salted Egg Yolk (S$42). Each serving weighs a hefty 550 grams – good for 2 or even 3 persons – and comes with 2 plump pieces of baby abalone which is double what one usually finds elsewhere. Other flavors include Steamed Rice Dumpling filled with Dried Oyster, Sea Moss and Kurobuta Pork (S$26) as well as vegetarian options – Steamed Morel Mushrooms and Truffle Rice Dumpling with Five Treasures (Lotus Seeds, Oat, Barley, Sweet Corn and Green Beans) (S$26) and Steamed Rice Dumpling filled with Red Date Paste and served with Osmanthus Honey (S$15). Among the rice dumplings I have encountered this year, the ones from Regent Singapore have the densest concentration of premium ingredients and the dumplings taste really good. If you can only pick from one establishment, I totally recommend their decadent versions of this seasonal treat!

Dates: 24th May to 14th June 2021

Order here (sold out)

Shangri-la Singapore

shangri-la singapore rice dumpling 2021 (source: the hotel)

Making another appearance this dumpling festival at Shangri-la Singapore is the popular Shang Palace Signature Barbecued Pork Rice Dumpling with Yunnan Ham and Conpoy ($27. 80, 750g). If you prefer the savory kind of rice dumpling, you won’t go wrong with this hearty treat. It is available as an a la carte order or as part of the Shang Palace Rice Dumpling Gift Set (S$78.00, 5 pieces) which also includes the following well-loved favorites: Traditional Nyonya Rice Dumpling, Sweetened Purple Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Custard, Black Truffle, Chestnut Pumpkin and Vegan Chicken Glutinous Rice Dumpling as well as a Shang Palace Tea Canister.

All the rice dumplings that are part of the set can also be ordered invidiually. If you prefer the sweeter kind of rice dumpling, I personally would recommend the Sweetened Purple Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Custard (S$16.80). These rice dumplings have flowy lava custard within that oozes out when the dumpling is cut, balancing the savory flavor with the sweetness of the sticky rice.

Dates: Now until 14th June 2021

Order here

Kim Choo Kueh Chang

kim choo kueh chang (source: kim choo)

Kim Choo Kueh Chang (金珠肉粽) is one of the most popular places to shop for rice dumplings. They sell bak chang year-round in their main store at East Coast Road in Katong. Their products can be categorized roughly into Nyonya Chang where they have pork, vegetarian and chicken while their Salty Chang comes in salty egg, XO traditional and chili. 

Dates: Ongoing

Order here 

Love Dumplings

love dumplings bak chang (source: love dumplings)

Love Dumplings is a home-based business primarily selling rice dumplings. Having been financially affected by the pandemic, they started the business in mid-2020 to positive reviews, with customers coming back for repeat orders. Aside from their Kiam Bak Chang (starts from S$14 for 10pcs), they are also selling Teochew Kwong Qiang (S$54) and Teochew Kueh (S$18 for 12pcs). 

Dates: Ongoing

Order here (free bak chang delivery with minimum S$60 order)

Xiang Ye

Xiang Ye Nyonya Dumpling originated in 2001 with a small outlet in Chai Chee. Currently, it has two outlets (Blk 18 Toa Payoh Lor 7 and Blk 166 Bukit Merah) and is one of the best-selling rice dumplings online due to their frequent promos. They sell three types of rice dumplings – Nyonya, Hokkien and Salted Egg.

Dates: Ongoing

Order here (free bak chang delivery with minimum S$40 order)

Food Yo (Hup Chong)

food yo rice dumpling (source: food yo)

Food Yo is a subdivision of the bak kwa brand, Hup Chong and for Dragonboat Festival, they are rolling out special bak kwa flavored rice dumplings for consumption at home. Their Gourmet Bak Kwa Rice Dumpling (from S$12.60 for a pair) comes stuffed with sizeable bits of roast pork within the glutinous rice. There are two variations – with or without egg yolk. Moreover, they are also giving away either a barley drink, bak kwa pao, pineapple juice or a bird’s nest flavored beverage as a free item with each order of a pair of rice dumplings.

Dates: Ongoing

Order here (free rice dumpling delivery with minimum S$50)

Tam Kah

tam kah rice bak kwa rice dumpling (source: tam kah)

Tam Kah is a seafood wholesaler and this year, they are also dabbling in rice dumplings. They have no less than 10 different flavors of bak chang, ranging from the likes of Fortune Pork Trotter (S$15.50 for 2pcs) to XO Abalone Scallop (S$39 for 4pcs). In between, they also have more traditional variations like Nyonya (S$14 for 4pcs) and Scallop and Salted Egg (S$19 for 4pcs). 

Dates: Ongoing

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SMH Food Group

smh nyonya rice dumpling (source: smh food group)

SMH has been a long time supplier of Chinese snack items, particularly dimsum, to major supermarkets, hotels and convenience stores the past few decades. Those who shop in Fairprice or Sheng Shiong supermarkets in the heartlands might have encountered their roadshows. They are known for their frozen siu mai, bao and gyoza among others. For Dumpling Festival 2021, they are rolling out the Lotus Leaf Chicken Dumpling with Purple Rice (S$10.60 for 4pcs), Lotus Leaf Nyonya Chicken Dumpling (S$10.60 for 4pcs) and Lotus Leaf Red Bean Dumpling (S$9.60 for 4pcs). The rice dumplings from SMH Food Group are delivered in frozen form where they have a shelf life of up to 12 months.

Dates: Ongoing

Order here (free delivery with minimum order of S$50)

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium (Xin Cuisine)

xin cuisine vegetarian bak chang rice dumpling 2021 (source: the hotel)

 

Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium presents 3 types of rice dumplings (bak chang) this year including their new Mala Chicken with Dried Scallop Dumpling (S$18. 80). Weighing approximately 380 grams, each piece delivers a numbing sensation to the tongue as one bites into this dumpling brimming with meat. For those who prefer sweet and/or vegetarian options, the Xin’s Signature Red Lotus Seed Paste Dumpling (S$11.80) is served with osmanthus sauce and comes filled with creamy lotus paste, chestnuts and gingko nuts. Together with the osmanthus sauce, one gets to sense a distinct honey-ed scent from this chewy dumpling.

Xin Cuisine’s rice dumplings can be purchased individually or as a bundle with 2 pieces of each type.

Dates: Now until 13th June 2021

Order here

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

fullerton hotel bak kut teh rice dumpling 2021 (source: the hotel)

The Fullerton Hotel’s line-up of bak chang this year includes the newly launched Ginseng Chicken Glutinous Rice Dumpling (S$18). Nourishing and rich in flavor, the dumpling delivers the hearty and warming notes of traditional ginseng chicken soup. Taking a page from the property’s local heritage, the Bak Kut Teh Flavour Pork Glutinous Rice Dumpling (S$12) is another new addition and is a variation of Jade’s signature Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao. Chef Leong’s special blend of herbs, spices and garlic possesses fragrant herbal and peppery notes, distilling the flavors of the local dish into a compact rice dumpling.

Dates: 25th May to 14th June 2021 (pre-orders available now)

Order here

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza

singapore marriott tang plaza bak chang rice dumplings 2021 (source: the hotel)

Expect a wide array of bak chang flavors this year from Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza, with luxurious options such as the 5-Head Abalone with Iberico & Parma Ham Rice Dumpling (S$28), a spicy Sichuan Pepper Chicken with Lotus Root, Fungus, Peanuts & Mushrooms Rice Dumpling (S$14), sweet Honey Red Dates with Salted Green Beans, Red Beans and Melon Candy Rice Dumpling (S$13) to best sellers including the Vegetarian Black Truffle 5-Grain Rice Dumpling (S$14) and their Signature Pork & Salted Egg Rice Dumpling.

Dates: 24th May to 14th June 2021

Order here (sold out)

Pan Pacific Singapore

pan pacific singapore bak chang rice dumplings 2021 (source: the hotel)

There will be 5 types of rice dumplings available from Pan Pacific Singapore. Back by popular demand is the Traditional Jumbo Rice Dumpling with Abalone (S$ 38.80) which comes generously filled with succulent pork belly, salted egg yolk, chestnuts, green beans, lotus seeds and whole abalone. This item is best shared due to its size. Single serving variants from Pan Pacific Singapore this year include the Classic Taiwanese Dumpling with Sesame Oil Chicken (S$18.80) which is inspired by the flavorful traditional Taiwanese specialty and includes chicken leg, fungus, Chinese rice wine and sesame oil and Teochew Dumpling with Yam Paste and Gingko Nuts (S$10.80).

Dates: 14th May to 14th June 2021

Order here

InterContinental Singapore

intercontinental singapore bak chang 2021 (source: the hotel)

Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore ushers in the Dragon Boat Festival with 7 flavors of rice dumplings including gift bundles encased in limited edition dumpling carriers. A new variation this year is the Mala-braised Beef Brisket Dumpling (S$15.00). Packed with beef brisket marinade and braised to tender perfection with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, coriander and mala spices, this dumpling teases the palate with a delicate tingle with every bite. Another interesting creation is the iconic circular-shaped Smoked Duroc Pork Char Siew Dumpling with Black Gold Garlic (S$12.00). Created with Man Fu Yuan’s Signature Duroc Pork Char Siew, this dumpling offers a balance between the sweetness of char siew and the earthy aroma of hefty black gold garlic loaded with antioxidants.

Dates: 31st May to 14th June 2021

Order here

Gim Tim Restaurant

gim tim rice dumpling 2021 (source: gim tim)

Gim Tim is a Hokkien / Cantonese restaurant in Ang Mo Kio with a strong emphasis on catering services and takeaways. For Dumpling Festival 2021, they have rolled out 3 types of rice dumplings – the Rice Dumpling with Abalone and Conpoy (S$7), Rice Dumpling with Conpoy (S$6) and Nyonya Rice Dumpling (S$6). The abalone rice dumpling in particular, is among the lowest-priced rice dumplings that’s stuffed with abalone this year.

Dates: Ongoing

Order here (free delivery on orders of S$60 or more)

Sheraton Towers Singapore

sheraton towers singapore rice dumpling festival 2021 (source: the hotel)

Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant introduces a new creation this year – Vegetarian Multi-grain Rice Dumpling (S$28 for 500grams), a savory parcel filled with meat-free nugget, different types of mushroom (Matsutake, King Oyster, and Chinese), assorted fungus (elm, yellow, snow, and black), beancurd skin, multi-grain rice, kidney bean, lotus seed and chestnut. For those who prefer the restaurant’s bestsellers, Li Bai offers its signature Traditional Rice Dumpling (S$48 for 1kg) which is filled with customary ingredients such as pork belly, roast duck, Chinese mushroom, chestnut, salted egg, conpoy and dried shrimp. A refined treat is the premium Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling (S$48 for 1kg). A yearly favorite, its generous filling comprises whole abalone, pumpkin, Chinese mushroom, pork belly, salted egg, chestnut, conpoy and mung bean.

Dates: 24th May to 14th June 2021

Order here

Conrad Centennial Singapore

golden peony rice dumpling 2021 (source: conrad centennial singapore)

Golden Peony at Conrad Centennial Singapore has some of the most creative flavors of bak chang for Dumpling Festival 2021. For those who prefer something sweet, check out the Egg Custard Sweeties Rice Dumpling (S$12.80). Each piece comes served with a side of gula melaka syrup. For savory dumplings, they have the Singapore Black Pepper Chili Crab, Prawn and Bedford Scallops Rice Dumpling (S$28.80). So far, this is the only rice dumpling I have seen in 2021 that comes stuffed with crab, and with a local flair at that. For duck lovers, another unusual flavor is the Crispy Smoked Duck, Chestnut Rice Dumpling (S$24.80) which comes with a generous portion of the bird stuffed within the sticky rice. 

Dates: Now until 13th June 2021

Order here

Yuen Chen Siang

yuen chen siang rice dumpling (source: yuen chen siang)

Those craving for rice dumplings from Malaysia – particularly Southern Malaysia – can now order them online for delivery straight to your doorstep. One of the popular brands that offer this service is Yuen Chen Siang (源珍香) which originates from Muar in Johor. Popular flavors include the Salted Egg Rice Dumpling (S$8.23), Shuang Pin Rice Dumpling (S$9.05) and Afternoon Nyonya Rice Dumpling (S$8.23). The Shuang Pin Rice Dumpling in particular, is a mix of sweet and savory. There’s the distinct sweetness from the red bean paste while the savory part comes from the salted egg yolk, pork and dried mushrooms.

