Bak Chang, is also known as rice dumpling, that most of us enjoy eating during the Dragon Boat Festival. It happens on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar and in June on our English calendar. As usual, the prices will most probably skyrocket during the seasonal period. So its better to eat now! And my all-time favourite rice dumpling stall is from Hoo Kee Bak Chang at Amoy Street Food Centre. Hoo Kee Bak Chang has 68 years of experience in making the rice dumplings. Making a traditional piece of rice dumpling is not an easy task. From cleaning the bamboo leaves to cooking rice, meat and other fillings to wrapping the ingredients in the soft bamboo leaf into the pyramid-shaped rice dumplings. These processes are made with love by hand. The rice dumplings sold out fast as they have won a bib gourmand in the Michelin Guide 2016. Make your reservation online or visit early to avoid disappointment.
Each piece of rice dumpling has classic marinated pork, roasted chestnuts and then wrapped in fragrant glutinous rice. Original flavour at S$2.80 each. If you wish for more flavours, go for salted egg yolk or mushroom at S$3.60 each. Salted egg yolk is the best seller flavour at Hoo Kee whereas mushroom is a healthier choice and has more texture in every bite.
One bak chang is estimated 276 calories, higher than a bowl of plain rice at 200 calories. It is so tasty that you might over eat. Enjoy feasting yet not overindulge.
*No Service charge(10%) and GST(7%).
-We paid for our meal.
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