Dumplings with a multicultural twist

PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

The Dragon Boat Festival, or Duan Wu Jie, was celebrated with a multicultural twist at the Khalid Mosque in Joo Chiat Road yesterday. The festival, which commemorates the death of patriotic Chinese poet Qu Yuan, was marked with rice dumplings made with fillings such as curry chicken in a move to get the Malay-Muslim community involved in the celebrations. Traditionally, rice dumplings are filled with mushrooms, chestnuts and pork. Some 200 participants, including Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef (in red), an MP for Marine Parade GRC, helped in the preparation of the dumplings at yesterday's Multiracial Dumpling Festival celebrations. The event was organised by the Geylang Serai Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle and the Khalid Mosque.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2016, with the headline 'Dumplings with a multicultural twist'. Print Edition | Subscribe