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A Joo Chiat Foodie Adventure: Learn How to Make Dragon Boat Dumplings!

Duan Wu Jie, or the Dragon Boat festival, is just around the corner and it’s a great time to try a local Nonya version of the Chinese rice dumplings that are an inherent part of the festivities. 

Although these dumplings originate from China, overseas Chinese have incorporated many local touches into their versions. For example, a Peranakan lady, known as a Nonya, will blend both Chinese traditional and localised Malay elements into her cooking style.

Join us in this hands-on experience where we will meet Mrs. Sharen Chan from the famous Glory restaurant. She learned the traditional recipes under the watchful eyes off her mother and is now ready to teach you! 

In addition to enjoying the dumpling preparation, we'll also find out more about the history of the Dragon Boat Festival and its traditions.

And while the dumplings are being steamed, let’s stroll around this colourful neighbourhood — a melting pot of Peranakan Chinese, Eurasian, Indian, Malay and Chinese cultures. Like a delicious plate of food, Joo Chiat and Katong will satiate your appetite for a taste of fascinating cutlure.

We are limiting this tour to 12 people so please book early.