Whenever the Dragon Boat Festival or Chinese Dumpling Festival comes around annually, the Chinese community will get busy making glutinous rice dumplings. Locally known as bak chang, zhang, or zongzi, this sticky, delicious, rice parcel is filled with ingredients such as pork, mushroom, dried shrimps, salted egg york, chestnut, green beans and more, and wrapped in bamboo or lotus leaves. Making this delicious treat at home might be cumbersome for most city dwellers, but thankfully, they can easily be found across the Klang Valley. Little Steps have rounded up some of the top places to find glutinous rice dumplings in Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas. All it takes is just a few clicks and you’ll have them delivered straight to your doorstep!
Dorsett Grand Subang has come up with two types of rice dumplings this year, the Traditional Glutinous Rice Dumpling with chicken, mushrooms and egg yolk priced at RM$28 nett per piece or Glutinous Rice Crystal Dumpling with red bean paste at RM12 nett per piece. Available from now till June 14, call them to place your order or click here.
Dorsett Grand Subang, Jalan SS12/1, Subang Jaya, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 5031 6060, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dorsetthotels.com/malaysia/subang
Fans of Nyonya Chang, you'll be pleased to know that you can find them at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. Prepared by Chef Lo of Tao Chinese Cuisine, the Spicy Nyonya Glutinous Rice Dumpling is filled with Shrimp and Diced Chicken priced at RM18, or you can opt for the Brown Rice with Morel Mushroom, Abalone and Treasure Glutinous Rice Dumpling priced at RM$48. An advance order is required, and you can place your order here.
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, 165 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2782 6000/ +6016 202 4623 (WhatsApp), www.intercontinentalklshop.com
Executive Chinese Chef Michael Wong and his team from Lai Po Heen have crafted a range of delectable glutinous rice dumplings for you to indulge in! Choose from five flavors available like Heritage Traditional Nyonya recognizable from its blue hue, Hong Kong Roasted Duck, Mushroom with Lamb, Healthy Vegetarian, and Steamed Supreme Sea Treasures and Abalone, all priced between RM$48 to RM$118 each. Available for pick-up or delivery until June 14, order from their online shop or give them a call.
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2330 8798, https://kualalumpur.mandarinorientalshop.com
From sweet to savory, Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant at One World Hotel is offering five varieties of rice dumplings to cater to different tastebuds. There's Teochew Style, Hokkien Style, Cantonese Style, and Sambal & Chicken Nyonya Style rice dumplings, all priced at RM15 nett per piece. If you're feeling indulgent, try the Dried Seafood & Abalone rice dumpling priced at RM$25 nett. To view the full list of ingredients, click here. Available till June 14, contact the restaurant at the numbers below to place your order.
One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +603 7681 1159/ +6016 339 0995 (WhatsApp), www.oneworldhotel.com.my
For something out of the ordinary, Cafe Rocco has a few interesting rice dumplings you might want to try. Check out the Bacon Bak Chang, Sweet Baba Bacon Bak Chang, Spicy Nyonya Bak Chang, and Durian Gula Melaka Kee Chang with prices ranging from RM$12 to RM$16. Conveniently packed in individual vacuum-sealed bags, and frozen to seal in the freshness, you can just pop them in the microwave or steam them before consuming.
Cafe Rocco by Chef Hon Sing, G-13A, Suite Servis Suria, NO.10 Jalan Sri Bintang, Segambut 51200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6016 606 9488 (WhatsApp), www.rocco.cafe/food
Kampung Contemporary Dining is known for its sumptuous Peranakan Melaka cuisine. Hence it's no surprise that they have added Nyonya Chang to their delivery menu in time for the Dragon Boat Festival. They are currently offering a Buy 10 Get 1 Free deal for RM$80, or alternatively, you can gift a Nyonya Dumpling gift set containing four pieces of Nyonya Chang and flowers priced at RM$48 to someone special. To order, click here.
Kampung Contemporary Dining, 11, Jalan 17/45, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +6012 737 2085, www.kampungcontemporarydining.beepit.com
Traditionally hand-made in limited quantities using their family recipe passed down from the older generation, 1139 Ah Mah Home Cookery has a variety of rice dumplings to choose from. There's Traditional Bak Chang, Nyonya Chang, Kee Chang, Chicken Chang, Black Sesame Kee Chang and Red Bean Kee Change with prices starting at RM$2 per piece. To place your order, send them a WhatsApp.
1139 Ah Mah Home Cookery, Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6014 356 6524 (WhatsApp), www.facebook.com/1139AhMahHomeCookery
Famed for their signature Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun and delicious array of Nyonya kuihs, biscuits and local savoury desserts, they've added rice dumplings on the menu this time of the year. Located at the SS2 Food Court, the food here literally sell like hot cakes so you'll have to order early. Choices available include Ipoh Bak Chang, Nyonya Chang, and Alkaline Dumpling. To browse the menu and order, click here.
Ipoh Canning Garden Hong Kee Chee Cheong Fun,
SS 2/61, SS2 Selera Malam Store No 23, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, +6011 5777 9876, www.facebook.com/welovefoods
Nyonya Heritage located in Brickfields have been making traditional Nyonya kuih for over 40 years. With the Dragon Boat Festival just around the corner, they've come up with several types of dumplings to choose from such as the Signature Cantonese Dumpling, Nyonya Dumpling, and Pillow Cantonese Dumpling with prices ranging from RM$7 to RM$14 per piece. To order, find them on GrabFood or you can WhatsApp them directly.
Nyonya Heritage, Jalan Thambypillai, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +6012 328 7021 (WhatsApp), www.facebook.com/NyonyaKuihHeritage
Cheras Homey Yong Tau Foo, https://cherashomey-yongtaufoo.business.site/
Din Tai Fung, www.dintaifung.com.my
Marco Polo Restaurant, www.facebook.com/MarcoPoloRestaurant
Shi Dao Rice Dumpling, www.facebook.com/ShiDaoRiceDumpling
Y E Traditional Dumplings, www.facebook.com/Y-E-Traditional-dumplings-905854606144374
Main Image Credit: Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur