Best Rice Dumplings (Bak Chang) in Singapore (2023): The Price Comparison You Need This Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival or Duan Wu Jie (端午节) in Chinese, falls on the 22 June 2023 – the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.
Rice dumplings, also known as Bak Chang (Hokkien), Kueh Zhang (Peranakan), Zong Zi (Mandarin) or Zhong (Cantonese), are triangular parcels of rice wrapped in leaves that we consume on this special occasion.
If someone in your family makes this every year, you are extremely lucky because it takes at least four hours from preparation to cooking the ingredients!
Unless you’re someone who loves cooking, you might be better off buying ready-made ones from restaurants, hotels or Bak Chang businesses.
Here’s a compilation of the 16 places that sell rice dumplings with deliveries and vegetarian options!
TL;DR: 16 Best Rice Dumplings With Deliveries & Vegetarian Options
Just like mooncakes, famous brands are often sold out quickly so you should place your orders early.
Also, with inflation, do expect that some of your go-to brands might experience a price increase.
Rice Dumpling Bak Chang (Hawkers, Old Favourites & Heritage Brands)
|Bak Chang Delivery|
(Hawkers, Old Favourites & Heritage Brands)
|Type of Bak Chang||Price||Delivery Fee & Min. Order||How to Order|
|BreadTalk||Teochew Bak Chang Buy 10 Free 2 Set||$68 (U.P. $81.60)||$10 islandwide||Order online|
|Eastern Rice Dumpling||Nyonya Rice Dumpling||$4.20||$15 islandwide unless you meet the min. order of specific period*|
*Refer to this list
|Hokkien Rice Dumpling||With egg yolk: $4.90
Without egg yolk: $4.20
|Cantonese Rice Dumpling with Egg Yolk||$4.90|
|Black-Eye Beans Mushroom Rice Dumpling|
*walk-in only on 31 May to 3 Jun
|Kee Chang with Bean Paste||$2.60|
|Brown Rice Dumpling||$4.20 to $5.20|
|Vegetarian Nyonya Rice Dumpling||$4|
|Chilli Shrimp Nyonya Rice Dumpling||$4.90|
|Mini Nyonya Rice Dumpling||$2.60|
|Black Pepper Chicken Rice Dumpling||$4.40|
|Mini Hokkien Rice Dumpling||$2.60|
|Brown Rice Hokkien Dumpling||$4.40|
|XO Salted Egg Rice Dumpling||$6||Order online|
|Hoo Kee Bak Chang||Deluxe All-In||$5.80||$12 (within zone) for orders above $50 and $20 for out of zone|
Free delivery for orders above $300
|Salted Egg Yolk with Pork & Chestnut||$4.80|
|Mushroom with Pork & Chestnut||$4.80|
|Original (Marinated pork and roasted chestnuts)||$3.80|
|Kim Choo Kueh Chang||Nyonya Chang (Pork)||$4.50||$10|
Free delivery for orders above $50
|Traditional Salty Chang||$4.50|
|Traditional Salty Chang (Salty Egg)||$5|
|Traditional Salty Chang (Chilli Prawn)||$5|
|Nyonya Chang (Vegetarian)||$4.50|
|X.O. Traditional Salty Chang||$7|
|Cantonese Bean Chang||$5|
|Mini Nyonya Chang (Pork - 10 Pieces)||$15|
|Mini Traditional Salty Chang (10 Pieces)||$15|
|Mini X.O. Traditional Salty Chang – 10 Pieces Per Box||$30|
|Kee Chang (10 Pieces)||$20|
|Joo Chiat Kim Choo||Emperor's Rice Dumpling||$20.30||Non-festive period < $80: $12|
29 May - 2 July < $100: $15
Min. order: $20
|Hokkien Rice Dumpling||Regular: $6.80
|Nonya Rice Dumpling||Regular: $7
|Hokkien Rice Dumpling with Salted Egg Yolk||Regular: $7.30
|Cantonese Bean Rice Dumpling||$7.30|
|Hakka Pork Belly With Preserved Vegetables Rice Dumpling||$8.60|
|Pulut Hitam Nonya Rice Dumpling||$8.60|
|Kee Zhang with Red Bean||$3.60|
Rice Dumplings Bak Chang (Hotels & Restaurants)
|Bak Zhang Delivery (Hotels & Restaurants)||Type of Bak Zhang||Price||Delivery Fee||Promo||How to Order|
|Crystal Jade||Trio Bundle||$27.87||Flat fee: $18||Jadeite Members: 15% off in-store|
UOB Cardholders: 10% off in-store
5% off e-store with promo code: R23D5
|Classic Five-Spice Marinated Pork Rice Dumpling||$10.50|
|Scallion Oil Chicken With Preserved Vegetable Cai Po Rice Dumpling||$9.50|
|Petite Red Bean Paste with Tangerine Peel Rice Dumpling (5 pieces)||$9.50|
|Jumbo-sized Hong Kong Style Abalone Rice Dumpling||$27.87|
|Golden Peony (Conrad Centennial)||Sweeties Green Tea Lotus Paste||$17.28||~$28|
Quote "FOCDELIVERY". Minimum spend on regular items above $150
|Quote "EARLYBIRD25" to enjoy 25% discount when you preorder by 1 June 2023||Order online|
|Peppery Chili Crab, Prawn, and Whole Bedford Scallops Rice Dumpling||$28.80|
|Dried Velvet Mushroom 5 – Grain Rice Dumpling||$22.80|
|Singapore Black Pepper Chili Crab, Prawn and Bedford Scallops Rice Dumpling||$29.80|
|Traditional ‘Hong Kong’ Style Rice Dumpling||$41.04|
|Hai Tien Lo|
(Pan Pacific Singapore)
|Traditional Jumbo Rice Dumpling with Abalone||$43.20||~$17|
Free delivery for orders above $150
|Pan Pacific Privileges members: |
Quote "PPPDUMPLING10" for 10% off with points accrual
Pan Pacific DISCOVERY members:
Quote "DISCOVERYDUMPLING10" for 10% off
DBS, UOB, CITI and AMEX credit cardholders:
Quote "DUMPLING10" for 10% off
*Promotions exclude bundles
|Teochew Dumpling with Yam Paste and Gingko Nut||$10.80|
|Hokkien Rice Dumpling with Pork and Salted Egg Yolk||$16.20|
|Black Glutinous Nyonya Rice Dumpling||$18.36|
|Szechuan Mala Chicken Rice Dumpling||$21.60|
|Classic Rice Dumpling Set||$105.84|
|Premium Rice Dumplings Set||$149.04|
|Hua Ting Restaurant|
(Orchard Hotel Singapore)
|South African Abalone Rice Dumpling||$35.42||-||15% off Citibank, OCBC, UOB & ALC members||Order online|
|Roast Duck, Black Truffle, Rice Dumpling||$24.62|
|Custard, Crystal Rice Dumpling||$20.30|
|Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant|
(Sheraton Towers Singapore)
|Mala Wild Mushroom Rice Dumpling||$42||$30 islandwide||-||Order online|
|Kurobuta Belly with Cordyceps Flower and Sea Cucumber Rice Dumpling||Regular (~450g): $56
Large (!800g): $98
|Abalone and Pumpkin Rice Dumpling||$58|
|Traditional Rice Dumpling||$58|
|Man Fu Yuan|
|Indulgence Bundle (includes 5 pieces of rice dumplings and 1 bottle of 750ml Prosecco)||$148.80||$25|
Free delivery with orders $450 and above
|15% off selected Maybank, OCBC & Citibank cards|
Quote "Zongzi10" off selected items
|Mastery Bundle (includes 5 pieces of rice dumplings and 1 Tie Guan Yin loose-leaf tea)||$108.80|
|Limited Edition Man Fu Yuan Classic Cantonese XL Rice Dumpling with Red Quinoa, 1kg||$88|
|Cured Kurobuta Pork with Sambal Dried Shrimp Rice Dumpling, 300g||$24.80|
|Smoked Duck with Yunnan Black Gold Garlic Rice Dumpling, 300g||$22.80|
|Traditional Hokkien Style Premium Dumpling, 300g||$22.80|
|XO 娘惹豚肉粽 XO Nonya-Style Rice Dumpling, 300g||$22.80|
|Japanese Sweet Potato with Sesame Rice Dumpling, 300g||$19.80|
|Australian Sweet Pumpkin with Quinoa Rice Dumpling, 300g||$19.80|
(PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay)
|Vegetarian Rice Dumpling||$39.04||Flat fee: $23|
Free delivery with orders $100 and above
|Traditional Hakka Rice Dumpling||$23.04|
|Hokkaido Sweet Potato "Lava" Rice Dumpling||$16.64|
|Premium XO Cantonese Rice Dumpling (serves 4)||$47.04|
|Peach Blossoms Bundle Set||$108.80|
|Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant||Hokkien Dumpling with Salted Egg Yolk, 200g||$13.80++||Delivery unavailable||10% off on website||Order online|
|Hokkien Spicy Pork Dumpling, 180g||$12.80++|
|Kee Zhang with Red Bean Paste, 100g (3 pieces)||$12.80++|
|Bundle with thermal bag||$39++|
|Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant|
(Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel)
|5-Head Abalone with Karasumi & Iberico Pork||$30||$35 islandwide|
Free delivery for orders over $250 nett (after discount)
|15% off till 22 June 2023|
- CITI: CITI15
- UOB: UOB15
- OCBC: OCBC15
