Teochew, Hokkien, Cantonese, Szechuan; it’s hard to pick a favourite Chinese cuisine when they’re all so darn delish. If you catch yourself drooling at the mere mention of Peking duck, bowls of steaming noodles, or dim sum, then listen up – there’s a foodie festival going on that you need to know about. Since the start of 2016, we’ve been enjoying discounts at a variety of restaurants thanks to the gastro collab between Eazy Gourmet and HSBC. Each month, a new foodie theme is declared, alongside a raft of sweet discounts at top restos. In February, we embraced the Loco Latino theme and stuffed our faces with Mexican; in March, we consumed our body weight in burgers to Celebrate the Bun; and in April, we dined out on the finest seafood Singapore has to offer thanks to the Off the Shell fishy theme. No prizes for guessing what the foodie feast will be in May! Can you say Chi Le Ma?
Fancy getting in on the action? Just hit up these top Chinese restaurants in May, flash your HSBC card to pay, and score a discount off your bill. Need help sourcing where to get your Chinese foodie fix? Here’s a round-up of the top restos offering a discount.
Dim sum heroes
Who can say no to these delish savoury dumplings? Grab yours at Yum Cha Restaurant and bag an 18% discount. Or alternatively, the divine Man Fu Yuan at the InterContinental Hotel will knock 15% off your bill.
A modern twist
We’re suckers for a fresh take on tradition. And modern supper club, Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, serves up fab contemporary Cantonese grub alongside artisanal cocktails in an uber-cool setting; you’ll also get an 18% discount off your bill to boot. For a new spin on Cantonese classics – complete with a pretty Quayside Isle view – Blue Lotus is a must-visit. Alternatively, if you prefer your dins served up in a spiffy hotel setting, Jade at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Cherry Garden at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore, and Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia offer modern signature dishes alongside Cantonese classics. A 15% discount awaits at all four!
If you can’t take the heat… don’t order Szechuan. Though we’d definitely recommend the roast suckling pig at Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road; an 18% discount on your bill will make it even sweeter. Or get your chilli fix at famed Szechuan favourite, Shisen Hanten, and bag a 15% discount while you’re at it. Don’t mind if we do.
You can’t beat a classic! Chow down on your Cantonese faves and score an 18% discount at Summer Palace at the Regent Singapore, Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant at the Carlton Hotel Singapore, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott tang Plaza Hotel, Hua Ting at Orchard Hotel, and Yan at the National Gallery. Feng Shui Inn at Resorts World also offers a 15% discount. Classy food in classy venues? Yes, please!
Hold up, there’s more! Shisen Hanten, Summer Palace, and Mitzo Restaurant & Bar are also hosting special events to celebrate Chi Le Ma, and flashing your HSBC plastic will secure you a 20% discount. For one night only (17 May, in case you were wondering), celebrity chef Chen Kentaro will be taking over the Shisen Hanten kitchen and whipping up a top-notch dinner that you can enjoy for $94.40++. While Sommelier supremo from the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, Guo Ying, presents an Experience Wine Dinner Menu at Summer Palace on the 20 and 21 May – with HSBC, you can snap up a ticket for $102.40++. Finally, every weekend in May, Mitzo Restaurant & Bar is hosting a curated dining experience with cocktail pairings; tickets are going at $126.40++ a pop. Sign us up, pronto!
Can’t wait to find out what’s in store for the rest of the year? Take a look here to get the inside scoop on participating restaurants, exclusive events, and be the first to find out the next monthly foodie theme. For more HSBC dining privileges, click here.
This article is sponsored by Eazy Gourmet and HSBC Cards.