As these rice dumplings come from Malaysia, deliveries take about 1 to 2 weeks to arrive so plan ahead if you want it to reach you by Dumpling Festival.

Dates: Ongoing

Order here (free delivery with minimum order of S$15)

Raffles Hotel Singapore

raffles hotel singapore kee chang (source: raffles hotel singapore)

Raffles Hotel Singapore ushers in Dumpling Festival 2021 with 3 types of rice dumplings with inputs from MasterChef Jereme Leung. A luxurious option is the Traditional Abalone and Jinhua Ham Glutinous Rice Dumpling (S$48) which comes with a 12-head abalone, Jinhua ham, Japanese dried scallops, roast duck, pork belly and chestnuts under the wrapping. For a piquant twist, the Spiced Pork Belly Glutinous Rice Dumpling (S$18) is accentuated with sambal and Sakura shrimps.

For those with a sweet tooth, the Kee Chang with Raffles Signature Kaya Jam (S$22 for 5pcs) offers a local twist to the rice dumpling. Each order of 5pcs comes with a 200gram jar of Raffles Signature Kaya Jam.

Dates: 1st to 14th June 2021

Order here

Thye Moh Chan

thye moh chan rice dumpling (source: thye moh chan)

If you like your rice dumplings brimming with lots of fatty pork, you won’t go wrong with Thye Moh Chan’s version of Teochew-style rice dumplings. They have 2 kinds this year – the Teochew Salted Egg Bak Chang (S$6.50) and the Teochew Double Delight Bak Chang (S$6.50). The latter is a mix of sweet and savory. The glutinous rice comes with pork belly, shiitake mushroom, chestnut and homemade sweet tau sar. You can also order their bak chang as a set of 3 / 7 / 12 pieces.

Dates: Until 14th June 2021

Order here

 

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Dumpling Lust: Where to Find Singapore’s Best Xiao Long Baos, Wontons, Gyozas, and Potstickers

PUBLISHED October 24th, 2017 06:00 am | UPDATED December 21st, 2017 04:14 pm

Be it rustic-styled dumplings in a hawker centre or designer dim sum in a Cantonese restaurant, when it comes to these tasty pillows of goodness we call dumplings, we don’t discriminate in Singapore. Steamed, fried, half-steamed-half-fried? We’ll take them all. It’s crazy to think that just a single person could ever eat enough of them to discover where the absolute best xiao long baos, guo tie, wontons, and shen jian bars are. But of course, we can surely try.

Xiao Long Baos

It’s no surprise that these popular soup dumplings first originated from China (the Jiangnan region in particular), as does most of the items on our list. What most may not know is that it gets its name from the small bamboo baskets, xiao long, it is steamed in. A holy trinity of juicy meat filling – typically pork – flavourful broth and paper-thin skin, eat them by first biting a small hole at the top, drinking the soup, and then swallowing it whole with some sliced ginger and vinegar.

Din Tai Fung

This Taiwanese restaurant brand is in every corner of the world, and for good reason too. Largely popular among locals and visitors alike, the classic xiao long baos here are crazy good for its price of $11.30 for 10 pieces, boasting a consistent juicy minced pork filling and delicate skin with precisely 18 folds. Once you’re done with the classics, make an order for the premium truffle rendition ($25/five) which features the finest sliced black truffles mixed into the filling.

See the list of Din Tai Fung outlets and their respective closing times here.

Din Tai Fung

Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao

Quality food can easily be found in the humble hawker centre, especially when we’re talking Chinese cuisine. While the xiao long bao skin here is slightly thicker than usual, the rich pork filling is silky almost to the point of melting in your mouth, unleashing a mouthful of delicious soup broth. At $4.50 for seven pieces, it’s a real steal.

Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao is located at 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-56 Alexandra Village Food Centre, Singapore 150120. Open Tue-Sun 11.30am – 8.30pm. Closed Mon.

Imperial Treasure La Mian Xiao Long Bao

In Singapore, Imperial Treasure is often what comes to mind when one thinks fine Chinese cuisine. This particular outlet in Resorts World Sentosa specialises in la mian (pulled noodles), as well as the glorious Shanghai-style soup dumplings available at $7.60 for six pieces. Crafted by certified master chefs, expect silky hand-rolled skins, fresh ground pork filling, and an especially thick flavoursome broth.

Imperial Treasure La Mian Xiao Long Bao is located at Resorts World Sentosa, #B1-202 The Forum, Singapore 098269, p. +65 6686 2922. Open Mon-Fri 11am – 9.45pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am – 9.45pm.

Wontons

Swee Choon

Wontons are small folded or rolled dumplings typically filled with ground pork, finely chopped green onions, spices, and occasionally shrimp. Each region of China has its own variation of the dish, from Beijing and Sichuan to Guangdong and Fujian; though it almost always served steamed and as a side dish or in soup.

Swee Choon

Ask any Singaporean foodie and they’d tell you to head to this late-night Jalan Besar eatery for some of the city’s best dim sum, including the signature Sichuan Chilli Oil Wantons ($4) that will surely give your tongue a spicy welcome and a tangy kick. Made in the traditional chao shou (crossed hands) method, bite through the semi-pentagonal shell into a generous morsel of minced pork filling.

Swee Choon is located at 191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882, p. +65 6225 7788. Mon, Wed-Sat 11am  2.30pm, 6pm  6am. Sun 10am  3pm, 6pm – 6am. Closed Tue.

Ding Dong

Ding Dong

Granted, this may not be your ordinary wonton, but the Asian-inspired fusion restaurant Ding Dong sure makes an awesome interpretation of the Chinese dumpling. Think Roasted Duck Dumplings ($18) stuffed with shiitake mushrooms, steeped in a fragrant clear duck consommé that brims with comforting flavour. Eat with caution – it’s incredibly addictive.

Ding Dong is located at 115 Amoy St, Singapore 069935, p. +65 6557 0189. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-3pm, 6pm-12am. Closed Sun.

Potstickers

Gyoza King

Here comes the fried stuff! Potstickers, or guo tie, refer to meat or vegetable dumplings that are first lightly fried, steamed to preserve their juiciness, and then fried again to make the bottom side brown and crispy. The wrappers are fairly thick compared to the previous two dumpling types, while the insides are still soft and fantastically succulent.

Fun fact: the name potsticker originated from an old story where a chef, who intended to boil dumplings in a pot, accidentally let the water boil off, leaving them stuck to the pot and crisped up.

Hong Hu Express

This cosy cafe at Far East Plaza sells all sorts of Chinese cuisine and is particularly famous for a particular speciality: guo tie densely with generous portions of meat and pan-fried to a beautiful golden brown with a resounding crisp. Get a plate of nine sizeable pieces for $6, which is an excellent value for money. And trust us, you’ll want to keep coming back for more.

Hong Hu Express is located at 14 Scotts Rd, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213, p. +65 6732 5089. Open daily 10am – 10pm.

Hong Hu Express

Keisuke Gyoza King

Technically, gyozas are simply the Japanese equivalent of guo tie, seeing as their soldiers were exposed to the dish during World War II in Manchuria. There are tons of beautifully-seasoned dumplings to choose from here, including those with pork, prawn, and vegetable fillings starting from $5 for eight pieces. Our top pick goes to the delectable Keisuke Gyoza, a prawn and chicken variant with crab ramen broth!

Keisuke Gyoza King is located at 1 Tras Link, #01-15, Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867, p. +65 6604 6674. Open 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm.

Sheng Jian Baos

Xiang Yuan Ji – Photo courtesy of Veronica Phua

If you like xiao long bao, chances are you’ll also fall in love with its larger Shanghainese cousin, the sheng jian bao. They’re similar enough – it’s just that the latter is made with semi-leavened dough thick enough to be fried on the bottom, and contains about three times the amount of meat and delicious broth that’s fresh from the pan and quite potentially explosive. Plus, you can carry these babies around and still eat them after an hour, an otherwise impossible dream for XLBs.

Xiang Yuan Ji

Expertly fried on a giant custom griddle large enough to hold more than 50 buns at once, these hot babies ($5 for three pieces) are full of savoury soup (made from fatty pork collagen!) and impressively tender pork chop filling. Soft and fluffy at the side, crispy on the bottom, this is pretty much what you’ll find around any corner in Shanghai – that’s where the chef is from, after all.

Shanghai Ren Jia

Xiang Yuan Ji is located at 405 Jalan Besar Rd, Singapore 209011. Open daily 10am – 11.30pm.

Shanghai Ren Jia

Shanghai Ren Jia’s sheng jian baos are perfectly plump, fluffy on top and respectably crunchy at the bottom thanks to a layer of nut-like seeds. At $8.40 for six pieces, just one serving is bound to satisfy your dumpling cravings, what with the copious amounts of sweet soup and tasty meat fillings. They’re certainly one of the best in Singapore.

Shanghai Ren Jia is located at 151 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, #01-3046, Singapore 560151, p. +65 6368 6927. Open Tue-Sun 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm.

 

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10 Bak Chang Deliveries To Have Your Own Mini Dragon Boat Festival At Home


Bak chang delivery services around Singapore


The pandemic has made our preparations for the annual Dragon Boat Festival celebrations even more of a pain in the butt, since opportunities such as bak chang fairs to physically buy our favourite rice dumplings are even harder to come by. That’s why we have created this list of bak chang delivery services, to ensure you get your fill of these lovely dumplings sent right to your doorstep.


1. Yi Jia Yuen Nonya Kueh And Cakes


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A traditionalist’s delight, Yi Jia Yuen Nonya Kueh And Cakes is pretty much a one-stop shop for your favourite festive goodies, especially for their selection of bak chang available. Savour their version of Bak Chang ($3.30), which is the sweeter Peranakan version, aka Nyonya chang. Dig into their kee chang as well that come in interesting flavours, such as Shredded Coconut With Gula Melaka ($7 for five pieces) for instance.

They offer islandwide services, with a minimum order of $15. Delivery fees also vary according to your location. Orders can be made through filling up a Google form found on their Facebook page.

Address: 3020 Ubi Avenue 2, #01-109, Kampong Ubi Industrial Estate, Singapore 408896
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 4pm
Tel: 6744 8454
Website


2. Eastern Rice Dumpling


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With outlets popping up left, right, and centre, Eastern Rice Dumpling is surely a dependable source of bak chang for most of us around. They’re also known for infusing local flavours into their dumplings too, creating favourites such as the Black Pepper Chicken Rice Dumpling ($4.20) and XO Salted Egg Rice Dumpling ($5.80)

They’ll deliver your dumplings right to your doorstep as long as you make an order of $40 or more, together with an additional flat $10 delivery fee islandwide. However, if you do make a purchase of $80 or more, you will qualify for their free delivery service. Place your orders on their online shop.

Address: 300 Balestier Road, Singapore 329737
Opening hours: Daily 12am to 12am
Tel: 6352 6283
Website


3. Kim Choo Kueh Chang


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You’ve probably heard of, or eaten Kim Choo Kueh Chang’s dumplings before. Coming straight outta Joo Chiat, they’re a true pioneer in the local bak chang scene, with the original shop in Joo Chiat also acting as a site for a Singapore Visitor Centre branch. If you’re a fan of sweeter food, go for the Nyonya Chang ($4.50), but if you prefer the salty, there’s also a Traditional Salty Chang ($4.50) as well.

For their islandwide delivery services, there will be a flat $10 delivery fee, with no minimum spend. Place your order through their online shop. Otherwise, look to GrabFood or Foodpanda to send over your zong zi.

Address: 60 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427784
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9pm
Tel: 6344 0830
Website

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4. Hoo Kee Bak Chang


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To my fellow Hokkien folk, Hoo Kee Bak Chang might just be the right eatery to bring us closer to our roots. With over 50 years of experience, their version of Hokkien bak chang has been a household name with many families especially during this special occasion. You can get a bit of everything with the Deluxe All-In ($5.50), featuring marinated lean pork, roasted chestnuts, salted egg yolk, and shiitake mushrooms all in one bak chang.

Their delivery service requires a minimum order of $50, with a flat delivery fee of $5 applying as well. Your delivery fees will be waived if you make an order of $100 or more. Make your orders through their delivery website. Alternatively, look to other delivery platforms such as GrabFood or Foodpanda for islandwide delivery too.

Address: 7 Maxwell Road, #01-18, Amoy Street Food Centre, Singapore 069111
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am to 2pm
Tel: 6221 1155
Website


5. Lao Ma Delicacies


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Some would insist that home-cooked food hits different, and Lao Ma Zi Kitchen is a living testament of that. They are indeed a home-based business, selling their made-to-order bak chang. Their Premium Savoury Salted Egg ($5.80) comes laced with roasted chestnuts, shiitake mushrooms, pork, and salted egg, ideal for those who enjoy the essentials.

