14 exclusive rice dumplings deals you need to bag

I don’t think we give the annual Dragon Boat Festival enough credit. Sure, there is a rather sordid legend about Chinese poet Qu Yuan, who drowned in the river during the period of the Warring States. Then, in hopes that his body is not a free-for-all for the fish, the people threw rice dumplings in the river to distract the fish—food for thought, yes?

Still, when this festival rolls around, I wait with glee to see what the restaurants have come up with this year. While I’m always partial to Hokkien dumplings with pork belly and a glowing salted egg orb, I wouldn’t say no to one with wagyu beef or abalone in them. Even better if these dumplings come replete with discounts so you can bag more than just a moreish dumpling.

With My AIA Perks, you can enjoy exclusive rice dumplings deals such as these we’ve rounded up for you. We’ll talk more about how you can enjoy these good deals later, but first, here are 14 exclusive rice dumplings deals that you have to pick up.

1. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Bazhang from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
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We’ll start the bak chang rolling with one of the best. The award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is a mandatory pitstop for all gourmands alike. The luxurious 5-Head Australian Abalone with Iberico and Parma Ham (S$28) or the rather trendy Sichuan Pepper Chicken with Lotus Root, Fungus, Peanuts and Mushrooms (S$14) are sure to suit your fancy. Otherwise, keep things simple with a Black Truffle 5-Grain (S$14) dumpling—you know, just another Tuesday.

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Enjoy 20% off a minimum of four pieces of these hand-crafted dumplings now till 14 June 2021.

320 Orchard Road, Singapore Tang Marriott Plaza Hotel, Singapore 238865
+65 6831 4605
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm 
Mon to Sun: 6.30am – 10.30pm 
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 3pm 
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2. Peach Garden 

Dumpling from Peach Garden
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If there were ever a reliable favourite, it would be Peach Garden. As constant as Mariah Carey during Christmas time, Peach Garden’s Braised Pork Belly Rice Dumpling (S$22.26) and Chicken Steak with Petite Abalone and Dried Scallop Dumpling (S$23.33) are the salves that soothe. These handcrafted perennial favourites are like a much-needed hug during these uncertain times.

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For AIA customers, get 10% off a la carte rice dumplings. Also, redeem an AIA exclusive gift package at S$80 (U.P. S$88.80). This gift comes with six pieces of handcrafted rice dumplings, including Mala Wagyu Beef Dumpling, Chicken Steak with Petite Abalone and Dried Scallop Dumpling, Braised Pork Belly Rice Dumpling, Savoury Pork Rice Dumpling and Alkaline Rice Dumpling with Red Bean. These deals are available from now till 14 June 2021.

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3. Hua Ting Restaurant

Dumplings from Orchard Hotel
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For a taste of Hong Kong, look no further than Hua Ting Restaurant. With each dumpling deftly handcrafted by Masterchef Lap Fai and his team, you’ll be more than happy to unwrap these savoury bundles such as the  Hong Kong Style Rice Dumpling with South African Abalone, Pork Belly, Roast Duck, Salted Egg Yolk and Mushrooms (港式南非鲍鱼裹蒸粽). Or the sweet treats of the Sago Rice Dumpling with Bird’s Nest and Green Beans (燕窝水晶西米粽) with velvety green bean filling that is sure to make your day sweeter.

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From now till 14 June 2021, Hua Ting Restaurant offers a discount of up to 15% off their dumplings.

442 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel Singapore, Level 2, Singapore 238879
+65 6739 6666
Daily: 11am – 9pm (For delivery, pick-up or drive-through service)

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4. Love Dumplings

Cross-section of rice dumpling from Love Dumplings
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The message is pretty straightforward with Love Dumplings; these rice dumplings are made with love and are ones you’ll love. Started by Sherilyn during the COVID-19 and ‘Circuit Breaker’ period, she follows a family recipe passed down from her great-grandmother.

Love Dumplings takes the love to a whole new level with their one and only Traditional Chinese Glutinous Rice Dumpling (Kiam Bak Chang) (S$4). It’s a generous triangle brimming with chestnuts, salted egg and mushroom—what could be better?

