December Update: 1-For-1 Chinese Restaurants to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

13 December 2022

This write-up has been updated on 20 December 2022.

We get it, you cannot get enough of good food. And neither can we that is why we are constantly working to bring the best restaurants in Singapore on board meREWARDS' 1-for-1 platform. After all, we are users of our own platform as well.

Craving for Chinese food? You're in luck. From your favourite Hong Kong street eats, to hearty broths and tongue-numbing Sichuan cuisine, there is something for everyone craving some tantalising Chinese food. Check out this list of Chinese restaurants with amazing 1-for-1 deals now!

1. BBQ Box

We all love skewers. What we don't love is when the skewers get cold and the meat tough after being left on the table for too long. And this is why we cannot help but praise the people at BBQ Box for bringing grillers to our tabletops to keep our beloved skewers hot and succulent throughout our incessant gossiping session (that is the reason we gather our friends for, right?).

Diners will be spoilt for choice with close to 50 Chinese-style grilled skewers to choose from, in addition to ala-carte items like their crunchy and addictive Sichuan Tasty Lotus Root ($7.80), springy and spicy Chong Qing Noodles ($9.80) or their specialty Spicy Chicken Wings ($3.80 for 3 pcs)

Image credits: BBQ Box Facebook

Enjoy 1-for-1 on items like their Grilled Chicken Skewer ($1.30), Lamb Rib Tendon ($1.50) or Frozen Pork Dumpings with Cabbage ($6.90) when you flash your meREWARDS app.

BBQ Box (Bugis)
Address: 21 Tan Quee Lan St, #01-03, Singapore 188108
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 12am. Sat - Sun: 12pm - 1.30am

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BBQ Box (Chinatown)
Address: 262 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058811
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 12am. Sat - Sun: 12pm - 1.30am

Grab 1-for-1 deals from BBQ Box (Chinatown) here

BBQ Box (Geylang)
Address: 182 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389252
Opening Hours: Daily 1.30pm - 1.30am

Grab 1-for-1 deals from BBQ Box (Geylang) here

BBQ Box (Bukit Timah)
Address: 22 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599746
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 2pm to 2am. Sat - Sun: 12pm to 2am

Grab 1-for-1 deals from BBQ Box (Bukit Timah) here

BBQ Box (East Coast)
Address: 195 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428900
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am to 11.30pm

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2. Central Hong Kong Café

Seeing that Hong Kong is still closed to leisure travellers at the moment, Central Hong Kong Café is probably the next best place to go to when you are craving Hong Kong comfort food such as Beef Brisket Noodles, Wanton Noodles, Luncheon Meat Instant Noodles, Rice Rolls and Egg Tarts. Majority of the dishes at Central Hong Kong cafes are wallet-friendly, with most of them are priced below $10.

Image credits: @centralhkcafe

The restaurant's interior are decorated as old coffee shops, and you will find wallpapers that show off Hong Kong’s bustling Central district and key attractions such as Victoria Peak and Tsim Sha Tsui. Reopen the borders already...

Show off your meREWARDS app instead and enjoy 1-for-1 deals on any of their Top 10 Rice/Noodles ($7), Sides/Snacks ($7) or Beverages ($4).

Central Hong Kong Cafe (Vivocity)
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-13/14, Vivo City, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 10.30am - 10pm. Sat - Sun: 10am - 10pm

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Central Hong Kong Cafe (Vivocity) here

Central Hong Kong Cafe (Jurong Point)
Address: 63 Jurong West Central 3, JP2, #03-90 to 95, Singapore 648331
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am - 10pm

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3. Lao Huo Tang

Lao Huo Tang was established in 2008 with a mission to serve nourishing, low sodium broths brewed with only fresh natural ingredients. 14 years down the road, they have expanded to 12 outlets across the island, and 1 atas Cantonese restaurant called Lao Huo Tang Canton located at IMM. A true testament to the quality of their food indeed.

Image credits: Lao Huo Tang Facebook

You can now enjoy 1-for-1 deals on their Crispy Cereal Fish Skin/Crispy Salted Egg Lotus Roots ($11.80), Longan Grass Jelly ($5.50) or Non-Alcoholic Drinks ($4) with your meREWARDS app. If you are heading to Lao Huo Tang Canton, check out the 1-for-1 deals on their Soup ($14) or Non-Alcoholic Drinks ($4).