Islandwide delivery can be provided for their dumplings, with a flat delivery fee of $8. Further instructions for your orders are disseminated through their Facebook page. However, they’re also open for self-collection too.

Tel: 8790 8378
Website


6. Bee Cheng Hiang


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Yes, I know they clearly specialise in bak kwa. But Bee Cheng Hiang is certainly a lot more multi-talented than you think. One of our nation’s favourite Chinese New Year haunts also happens to now have their very own bak chang creations, with their Gourmet Bakkwa Rice Dumpling ($6). This includes their signature bak kwa, shiitake mushrooms, chestnuts, together with glutinous rice, and are also vacuum packed to maintain freshness. If you’re feeling a bit more atas, go for the Applewood Marbled Iberico Rice Dumpling ($16.80) instead.

Their delivery service has a flat $6 fee islandwide, but doesn’t have a minimum spend.  You do stand to enjoy free delivery for orders of $50 and more. Make your orders for their dumplings through their online store.

Address: 69 Pagoda Street, Chinatown Complex, Singapore 059228
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 9am to 8pm, Fri-Sun 9am to 9pm
Tel: 6323 0049
Website


7. Red House Seafood


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To say you’re spoiled for choice at Red House Seafood would be an understatement, as they have an extensive selection of menu items for you to savour. Aside from their well-known dim sum buffet, they’ve come up with their own rice dumpling creations as an ideal complement. 

The handcrafted Five-Spiced Pork Belly Rice Dumpling ($6.80+) comes with ingredients such as split mung beans, five-spiced pork belly, and dried shrimps. Throw in a healthy dose of abalone and dried scallops and you get their Abalone Rice Dumpling ($18.80+) as well.

Currently, they’re mostly available for self-takeaway in limited quantities. However, we’d recommend you either order more or share your orders as they’re offering free islandwide delivery for orders above $120. Dumpling orders can be made through their order form.

Address: 392 Havelock Road, Level 2, Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore 169663
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2. 30pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6735 7666
Website

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8. Si Chuan Dou Hua


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If you’re looking for a splurge, Si Chuan Dou Hua might have just the right variety of dumplings with unique flavours. The bak zhang here are made with real premium ingredients, in celebration of Dragon Boat Festival. Expect zhnged-up creations such as Traditional Cantonese Brown Rice Dumpling With Wagyu Beef ($9.80+) or the sweeter Chilled Sago Dumpling With Purple Potato, Red Bean, And Lychee ($10+ for three pieces)

For the best of everything, you might even want to opt for the Exclusive Rice Dumpling Bundle ($38.80+), that gets you three types of their signature bak chang together with a complimentary thermal bag.

Islandwide deliveries for their bak chang require a minimum order of $50, accompanied by a flat $5 delivery fee. For orders of $60 and above, your delivery fees are waived. Get your dose of their bak chang via their online store.

Address: 181 Kitchener Road, Level 3, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Singapore 208533
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 3138 5359
Website


9. Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant


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For those wanting to embrace their Cantonese heritage more, Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant is the place for you to immerse yourself in some of the finest Cantonese delicacies around. Regular customers like to rave about their roast duck and other mains, but their rice dumplings tend to be slightly underrated. 

A potential crowd favourite would be the Mala Chicken Dumpling With Dried Scallops ($18.80), especially knowing how we Singaporeans love ma la xiang guo so much. Their version of atas kee chang would be the Signature Red Lotus Seed Paste Dumpling Served With Osmanthus Sauce ($11. 80), a fragrant and rich combination of sweeter flavours.

The restaurant has an islandwide delivery service to get your bak chang to you, with a flat islandwide delivery fee of $25 with no minimum spend. Enter the code “BAKCHANG20” at checkout to get an additional 20% off your dumplings, and you have until 31 May to do so. Have your share of their dumplings through their online shop.

Address: 317 Outram Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore 169075
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 3138 2531
Website

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10. Paradise Dynasty


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This local restaurant chain also has a decent selection of our favourite sticky rice dumplings, aside from their extensive menus. Paradise Dynasty also incorporates atas ingredients into their bak chang, culminating in innovations such as the Roasted Pork Truffle Five Grain Dumpling ($13. 18+), among others.  If you prefer a taste of the sea, try the Premium Abalone Dumpling ($24.51+) for that extra bit of huat.

Their frozen dumplings are available for pre-order and delivery islandwide, with a minimum order of $50 paired with a flat $8 delivery charge. Enjoy free delivery if you make an order of $100 and above. Get your bak chang fix by ordering through their delivery website.

Address: 435 Orchard Road, #01-18, Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Opening hours: Daily 10.30am to 9pm
Tel: 6219 3931
Website


Get your dumpling fix with bak chang delivery services


For those panicking over where to find bak chang for your family’s little Dragon Boat Festival this year, or if you just adore these zong zi to the moon and back, we hope that our list of bak chang delivery services will be of help to you in one way or another.

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Top 10 Best Frozen Brands of Dumplings to Buy in Singapore

Dumplings are easy-to-eat comfort foods that can be stored in the freezer for future use. Here is the list of the best frozen dumplings to add to your cart on your next supermarket trip

Around the world, almost all cultures have their own version of the dumpling. The Chinese have their guo tie or shui jiao, the Japanese with their gyoza and, of course, the Polish with their pierogi. Dumplings are universally loved, and packed with flavour and nutrition. Making them by hand, while delicious, is especially time consuming. These pre-made frozen dumplings have you the hassle, but taste equally as amazing!

CP Chicken Gyoza

CP Foods, with its distinctive simple logo, sells gyozas, wantons, and even noodle soups, all pre-packed and frozen, ready to consume. The CP Chicken Gyoza ($6.50) tasted the meatiest, thanks to the finely minced chicken wrapped in a crispy yet stretchy skin. The peppery seasoning reminded us of chicken nuggets and siew mai, which we love. They come in packs of 400 grams, or about 20 pieces. That’s 32 cents a piece! You can pan-fry them or steam them, though we recommend the former.

Available on FairPrice Online

CJ Bibigo Pork and Vegetable Gyoza

This distinctive green packaging from CJ Bibigo ($7.40) can probably be found in many household freezers across the country. This versatile dish can be an accompaniment to your meal, or be the main dish as well. When we pan-fried it, the fragrant vegetables complimented well with the savoury pork. In a soup, the dumplings also stayed intact nicely and was not too starchy. Try them for yourselves today.

Available on RedMart and FairPrice Online

LeLe Pork Cabbage Dumplings — Frozen

For those who are actively avoiding chive dumplings, why not try these cabbage dumplings instead? For just $4. 00 for 20 pieces, that translates to 20 cents a piece! This is the most value-for-money dumpling you can find. Just remember to defrost it early – as with all other frozen dumplings — as the starchy skin tends to stick to one another. Do expect some dumpling skin to tear and its fillings to leak. But, overall, the taste was still acceptable, and it was really cheap. They also have chicken chive dumplings too.

Available on RedMart

Seawaves Vegetarian “Meat” Dumplings

Another distinctively-green pack of dumplings has got to be Seawaves’ Vegetarian “Meat” Dumpling ($5.95). Yes, this is a vegetarian option with “meat” made up of soya beans and vegetables. This healthier choice is low in oil and free from artificial preservatives, and cholesterol. You can pan-fry, deep-fry, steam, boil, or simply pop them into the microwaves. Meat-lovers may take some time to get pass the veggie-taste, but hey, it’s healthy!

Available on RedMart and FairPrice Online

Ajinomoto Japanese Dumpling — Chicken & Vegetable

This 600g pack is filled with 30 dumplings ($9. 90)! Best used for pan-frying, this bag of gyoza will transport you back into the streets of Dotonbori, Osaka (that is if you cook it right!). The crisp skin and juicy filling made it an excellent bite. For those who want a little more texture, opt for their frozen shrimp dumplings and bite into the juicy, crunch shrimp filling.

Available on RedMart and FairPrice Online 

Surasang Korean Kimchi Dumpling

Tired of just pork dumplings with vegetables? Treat yourself to some kimchi dumplings then ($7.35). This crunchy and spicy kimchi dumpling is another vegetarian option to try. Stuffed full with fresh kimchi, the textures and flavours of this dumpling are on another level. We’d recommend pan-frying them to a crisp for the best experience.

Available on RedMart

Crystal Jade Crystal Shrimp Dumpling Har Kau

We all know that har kau (or har gao) is a relatively premium menu item at Dim Sum restaurants. Now, you can steam them at the comfort of your own homes. Craving for that chewy, translucent skin, and crispy, crunchy shrimp? Get Crystal Jade’s frozen har kau today ($13.80). Yes, they count as dumplings too. With only 10 pieces in each box, make sure to savour them.

Available on RedMart and FairPrice Online
Spring Home Vegetable Samosas

Thin skin encasing savoury filling? Yes, samosas are technically dumplings too. This spicy, creamy and crunchy vegetable samosa has been a staple for many families in Singapore ($2.35). Drop them into a fryer, or pop them into an airfryer. The filling is not too spicy and you can still taste the vegetables inside. Just make sure to let them cool down before biting into one.

Available on RedMart

Yongle Soup Xiao Long Bao (Traditional)

Fancy a 1-kilogramme bag of Xiao Long Bao? Look no further! At $16.00, get your money’s worth of XLB and eat till you’re stuffed. Place these frozen dumplings in the steamer for around 7 minutes, and make sure to space them out. No need to thaw them beforehand. Just straight into the steamer, then into your bellies. The soup is not as full as other freshly-made XLBs, but it’s taste does not lose out to others.

Available on RedMart and FairPrice Online

DODO Fish Dumpling

With a 40-year presence in Singapore, DODO offers products from dumplings to cheese tofu, imitation crabmeat and more. Their fish dumplings ($1.95) — a must-have at Lunar New Year steamboats — are a savoury treat. The chewy skin wraps around a creamy fish paste. Remember to add them into your soup one-by-one to prevent them from sticking to each other.

Available on FairPrice Online 

Originally by Rachel Xie, Simply Her, October 2014 / Additional Reporting by Derrick Tan

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18 Decadent Rice Dumplings to Liven up Your #StayHome Dragon Boat Festival 2021

This year’s Dragon Boat Festival or 端午节 (duān wǔ jié) falls on 14 June 2021. But with the less-than-likely chance of any dragon boat races happening this season, let’s focus what’s truly important, shall we? Yes, glutinous rice dumplings a.k.a. 粽子 (zòng zǐ) a.k.a. bak chang! Those decadent parcels of sticky rice hiding delicacies under their leafy garb are back to ruin our #Phase2HeightenedAlert diets. So make those calories count with the yummiest rice dumplings in town!

1. Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Sliced Black Truffle

From Cherry Garden’s premier selection of rice dumplings comes the luxurious Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Sliced Black Truffle ($20+). Ideal for those looking for a healthier option, it uses five multi grains, cordycep flowers, wild mushroom, and lotus seeds.

More must-tries:

  • Hong Kong Traditional Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Baby Abalone ($30+)
  • Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Black Garlic ($20+)

Available from now till 14 June at Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental Singapore. To order, call 6885 3500 or shop online

2. Traditional Hong Kong Style Rice Dumpling

This year, Golden Peony is serving up the indulgent Traditional Hong Kong Style Rice Dumpling ($33.80nett). The perfect-for-sharing parcel packs a whole abalone, Dong Po pork, roast pork, Chinese mushrooms, chestnuts, lotus seeds, and mung beans. For an extra umami kick, pour over the savoury sauce that comes with it — sublime!

More must-tries:

  • Singapore Black Pepper Chilli Crab, Prawn and Bedford Scallops Rice Dumpling ($28.80nett)
  • Crispy Smoked Duck and Chestnut Rice Dumpling ($24.80nett)
  • Dried Velvet Mushroom 5-Grain Rice Dumpling ($21.80nett)
  • Egg Custard Sweeties Rice Dumpling ($12.80nett)

Available from now till 13 June at Golden Peony, Conrad Centennial Singapore. To order, call 6432 7482 or shop online

3. Classic Taiwanese Dumpling with Sesame Oil Chicken

Taking inspiration from the Taiwanese speciality, Hai Tien Lo presents the Classic Taiwanese Dumpling with Sesame Oil Chicken ($18. 80+). Inside you’ll find all the requisite flavours from tender chicken leg, fungus, Chinese rice wine, and sesame oil.