- HSBC: HSBC15
- Maybank: MAYB15
- Public: RD15
|White Pepper Crab||$22|
|Cordyceps Flower & Purple Glutinous Rice (Vegetarian)||$18|
|Assorted Rice Dumplings||$65|
|Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant|
(Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium)
|Abalone and Cumin Pork Rice Dumpling||$29.80||$30 islandwide|
Free delivery if orders are $200 and above
|15% off total bill till 19 June 2023||Order online|
|Xin's Signature Homemade Traditional Dumpling||$17.80|
|Xin's Red Lotus Seed Paste and Chestnut Dumpling served with Osmanthus Sauce||$13.80|
|Xin's Assorted Rice Dumpling Bundle||$92|
(St Regis Singapore)
|Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Abalone and Golden Dried Scallops||$44.30||$30 islandwide||-||Order online|
|Glutinous Rice Dumpling with Pork Belly and Salted Egg Yolk||$25.90|
|Truffle Mushroom Rice Dumpling with Multigrain||$21.60|
|Glutinous Rice Dumpling Set||$92.90|
Click here to jump to brands:
- Eastern Rice Dumpling (东园肉粽)
- Hoo Kee Bak Chang (和記肉粽)
- Kim Choo Kueh Chang (金珠肉粽)
- Joo Chiat Kim Choo (如切金珠)
- Crystal Jade Restaurant
- Golden Peony
- Hai Tien Lo
- Hua Ting Restaurant
- Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
- Man Fu Yuan
- Peach Blossoms Restaurant
- Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
- Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
- Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
- Yan Ting Restaurant
What Are The Different Types of Bak Changs aka Rice Dumplings?
Traditionally, there are three types of rice dumplings:
- Nyonya – The tip of the Nyonya is frequently blue. There is minced meat in the interior.
- Hokkien – Hokkien dumplings are juicier than Nyonya rice dumplings as the rice absorbs all of the liquids left from the pork belly brimming with fat.
- Sweet – Also known as kee chang, this dumpling is filled with various beans, nuts, dates or simply just the sticky rice and nothing else. It is usually dipped in palm sugar syrup or sugar and is Vegetarian-friendly.
This year’s Dragon Boat Festival (or Dumpling Festival) falls on 22 June 2023 and if you’re a bak chang lover, you should know that placing your orders early is key to getting your favourite bak chang!
Rice Dumplings From Hawkers, Old Favourites & Heritage Brands
Do you know that besides bread and cakes, BreadTalk sells bak changs during Dragon Boat Festival?
This year, BreadTalk partners with Thye Moh Chan, a traditional Teochew baked pastries and goods brand to launch the Teochew Bak Chang Buy 10 Free 2 Set.
The bak chang bundle consists of each type of dumpling – 4 x Double Delight Dumplings, 4 x Salted Egg Dumplings, and 4 x Vegetarian Dumplings.
Order online: BreakTalk
Delivery fee: $10 per location
Self-collection: Not Available
Eastern Rice Dumpling (东园肉粽)
Eastern Rice Dumpling is a thriving enterprise in its third generation, proudly upholding a cherished recipe that has been passed down through the years for over four decades.
The brand has a total of nine outlets in Singapore and its factories operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
Some of the Heartland outlets are also available via GrabFood. But if not, simply place your order online (min. order $40 for self-collection, $45 for delivery).
Order online: Eastern Rice Dumpling
Self-collection/Walk-in: See outlets
Hoo Kee Bak Chang (和記肉粽)
A brand born out of the sheer drive to support his family, Chew Hai Chwee founded Hoo Kee Bak Chang in 1948 and named it after his sons.
Over the years, the brand rose to prominence and even won a place in Michelin’s Bib Gourmand listing!
You need to place your order at least two days in advance and for bulk orders, you will need to place it at least five days in advance.
