Dragon Boat Festival is just around the corner, and during this time of the year, it’s common to see long lines of aunties queuing for rice dumplings. But this year, given the circumstances, you might want to get them delivered instead. From old school bak zhangs to high end hotel rice dumplings à la atas, here are 12 places you can get yours to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival on 25 June.
|Name of store/ restaurant||Price||Delivery fee||Promo|
|Hoo Kee Bak Chang||From $3||Varies by distance||–|
|Eastern Rice Dumpling or Dong Yuan Bak Zhang||From $3.55||$12, minimum order of $50;
free for orders over $100
|Kim Choo Kueh Chang||From $4.50||$10, free for orders over $30||–|
|Joo Chiat Kim Choo||From $4.50||$15, free for orders over $65||–|
|Hiong Kee Dumplings, Hong Lim||From $4.70||Self-collection||–|
|Hougang Kueh||From $19 for a bundle of 5||Free, minimum order of $35||–|
|BreadTalk||From $29 for a bundle of 6||$5, free for orders over $30||–|
|Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, PARKROYAL on Beach Road||From $3.80||$3, minimum order of $38||15% off for UOB card members with promo code UOBRICE15, min order $48|
|Hai Tien Lo,
Pan Pacific Singapore
|From $8.80||$7, free for orders over $100||25% discount with promo code TAKEAWAY25|
|Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant,
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
|From $11.20||$25, free for orders over $150||Buy at least 4 and get 20% off|
|Hua Ting Restaurant,
Orchard Hotel Singapore
|From $17.10||$50, free for orders over $200 in the Orchard Road area||Discount when you sign up as a My Millennium member|
|Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant,
Sheraton Towers Singapore
|From $26||$10, free for orders over $80||15% off for orders received by 15 June.
15% off $138 rice dumpling set with coupon code 15OFF
(*Disclaimer: prices are correct at time of writing)
Hoo Kee Bak Chang
Blk 161 #01-3735 Bukit Merah Central Singapore 150161
Ho Kee Bak Zhang has been in the business of making dumplings for 68 years. They’ve got flavours such as pork chestnut; salted egg yolk with pork and chestnut; mushroom pork and chestnut and a deluxe all-in, which is basically a melange of all the flavours. Prices range from $3 for the basic pork chestnut dumpling to $5 for the deluxe all-in.
You can either place an order on their website and have your order delivered between 12pm to 3pm on Mondays to Saturdays, or opt to self-collect at their shop from 12pm to 3pm on Mondays to Saturdays. At the time of writing, the next earliest date for pick up or delivery is 1 July 2020.
Eastern Rice Dumpling or Dong Yuan Bak Zhang
300 Balestier Road Singapore 329737 / 10 Tampines Central 1 #B1-K6 Tampines One Singapore 529536 / 1 Seng Kang Square #B1-37 Compass One Singapore 545078
30 years ago, Lim Cheng Hwee’s grandma perfected the art of making nyonya rice dumplings and Eastern Rice Dumpling was born. The family recipe has been passed down three generations and spawned delicious nyonya, hokkien and cantonese dumplings.
Their range includes flavours such as XO salted egg rice, black pepper chicken rice and black-eyed bean. Most of the regular-sized meat dumplings are priced at $3.55 to $5.14, while the vegetarian dumplings are $2.99.
Order online by 3pm for delivery on the next working day at the earliest. When you place your order on their website, you will be prompted to select a date for delivery or collection.
They deliver islandwide and charge a flat fee of $12 for a minimum order of $50. Orders above $100 get free delivery, except from 23 to 25 June, when you have to order at least $300 worth to enjoy free delivery. Self-collection is available for orders worth at least $40 for those who wish to avoid delivery charges.
Kim Choo Kueh Chang
60 Joo Chiat Place / 109 East Coast Road Singapore 428800
Kim Choo Kueh Chang’s hand-wrapped dumplings are in high demand during Dragon Boat Festival, so order early to avoid disappointment. Their flavours include classic Nyonya pork dumplings, traditional salty dumplings with or without salted egg and kee chang. Their regular-sized dumplings are priced at $4.50 to $5.50 during the Dragon Boat Festival period.
Delivery costs $10 or free with a minimum order of $30. You can also opt to self collect.
Joo Chiat Kim Choo
Ang Mo Kio Central Market and Food Centre, 724 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 #01-15, Singapore 560724 / 7 Enterprise Road Singapore 629813
This dumpling brand, which had its roots in Joo Chiat, has chicken nonya, Cantonese bean rice, chicken salted rice and chicken salted egg yolk dumplings. Individual dumplings are priced at $4.50 to $6. Or opt for a bundle of 10 for certain flavours, starting from $57.50.
Their main outlet is at the Ang Mo Kio Central Market and Food Centre and their dumplings are also available at selected Fairprice outlets and umisushi outlets.
Delivery costs $15, or free for orders worth at least $65.
Hiong Kee Dumplings, Hong Lim
5331 Upper Cross Street #02-37 Hong Lim Food Centre Singapore 051531
Hiong Kee has been making dumplings for more than 40 years and their stall at Hong Lim Food Centre is quite famous.
They’ve got pork rice and chicken rice dumplings, both with or without salted egg yolk. Other offerings include Nyonya rice dumplings, pork belly rick dumplings, red bean kee chang and regular kee chang. Their Dragon Boat seasonal prices range from $4.70 to $5.40.
The catch is that they no longer accept advance orders or do deliveries. You’ll have to visit their stall at Hong Lim Food Centre on Mondays to Saturdays and take away the dumplings by yourself.
They stay open until they’re sold out for the day, which usually happens quite early during Dragon Boat Festival season, so turn up early to avoid disappointment.
Dumplings on the menu include traditional nonya, traditional vegetarian and traditional vegetarian Nonya. These cost from $19 to $20 for a bundle of 5 dumplings. Do note that these are the selections and prices available until 13 June only. They are likely to change as the Dragon Boat Festival approaches.
They offer free delivery for orders worth at least $35, and you’ll be asked to pick a delivery date upon checkout. They only deliver to certain postcodes on certain dates, so check their delivery schedule here if you need your dumplings urgently.
BreadTalk has rolled out a concoction known as the double delight dumpling just for the Dragon Boat Festival. It’s filled with minced pork, green bean paste filling and glutinous rice, and will be delivered chilled.
These dumplings are being sold at 6 for $29 or 12 for $58. Delivery is $5, or free for orders of $30 and above.
Dumplings from hotels and restaurants
Who knew that rice dumplings could get gentrified too? Over the years, restaurants have been coming up with different flavours featuring premium ingredients.
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, PARKROYAL on Beach Road
7500 Beach Rd, Singapore 199591
Get your hands on some traditional flavours from this famed sichuan restaurant. Price for a Homemade Savoury Rice Dumpling which contains pork and beans is only $3.80, while a Homemade Classic Rice Dumpling with Roast Pork and Egg Yolk, which also includes some dried shrimps, sausage and peanuts, sets you back just $5.80.
Or get a more wholesome meal for the family with the Treasured Traditions six-course set menu ($68). Dishes include Double-boiled Chicken Soup with “Ling Zhi”, Deep-fried Silver Cod in Teriyaki Sauce and more. Plus you get six Homemade Savoury Rice Dumplings for free!
You have the option to self-collect or opt for delivery, $3 charge with a minimum spend of $38, from 14 to 30 June 2020. UOB card members have to order at least $48 to get 15% off with the promo code UOBRICE15.
Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard #03-00 Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore 039595
These aren’t just regular rice dumplings, they’re premium handcrafted ones and available only until 25 June. Flavours include classic and premium rice dumplings, traditional jumbo rice dumplings, classic pork belly and salted fish dumplings, Cantonese pork dumplings, traditional Nyonya Dumplings and grain dumplings with cordyceps flowers.
Prices range from $8.80 for the grain dumplings with cordyceps flowers to $33.80 for the jumbo rice dumplings. They’ve also got gift sets for $68 and $98.
You can opt either to pick up your order at no extra charge or to have it delivered by selecting your preferred date and time upon checkout. Delivery is free for orders of at least $100, otherwise you will pay a delivery fee of $7. Orders worth less than $50 also attract a surcharge.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road 3F Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Singapore 238865
Until 25 June, Wan Hao will be selling new creations which include abalone and conpoy chicken rice dumplings and wild mushroom 5-grain vegetarian rice dumplings, as well as classics like white pepper crab rice dumplings and signature pork and salted egg rice dumplings. The original prices are $14 to $25, but thanks to a current offer the dumplings cost $11.20 to $20 at the moment.
They are accepting orders at the website linked above. Place your order at least 3 days in advance and enjoy 20% off when you buy at least four. Delivery costs $25 and you can also opt to self-collect. Orders above $150 enjoy free delivery.
Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel Singapore
442 Orchard Road, Level 2 Singapore, 238879 Singapore
This restaurant is offering Cantonese-style dumplings in flavours such as abalone, roasted meat, dried scallops and beans. They’ve also got two special nutritious flavours, namely pork bone cartilage and homemade XO sauce rice dumplings and vegetarian brown rice dumplings with wild mushrooms and black truffles.
The dumplings cost $17.10 to $29.84 and can be ordered on the website linked above as well as via phone at 6739 6666. Do note that these are early bird prices, and the dumplings will cost $18.80 to $32.80 once the discount has expired. If you want to enjoy an additional discount, consider signing up as a member on their website.
Delivery costs $50 for orders below $200, and is free for orders above $200 in the Orchard Road area. To avoid delivery charges, you can also opt to pick your food up at the restaurant.
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore
39 Scotts Road Sheraton Towers Hotel Singapore 228320
Until 25 June, Li Bai at Sheraton Towers Hotel is offering three premium rice dumplings, namely Teochew rice dumplings, traditional rice dumplings and abalone and pumpkin rice dumplings. The dumplings cost $26 to $50, and they also have a $138 rice dumpling set.
Orders can be made at the link above until 25 June. Delivery costs $10 for orders below $80 and is free for orders above $80. You can also opt to pick up your order at the restaurant.
Rice dumplings from Qoo10, Shopee and Lazada
You can buy cheap dumpling bundles from buy-anything online shopping portals too. Here are some available types:
Xiang Ye traditional nyonya rice dumplings – $30 to $41 for 10 on shopee.sg
Tam Kah vegetarian rice dumplings – $9 to $12 for 4 to 6 pieces on shopee.sg
Swatow rice dumplings – from $13.80 for 6 on qoo10.sg
Food Affinity black truffle vegetarian rice dumplings – from $29.90 for 10 on qoo10.sg
Traditional nyonya + salted egg rice dumplings – $52.99 for 5 + 5 on lazada.sg