More must-tries:

  • Traditional Jumbo Rice Dumpling with Abalone ($38.80+)
  • Teochew Dumpling with Yam Paste and Gingko Nuts ($10.80+)
  • Cantonese Pork Dumpling with Salted Egg Yolk ($13.80+)
  • Traditional Nyonya Dumpling ($10.80+)

Available from now till 14 June at Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore. To order, call 6826 8240 or shop online

4. Rice Dumpling with Pork Bone Cartilage, Preserved Vegetables and Mushrooms

Enjoy the Rice Dumpling with Pork Bone Cartilage, Preserved Vegetables and Mushrooms ($18.80+) from the Michelin Plate Hua Ting Restaurant. The customary rice dumpling is interspersed with collagen-rich goodies for a delicious taste with health benefits.

More must-tries:

  • Hong Kong Style Rice Dumpling with South African Abalone, Pork Belly, Roast Duck, Salted Egg Yolk and Mushrooms ($32. 80+)
  • Sago Rice Dumpling with Bird’s Nest and Green Bean ($16.80+)

Available from now till 10 June at Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel Singapore. To order, call 6739 6666 or shop online (20% off orders till 1 June; 15% off thereafter)

5. Bak Kut Teh Flavour Pork Glutinous Rice Dumpling

Love rice dumplings and bak kut teh? Then you can’t miss the Bak Kut Teh Flavour Pork Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($12 nett) from Jade Restaurant. It delivers those comforting herbal and peppery notes, topped with a jade-green peak dyed with natural spring onion extract.

More must-tries:

  • Ginseng Chicken Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($18nett)
  • Organic Millet Five-Grain OmniMeat Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($12nett)
  • Traditional Hong Kong-Style Abalone Treasure Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($38nett)
  • Jade’s Five-Spice Pork Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($12nett)

Available from now till 14 June at Jade Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. To order, shop online (10% off online orders till 31 May)

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6. Vegetarian Multi-grain Rice Dumpling

The new Vegetarian Multi-grain Rice Dumpling ($28+) from Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant is a savoury parcel packing nutritious ingredients. Within the multi-grain rice are meat-free nuggets, varieties of mushrooms and fungus, beancurd skin, kidney bean, lotus seed, and chestnut.

More must-tries:

  • Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling ($48+)
  • Traditional Rice Dumpling ($48+)

Available from now till 14 June at Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore. To order, call 6839 5623 or shop online

7. Pork Belly Brown Rice Dumpling

Delight in rice dumplings boasting premium ingredients and novel flavours — the Madame Fan way. For instance, the Pork Belly Brown Rice Dumpling ($23+) still packs pork belly, mushroom, and chestnuts. However, brown rice replaces the ubiquitous glutinous rice for a healthier twist.

More must-tries:

  • Abalone Rice Dumpling ($48+)
  • Morel Mushroom Vegetarian Dumpling ($23+)

Available from now till 14 June at Madame Fan, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach. To order, call 6818 1921 or shop online (20% off first-time orders with promo code “SHOPATJW20”)

8. Mala-braised Beef Brisket Dumpling

Taking centrestage at Man Fu Yuan this year is the new Mala-braised Beef Brisket Dumpling ($15nett). Beef brisket is marinated and braised till tender with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, coriander, and flavoursome mala spices for a delicate tingle with every bite.

More must-tries:

  • Smoked Duroc Pork Char Siew Dumpling with Black Gold ($12nett)
  • XO Sauce Nyonya Rice Dumpling ($12nett)
  • Signature Black Bean Chicken Dumpling ($12nett)
  • Traditional Hokkien Style Dumpling ($10nett)
  • Black Sesame Rice Dumpling ($10nett)
  • Red Bean Lye Rice Dumpling ($10nett)

Available from now till 14 June at Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore. To order, call 6825 1008 or shop online (20% off orders till 31 May)

9. #PlantForward Truffle Multigrain Dumpling

This #PlantForward Truffle Multigrain Dumpling ($13+) from Mitzo uses five grains: brown rice, oat, pearl barley, red wheat, and buckwheat. Inside, Heura plant-based chicken, cordyceps flower, and osmanthus honey complete the healthy recipe.

More must-tries:

  • Kurobuta Pork Nonya Rice Dumpling ($15+)
  • Savoury Quinoa Rice Dumpling ($15+)

Available from now till 14 June at Mitzo Restaurant and Bar, Grand Park Orchard. To order, call 6603 8855 or shop online (complimentary Truffle Shrimp Crackers with minimum $50 spent)

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10. Spicy Smoked Duck with Dried Shrimp Dumpling

Spice up your Dragon Boat Festival with the new Spicy Smoked Duck with Dried Shrimp Dumpling from Paradise Group. The glutinous rice is infused with a house-made mala sauce for a red hue before being packed with smoked duck, pork belly, salted egg yolk, and more. It’s only available for sale as part of the Luxury Trio Dumplings Gift Set ($42.80+).

More must-tries:

  • Deluxe Pork with Conpoy and Chestnut Dumpling ($11.80+)
  • Black Truffle Five Grain Dumpling ($12.80+)
  • Premium Abalone Dumpling ($23.80+)
  • Salted Pork Belly Brown Rice Dumpling ($10.80+)
  • Red Bean Paste Dumpling ($6.80+)

Available from now till 12 June at selected Paradise Group restaurants. To order, shop online or via Deliveroo, foodpanda, and GrabFood (selected cardholders enjoy 15% off with takeaway of at least 4 individual dumplings)

11. Pig Trotter Rice Dumpling

Starring juicy pig trotter in fermented beancurd, Peach Blossoms’ new Pig Trotter Rice Dumpling ($52.80+) makes a hearty family feast. The mouth-watering parcel also houses abalone, conpoy, Japanese flower mushroom, and chestnut.

More must-tries:

  • Premium XO Cantonese Rice Dumpling ($38.80+)
  • Traditional Hakka Kurobuta Pork Belly Rice Dumpling ($20.80+)
  • Hokkaido Sweet Potato Lava Rice Dumpling ($18.80+)

Available from now till 14 June at Peach Blossoms, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Singapore. To order, call 6845 1118 or shop online (selected cardholders enjoy up to 25% off till 31 May; 15% off till 14 June)

12. Chest of Pearls Dumpling

If you miss Japan as much as we do, then this sushi-inspired creation is for you. Courtesy of Syun’s Chef de Cuisine Noriyoshi Teruya, it features seared sea bream and red miso Tajima Wagyu beef. It’s one of eight varieties that make up Luxury in a Leaf ($118nett), Resorts World Sentosa’s signature rice dumplings feast.

Included in the price:

  • Golden Summer Dumpling (Hakka-style dumpling from Feng Shui Inn Executive Chef Li Kwok Kwong)
  • Ocean’s Jewels Dumpling (RWS Executive Sous Chef Goh Wee Meng showcases sustainable seafood)
  • Eternal Amber Dumpling (Osia Steak and Seafood Grill Chef de Cuisine Danny Fong elevates a timeless classic)
  • Siamese Jade Dumpling (an ode to Thailand’s sticky rice dessert by RWS Chef de Cuisine Surangkana “Aae” Sub-Anan)
  • Nonya Sapphires (Peranakan classic with a twist by Feng Shui Inn Sous Chef Lee Chee Man)
  • Twin Treasures Dumpling (RWS Executive Chef Tang Puck Seng pairs treasures from the forest and the sea)
  • Bouquet of Rubies Dumpling (nutritious dessert dumpling from RWS Executive Pastry Chef Kenny Kong)

Available from now till 14 June at Feng Shui Inn, Crockfords Tower, Resorts World Sentosa. To order, call 6577 6688 or shop online ($98nett for RWS members)

13. Applewood-smoked Rice Dumpling

Shang Palace presents its first-ever Applewood-smoked Rice Dumpling ($108nett). This hefty 750g parcel offers a multi-sensory appeal, its smoky fragrance enhancing 10 key ingredients. These include four-head abalone, foie gras, matsutake mushrooms, smoked chicken, and more. A special Sichuan chilli sauce adds extra spice to every bite.

More must-tries:

  • Shang Palace Signature Barbecued Pork Rice Dumpling with Yunnan Ham and Conpoy ($27.80nett)
  • Black Truffle, Chestnut Pumpkin and Vegan Chicken Glutinous Rice Dumpling ($16.80nett)
  • Traditional Nyonya Rice Dumpling ($16.80nett)
  • Sweetened Purple Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Custard ($16.80nett)
  • Sweetened Lotus Seed Paste Rice Dumpling ($14.80nett)

Available from now till 14 June at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Singapore. To order, call 6213 4473 or shop online (15% off selected dumplings till 29 May)

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14. Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Red Dates

For a sweet yet not-too-sweet option, try this Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Red Dates ($16.05nett) from Summer Palace. Crafted by Executive Chinese Chef Liu Ching Hai and his team, this delicate delight is filled with red dates paste and served with osmanthus honey.

More must-tries:

  • Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Abalone ($44.95nett)
  • Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Kurobuta Pork, Dried Oyster and Sea Moss ($27.80nett)
  • Healthy Morel Mushroom and Truffle Dumpling with Five Grains ($27.80nett)

Available from now till 14 June at Summer Palace, Regent Singapore. To order, call 6725 3239 or shop online for delivery or self-collection

15. Lion’s Head Rice Dumpling

Delight in the new Lion’s Head Rice Dumpling ($22.80nett) from Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant. It’s a harmonious blend of tender and savoury Lion’s Head meatball, together with premium ingredients such as Japanese scallops, mushrooms, green beans, chestnuts, and salted egg yolk.

More must-tries:

  • Lion’s Head Truffle Rice Dumpling ($22.80nett)

Available from now till 14 June at Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel Singapore. To order, call 6311 8188 or shop online

16. 5-Head Australian Abalone with Iberico and Parma Ham Rice Dumpling

New from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is the 5-Head Australian Abalone with Iberico and Parma Ham Rice Dumpling ($28nett). This luxe gem encases only the most premium ingredients in a layer of fragrant glutinous rice.

More must-tries:

  • Sichuan Pepper Chicken with Lotus Root, Fungus, Peanuts and Mushrooms Rice Dumpling ($14nett)
  • Honey Red Dates with Salted Green Beans, Red Beans and Melon Candy Rice Dumpling ($13nett)
  • Black Truffle 5-Grain Vegetarian Rice Dumpling ($14nett)
  • Signature Pork and Salted Egg Yolk ($14nett)

Available from now till 14 June at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. To order, call 6831 4605 or shop online (15% off a minimum of 4 dumplings)

17. Mala Chicken Dumpling with Dried Scallops

With the mala trend still going strong, Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant presents the Mala Chicken Dumpling with Dried Scallops ($18.80nett). Anticipate the numbing sensation as you take your first bite before reaping the benefits of this protein-rich dumpling.

More must-tries:

  • Xin’s Signature Home-made Traditional Dumpling ($14.80nett or $66nett for 6 pieces)
  • Xin’s Signature Red Lotus Seed Paste Dumpling with Osmanthus Sauce ($11.80nett)

Available from now till 13 June at Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium. To order, call 3138 2531 or shop online (20% off orders till 31 May)

18. Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Abalone and Golden Dried Scallops

Yan Ting’s master chefs deliver an indulgent Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Abalone and Golden Dried Scallops ($41.75nett). This savoury package showcases premium abalone, dried scallops, and shrimps, alongside roast duck, roast pork, and pork belly.

More rice dumplings must-tries:

  • Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Pork Belly and Salted Egg Yolk ($24.65nett)
  • Vegetarian Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Mixed Grains ($20.35nett)

Available from now till 14 June at Yan Ting, The St Regis Singapore. To order, call 6506 6887 or shop online (10% off self-collection with promo code “TAKE10”)

(See also: Bak Chang Delivery 2020: Restaurants & Hawkers that Send Glutinous Rice Dumplings to Your Doorstep)

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innovative rice dumplings for Dragon Boat Festival 2021

Each year, the fifth day of the fifth lunar month marks the occasion of the Dragon Boat Festival, a Chinese festival dating back to around 450BCE. This year, the festival falls on 14 June, but as it takes place one day after Singapore’s Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) period from 16 May to 13 June, celebratory gatherings such as dragon boat races and family reunions will be muted.

However, MICHELIN-recommended restaurants and hotels have not been resting on their laurels, and have come up with ever-innovative takes on the beloved festival food of zongzi, or rice dumpling, for takeaway and delivery. Traditionally, the most popular bak zhang are stuffed with pork, water chestnuts and mushrooms, while the Peranakan version is darker with soy sauce braised pork and five spice powder. There are also dessert versions called kee chang, eaten with a sweet syrup.

