Affordable mooncakes for Mid-Autumn


Cute animal-shaped dimsum from East Ocean Teochew restaurantSource: @gerritan

Adapted from Source: @qiuuing

It’s that time of the year again – pop-up booths touting mooncakes and lanterns are dotting the island, setting shopping mall atriums abuzz. Having a sweet-tooth, sinking my teeth into thick slices of mooncake is something I look forward to every year. Admittedly, the delicious traditional confection can be pricey, but hey, this festive season only comes once a year – indulge away! #YOLO

Which is our good luck then, that discount deals are aplenty when you have the right tools. Simply pay with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card, and you’ll get to enjoy discounted Mid-Autumn treats at these traditional restaurants:


1. 15% off at Old Seng Choong


 Brown skin traditional mooncakes from Old Seng Choong

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A purveyor of our favourite local kuehs, Old Seng Choong is a comeback warrior that we’re #thankful for. While most bakery owners these days prefer making elaborate European treats, experienced patissier Daniel Tay decided to revive his father’s traditional confectionary which folded two decades ago in 1996.

 Red Bean Orange Peel with Yolk Blend and Pine Nuts Mooncake from Old Seng Choong

Source: @oldsengchoong

If the thought of jostling with the crowd at mooncake fairs turns you off, the previously brick-and-mortar establishment now offers delivery services, so order away at their selection of White Lotus mooncakes (from $52 for sets of 4). If you prefer something with a zesty kick, try the Red Bean Orange Peel with Yolk Blend & Pine Nuts ($58 for 4).

Old Seng Choong operates online but does have temporary booths from time to time. Visit their website to find out where the latest ones are.

Website: Old Seng Choong
Promotion: 15% off when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
Until 15 September 2016


2. Up to 20% off at East Ocean Teochew Restaurant


 Mini Golden Piglet mooncake from East Ocean dimsum restaurant

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It’s time to reacquaint yourself with those little piggy mooncakes you used to nibble on as a kid. East Ocean brings a taste of nostalgia with added refinement with their Mini Golden Piglet mooncake ($8). For flakey melt-in-your-mouth goodness, their signature Teochew classic, the Mini Crispy Yam mooncake ($52 for 9 pieces), is a must-try.

 Cute animal-shaped dimsum from East Ocean Teochew restaurant

Source: @gerritan

Putting a fun twist on traditional Teochew fare, East Ocean Teochew Restaurant is known for its adorable (and totally Insta-worthy) animal-shaped dim sum that would make even the most ang moh pai Singaporean excited. Though many dim sum eateries serve pig-shaped paus, East Ocean takes things up a notch with atypical designs like bees, elephants, and hedgehogs. I’ve never come across dim sum so unique!

East Ocean Teochew Restaurant

Address: 391 Orchard Road, #05-08/09 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872
Opening hours:  Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm | Sat – Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm

Promotion: Up to 20% off when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
Until 15 September 2016


3. Up to 25% off at Peach Garden


 Mooncakes from Peach Garden

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Dig into a new spread of mooncakes after indulging in a Cantonese feast of dim sum, suckling pig, and roast duck at Peach Garden. Joining their existing lineup of mooncakes are three new additions: Golden Pandan Paste with One Yolk ($72.75 nett), Premium Wild Kamquat Paste ($62.05 nett), and White Lotus Paste with Pomegranate Truffle ($62.05) – the last one in particular sounds like it’d go perfectly with a glass of champagne!

 Dimsum from Peach Garden

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Peach Garden

Address: 401 Havelock Road, Hotel Miramar Level 3, Singapore 169631
Opening hours: Daily; 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm to 10pm

Promotion: 20% off 4-piece and 8-piece mooncake boxes when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
Until 15 September 2016


4. Up to 15% off at Peony Jade


 Molten Matcha mooncakes from Peony Jade

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Fans of salted egg yolk and all things matcha are already drooling at the sight of these new limited edition Baked Mini Mooncakes with Molten Matcha & Salted Yolk ($62 for 8). For optimum molten ooziness, pop these Peony Jade creations into the microwave for 3 – 5 seconds before devouring.

 Artisanal mooncakes from Peony Jade

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The Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant is sure on a roll with gourmet mooncakes – two other palatable newcomers to try are the Premium “A” Grade 100% Pure Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake in Organic Pandan Snow Skin ($52 for 2) and the Mini Snowskin Mooncake with Dark Valrhona Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter and Banana ($62 for 8). I’d happily absorb hundreds of calories for these!

Peony Jade

Address: 3 River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020
Opening hours: Daily; 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

Promotion: 15% off all mooncakes and 10% off Teochew Orh-Ni when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
Until 15 September 2016


5. Up to 20% off at Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant


 Traditional crispy yam and brown skin mooncakes from Prima Tower


Just imagine sipping a cup of Chinese tea in between bites of mooncake as you face a tranquil, slow-revolving view of passing ships after a meal. You can do just that at Prima Tower, one of the two revolving restaurants in Singapore.

View from Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

Just look at that view! Source: @sgroader

The Beijing restaurant offers traditional crispy and brown skin mooncakes like the Tianjin Red Bean ($42.80 for 4), as well as simple snowskin ones like Purple Sweet Potato ($42.80 for 4) – your ah mah will DEFINITELY approve of their rich flavours that deliver well without any added frills.

Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

Address: 201 Keppel Road, Singapore 099419
Opening hours:  Mon – Sat: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm | Sun and public holidays: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30 – 10.30pm

Promotion: 10% off for purchases of 10 boxes and below and 20% off with minimum purchase of 11 boxes when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
Until 15 September 2016


6. 15% off at Gim Tim


 Crispy sweet potato and yam mooncakes from Gim Tim

Source: Gim Tim

With humble beginnings in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio in 1975, Hokkien-Canto restaurant Gim Tim has since grown into an outstanding establishment with award-winning dishes. A popular choice among their patrons is the Buddha Jumps Over the Wall.

As for Mid-Autumn festive treats, one of their best-sellers is their signature Crispy Sweet Potato and Yam Paste ($50 for 4, $13 per piece). The light flaky crust is the perfect compliment to the yam and thick egg yolk, so you won’t feel jelak after just one bite. Limited quantities are produced each year, so chope yours fast to avoid disappointment!

Gim Tim

Address: Block 157 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, #01-546, Singapore 560157
Opening hours:  Daily; 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30

Promotion: 15% off all mooncakes when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
Until 15th September 2016

Available at Gim Tim, Imperial Court, and Tim Palace


7. Up to 30% off at Noodle Place Restaurant


 Mooncakes from Noodle Place Restaurant

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Mooncakes are sinfully calorie-laden, but here’s a healthier option that you won’t have to feel guilty for wolfing down: Apart from classic favourites with white lotus and assorted nuts, Noodle Place Restaurant also serves a Golden Jade Spirulina mooncake (from $55 per box, and from $13.80 per piece) – a mouth-watering creation infused with the vitamin-rich algae.

 Wanton noodles from Noodle Place restaurant

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Conveniently located right next to Somerset MRT, the casual dining joint is also well-loved for its succulent roast pork and duck, which you can enjoy with a bowl of springy Hong Kong wanton noodles or piping hot congee.

Noodle Place Restaurant

Address: 277 Orchard Road, #01-17 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: Daily; 10am – 10pm

20% off with minimum purchase of 1 box when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
30% off with minimum purchase of 2 boxes when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
Until 15 September 2016




1. 20% off at Crystal Jade




With hundreds of awards under its belt including a Michelin Star at its Golden Palace outlet at Paragon, Crystal Jade is easily one of the top Chinese restaurants in the island. This year, they’ve released four tasty new snowskin mooncake flavours: Chlorella with Melon Seeds, White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts, Lychee with Pine Nuts, and Blueberry with Cashew Nuts ($28 for 4, $50 for 8).

If all the sweetness is too much for you and you’re craving some savoury sharpness that isn’t just limited to salted egg yolk, try their Signature Mixed Nuts with Ham mooncake ($33 for 2, $60 for 4).

Crystal Jade Golden Palace

Address: 290 Orchard Rd, #05-22 Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore 238859
Opening hours:  Mon – Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm | Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm

Promotion: 20% off mooncakes when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
Until 15 September 2016


2. 15% off at Janice Wong Restaurant


 Artisanal mochi mooncakes from Janice Wong

Source: Janice Wong

With all the desserts at her newly-opened flagship restaurant-bar looking like intricate pieces of art, it’s no surprise that Janice Wong has also brought forth an aesthetic aspect to her 2016 mooncake collection. Each elegantly marbled Mochi Mooncake (U.P. $68 for 9, early bird at $54.40) has an inner layer of mochi and chocolate shell encasing a generous helping of homemade white lima bean paste – a healthier alternative to the usual lotus.

In proud tribute to our local roots, these mooncakes come in unorthodox flavours you never thought would exist such as Chilli Padi, Ginger Flower Rojak, and Kaffir Lime Caramel. Tasting the medley of flavours will certainly be a rousing experience!

Janice Wong Restaurant

Address: 93 Stamford Road, National Museum of Singapore, #01-06, Singapore 178897
Opening Hours:  Mon – Thu: 11am – 11pm (last order 10.30pm) | Fri – Sat: 11am – 1am (last order 12.30am) | Sun: 11am – 6pm (last order 5pm)

Promotion: 15% off mooncakes when paying with a DBS/POSB Credit/Debit card
Until 15 September 2016


Celebrate the DBS Mooncake Fiesta


Snowskin mooncakes from Peony Jade

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Mooncakes aren’t an all-year-round affair, so grab these while you can! No matter what tickles your tastebuds, there’s definitely something for you among these options – from good old-fashioned white lotus paste mooncakes, to zany snowskin ones with salted egg and fruity fillings.

Plus, if you spend more than $200 on mooncakes in a single receipt with your DBS or POSB card, you can win staycations or even free flights!

Here’s how:

Step 1: Download the DBS Lifestyle App now (iOS, Android)
Step 2: Spend S$200 in a single receipt and receive a SMS with a code to enter DBS Mooncake Fiesta Game on DBS Lifestyle app.
Step 3: Start the DBS Mooncake Fiesta Game and win exciting prizes!

If you want more options, you can also get up to 50% off mooncakes at over 30 brands at DBS Mooncake Fiesta.

Find out more here!


Celebrating mooncake festival with awesome deals


 DBS/POSB Everyday card

Taking into account the promotions with DBS/POSB Credit and Debit cards, mooncakes can be quite wallet-friendly after all. And if you use a POSB Everyday Card, you’ll even get 9% off your mooncakes! And since many of the aforementioned come from such esteemed eateries in Singapore, you’re already pretty much getting them at a steal.

It’s time to take out that tea set which has been stowed away in your kitchen cupboard since last year, and gather your loved ones for an indulgent mooncake feast. Can’t wait!

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