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Rice dumplings to impress your mother-in-law with this Dragon Boat Festival

Rice dumplings and ba zhang delivery for the family
Classic, traditional dumplings for grandma: • Dian Xiao ErSwatow CityTingkat PeraMakan455 Penang Heritage
Exquisite delights to really impress your MIL: • Hua TingLondon Fat DuckPan Pacific SingaporeSHINSENPARKROYAL on Kitchener RoadTungLok Signatures
Unique creations for the adventurous: • Lime RestaurantPeony Jade

During the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on 14 June this year, eating glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves is a must. According to tales passed down over the millennia, the culinary tradition of eating zongzi, or ba zhang, can be traced back to Qu Yuan’s death. Despite the tragic history behind this festival, it has evolved to become a celebration that many joyously partake in. If you’re planning to visit your family with ba zhang to share, or if you’re planning to put in an order for rice dumpling delivery, we rounded up a list of the best rice dumplings in Singapore, ranging from the classic to the modern, the local to the unique.

One thing is for sure: these delectable delights are all certain to charm even your traditional mother-in-law!

1. Dian Xiao Er: Delight in Traditional and Nyonya dumplings

Dian Xiao Er's traditional and Nyonya dumplings, delivered islandwide in Singapore powered by Oddle.
Relish in Nyonya and Traditional Dumplings, available steamed and frozen.

With Dian Xiao Er’s freshly steamed and frozen rice dumplings, celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival will be an easy affair. Order in for the family with their bundle of 5 Nyonya Dumplings (from $31.89) or 5 Traditional Dumplings (from $31.89). Get the best of both worlds with their Bundle A and Bundle B (from $31.89). Plus, enjoy a complimentary gift box with purchase of any of their bundles. Perfect for gifting when you visit grandma this weekend!

2. Hua Ting: Exquisite zongzi with abalone and convoy, bird’s nest, and more

Delight in Hua Ting‘s plethora of Cantonese offerings, and win hearts with the amalgamation of luxe ingredients such as conpoy, pork belly, and abalone in the 港式南非鲍鱼裹蒸粽 Hong Kong Style South African Abalone Rice Dumpling ($38). Alternatively, have the 猪软骨梅菜炒米粽 Pork Cartilage Rice Dumpling ($22). For a touch of sweetness, the 燕窝水晶西米粽 Bird’s Nest Sago Rice Dumpling ($28) is sure to please.

3. Lime Restaurant: Sweet potato dumplings and upgraded classics with Kurobuta Pork Belly

Lime Restaurant’s selection of handcrafted rice dumplings, curated by award-winning Chef Edward Chong from Peach Blossoms, ranges from classic ba zhang upgraded with a touch of luxury to modern renditions. Saccharine and sweet, the Hokkaido Sweet Potato “Lava” Rice Dumpling ($16.80), with a blue-tinted, butterfly pea glutinuous rice, is as beautiful as it is delicious. As for savoury dumplings, have the Traditional ‘Hakka’ Kurobuta Pork Belly Rice Dumpling ($18.80) or the Premium XO Cantonese Dumpling ($36.80). Want to taste them all? The Rice Dumplings Bundle Set ($68.80) will guarantee a celebration you won’t forget.

4. London Fat Duck: Savour Irish duck and truffle wagyu zongzi

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London Fat Duck, home to the Wagyu of ducks, has rice dumplings that certainly live up to its name. Revel in the 伦敦鸭粽子 London Fat Duck Signature Rice Dumpling ($18.80), featuring their famous Irish duck. Alternatively, have the 和牛黑松露粽子 Truffle Wagyu Rice Dumpling ($29.80) for an opulent celebratory dinner that will delight your family.

5. Pan Pacific Singapore: Jumbo-sized, abalone-packed dumplings

Pan Pacific Singapore's rice dumplings and zongzi for Dragon Boat Festival, delivered islandwide in Singapore powered by Oddle.
From traditional to Taiwanese and Teochew rice dumplings, count your festive plans sorted.

Hai Tien Lo from Pan Pacific Singapore brings an exquisite selection of premium creations to your table, including the new Traditional Jumbo Rice Dumpling with Abalone 极品鲍鱼果蒸粽 (from $41.52). For a full feast with ba zhang delivery, don’t miss out on the Classic Taiwanese Dumpling with Sesame Oil Chicken 台式麻油鸡粽 (from $20.12) or the Teochew Dumpling with Yam Paste and Gingko Nuts 潮州白果芋泥粽子 (from $11.56). 

6. PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road: Have an imperial, six-course feast with deluxe dumplings

Have a lofty celebration with PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road’s 和牛五谷粽 Traditional Cantonese Brown Rice Dumpling with Wagyu Beef (from $9.80 per pc). With the 雪花紫薯豆沙水晶粽 Chilled Sago Dumpling with Purple Potato, Red Bean and Lychee ($10 for 3 pcs), treat your eyes to a feast, too! Planning to have a full course meal with your family? The Six-Course Set Menu (from $49.90 per pax) comes with Double-Boiled Soup of the Day and Stir-fried Prawns. Not to mention the Traditional Cantonese Rice Dumpling with Abalone, Conpoy and Mushroom, and more.