Here’s how chefs have given their own spins on these traditional forms, with uncommon shapes, flavours and ingredients to pique your palates at home.

RELATED: Restaurant Secrets – How to Order Abalone Like A Pro

Steamed Rice Dumpling filled with Red Date Paste served with Osmanthus Honey (Pic: Regent Hotel Singapore)

Truffle and morels: Summer Palace (1 MICHELIN Star)
Vegetarians will be pleased to find an inventive Five Treasures ($26) vegetarian version by executive Chinese chef Liu Ching Hai and team. The fragrant dumpling features steamed morel mushrooms, lotus seeds, oats, barley, sweet corn and green beans in truffle scented glutinous rice. For a change of pace, the Red Date Paste Dumpling in bamboo leaf ($15) is accompanied by Osmanthus honey for an aromatic, floral interlude.

24 May-14 Jun. Delivery here and takeaway here. Delivery is $25 to one location, with free delivery for orders above $180.

Mala, black garlic: Man Fu Yuan (MICHELIN Plate 2019)
Crafted to look like a bulb of garlic, or a money bag, is the unconventional Smoked Duroc Pork Char Siew Dumpling with Black Gold Garlic ($12). The shape debuted last year as a duck and black garlic version and was quickly sold out. Executive Chinese chef Aaron Tan uses the restaurant’s signature Duroc pork char siew to create this year’s sweet and earthy version. He explains, “The rice and fillings are first wrapped in bamboo leaves, then in lotus leaf for the circular shape. The use of two different leaves imbues the dumpling with added earthy aromas.”

Not to be overshadowed are the new Mala-braised Beef Brisket Dumpling ($15) with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, coriander and mala spices for a tingle; and gift sets bundled with a limited carrier bag and Chinese tea or Taittinger Champagne.

31 May to 14 Jun. Orders online before 1 Jun enjoy 20% early bird savings. Delivery is $25 to one location. Order 3 days in advance.

Shang Palace Apple wood-smoked Rice Dumpling (Pic, above and banner: Shangri-La Singapore):

Applewood smoked: Shang Palace (MICHELIN Plate 2019)
A deft layering of 10 Asian and Western ingredients abound in the limited edition Applewood-smoked Rice Dumpling with Abalone, Matsutake Mushroom, Foie Gras and Smoked Chicken ($108). Weighting in at 750g, the jumbo parcel also includes four-head abalone, foie gras, dried scallop, dried matsutake mushrooms, juicy smoked chicken, salted egg yolk, organic quinoa, black mushrooms, chestnuts and green beans, created by chef Mok under the Shangri-La Masterchef Series. Just 100 pieces are available, packaged in a diamond-shaped box with a Chinese rattle drum featuring cultural motifs of the festival.

For flavours that remind you of travels, the Heritage of Asia Dumpling Gift Set ($68 for 6) comprises unusual fillings such as Pad Kra Pao Moo; Yunnan Mushroom; and Foie Fras, Parma Ham and Roasted Chicken. Also limited to 100 sets.

Till to 14 Jun. Orders online before 31 May enjoy 15% early bird savings. Delivery is $20 to one location. Order 2 days in advance.

Sushi style: Syun (MICHELIN Plate 2019)
As part of Resorts World Sentosa’s Signature Dumpling Feast ($118 nett for 8), chef Noriyoshi Teruya of Syun has created a Japanese box sushi-inspired Chest of Pearls Dumpling. The Oshi-Sushi ‘dumpling’ is wrapped in bamboo skin and compressed, with Japanese rice, aburi tai (Japanese sea bream) and red miso Tajima Wagyu beef that is first sous-vide then seared. Don’t expect a steamed dumpling; this one is eaten chilled.

Pre-orders from 14 May -11 June, collection from 25 May-16 June. Delivery is $25 to one location, free delivery with online order of 3 sets or more.

Bak Kut Teh Rice Dumpling (Pic: Fullerton Hotel Singapore)

Bak Kut Teh, ginseng: Jade (MICHELIN Plate 2019)

Ever resourceful, executive Chinese chef Leong Chee Yeng and team have crafted two original flavours in the form of Ginseng Chicken ($18) and Bak Kut Teh ($12). As nourishing as they sound, the ginseng chicken-inspired dumpling is redolent with the aroma, while containing marinated chicken thigh meat, Chinese ham, black mushroom and salted egg yolk. The Bak Kut Teh, modelled after the iconic meat bone broth, is coloured a sprightly green from natural spring onion dye, and holds marinated pork belly, red bean, mushroom and salted egg yolk; accompanied by black sauce and red chilli like the real thing.

25 May-14 June. Online orders before 31 May enjoy 10% early bird savings. Delivery is $20 to one location. Order 2 days in advance.

Kee Chang with Raffles Signature Kaya Jam (Pic: Raffles Hotel Singapore)

Sambal, kaya: Raffles Hotel Singapore (Tablet Hotels)
While yì by Jereme Leung is best known for its luxurious 12-head Abalone and Jinhua ham ($48) traditional bak chang, chef is also known to put a local spin on his creations. The Spiced Pork Belly ($18) incorporates a touch of sambal to accentuate pork belly, Japanese dried scallops and Sakura shrimp. For an anytime treat, the Kee Chang with Raffles Signature Kaya Jam ($22, 5 pieces) includes a 200g jar of the Singapore-style coconut pandan jam to dip or spread on as you like.

1-14 Jun. Pre-orders before 31 May enjoy 20% early bird savings.

Mango sago jelly: Crystal Jade Golden Palace (MICHELIN Plate 2019)
As the definition of ‘dumpling’ expands to accommodate young and experimental palates, Crystal Jade Group comes up with the Petite Mango Sago Fruity Crystal Jelly Dumpling ($7.80 for 3). The chilled crowd pleaser is actually a konnyaku pyramid studded with fresh mango chunks, bittersweet pomelo sacs and crunchy basil seeds. 

Pre-orders on e-store from 26 April-9 June (promotion code <5OFFCJRD> for 5% savings), and outlet sales from 10 May-14 June. Jadeite, UOB and Citibank cardmembers enjoy 10% savings. Delivery is $12 to one location.

Written by
June Lee

June Lee is a freelance contributor on the MICHELIN Guide Asia team. Since 2001, she’s been writing about food and wine, consulting in hospitality and communications, and unabashedly tasting and cooking her way through the world.

90,000 What needs to be done in Singapore?

Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdain came to the city to “hunt”. Moreover, since 2016, the Michelin Guide has been published in Singapore. For three years in a row, two points have been awarded a Michelin star at hawker centers. One is Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, which serves sweet crispy chicken with noodles or rice in soy sauce. The second is Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, which specializes in Chaoshan noodles with chunks of pork, liver and dumplings in vinegar sauce.However, it is not at all necessary to chase the places marked with stars. Even an unnamed food court stall might surprise you. The largest hawker centers are Maxwell Food, Lau Pa Sat, Newton, MakanSutra Gluttons Bay, Golden Mile Food. The atmosphere is similar everywhere – plastic tables, noise, din and maddening aromas.

Take note of the following dishes:

1) char koay teow – fried rice noodles with shrimps, sweet Chinese sausages and soy sprouts;
2) satay – pieces of chicken, lamb or beef fried on skewers with peanut sauce;
3) carrot cake – omelet with turnips and rice dumplings;
4) popiah – a thin flatbread stuffed with turnips, carrots, eggs, Chinese sausage, tofu, peanuts and soaked in bean sauce;
5) omelet with oysters – not a luxury, but an ordinary breakfast in hawker centers, when eggs and fresh oysters are mixed in a hot frying pan;
6) two very strange desserts, without which the idea of ​​Singaporean cuisine would be incomplete: Ice kacang – ice drizzled with colorful syrups, fermented beans, jelly and corn and cendol – cold coconut soup with green noodles tinged with pandan , where beans and ice are also added.
Food is usually washed down with juices from dragon fruit, mango or soursop, do not miss the bandung milkshake with rose syrup and barley drink.

Purchases

Almost nothing is produced in Singapore, so it is unlikely that it will be possible to bring something local. All products in supermarkets and markets are from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. However, Peranakan Green Glutinous Rice Sweets with Pandanus Juice and Kaia Breakfast Pasta are also available for gourmets.The best shopping malls with luxury brands are located on Orchard Road – ION, Takashimaya, Tangs and others.

Text Lyudmila Egorshina

Chicken with dumplings in a slow cooker recipe

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Chicken with dumplings is a traditional homemade dish in the South of the United States. Chicken is cooked with vegetables in a small amount of broth, adding large dumplings to it. For the dumplings, knead a simple dough of butter, flour and milk.Fry the onions, celery, carrots and garlic in a slow cooker, cover with the broth and add the chicken breasts, green peas and dough, spreading it out with a large spoon, so that the dumplings are free-form. In pressure cooker mode, the food will be ready in 3 minutes. Serve the chicken with dumplings in bowls, pouring a little soup with them and sprinkle with fresh herbs.

Recommended

40 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Servings: 4

Recipes use measuring containers with a volume of:
1 cup (Art.) – 240 ml.
3/4 cup (st.) – 180 ml.
1/2 cup (st.) – 120 ml.
1/3 cup (st.) – 80 ml.
1/4 cup (st.) – 60 ml.
1 tablespoon (tbsp. L.) – 15 ml.
1 teaspoon (tsp) – 5 ml.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 700 gr. skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2.5 cm pieces.
  • 4 tbsp. l. (60 gr.) Butter
  • 1 tbsp. l. baking powder
  • 1 and 3/4 tbsp. + 2 tbsp. l. flour
  • 1 tbsp.whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 medium celery, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. l. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 and 1/4 tbsp. chicken broth
  • 0.5 tbsp. dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp. frozen peas
  • 1/4 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • Special equipment : multicooker with a volume of 6-8 liters.

Recipe:

  1. In a small skillet on the stove top or in the microwave, melt 2 tbsp. l. (30 gr.) Butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine baking powder, 1 and 3/4 tbsp. flour and a pinch of salt. Add milk and melted butter and stir well. Set the dough aside.
  3. Set the 6 liter multicooker to the frying mode. Add the remaining 2 tbsp.l. (30 g) butter and melt, stirring constantly so that it does not burn, about 1 minute. Add onion and celery and sauté, stirring occasionally, until translucent and soft, 3-4 minutes. Add carrots and garlic and cook until soft for 2-3 minutes. Add thyme and remaining 2 tbsp. l. flour and mix thoroughly, about 1 minute. Pour in chicken stock and wine and stir. Add chicken, peas, 1.5 tsp. salt and a little ground black pepper and turn off the multicooker.
  4. Carefully place 2 tbsp pieces of dough into the pan.l. at an equal distance (you should have about 9 dumplings). Following the manufacturer’s instructions, close the lid and prepare the multicooker for use. Set pressure cooker and cook at high pressure for 3 minutes. After completing a pressure cooker cycle, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for quickly relieving pressure and wait for the quick relief cycle to complete. Carefully so as not to burn yourself by the remaining steam, unlock and open the lid. Pour the dumplings soup into bowls and sprinkle with parsley.

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Singapore: Garden City

If you want to escape to a place where there is no snow or other problems, the best way to do it is to buy a ticket to Singapore.

Skypark. Source: Craig Stanfill / flickr.com

While snowmen are being molded in Moscow, the cost in Singapore is plus 30. The taxi driver rounds his eyes in response to our stories about the Russian winter and turns the air conditioner on to the maximum, and once we get out into the street, we squeeze through the narrow galleries of Chinatown in search of shade. On the sidewalks, incense burners are lusciously smoking and canaries are pouring, garlands dangle between three-storey houses, Christmas balls with the image of pandas are sold on the ruins – the Eastern New Year is on the nose, in the shops some “roots of life” are packed in bags.But the feeling of a city stuck in the past is deceiving: whichever of the historic quarters you wander in, you will certainly rest your gaze on the skyscrapers of the CBD, Singapore’s business district. And the fortune-teller met on the street will put a business card in her hands and offer to help with the arrangement of her personal life via Skype.

Sri Mariamman Temple. Source: Jorge Cancela / flickr.com

There are no such extremes that would not get along here. The oldest Hindu temple, Sri Mariamman, has been successfully operating in Chinatown for a hundred years.Gardens with ponds are inscribed in the architecture of steel and concrete. Aboriginal and tourist feel at home: over 50 years of independence from a colonial island, Singapore has turned into one of the most high-tech, prosperous and safe countries in the world, where laws are sacredly observed. Some of them, like the ban on the import of chewing gum (a fine of S $ 1,000), may sound absurd, but it is the order and law that reign here that made Singapore so prosperous.

