Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong
One timeless tradition for Dragon Boat Festival remains unchanged – the delectable sticky rice dumplings. known as “zongzi” in Mandarin and “zong” in Cantonese. These pyramid-shaped delights, wrapped in bamboo leaves, offer a variety of savoury and sweet fillings, from succulent meats to luscious bean paste. Let’s uncover the best dumplings for the festival.
1. THE LEGACY HOUSE
Chinese executive chef Li Chi-wai skilfully prepares two exquisite varieties. The Steamed Sweet Rice Dumpling with Chestnut features a delectable blend of ingredients like abalone, pork, lotus seed, and dried scallops, while the Steamed Rice Dumpling with Abalone, Pork, and Mushroom presents a flavourful combination of “Eight Treasures” including South African abalone, pork belly, and chestnut. Each dumpling is meticulously wrapped in bamboo leaves and slow-boiled for seven hours to perfection.
THE LEGACY HOUSE, Level 5, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
2. LUNG KING HEEN
Lung King Heen is celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival with two rice dumpling gift sets that feature not only the perennial favourite but also two new flavours – an effort reflecting the restaurant’s continued dedication to elevating the humble delicacies with the finest ingredients.
LUNG KING HEEN, 4/F, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance St, Hong Kong
3. MAN HO
Savor the exquisite flavors of chef Jayson Tang’s signature rice dumplings. Experience the rich blend of ingredients including dried abalone, conpoy, shiitake mushrooms, pork belly, chicken, lotus seeds, salted egg yolk, and green beans, enhanced by the renowned Yuan’s soy sauce. Additionally, indulge in the new Hokkien rice dumpling, filled with shiitake mushrooms, chestnuts, minced dried shrimp, and pork belly, all infused with the exquisite taste of Yuan’s soy sauce.
MAN HO, Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
4. SUMMER PALACE
Celebrate with a delightful assortment of treats from the Shangri-La Group. Indulge in their mini rice dumpling gift set, featuring exquisite flavours such as abalone, conpoy, and pork belly, as well as dried tangerine peel and red beans. Available at the Michelin-starred Summer Palace at Island Shangri-La, it’s a must-have for the festive season.
SUMMER PALACE, 5/F, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong