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Dumpling Festival

on August 10, 2018

Dumpling festival has ended. Typically Dumpling festival takes place in the 6th Lunar Calendar month.

Legend has it that a great scholar stood for his rights but was pushed to die in a river filled with fishes.

Villagers quickly made dumplings and threw it into the river so that the fishes would eat the dumplings and not feed on his flesh.

But it is sold all year round in lil red dot at the stalls as it makes a good meal in one. I love eating dumplings as it is a lunch or a dinner to me.

Dumplings come in several varieties.

Wrapped in fragrant pandan leaves, glutinuous rice with Nonya pork fillings or Hokkien Fillings which is pork with some fat, chestnut and a dried oyster as filling.

The latest addition is salted egg yolk. It seems salted egg yolk is the latest eating food fad.

They have fish skin coated with salted egg yolk and fried as a snack.

It is addictive and very expensive snack costing $7 for 250gm.

Generally dumplings have gone up in price ranging $2.50 to $3.75.

At this mall, it was cheaper costing $2 to $3 a dumpling as it was a pop up stall.



5 responses to “Dumpling Festival

  1. Singledust says:

    yeah i love them too but makes me sleepy after i have one. my fave is the hokkien one too.

  2. Caffe says:

    At Poland we also have Dumpling Festival (for example at the following week) but dumplings are completely different:-)

  3. scifihammy says:

    They look so different to my “western” food.
    Would one dumpling be a meal then? They look quite big. 🙂

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