Dumplings used to be consumed only during the Dumpling Festival to commemorate Qu Yuan for sacrificing his life for his country by drowning himself in the famous Ni Lo River. To prevent the fishes from consuming Qu Yuan’s body, the people of Chu threw steamed rice wrapped in reed leaf into the river — the dumplings we now know of being consumed throughout the year by anyone who enjoys it.
After hearing so much about this dumpling stall in Hong Lim Complex, I decided to buy different flavours to try – chicken, chicken with salted egg, pork, nonya and pork belly. The rice inside is very compact and hard. Although the price is a little higher than usual, many are still willing to queue and buy it.
Where: Hong Lim Complex Hawker Centre, #02-37
Operating hours: closed on sunday and public holiday