These have started poppping up at Geylang Serai market - they look like the Chinese bakchang but are made with chicken (S$1.50) or mutton (S$1.80) to replace the pork. Therefore halal bakchang! I was intrigued. How would they look like or taste?
Hmm, when opened they still resemble the Chinese dumplings.
The fillings are almost exactly the same, down to the boiled chestnut and five-spice based seasoning for the meat. However, the chicken and mutton both are quite dry. I now understand why fatty pork is used in Chinese and Nyonya dumplings, but this is a good attempt anyway to bring a halal version for Muslim enjoyment.