City: what to see

Marina Bay Sands.Source: Lady May Pamintuan / flickr.com

Thanks to a convenient transport system (from the airport you can quickly get to the center by metro, and a taxi is quite budgetary) in Singapore, even in a few hours, you can have time to look at the main wonders.

The Gardens by the Bay. Source: Graeme Churchard / flickr.com

For example, on the Marina Bay quarter, which is even more striking if you know that all these space gardens and skyscrapers were built, covering with earth what used to be the sea.His business card is the famous hotel (and the most expensive building in the world) Marina Bay Sands, three 200-meter towers, on top of which nestled a gondola with a swimming pool inside. If you fail to “swim” on it (only hotel guests are allowed), you can at least take a ride on one of the boats that run along the canal inside the shopping mall located below. Not far from Marina Bay Sands – Gardens by the Bay, it is worth coming in the evening to hang out with the locals and watch the light and music show that is being launched in the Grove of Supertrees.These gigantic constructions of steel and plants collect energy for night performances during the day: solar panels are hidden in the crowns.


When to Fly

Anytime: Due to the proximity of the equator and the sea, Singapore has humid and sunny weather all year round. The average annual temperature is 25–31 ° C. The coldest month is January, the hottest is April, and the wettest is November.


Thaipusam. Source: Nestor Lacle / flickr.com

Little India and Kampong Glam are historic quarters in the northeast of the city.The first is especially colorful during the Taipusan Hindu festival, where participants walk on coals and pierce their cheeks with metal knitting needles. The rest of the time, Little India is a quiet area with temples that adorn the gates, dotted with figures of deities, shops stuffed with pashminas and incense, and restaurants dear to the vegetarian’s heart. Malays professing Islam have traditionally settled in Kampong Glam. Today, this area is known not only for the beautiful and friendly Sultan Mosque, but also for the shops with clothes and trinkets, where you can make the most unusual shopping in Singapore.Although there is a more obvious place for this – Orchard Road Boulevard, the realm of unbridled consumerism, where you can find any famous brand from Uniqlo and Abercrombie & Fitch to Balenciaga and Dries Van Noten.

Airport Things to Do

Skypark. Source: Bryan Lee / flickr.com

Tourists who arrive in Singapore in transit and have at least 5 hours before their flight can see all the city’s attractions on a free tour organized by Changi Airport.Which, without exaggeration, is also one of the visiting cards of the city-state.

Changi has been recognized as the “Best Airport in the World” for 27 years in a row by the British Business Traveler. And in the “overall standings” with his 470 awards, Changi left the competitors far behind. And it’s not about the throughput, although everything is in order with it: planes take off every one and a half minutes, Changi is in 6th place in the world in terms of employment, the routes passing through it cover 300 cities, but the fact that the Singaporeans have succeeded to create a small miracle out of such a utilitarian thing as an airport.Here passengers do not lose their luggage, and the help desk staff is always ready to solve any problem. It is comfortable here: for example, on the roof of one of the terminals there is a system of 919 “vents” that let in light, but prevent the penetration of heat. A lottery is held here, the winner of which receives one million Singapore dollars. Finally, everything has been done here to keep the person languishing in anticipation of the flight.

Let’s say there is a rooftop pool in the Changi transit area – where else can you sit in the jacuzzi overlooking the runway? There is a cinema with novelties and classics.Gamers are allocated an area with computers, football fans – with round-the-clock broadcasts on the big screen, selfie lovers – an interactive e-Postcard stand: you take pictures against the background of Singapore symbols like the lion-fish Merlion and immediately send your loved ones a postcard by email.


Issue price

Singapore Airlines operates direct flights from Moscow to Singapore. Travel time – 10-11 hours, price – from 1300 €.


Gardens by the Bay.Source: Allie_Caulfield / flickr.com

Gardens for Singaporeans are a separate fad. There is even a government program, according to which in the coming years, Singapore should turn from a “city of gardens” into a “city in gardens.” And in Changi this program is being implemented not without success. Here, for example, there is the Butterfly Garden – an oasis with a six-meter waterfall, tropical flowers and butterflies sitting on the arm. More than four dozen succulents from Africa, Asia and America have been collected in the Cactus Garden.And instead of the dull pen, which at other airports is a smoking area, Changi has a Sunflower Garden.

And two more local entertainment from the category of unique. Adrenaline addicts will appreciate The Slide – the tallest slide located at the airport – a pipe the size of a four-story building, along which you slide at a speed of 6 meters per second. And connoisseurs of beauty – the installation “Kinetic Rain”: 1216 bronze “drops” on the threads move in concert, creating images in which you can see either a plane soaring above the clouds, or a kite.It is a meditative sight – some passengers, watching the process, lose their sense of time and are almost late for the plane.

Skypark. Source: Fabio Achilli / flickr.com

There are many other things in Changi that make life more comfortable, and many of them are free: foot massage machines, special lounges, countless internet access points and mobile charging stations … What can we say about restaurants and shops, if the Singaporeans themselves admit: food and shopping are their favorite pastimes.There are more than 350 stores in Changi (including worthy local brands: shoe Charles & Keith, jewelry Risis, specializing in traditional Chinese medicine Eu Yan Sang) and more than a hundred cafes and restaurants, where, for example, you can eat laxa at any time of the day – coconut milk soup with rice noodles, soy sprouts, fish dumplings, shrimp and shellfish.

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The editors would like to thank the Changi airport team for their help in preparing the material.

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90,000 10 best films like Winter, Potato Dumplings (2014)

Similar films

It seems that the entire Neuhofer family is under a curse: one after another, they die under dubious circumstances.The father was electrocuted, the depressed mother hanged herself in the forest, and one of the sons was carried away by a falling container. Franz Eberhofer and his friend Rudi Birkenberger, a private detective, begin an investigation.

The list of films that, according to viewers, are similar to the film Winter, Potato Dumplings (2014): Young Criminals, Reservoir Dogs, 25 km / h, Lethal Weapon, Insurance Youth, Sherlock Holmes, The Gentle Hand of the Law, Rush Hour, Sasha, Masterpiece.

Tags: movies like Winter, potato dumplings (2014)

Young Criminals (2016)

Grade imdb: 7.1 control point: 6.6
Genre Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Crime
Country Ireland
Starring Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose 9022 9022 9022 Peter Foott
Duration 01:29
Characters Dogs, Teens, Mafia, Thieves, Friends
Story Robberies, 9022 Time Travel, Adventure, 9022 Location Prison, Ireland, Beach, Small Towns
Style Action, Light

Reservoir Dogs (2015)

Captivating Fascinating, Black Humor
Score imdb: 7.5 CP: 7
Genre Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country USA
Starring Ben Chaplin, Michael Imperioli, Romani 90 Malko 9022 , Uta Briswitz
Duration 02:02
Characters Friends
Plot Time Travel, Friendship, Betrayal, Conspiracies

The story of the reunion of four 40-year-old friends who travel to Belize to visit their old school friend.But events take an unexpected turn …

25 km / h (2018)

Successful businessman Christian comes to bury his father, with whom he has not spoken for thirty years. Predictably late for the funeral, he fights with his older brother, who jumped at Christian right through the grave wreaths. After a beer and a game of ping-pong, the brothers decide to embark on the journey they dreamed of as a child. Riding two flimsy mopeds, dreamers with the same bald patches rush to embody children’s fantasies, and at the same time say goodbye to adult worries.

Lethal Weapon (2016)

9022

9022 9022

Score imdb: 7.9 KP: 7.4
Genre Action, Thriller, Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country
Kevin Ram, Damon Wayans, Klein Crawford, Keesha Sharp
Director Steve Boyum, Jason Ensler
Duration 03:10
Characters

Story Adventure, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Weapons
Location USA, Los Angeles
Style Exciting, Swirling Plot, Atmospheric, Intense Tech 9022 9022 after a family tragedy, he moves to Los Angeles and becomes the partner of a detective who recently experienced a heartfelt attack.

Youth Insurance (2016)

9022

Score imdb: 5.7 KP: 5.6
Genre Action, Comedy, Drama, Adventure
Country USA, Germany
Jessica Lange, Demi Moore, Shirley McLaine
Director Andy Tennant
Duration 02:19
Characters Swindlers, Companions Love, Time Travel, Adventure, Kidnapping, Money
Location Casino
Style Romantic, Easy, Fascinating

Eva mistakenly receives a check from insurance company 50 for 5 million instead one thousand dollars.Yielding to the persuasion of her dashing friend, she cashes out the entire amount, and the friends go off: a flight to the Canary Islands in first class, a presidential suite, daring acquaintances, a game in a casino – in a word, everything went like clockwork until it happened … Pursuit of an insurance agent, kidnapping girlfriends scammers, loss of money, the lair of the most notorious criminal, the threat of prison and much more! We have never seen such a bachelorette party.

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his faithful companion Watson, enter into a battle that requires serious physical and mental preparation, because their enemy poses a threat to the whole of London.

The gentle hand of the law (2018)

Score imdb: 7.6 KP: 7.8
Genre Action, Thriller, Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Crime, Detective
USA, Germany
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
Director Guy Ritchie
Duration 02:08
Characters Cops 9022 Sherlock 906 Stories

Investigations 9022 Investigations 9022 Adventure Stories

Investigations 9022 , Friendship, Mysticism, Mysteries
Place Prison, England, London
Time 19th century
Style Popular, Exciting, Steampunk, Fascinating, Smart
Adele Enel, Pio Marmay, Audrey Tautou

Family, Taxi 9022 Robberies, Friendship, Fate, Everyday life

Evaluation imdb: 6.2 KP: 5.8
Genre Comedy, romance, drama, crime
Country France
Director Pierre Salvadori
Duration 02:12
Characters Dogs

Characters Dogs

Police
Location Sea, Beach, Nightclubs
Time Night
Style Soulful, Fascinating 26 that her late husband was actually not such a decent servant of the law: it turns out, due to him an innocent young man named Antoine spent 8 years in prison.Now Yvonne is trying to do everything possible to help Antoine return to normal life.

Rush hour (2016)

Fairness, Rivalry

Score imdb: 5.7 KP: 5.4
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime
Country USA
Main Cast John Fu, Aimee Garcia
Director Steve Boyum, John Putsch
Duration 03:11
Characters Police 9022 Teammates 9022, Detectives
Location USA, Los Angeles
Style Exciting, Action-packed, Twisted Plot, Easy, Captivating

Hong Kong detective Lee is renowned for his hard work and responsibility …He gets a chance to fly to Los Angeles to investigate a very difficult crime. The case is also handled by a black gimmick cop Carter, who works at the local police station. Carter is distinguished by his defiant behavior, a strange sense of humor and a desire to prove himself in every possible way! Often he breaks the law to seem cool, but this does not always help him. The main characters will have to work together, although Carter is not happy with this prospect. What will happen with such an unusual tandem?

Sasha (2010)

Nightclubs in Germany sons are now an ex-Yugoslav family.They have some skeletons in the closet. In the center of the story is the youngest son Sasha. He is gifted and dreams of a career as a pianist. He will have an audition at the conservatory. His mother is even more concerned about her son’s career. But while Sasha’s mother dreams of a great career for her son, Sasha is “speechless” for other reasons: he is gay and secretly in love with piano teacher Gebhard Weber, and he intends to leave the city forever. The young man becomes depressed. The only person he can trust is the violinist Jiao.Sasha is glad that the homophobic father thinks Jiao is his girlfriend. But what starts out as a useful lie gets complicated when Sasha’s brother begins an affair with Jiao …

Masterpiece (2018)

Score imdb: 6.6 CP: 6.5
Genre Comedy, romance, drama, crime
Country Germany
Starring Sasha Kekets, Predrag 906 Bjelac, Lubisha Gruisse 9022 Dennis Todorovic
Characters Gays, Pianists
Plot Travel, Friendship, Jealousy, Swimming
Place Prison house

Country

9022 , Artists, Clowns, Fraudsters, Friends

Score imdb: 7.1 KP: 6.9
Genre Comedy, Drama 902
Argentina, Spain
Starring Andrea Acatto, Lucas Aranda, Raul Arevalo
Director Gaston Duprat
Duration
Plot Friendship, Art
Place Hospitals
Style Light, Soulful, Fascinating, Black humor 9022 Owner 9022 – Soulful, Fascinating, Black humor 9022 galleries in Buenos Aires and an unscrupulous art dealer.Renzo is a morose and cynical painter who equally hates art critics, hangouts, journalists and clients who want a masterpiece to order. Despite the difference, the two were best friends and partners for many years until Arturo came up with an ingenious scam.