7. Peony Jade: Nasi lemak dumplings and lava dumplings filled with Mao Shan Wang

娘惹叁峇辣椒粽 Steamed Nyonya Nasi Lemak Sambal Chilli Zhang

娘惹粽 Signature Steamed Nyonya Zhang

广式裹蒸粽 Steamed Cantonese Jumbo Glutinous Rice ‘Guo Zheng’ Zhong

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Peony Jade presents their 娘惹叁峇辣椒粽 Steamed Nyonya Nasi Lemak Sambal Chilli Zhang ($11.90), a bespoke signature for the season. With sambal chilli, anchovies and peanuts, it’s just like the real deal. Durian lovers, the 猫山王椰糖椰丝蓝蝶粽 Premium Mao Shan Wang Durian Ondeh “Lava” Blue Pea Glutinous Rice Dessert Zhang ($13.90) is all yours. Don’t fret if you prefer your ba zhang traditional, for they also have their Signature Steamed Nyonya Zhang ($11.90) and their Time-Honoured Cantonese Zhongzhi ($11.90).

8. SHINSEN: Frozen rice dumplings with premium Japanese ingredients

SHINSEN's Chilled Duck Bak Zhang and Chilled Wagyu Bak Zhang for Dragon Boat Festival, delivered islandwide in Singapore powered by Oddle.
Relish dumplings filled with duck, or truffle and wagyu, for luxurious celebrations at home.

If you’re searching for frozen dumplings to last beyond the occasion, SHINSEN, an online Japanese grocery, has got you covered. Their Chilled Duck Bak Zhang ($18.80) and Chilled Wagyu Truffle Bak Zhang ($29.80) are best enjoyed with their house-made bak zhang sauce and a sprinkle of sugar. With SHINSEN’s rice dumpling delivery available islandwide, have yourself a no-frills, week-long celebration at home!

9. Swatow City: Authentic Teochew rice dumplings with nostalgic flavours

Authentic Homemade Teochew Dumpling 潮州肉粽球 ($5.80)

Swatow City‘s Authentic Homemade Teochew Dumpling 潮州肉粽球 ($5.80) will make for a delightful treat. Packed with salted egg yolks, mushrooms and more, it encapsulates the best of Shantou’s Teochew cuisine. With yam paste making a resurgence in recent years, the Yam Paste & Pumpkin Rice Dumpling 金瓜芋泥甜粽 ($3.80) is traditional, nostalgic, and one you’d want to cart for the orh nee lovers in your family.

Alternatively, order your rice dumplings from from Swatow Garden Seafood.

10. Tingkat PeraMakan: Nyonya rice dumplings and gift bundles with kueh-kueh

If you love Peranakan cuisine, you will adore TingKat PeraMakan’s Nyonya Rice Dumplings ($6.50 for 1 pc, $63 for 10 pcs). Encasing a flavourful, fragrant filling of pork cooked with coriander spice paste and winter melon cubes, these piquant creations are certain to leave you wanting more. If that happens, don’t worry. You can always fall back on the Gift Bundle C ($74.50), which comes with 4 Nyonya Rice Dumplings, Kueh Salat, Kueh Kosui, Banana Cake, and Apom Berkuah, for you to savour to your heart’s content. Or have these rice dumplings and treats delivered straight to mom-in-law’s house—for a heartwarming gift she’ll always remember!

11. TungLok Signatures: Get the best of sweet and savoury dumplings

Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetables Rice Dumpling

Honey Dates Rice Dumpling

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Fill your heart and belly this Dragon Boat Festival with TungLok SignaturesHoney Dates Rice Dumpling ($30 for 10 pcs). A dessert-like treat, these bites are bound to satiate your sweet tooth. Plus, try the tantalising Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetables Rice Dumpling ($20.20) and relish the interplay of savoury pork and glutinous rice with tangy mei cai.

Order your rice dumpling delivery from Tunglok XiHé Peking Duck, Lao Beijing, TungLok Heen, and more brands under TungLok Group.

12. 455 Penang Heritage: Affordable, traditional Hokkien bazhang

Bazhang from 455 Penang Heritage, delivered islandwide in Singapore powered by Oddle. For Dragon Boat Festival 2021.
Bazhang ($33 for 6 pcs)

If you prefer your ba zhang simple, stripped down, and without frills, look no further than 455 Penang Heritage. Their classic Hokkien-style Bazhang ($33 for 6 pcs) comes with a savoury filling of tender pork and umami-packed mushrooms. Sure to satisfy your quota of rice dumplings for the year with ba zhang delivery.

For more ba zhang delivery options and decadent dishes from Singapore’s best Chinese restaurants—that also deliver islandwide—check out Oddle Eats!