Bak chang turns beautifully blue

Some restaurants are using the blue pea flower to dye glutinous rice for dumplings, others are offering rice parcels with non-pork fillings, such as chicken and the plant-based Omnipork

As the annual Dragon Boat Festival approaches, the popular blue pea flower food trend has found its way into rice dumplings.

This year, you can tuck into rice parcels tinted in blue - the glutinous rice is dyed naturally by using the blue pea flower - with no fewer than four options available.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 26, 2019, with the headline 'Bak chang turns beautifully blue'. Print Edition | Subscribe