Wheelbarrow per million (2018)

Starring

Score imdb: 6.3 KP: 6.3
Genre Comedy, drama, crime, biography
Country Puerto Rico 9022, UK, USA Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Corey Stoll
Director Nick Hamm
Characters FBI
Story Love, Based on Real Events
Style Romantic, Exciting, Action-packed, Twisted Plot, Light

1970s.Caught transporting a large consignment of cocaine, Jim Hoffman agrees to become an FBI informant. He promises to hand over his accomplices to the special services and receives a safe house for living with his wife and children, a house in a wealthy suburb of San Diego. Jim’s new neighbor turns out to be legendary car designer John DeLorean, who is preparing to release a futuristic dream sports car – cheap, fast and durable.

To leave nicely (2017)

Cops, FBI 9022

Score imdb: 6.6 KP: 6.7
Genre Comedy, crime
Country USA
Starring Michael Klane 9022 , Joey King, Morgan Freeman, Anne-Margret
Director Zach Braff
Duration 02:18
Characters Dogs Robberies, Bank Robberies, Cars, Money, Friendship
Place USA, New York
Style Light, Touching

Old friends Willie, Joe and Eionla, despite age, for the first time in their lives they decide to turn off the righteous path in order to preserve their retirement savings.Oppressed by the payment of bills and the loss of their loved ones, the elderly trinity decides to risk everything and intends to rob the bank that embezzled their money.

Father’s Leave (2015)

First Look 9022 Location

Grade imdb: 6.1 KP: 5
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country USA
VO , Charlie David, Chris Salvatore
Director Matt Riddlegover
Characters Gays, Cats, Chickens, Singers
Plot Love Kitchen
Style Easy, Fun

Greg learns he’s pregnant from his partner.This is the most unexpected and difficult period of their life together through which they will have to go.

Whistlers (2019)

Cast

Score imdb: 6.3 KP: 6.2
Genre Comedy, crime
Country Romania, France, Germany
Ivanov , Katrinel Mengia, Rodica Lazar
Director Corneliu Porumboiu
Characters Mafia
Plot Robberies 90 Money, Friendship, 9022 Places 9022 Robberies, 90 Weapons, Friendship, 9022 Islands, Ocean, Hotels
Style Twisted plot, Fascinating, Black humor

Christie, a corrupt policeman from Bucharest, falls in love with the beautiful Gilda, a femme fatale associated with the criminal business.For her sake, he is ready for any adventure. Christie intends to go to the sunny island of Homer to rescue a dishonest businessman from prison. But in order to carry out a daring plan, he must learn the local whistle language, specially developed by bandits for communication at a distance.

Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)

3

Defense

Score imdb: 7 KP: 5
Genre Comedy, Drama
Country India, Germany
V Sara Jane Diaz, Rajshri Deshpande, Sandhya Mridul
Director Pan Nalin
Characters Lesbians, Photographers, Friends, Artists
Dancing
Weapons Location Beach, India
Time Night
Style Light, Soulful, Fascinating

Frida is a commercial photographer for the fashion industry trying to find her own way in art.She gathers her friends from all over India to Goa to announce them the unexpected news: her wedding is coming soon! \ N \ nThis is how an impromptu bachelorette party begins, which lasts a whole week – a reckless journey with ups and downs in luxurious decorations. Fun and panic, broken hearts and emotional wounds, passion and obsession open doors to secrets and strengthen friendship, and emotions are in full swing. Soon events will take on a more serious turn, but for now young women intend to take everything from life.

Chirac (2015)

A modern adaptation of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek comedy Lysistratus, set against the backdrop of growing robberies in Chicago.

Mayers Christmas (2016)

Score imdb: 6.1 CP: 5.8
Genre Comedy, Drama
Country USA, China
Starring Union, Danny Glover, Jessie Asher
Director David E. Talbert
Duration 01:29
Characters Family, 9021 Single mothers 9022 Family, 903 Single mothers, Womanizer 9022

Love, Friendship, Death
Place Rugby
Time New Year
Style Light, Soulful, Fascinating

unfriendly African family comedy holidays, for the first time since the death of the mother.Beloved father asks them for an unthinkable gift – for five whole days to endure each other under one roof.

The coolest day (2016)

Score imdb: 6.5 KP: 6.8
Genre Comedy, drama
Country Germany
Starring Maria Matthias Schweighefer, Rainer Bock, Lars Doppler
Director Florian David Fitz
Duration 02:07
Characters Sick Friends, Incurable
Style Psychological, Light, To cry, Cute, Touching

The capricious and overly ambitious pianist Andi and Benno, who lives every day, are similar in only one thing: they both will soon die.Not wanting to stay in hospice, before they die, they decide to experience the best day of their lives. Having received money in a bank fraudulently, they set off on a trip to Africa. For both patients, the trip becomes a real challenge, and one of them will face his past for the first time. Although the journey keeps in itself dangers, through a series of funny and tragic moments the heroes achieve their goal: they are experiencing the best day of their lives, and most importantly, they realize that a person writes the story of his life himself.

Sauerkraut coma (2018)

Franz really enjoyed working as a police officer in his small Bavarian village, and the transfer to Munich just unsettles him.However, the murder case soon forces him to return to his native land.

The boy needs fresh air (2018)

The ruddy boy Hans-Peter tirelessly concocts how to cheer up adults. He now and then parodies aunts at family feasts, rides a horse backwards, disguises himself as a woman’s, or molds a shaggy mustache under his nose. A kind and artistic child is happy only when he sees smiles on the faces of his relatives, but soon a great grief comes to the house. 90 029 90 000 where to visit and what to try

Lovers of gastronomy

Lovers of communication

Chinatown and national flavor

Little India

Where to walk

Lunch at a food blogger

National Gallery

Beaches and Leisure

Landmarks

What to buy

What to try

Man-made waterfall

Foodis

Singaporeans discover any country through cooking, they are literally gourmets, so gastronomic immersion here is possible to any depth.Their imaginations are quickly taken up with something new, preferably flavored with interesting facts or personal history. In general, wealthy locals are tired of traditional dishes, so the leading establishments are constantly reworking and rethinking the menu. Food courts are wildly popular. The complexes, which include many small eateries, are open from early morning until late at night and offer Chinese, Malay, Indian, Vietnamese, Thai and Korean cuisines.

Smith Marine – a place where they cook delicious chili crab

For special occasions, locals choose unusual French cuisine or establishments with 2 cherished stars.The Michelin Guide confirms the dynamics and quality of Singapore’s culinary history, with 39 restaurants listed in 2018, 5 with two stars. This is the highest category at the moment. Until 2017, the city boasted a very beautiful three-star establishment – Joel Robuchon (Resorts World Sentosa) , but after the death of the chef, the restaurant left the star list.

The folk trail can lead to a very unusual place, where they are treated to a very democratic, even cheap, but Michelin-starred food – Hawker Chan .It looks like an ordinary cafe like McDonald’s, but has a Michelin-starred sauce for rice and noodles.

Hawker Chan serves Michelin sauce

The owner of Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle , which serves chicken rice and noodles, Cheng Hon Meng, earned a one star for a street vendor for the first time in Michelin guide history. Tan Chai Seng is another chef and owner of a small street food stand that has received one Michelin star. His Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is famous for its noodles.

Party people

In Singapore, it is customary to choose an institution based on its atmosphere, opportunities to communicate and meet new interesting people. The slogan “Make your plans come true!” every year interesting people are brought to the masses, proving by personal example that on the way to a dream a person is only hindered by his own excuses. This year, the bar manager of the famous Singapore bar Operation Dagger , Sasha Vigides ( Wijidessa ), was chosen to be such a messenger.It was her ideas that helped propel the Operation Dagger to the 19th place on the list of the 50 best bars in Asia 2018 (this year the bar was at 22nd).

Operator Dragger Bar not only offers inventive cocktails, but also a pleasant atmosphere

At this year’s landmark ceremony in May for the industry, 11 bars in Singapore were victoriously included in the top list, three topped the top five: Manhattan, Native, Atlas . With a sinking heart, guests of honor are brought to the bar 1 Altitude on the roof of the 300-meter skyscraper One Raffles Place – here you can enjoy Singapore at night, listen to fashion sets and treat yourself to a glass of the famous cocktail Singapore Sling ( Singapore Sling ).

Bar 1 Altitude awaits guests at an altitude of almost 300 meters, on the roof of One Raffles Place

Chinatown and national flavor

Cozy houses, shops and establishments that preserve the memory of antiquity are densely concentrated in Chinatown. The most famous architectural monument is the Temple of the Tooth of Buddha.

Singapore Chinatown, Tooth Relic Temple

In Chinatown it is easy to find both Peranakan ( Peranakan is an Indonesian (Malay) word that means “local”), and Thai dishes, they are the same, but as an alternative for vegetarians: kong ba (braised pork belly), but with a substitute for mushrooms, sweet and sour pork – from soybeans and pineapples.Be sure to try at least once the “magic mushroom” (baked portobello with ricotta cheese, spinach and pesto, seasoned with tomato sauce with basil and mozzarella) and vegetable tandoori (a mixture of fried mushrooms, eggplant, paprika, onions and tofu marinated in yogurt, chutney from mango and rice).
Many shopkeepers are very proud of the attention of the press – they specially decorate the shop with newspaper clippings with a mention of their loved ones. The law – the longer the line from the locals, the more reliable the catering point – is valid all over the world.

The most interesting authentic cuisine is in the food courts. One of the largest is Maxwell.

But if you are interested in local, Peranakan history, take a walk on the East Coast – in the Joo Chiat – Kallang area. The Kim Chu Museum, for example, has preserved and still operates a small atelier for tailoring traditional clothes. Here, as in a house-museum, household items, unique beaded items are carefully preserved, they offer to evaluate the skills of embroiderers and join a traditional meal.

Kim Choo Peranakan Museum

Bak-chzhang (rice dumpling with minced meat wrapped in a pandan leaf) is served with special honor, three specialties for dessert. Ang ku kueh – Tortoise shell-shaped cakes with the Chinese character show, or longevity, in the center. Ondeh – Steamed tapioca cakes topped with fresh coconut flakes. One bite, and some strange piercing cream explodes inside, it is difficult to find an analogue of which in Russian, but we are talking about a liquefied “hum melaka”.Those with a sweet tooth also appreciate ongol ubi – multi-layered multi-colored tapioca jelly with coconut.

Little Little India

In Little India, just steps from Metro Station Little India , is the famous wet market and food court Tekka Center . The upper floors sell everything from Bollywood music CDs to silk sarees, and downstairs a variety of edible exotics.

Tekka Market has applied to UNESCO for inclusion in the World Heritage List

The local food court is dominated by spicy and spicy Indian and halal food, with an abundance of curries and ginger, very decent and fair prices.Many guides take tourists here to gaze at the mesmerizing spectacle of making foaming tea Teh Tarik . This is the so-called “stretched” tea with milk: the seller, like a fakir, with quick and dexterous movements stretches the syrup threads in the air, saturates them with oxygen, due to which the drink is obtained with a strong thick foam. Don’t forget to try pea donuts, brown rice burger, crispy tofu steak sandwich and enchilada in Little India.

Singapore Walks

Don’t be frightened by stories about the terrible heat and humidity.Almost all buildings and many pedestrian zones have a canopy or awning, many are connected by bridges, covered or ventilated crossings, all urban transport is air-conditioned.

The city is surrounded by lush greenery, much of it stands on the hills and is well ventilated. More than a third of the territory is occupied by parks (there are about 300 of them).

Singapore Botanic Garden

Singapore, true to its nickname “city in the garden”, perfectly combines the achievements of landscape art and the comfort of a bustling metropolis.For example, the recently opened hotel The Outpost on Sentosa is an oasis of tranquility and excellent service. The windows offer a marvelous view of the sea, there is an outdoor pool in the courtyard. Beautiful territory, excellent cuisine, convenient location – everything you need for the happiness of a tourist.

The Outpost Hotel – Shelter of Peace

The simplicity of a bygone era, rustic idyll and the atmosphere of Singapore in the 60s have been preserved on the Pulau Ubin Island Reserve. The motorboat will come here in 15 minutes – find an opportunity to get out to look at the kampongs, see the life of ordinary people, as they say from the plow, walk along the shore where small crabs frolic, wild boars run across the road, and the langoustine burrows have turned the soil under the palm trees into a lunar landscape …The food here is very simple and straightforward and based on seafood.