Order Online: Hoo Koo Bak Chang (Min. order $50)
- Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3735, Singapore 150161
- Amoy Street Food Centre, #01-18, Singapore 069111
Kim Choo Kueh Chang (金珠肉粽)
This bak chang brand has been around since 1945!
Founded by Madam Lee Kim Choo, the bak chang brand is famed for its Nyonya rice dumplings and it sells Nyonya delights for occasions such as betrothal gifts and baby full month.
Order online: Kim Choo Kueh Chang
- 60 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427784
- 111 East Coast Road, Singapore 428800
Joo Chiat Kim Choo (如切金珠)
Not to be confused with Kim Choo Kueh Chang, Joo Chiat Kim Choo started as a stall at 34 Joo Chiat Place, the brand is known for its Nyonya dumplings and Hokkien dumplings with salted egg yolk.
The brand has been featured on multiple media outlets including Yes 933, Love 97.2FM, and Capital 958, and several clients such as UOB, ICBC and Hua Wei.
Order online: Joo Chiat Kim Choo (Min. order $20)
Self-collection/Walk-in: 1 Enterprise Road, Singapore 629813
Rice Dumplings From Hotels & Restaurants
Most of us would be familiar with Crystal Jade’s Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings), but do you know that the restaurant also caters for rice dumplings during the Dragon Boat Festival every year?
This year the restaurant added Scallion Oil Chicken with Preserved Vegetable Cai Po Rice Dumplings to its menu!
Sounds mouthful (literally)? This rice dumpling is priced at $9.50 for those who love an additional layer of savoury taste on their rice dumpling.
Order online: Crystal Jade
Self-collection/Walk-in: Selected outlets
- 5% off e-store with promo code: R23D5
- UOB Cardholders: 10% off in-store
- Jadeite Members: 15% off in-store
Golden Peony is a Cantonese restaurant nestled within Conrad Centennial Singapore.
Renowned for its dim sum and contemporary Cantonese cuisine, you can be assured that the rice dumplings are unique in flavour.
Order online: Golden Peony
Self-collection/Walk-in: Conrad Centennial Singapore (Pick Up The Terrace), 2 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038982
Promotion(s): Quote “EARLYBIRD25” to enjoy a 25% discount by 1 June 2023
Hai Tien Lo
Hai Tien Lo is an award-winning restaurant that offers exquisite Cantonese dishes with a variety of classic roasts and specialists.
While it’s a Cantonese restaurant, it offers seven rice dumpling options this year and has a mixture of Teochew and Hokkien-flavoured choices for you.
Order online: Hai Tien Lo
Self-collection/Walk-in: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
- Pan Pacific Privileges members: Quote “PPPDUMPLING10” for 10% off with points accrual
- Pan Pacific DISCOVERY members: Quote “DISCOVERYDUMPLING10” for 10% off
- DBS, UOB, CITI and AMEX credit cardholders: Quote “DUMPLING10” for 10% off
Note: Promotions exclude bundles
Hua Ting Restaurant
Hua Ting Restaurant is a Michelin Guide restaurant and one of Singapore’s pioneering Chinese fine dining hotel restaurants.
If you’re expecting the bak changs to be way beyond your budget, you will be happy to know that the prices are considerably affordable on this list.
On top of that, you can enjoy 15% off your total bill if you’re a Citibank, OCBC, UOB credit cardholders or Orchard Hotel’s À LA CARTE member.
Order online: Hua Ting
Self-collection/Walk-in only: Orchard Hotel Singapore, Level 2, 442 Orchard Rd, 238879
Promotion(s): 15% off Citibank, OCBC, UOB cardholders & ALC members
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Li Bai Restaurant in Singapore is renowned as one of the city’s finest establishments for Chinese cuisine.
Named after the famous Tang Dynasty poet, Li Bai aims to captivate diners with its exquisite culinary creations and impeccable service. A close look into its list of bak chang flavours and you will notice the restaurant offers a menu that showcases both traditional and modern interpretations of classic dishes.
Order online: Li Bai Restaurant
Self-collection/Walk-in: Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road
Man Fu Yuan
For those who are looking for a wedding venue, it’s likely that someone would recommend Man Fu Yuan to you.
After all, the restaurant is Michelin recommended and its ambience is said to be suitable for all occasions.
If you’re looking for a modern twist to your bak chang, Man Fu Yuan’s bak chang is worth checking out.
Order online: Man Fu Yuan
Self-collection/Walk-in: Man Fu Yuan (Level 2), 80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore Shoppe, Singapore 188966
Promotion(s): 15% off selected Maybank, OCBC & Citibank cards
Peach Blossoms Restaurant
Atas (slang to describe luxurious, high-end, or posh) is probably the word to use to describe Peach Blossoms.
