The Dragon Boat Festival has roots stretching back more than 2,000 years and is one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture. To celebrate, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong’s one-Michelin-starred Man Ho Chinese Restaurant has, for the first time ever, introduced two varieties of glutinous rice dumplings.
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant’s Dried Abalone Glutinous Rice Dumpling has been crafted to retain the traditional style of this classic festive treat, yet elevated in tastes and textures with the best choice of ingredients.
The restaurant’s Executive Chinese Chef Jayson Tang, has handpicked every ingredient used to make this flavour-packed dumpling. The ingredients include luxurious South African dried abalone, top-notch conpoy and Shiitake mushroom from Japan, the best cut of pork belly, and Korean organic chicken thigh meat. In addition, he’s used lotus seeds from Hunan, salted egg yolk, green beans, and glutinous rice that absorbs the essence, all wrapped in aromatic bamboo leaves.
Chef Jayson has also given a great deal of thought to the seasoning and has chosen to use additive-free Yuan’s soy sauce which is made locally, using decade-old natural fermentation techniques. The result is a rich, smooth and mellow savoury flavour to the dumpling.
In addition to this, there is the Man Ho Red Bean Glutinous Rice Dumpling which is sure to get dumpling fans’ mouths salivating. Chef Jayson has allowed the ingredient’s natural flavours to shine through with this dumpling. He achieves this without adding any alkaline water during the making process. His technique allows guests to indulge in the chewy, creamy and moderately sweet Japanese red beans, buttery and rich umami flavour of the salted egg yolk, as well as the well-seasoned pork belly cut using Yuan’s soy sauce.
The glutinous rice dumplings are presented in pairs and packed in either an elegantly designed gift box or a discreet-style thermal bag, and are available via the e-shop for online ordering. There are also some early bird offers of a 20% discount from 26 April to 15 May and a 10% discount from 16 May to 3 June for any online purchase. The dumplings will be ready for collection from 25 May to 3 June at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant.
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