Szechuan Court: Be wowed by super-sized bak chang
It’s the bak chang season again, also known as rice dumpling season or Duan Wu Jie. It’s the time of the year where we put our diet plans aside and sink our teeth into the aromatic pyramids of sticky glutinous rice stuffed with sweet fatty pork, chestnuts and other sinful ingredients.
Thanks to creative chefs, we are getting more innovative options other than the usual meat or Nonya style bak chang. This year, we got a taste of the super-sized bak chang from Szechuan Court at Fairmont Singapore.
Instead of the traditional bak chang fillings, Szechuan Court jumped into the fray with its signature Kung Pao Chicken and oh-so-healthy Organic Red Brown Rice Vegetarian dumplings. Another unique feature of these rice dumplings is that they are between 800g-1kg – big enough to feed a small family. These dumplings were a BIG hit last year and they are back this year.
The Kung Pao Chicken Dumpling ($36) is packed with juicy diced chicken thigh meat and crunchy roasted peanuts. The glutinous rice is soft and the spices blends well with all ingredients. What makes this dumpling even more desirable is the grinded Szechuan peppercorns and homemade chili sauce. If you like spicy food, this dumpling will give you that fiery kick. However, we found the chicken meat to be slightly hard and chewy.
Want a healthier option? Try the Organic Red Brown Rice Vegetarian Dumpling. This guilt-free dumpling is packed with highly nutritious organic red brown rice, vegetarian mock duck and minced pork, ginko nuts, mung beans and fermented bean curd skin. Priced at $38 each, this 800 gram bak chang is bursting with savoury and nutty flavours. The texture of the sticky rice dumpling is soft and chewy, not grainy at all. As you might already know, red brown rice is high in nutrients and low in calories. This healthy option will entice your taste buds and have you coming back for more.
These special mouth-watering rice dumplings are available for dine-in or takeaway at Szechuan Court, Fairmont Singapore from 24 May to 6 June 2011 in conjunction with the annual Rice Dumpling Festival.
Level 3, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road
Lunch: Monday to Friday – 12:00 noon to 2:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays – 12:00 noon to 3:00pm
Dinner: Daily – 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: (65) 6431 6156
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