Exquisite as its branding, the bak changs offered at Peach Blossoms are also made from premium ingredients such as Hokkaido sweet potato and premium XO.
Order online: Peach Blossoms
Self-collection/Walk-in: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 5, Singapore 039594, Peach Blossoms Restaurant Level 5
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant is a renowned dining establishment that specialises in authentic Sichuan cuisine and traditional Chinese tea culture.
If we are comparing prices alone, each bak chang is priced at $12.80++ to $13.80++, which is the lowest price in this section.
Do note that delivery option is unavailable.
Order online: Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant
Self-collection/Walk-in: 80 Raffles Place #60-01, UOB Plaza 1, Singapore 048624
Promotion(s): 10% off on website
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, located in Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel, is known for its Roasted Spanish Suckling Pig wrapped with Wok-fried Glutinous Rice and Chinese Sausage and Double-Boiled Boneless Quail Filled with Bird’s Nest.
With a twist to its bak chang menu this year, the restaurant is offering exotic options of White Pepper Crab and 5-Head Abalone with Karasumi & Iberico Pork which you would not be able to taste anywhere else in Singapore.
Order online: Wan Hao Restaurant
Self-collection/Walk-in: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238865
Promotion(s): 15% off till 22 June 2023
- CITI: CITI15
- UOB: UOB15
- OCBC: OCBC15
- HSBC: HSBC15
- Maybank: MAYB15
- Public: RD15
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
Known for its elegant ambience and impeccable service, Xin Cuisine presents a diverse menu that highlights the rich flavours, exquisite techniques, and artistic presentations of Chinese culinary traditions.
Unlike the others, the restaurant seems to favour traditional dumpling flavours.
It’s offering a promotion of up to 15% off the total bill, so do pre-order your bak changs early before they run out of stock!
Order online: Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant
Self-collection/Walk-in: Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, Level 4, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075
Promotion(s): 15% off total bill till 19 June 2023
Yan Ting Restaurant
Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore is a hidden gem that pays homage to the enduring allure of Cantonese fine dining.
Presenting rice dumplings in its finest sense, the restaurant offers rice dumplings with abalone and golden-dried scallops!
For those who want to opt for a healthier version, you’re also not missing out with the truffle mushroom rice dumpling in multigrain.
Order online: Yan Ting Restaurant
Self-collection/Walk-in: 29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, Singapore, 247911
How To Save Money When Buying Bak Chang?
Yes, there are ways to save money when you want to buy bak chang, especially the expensive ones from hotels.
1. Get Bundles
You should take a look at the rice dumpling bundles that hotels and restaurants offer.
Even if your family doesn’t eat that many, you can share the dumplings with others. Or, you can jio your neighbours to buy together!
Some bundles also include extra items such as dessert or a dumpling carrier, so make sure to check those out.
2. Join A Rice Dumpling Group-Buy Or Purchase Via Shopping App
Well…we try not to be last minute, but it can’t be helped when life gets busy.
Online shopping apps such as Shopee and Redmart sell rice dumplings and have a group buy offers too!
Some of the famous brands available on Shopee include:
- Sin Mui Heng
- Gin Thye
- Miss A’s Handpick Fine Food
- Joo Chiat Kim Choo
- Tam Kah Rice Dumplings
- Bee Cheng Hiang
Next, Group Buy is a promotional feature on Shopee that allows you to buy products in a group at lower prices.
You can invite friends and family to join groups that you have created, or simply join an existing group with friends or other Group Buy buyers.
If your group fails to complete the deal at the end of the promotional period, Shopee will close the group and provide a refund to all members who paid.
How to Score A Discount Off Bak Chang Delivery
Besides checking for rice dumpling promo codes, bak chang discounts, or free delivery…
Since you’re buying your rice dumplings online, this means you’ll probably need to use a credit card to make your purchase.
And you know what that means…
By choosing the right credit card, you’ll be able to score a nice discount or maybe some cashback off your bak chang purchase.
This way, we can keep our food expenses low and enjoy our food at the same time.
Enjoy Sharing Rice Dumpling With Family And Friends
Although the Dumpling Festival is not a public holiday in Singapore, this is the time that families and friends come together to enjoy exquisitely handmade sticky rice dumplings.
Pro-tip: Remember to prepare some Chinese tea to counter the rice dumpling’s richness in flavour.
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