Yes indeed you read it here first. There is a DUMPLING FESTIVAL and it’s in Hong Kong.
Celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar. It’s a yearly affair and commonly every year the Chinese feast on dumplings. Imagine yourself surrounded by steamy juicy dumplings all day.
The story behind this fest is (taken from the official website):
Once upon a time, there was a Chinese patriotic poet by the name of “Qu Yuan” who serve the emperor in Chu Kingdom in ancient China. He was a good minister and was well loved by the people. However, bad evil court officials were jealous of Qu Yuan’s abilities and they successfully influenced the weak-minded emperor to dismiss and exile him.
We feel like maybe we should steal this fest and put it on across our Bodytonic bars. What do you think?
We’ve got such a great selection of dumplings in Dublin we don’t really have to go far…
If you want dumplings in Dublin we highly recommend Lucky Tortoise, M&L Chinese, Bowls by Kwanghi, Ka Shing & Bullet. This is just our top 5 at the moment but there’s so many more!