Saturday, May 28, 2011

[Review] Rendezvous Dumplings

You love dumplings?


I do!

I was fortunate enough to be able to taste all 6 dumplings prepared specially by Rendezvous Hotel, to celebrate the Chinese Dumpling Festival, or what is better known as "Duan Wu Jie" 端午节. tonight, identified by their respective coloured strings!

Blue:Black Pepper Chicken Dumpling.
Yellow: Traditional Dumpling with Salted Egg.
Green: Nonya Dumpling. Red is the XO Dumpling.
White: Four Treasures Dumpling.
Finally, the Abalone with Dried Scallop Dumpling is being tied by straw grass!

Let you drool! *Yummy Yummy*

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Photo Courtesy of Rendezvous Hotel.

Does this StickRice Dumpling look yummy to you?
Wait till you see what I ate!

I'm going into the details of all the dumplings, every single one of them.

What do you see?

Yes you are right!

That's the Abalone with Dried Scallop Dumpling aka 鲍鱼干贝粽. The taste of the Abalone is of cause somewhat different from those you open from the New Moon Cans. Coupled with the scallops and kept in the dumpling itself, it really has an unique taste! Go and get 1 and you will get what i mean. It is selling for $14.50+ each dumpling.

Is that an egg?

You are half right if you think that's an egg, that is actually a salted egg! I do not know if it's just me, but I've never eaten any dumpling with any kind of egg inside before. I thought that the Traditional Dumpling with Salted Egg,原味咸肉粽 is a very creative idea by the Chefs.

Imagine a dumpling with a yolk of a salted egg like a mooncake. You ought to give it a try! It is selling for only $6.50+. Simply Delicious!

The XO Dumpling!

The XO Dumpling,XO香芋肉粽 consists of some meat coupled with some chili and not forgetting the all important XO! I guessed my headache actually affected my sense of taste, or was it that the XO is blended too well into the dumpling itself? Try it and let me know! It is selling for $7.90, quite affordable considering it's XO.

Does it look like a sweet potato?

Hmm, looks like those of you who thought it looked like a sweet potato are wrong! The meat on the fork is actually...DRUM ROLL................

Duck Liver!!

The Duck Liver is actually part of the Fantastic Four(Not the Movie)ingredient mixed together in the Four Treasures Dumpling,四宝粽子. The other three ingredients are Chinese Sausage, Roast Meat and Chicken Meat respectively. If you think that by looking at the ingredient, the dumpling should be quite salty. Well, I beg to differ, the dumpling's actually quite sweet.

The Four Treasures Dumpling is selling at $13.50+, go and grab one, you will not be disappointed. Just a side note, the Four Treasures Dumpling is a new flavor!

Nonya Dumpling

Personally, I've always loved the Nonya Dumpling.

From my perspective, it is actually the more "traditional" dumpling for me. Nevertheless, this dumpling prepared by the chefs really impressed me. I expected a typical taste in this Nonya Dumpling,兰叶娘惹粽. I was pleasantly surprise that this dumpling is actually quite sweet as well as there is an element of winter melon in it.The meat within the dumpling is also in the right proportion, selling at $6.50+

The Black and the Pepper- new flavor, selling at $6.50+

Last but not least, I have come to the highlight for today, or rather it is MY highlight. This Black Pepper Chicken Dumpling,黑胡搅鸡肉粽子, really living up to its name. It is Black Pepper in and out! The glutinous rice has got the black pepper taste too! The chicken serving is also generous in its own way.

Now, visualize a hot plate of black pepper chicken prepared by your date maybe? Add that to the dumpling. Clueless? Then I suggest you going for the Black Pepper Chicken Dumpling!

The Black Pepper Chicken Dumpling is my favourite of them all! What is yours?

Hurry down to Rendezvous Hotel and try these dumplings, and you really gotta hurry, no joke!
The promotion is only until 6th June 2011.

Happily holding my Abalone with Dried Scallop Dumpling! Wahaha.


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Rendezvous Hotel is located at 9 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189559.

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