Pulau Ubin National Park

An integral part of the “green” concept is, of course, the Gardens by the Bay complex, located in the new city center – Marina Bay. It covers over one hundred hectares and consists of three coastal gardens – Bay South, Bay East and Bay Central.

Steel Trees Satay by The Bay

Even the last hardened pragmatist and skeptic will not be able to hide the delight of the night light music show of trees – Garden Rhapsody .The crowns of the trees are crowned with solar panels, and this charge accumulated during the day provides 15 minutes of musical extravaganza.

OCBC Garden Rhapsody

By the way, nearby there is a cozy complex with small restaurants – Satay By the Bay , which serves all the unmistakable dishes for fresh air: sauté kebabs, seafood, grilled vegetables and traditional ice cream – ice kachang.

Food court near the Botanical Gardens Gardens by the Bay

Family traditions: lunch in a private house

If you have a desire to see how families live and taste homemade food, you can choose a private visit of your choice.Those wishing to accept and feed foreigners are tested by the Ministry of Tourism of Singapore in various aspects: they look at the house and apartment, family, evaluate the ability to set the table and tell a story. We visited the food blogger Dershini ( Dhershini Winodan ) – in a beautiful and cozy house, with a well-thought-out program of an easy and sincere meeting.

Visiting food blogger Dhershini Winodan, she is very welcoming and charming.

An Indian-style meal was built around special thin pancakes baked in the form of deep vases – appoms – from a mixture of rice and corn flour.They are filled with various appetizers with eggplants, tomatoes, rice, chicken, eggs – spicy, spicy, viscous and extremely tasty.

Video master class from Dhershini Winodan: she bakes pancakes – appoms

The hostess makes ice cream from tapioca with coconut milk and mango puree, and it would be better if she forgot about the dessert, since it is impossible to keep herself within the bounds of decency and not ask for more.

Eternal values ​​

Treasure, pearl, pride of the nation – what epithets you will not hear about the National Gallery.The complex unites two buildings – the Supreme Court, erected in 1929, and the former municipality.

National Gallery of Singapore – the most beautiful architectural complex

This is rightfully one of the most beautiful monuments of colonial British architecture in the Palladian style, with a characteristic borrowing of ancient Greek temple architecture. The entire gallery space has been rethought in a modern format. The buildings are connected by an atrium: a transparent sloping roof imitating a pagoda is supported by the trunk and branches of a tree.There are water tanks on the roof, and when they are illuminated by the sun, waves seem to run on the steps of the gallery. You won’t see all the exhibits in a day or two, but this is exactly the place where you can feel the local history.

There are more than 8 thousand exhibits in the collection of the National Gallery .

About seas and corals

Making the fairy tale of an ideal vacation come true – swimming in the sea, plunge into the world of entertainment, diving or kayaking – is easy on the beaches of Sentosa: Siloso, Tanjong and Palawan.

Siloso Beach on Sentosa Island

Imported Indonesian white sand, palm trees, turquoise clear water and a light breeze will instantly take all thoughts on the other side of the equator. Sunbeds are given here in exchange for a purchased drink in coastal establishments or when paying about $ 25. The entrance to the beaches is free, and the price of the rest depends solely on the method of getting to the island itself: by car $ 7, monorail $ 4.5, on foot $ 1. Showers and toilets are free. Rangers, the local police service, are constantly running on the island.You can go for a walk at night, but after 19.00 you are not allowed to swim. There is also a wild beach in Singapore, with mangroves, with no infrastructure at all – East Coast Park .

The beaches on Sentosa are the cleanest, the sea is blue-blue, and the palm trees run up against the clouds

Where to visit?

  • National Gallery: An incredibly beautiful building with a rich collection, a classic approach to museum art. 1St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957.
  • Liao Fan is a Michelin-earned establishment for the sauce.78 Smith Street, Singapore 058972
  • Peranakan Kim Chu House Museum, where there is a lot of handicraft, beadwork, silk and embroidery. Authentic and atmospheric. 111 East Coast Rd.
  • Bar “Atlas” will delight you with an incredible collection of gin, a museum of modern art, beautiful interiors. Take a walk in the evening toilet – just here. The Atlas drinks menu spans over 60 pages, and this is without a detailed description of the positions. Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road.
  • Smith Marine Club – this is where most of my fellow travelers think they make the best chili crab.The restaurant, located on the raft, has its own fish farm, so everything is served to the table with the utmost freshness.
  • The Manhattan Bar at the Regent Hotel knows a lot about classic forgotten drinks, boasts a collection of American gins and vibrant cocktails aged for two years in oak barrels. The Regent Singapore, Level 2.
  • Clarke Quay is a haven for nightlife lovers. Here, under the peaks of bars, they watch football matches, drink craft beer from local breweries, sing karaoke, dance Latin and disco, and have fun with all the heart.Clarke Quay, Singapore 179094.

Clarke Quay transforms at night

  • If you choose river transport, all the iconic sights will float before your eyes: Merlion Park, the famous Marina Bay Sands complex, a Ferris wheel, a modern business center. River boat cruise – starts from North Bridge Road, 15-06 High Street Center, Singapore 179094.

River cruise starts at Clarke Quay

  • Take a walk along Singapore’s main shopping street, Orchard Road.
  • Visit Universal Studios Singapore, Asia’s first amusement park, offering 24 rides based on popular Hollywood movies.

Universal – a grandiose amusement park, will appeal to fans of Hollywood films

What to buy?

  • Chips with fish skin – half of Singapore is crazy about them.

Fish-skin Chips – Local Food Bomb

  • Jam Kaya is a must-have in a traditional breakfast made with coconut milk, eggs, pandanus leaf and sugar.Indispensable for waffles and golden fresh toast.
  • Waffles with durian are a specialty, and besides, they do not complicate the life of fellow travelers on the plane as much as durian itself.
  • Jade seals with name or keyword. As it turned out, the names Martin and Andrey are most often found on the finished seals.
  • Little Nyonya – traditional handmade Peranakan clothing: batik, sarong or kain panjang, sarong kebaya, embroidery, beaded slippers.
  • Mandatory magnet: Merlion of course, or sea lion.

What to try?

All Asian countries are usually multinational, and the must-have list includes at least 10 items. Definitely, every Singaporean has a favorite local dish and a favorite place where he thinks the best food is served. The five favorite dishes, of course, will include:

  • Chilly Crab – chili crab. The secret of this dish is in the sauce. Do not wear white and stock up on napkins!
  • Laksa – Rich coconut milk curry soup with rice spaghetti.Served with shrimp, shellfish and fish pie.
  • Chicken Rice – Traditional Asian rice with chicken is best tasted at food courts, guided by the length of the line from the locals.
  • Satay – small skewers on bamboo skewers from everything in the world under glazed sweet and sour sauce.

Kebabs are best tried on Satay by the Bay footcourt

  • Rojak & Popiah – roll with vegetables, fruits and seafood.
  • Dim Sum is of course the birthplace of Hong Kong dim sum, but many establishments in Singapore serve a set of barbecued pork, Shanghai Xiao Long Bao dumplings, Siew Mai dumplings and vegetables under this name.
  • Baby kailan in oyster sauce is the most popular side dish after rice and noodles.
  • Pamper yourself with fruit, Tiong Bahru Market has top-notch rambutan, mangosteen, longan, lychee, durian and mango.

In the top photo in the left corner – Ice Kachang – ice with sarsi syrup and red beans – the famous local ice cream.Don’t forget to try the chili crab!

The last figure, farewell

In order not to be sad, saying goodbye to the magical Singaporean fairy tale, be sure to watch the light show at Changi Airport. The man-made 40-meter rain waterfall is an absolutely unforgettable sight.

Changi Airport Waterfall

90,000 Top 10 Hawker Centers in Singapore – Travel

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Confused about where to start your Singapore food adventure? Here are our 10 best street vendors in the country worth visiting.

The best way to eat cheap and good food in Singapore is to visit one of the many street vendors dotted around the island. These traditional open-air facilities are critical to local life, each home to a variety of street food stalls where most Singaporeans quickly prepare delicious meals at a low cost. Here are the top 10.

Old Airport Road Food Center

Food Court, Street Food The Old Airport Road Food Center, built on the runway at old Singapore’s Kallang Airport, is a favorite shopping mall for locals to buy cheap good food for the hawkers, although in recent over the years this hidden gem has become more and more popular with tourists.On the first level, there are over 150 stalls to choose from, while on the second level there are more different shops to be found. Popular players with long lines include Nam Sing Fried Hokkien Mi, Shin Mei Xiang Lor Mi, and Dong Ji Fried Kwi Teo. Each kiosk has its own opening hours, check them before visiting.

Maxwell Food Center

Food Court, Street Food Maxwell Food Center is one of the most popular hawkers among Singaporeans and tourists in Historic Chinatown. It sparked international interest with a visit by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to Hainanese Chicken Rice at Tian Tian Chicken Rice, now a Michelin-starred gourmet and must-try dish at the mall.But if you prefer not to queue up forever, there are many other stalls that locals love, such as Zhen Zhen porridge and Maxwell Fuzhou oyster pie.

Chinatown Complex Food Center

Food Court, Street Food It’s easy to get lost at Chinatown Complex Food Center, home to Singapore’s largest shopping and entertainment center with over 260 second floor food stalls offering a generous selection of Singaporean street food. From the cheapest Michelin-starred food at Liao Fan Hong Kong soy sauce with chicken, rice and noodles to draft international craft beer at Smith Street Taps, there are plenty of options at affordable prices.

Tekka Center

Market The first level of Tekka Center houses a busy shopping center. Located in Little India, naturally you should try the food stalls of North and South India here. Allaudin’s Briyani specializes in delicious briyani rice dishes, while masala thosai can be enjoyed in Sri Tiffin. The name Tekka comes from Teh Kia Kah or Tek Kah, a Hokkien name meaning “foot of bamboo,” a reference to the many bamboo plants growing along the Rochor Canal.

Tiong Bahru Food Center

Market, Food Court, Street Food The Tiong Bahru Food Center has 85 food stalls to choose from, several Michelin Bib-Gourmand and The Plate award-winning food carriers – just look out for the long lines. A favorite breakfast is Jian Bo Shui Kueh, with its steamed rice cakes topped with canned radish cubes and a spoonful of chili. Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow, Teochew Fish Soup, and Lor Mee 178 are good places to start your food journey, although Tiong Bahru has many indie cafes and restaurants to visit.

Lau Pa Sat

Food Court, Market, Contemporary, Asian, European, American, Street Food

The historic Lau Pa Sat, or “old market” in the heart of Singapore’s CBD, is a tourist favorite shopping mall due to convenient location close to attractions in the city center, and thanks to the unique octagonal shape and wrought iron arches. the iconic clock tower in the center. A small road near the food center is closed at night to allow satay vendors to take their place, recreating the once famous Satay Street under the stars.

Changi Village Hawker Center

Food Court, Street Food

Changi Village Hawker Center is located in the far east of Singapore, close to Changi Airport, offering scenic views of the coastline. Not the easiest place to get to, it still attracts a lot of locals, especially those looking for a good place to dine, the center retains an old school feel. Outstanding stalls include International Nasi Lemak, which serves some of the best nasi lemak on the island, and Ho Guan Satay Bee Hoon, which serves a unique blend of satay and rice noodles.Delicious food awaits at Weng Kee Ipoh Hor Fun.

Xiamen Street Food Center

Food Court, Street Food The Xiamen Street Food Center is located in the heart of Chinatown and has kiosks spread over two floors, so there is a lot to choose from. There are also several Michelin-listed Bib-Gourmand kiosks here. Hoo Kee Rice Dumplings serve some of the most unique boiled dumplings, including chestnuts, salted egg yolk and bamboo leaf mushrooms.Hong Kong Beef Noodle and J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff offer great traditional versions of their names, while A Noodle Story offers a reimagined Japanese ramen fusion.

Chomp Chomp Food Center

Food Court, Street Food Chomp Chomp Food Center is mostly open in the evenings and always seems to be crowded. It is a little off to the side in the residential area of ​​Serangun Gardens. It is popular for its very specific dishes, which can be found in abundance at various stalls around the food center.Sambal stingray kebabs and carrot pie are popular, as are freshly prepared chicken wings and fried hokkien chicken wings. Wash it all down with one of the largest glasses of refreshing sugarcane juice.

ABC Brickworks Food Center

Food Court, Street Food

Located along the Jalan Bukit Mera in western Singapore, the oddly named ABC Brickworks Food Center was named after two things: Archipelago Brewery Company – the first commercial brewery in Singapore – and brick kilns that were located around this area.

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