Picnic style Tiffin

A very simple, easy to prepare and really tasty dish, ready to take on road trips with friends and family. Best enjoyed with Mr Chen's Dumplings!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Mr Chen's Dumplings

  • 1/4 watermelon, diced

  • Orange, cut into segments

  • Cucumber, skin on and cut thickly on the diagonal


  • 1/2 cup black rice vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely crushed ginger

  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds

  • 1 small birds-eye chilli, seeded and finely sliced (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander


  1. Steam dumplings as per instructions on pack

  2. Group other ingredients and place into a picnic safe carry box; keep chilled until ready to take on picnic


  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar

  2. Shake to combine, then screw lid on tightly for transporting

Further suggestion: serve with lemongrass pork sticks or marinated chicken skewers

Nancy Chen