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Enjoy 10% off Love Dumplings’ Kiam Bak Chang with a minimum order bundle of 10 from now till 30 June 2021.

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+65 88391109
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5. Eastern Rice Dumplings

Rice dumpling from Eastern Rice Dumpling
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A family business through and through, Eastern Rice Dumplings had their humble beginnings 40 years ago in a small kampong village in Katong. With a recipe passed down three generations, these dumplings are pieces of heritage you can taste.

The quintessential Nyonya Rice Dumpling (S$4) and Hokkien Rice Dumpling (S$4) are sure to be welcomed additions to your table. Otherwise, Eastern Rice Dumplings also boast the motley crew of well-worn classics such as the Kee Chang (S$1.80), Cantonese Style Rice Dumpling with Egg Yolk (S$4.80) and Black-Eye Beans Mushroom Rice Dumpling (S$3.60).

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Enjoy 5% off your online order from now till 5 June 2021.

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6. Golden Peony

Cross-section of rice dumpling from Golden Peony
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The Golden Peony is where your Cantonese dishes are taken for a spin. Have your pick at juicy and somewhat avant-garde Black Pepper Chilli Crab (S$28.80) dumpling and the Crispy Smoked Duck with Chestnut (S$24.80) dumpling. I know, duck in rice dumpling—now, that’s a first. For sweet treats, forget the usual kee chang and have this Sweeties Rice Dumpling (S$12.80) that comes with an egg custard filling served with a side of gula melaka syrup.

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Enjoy 20% off their selection of rice dumplings from now till 13 June 2021.

2 Temasek Boulevard, Conrad Centennial Hotel, Level 3, Singapore 038983
+65 6432 7482
Tue to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 1pm, 1.30pm – 3pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Mon
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7. InterContinental Singapore

Rice dumplings from InterContinental Singapore
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This year, InterContinental Singapore presents a nostalgic experience with seven varieties of handcrafted rice dumplings. The Smoked Duroc Pork Char Siew Dumpling (S$9.60) is sure to wow, while the Mala-braised Beef Brisket Dumpling (S$12) takes the love affair with mala to new heights. Elsewhere, InterContinental Singapore’s signature moreish Black Bean Chicken Dumpling (S$9.60) is a dependable and excellent choice.

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Enjoy 20% off rice dumplings from now to 14 June 2021 and get a limited edition dumpling carrier as well. With a minimum purchase of S$100, enjoy 25% off rice dumplings.

80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Level 2, Singapore 188966
+65 6825 2062
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm 
Sat to Mon: 11.30am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm
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8. Mitzo Restaurant & Bar

Rice dumplings from Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
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When it comes to contemporary Cantonese cuisine, no one does it better than Mitzo Restaurant & Bar. The Savoury Quinoa Dumpling (S$15) is a modern dumpling with a mix of three types of quinoa grain, fortified with succulent pork belly, salted egg, and green beans.

If not, the #PlantForward Truffle Multigrain Dumpling (S$13) is truly a bak chang for the times. This multigrain truffle dumpling comes with five grains along with Heura plant-based chicken and osmanthus honey. I’d say this is the most 2021 dumpling we have here.

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Enjoy a 15% discount off Mitzo’s Indulgent Rice Dumplings.

270 Orchard Road, Grand Park Orchard, Level 4, Singapore 238857
+65 6603 8855
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6.30pm -10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30ma – 2.30pm & 6.30pm -10.30pm
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9. Jade

Rice Dumplings from Jade
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In celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival, Jade at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore presents Jade Originals Rice Dumplings presents two new creations that are sure to tickle your fancy.

The Ginseng Chicken Glutinous Rice Dumpling (S$18) and the Bak Kut Teh Flavour Pork Glutinous Rice Dumpling (S$12) are new to the line-up. The latter is an inspired take by Chinese Executive Chef Leong Chee Yeng on the well-loved local comfort food. The best of both worlds, it might be all you ever need for this Dragon Boat Festival.

