Y.Y. Famous Dumplings

the dragon boat festival (端午節) is just around the corner, i am starting to have cravings for rice dumplings (粽子). most of these rice dumplings are tetrahedral in shape, save for the odd rectangular pillow dumpling and round bowl-like lotus leaf dumpling.

Process of Making Rice DumplingsLotus Leaf Wrap 荷叶粽

was at jusco 1u yesterday and was surprised to see rice dumplings by Y.Y. Famous dumplings being sold at the non-halal section. they had quite a nice selection, from the alkaline/lye water dumplings (碱水粽), hakka dumplings(五香客家粽), salted pork dumplings, nyonya dumplings (娘惹粽) to the golden chang (黄金粽), which is also the pillow dumpling.

As I have never tried a pillow dumpling, was curious to see what was in it, and how it tasted. The Golden Chang was filled with pork (豬肉), chicken, a chestnut (粟子), salted egg yolk (咸蛋黄), mushrooms (香菇), dried oyster, lap cheong (腊肠) and dried shrimps. quite good, even if a tad salty for me. but i definitely enjoyed it as the ingredients were quite generous and the glutinous rice was rather well flavoured. However, thought it was a little pricey at RM8 each.

Also on promotion was this huge rice dumpling (三味鲍鱼粽) with scallops, shark fin, abalone etc in it. cost a hefty RM198 each! ah, what sheer extravagence esp. considering the humble beginnings of this festival. but if u can afford it and want to indulge, feel free to order one!

Y.Y. Famous Dumplings
8G, Jalan Pandan Jaya 3/9,
Pandan Jaya,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.



  1. OMG! I also bought the same dumpling in 1U last Sunday and going to have it for lunch today. Hahaha..I was eyeing the RM198 giant-sized dumpling but finally decided not too be so greedy and took the RM8 instead.

  2. I saw how they made the huge dumplings on Ho Chak once – looked so filling. The pillow one looks good and so full of “liew”.

  3. I had it for lunch oledi…wah…the moment i break it open, the aroma of the dried oyster filled the air..sedap sedap. Will go back to buy more this weekend.

  4. tankiasu said

    RM198 for a bak chang?!? Kekekeke…I’ll give it a pass. 😛 But never kniow there’s a shop famous for selling dumplings in Pandan Jaya. Must go check it out one of these days. Thanks!

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