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Enjoy a 10% discount on rice dumplings from now to 14 June 2021.

1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Singapore 049178
+65 6877 8188
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm
Mon to Sun: 6.30pm – 10.30pm 
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm 
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10. TungLok

Rice dumplings from Tunglok
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TungLok is all about having the best time at home. With HOME FIESTA, gourmet meals have never been so fast and easy. But, if new-fangled flavours are not your thing, then the TungLok X.O. Dumpling (S$21.83 for three pieces) is an easy crowd-pleaser that pulls out all the stops.

A tried and true orchestra of pork belly, dried scallop and braised mushroom are all but music to our ears. The punchy X.O sauce adds just enough gravitas to elevate to make a song we keep coming back to.

Otherwise, the Honey Dates Rice Dumpling (S$29.96 for 10 pieces) is a sweet little number rich and creamy enough for dessert. A plush parcel also helps to reduce cholesterol and aids in digestion, amongst other health benefits. Who says dumplings can’t do it all?

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With a minimum spend of S$120, you’ll get to enjoy 10% off these goodies from now till 8 June 2021.

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11. Hougang Kueh

Rice Dumpling from Hougang Kueh
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Hougang Kueh is your no-frills; what you see is what you get bak chang. Using recipes that have been with them for three generations, these dumplings ensure that tradition is intact. Take the Traditional Bak Zhang (S$17.50) with the usual mix of braised pork and chestnuts. Other perennial favourites include the Nonya Bak Zhang (S$22.50), which comes with its trademark minced pork and diced winter melon.

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Enjoy 10% off dumplings from now till 30 June 2021.

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12. Shang Palace

Rice dumplings with Shang Palace
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For an ambrosial selection of dumplings at the Dragon Boat Festival, look no further than Shang Palace. Here, you’ll find dumplings befitting the Elysian fields. Shang Palace’s new Applewood-smoked Rice Dumpling with Abalone, Matsutake Mushroom, Foie Gras and Smoked Chicken (S$108) is truly the food of the gods. Otherwise, the Shang Palace Signature Barbecued Pork Rice Dumpling with Yunnan Ham and Conpoy (S$23.63) is just as lavish and will make you feel like the upper echelons of society.

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Get a 10% off these dumplings from now till 14 June 2021.

*This discount is not applicable for the Applewood-smoked Rice Dumpling with Abalone, Matsutake Mushroom, Foie Gras and Smoked Chicken dumpling.

22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 258350
+65 6213 4473
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10pm  
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm 
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13. Yan Ting Restaurant

Rice dumpling from Yan Ting Restaurant
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For the best of Cantonese cuisine, Yan Ting Restaurant at The St. Regis Singapore is where you’ll find exquisite yet hearty Cantonese cuisine that will satisfy even the most discerning gastronome. A savoury Black Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Abalone and Golden Dried Scallops (S$41.75) that is equal parts indulgent and irresistible. Elsewhere, we see the Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Pork Belly, and Salted Egg Yolk (S$24.65) perfected to a T.

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29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, Singapore 247912
+65 6506 6887
Daily: 11am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 9pm
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14. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant

Rice dumpling from Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
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Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant pays homage to the time-honoured tradition of the Dragon Boat Festival with a decadent array of homemade rice dumpling creations. One of their new dumplings is the Vegetarian Multi-grain Rice Dumpling (S$28), for a lighter but equally tasty option for you this year.

If not, the Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling (S$48) would do quite nicely too. A rather unlikely combination of abalone and pumpkin but one that inherently works in its favour. If all else fails, you have the Traditional Rice Dumpling (S$48) with the usual suspects of chestnuts, braised meat, and dried scallops to fall back on.

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Enjoy 10% off rice dumplings from now 14 June 2021. With a minimum of five dumplings purchased, enjoy 20% off your dumplings.

39 Scotts Road, Sheraton Towers Singapore, Singapore 228230
+65 6839 5623
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm
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