Talk about bang for your buck!

Lao Huo Tang

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Lao Huo Tang Canton
Address: IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #01-22, Singapore 609601
Opening Hours: Daily 11am - 9.30pm

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4. Friends Cafe HK

Friends Cafe HK is not your usual tourist-style cha chaan teng (Hong Kong style eatery). Run by a couple seeking to bring comfort food so readily available on the streets of Hong Kong, get prepared to be transported back to the lively streets of Hong Kong when you step into this eatery with the tiled walls, mosaic floor tiles, mirrors and booth setting mirroring that of any cha chaan teng you will find in Hong Kong.

Image credits: Friends Cafe HK Facebook

Try their crowd favourites such as the Pork Chop Rice ($7.50), Charsiew Spaghetti or Macaroni ($6.50), or Luncheon Meat Noodles with Egg ($6.50). We also liked their sides such as Curry Fish Balls ($4), which were springy and strong on the curry flavour, and the HK Fish Siew Mai ($3.50), which contained generous portions of minced fish meat in each piece.

Now the good part. Flash your meREWARDS app and redeem 1-for-1 deals on their Curry Fish Balls ($4), HK Fish Siew Mai ($3.50) or Red Bean Milk with Ice Cream ($4.50).

Address: 60 Springside Walk, The Brooks I #01-18, Singapore 786020
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Closed on Mon

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Friends Cafe HK here

5. Black Society

Black Society Café is a gastronomical experience that checks all the right boxes for a memorable meal with family and friends. Offering a range of authentic Chinese and Western cuisine but with a modern twist, get ready to be delighted by visually-attractive dishes prepared with the highest level of detail. 

Image credits: Black Society

Relish the 1-for-1 deals on their Appetizers ($15), Porridge/Congee ($15), or Cake Slice ($8) when you flash your meREWARDS app!

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-156/157, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: Sun - Fri 11am - 9.30pm, Sat 11am - 9.45pm 

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Black Society here

6. Black Society Dimsum Kitchen

From the same people behind Black Society, Black Society Dimsum Kitchen (BSDK) is like its name suggests, a restaurant with its focus on dimsum. That said, BSDK is not your typical dimsum eatery. Abandon the typical images of your favourite siew mai or fried yam ball, for at BSDK they aim to bring culinary art to your tabletops with their range of artisanal dimsum.

Imagine your traditional ordinary yam pastry in the shape of a swan, or a typical round traditional red bean bun (dou sha bao) in the shape of a pink rose -  you get the drift. 

Image credits: Black Society Dimsum Kitchen

With meREWARDS, you get more art on the table as you get to redeem 1-for-1 deals on their Dimsum Collection ($6), Beverage ($7), or Sides ($12).

Black Society Dimsum Kitchen (Orchard Gateway)
Address: 277 Orchard Rd, #01-12/13/14, Singapore 238858
Opening Hours: Daily 11am - 10pm

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Black Society Dimsum Kitchen (Great World City)
Address: 1, #01-121 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, Singapore 237994
Opening Hours: Daily 11am - 10pm

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Black Society Dimsum Kitchen (Great World City) here

7. Dim Sum Haus

If you are looking for good ol' dimsum without the frills, Dim Sum Haus at Weld Road will give you what you are looking for.

What is special about them however, is that most of their dimsum are made from scratch upon ordering. This ensures only the freshest creations are served to your table. You really don't find many of such dimsum places nowadays.

Some crowd favourites include the Baked Salted Egg Custard Bun (3 pieces, $4.80), Steamed Charcoal Chicken & Shrimp Dumpling (3 pieces, $4), and Xiao Long Bao (3 pieces, $3.50).

Image credits: Dim Sum Haus

Flash your meREWARDS app and enjoy 1-for-1 deals on their Steamed Dimsum ($5.35), Congee ($7.15), or Desserts ($5.20).

Read our review of Dim Sum Haus here.

Address: 19 Upper Weld Road, S207376
Opening Hours: Daily 8am - 6pm. Closed on Wed & Thu

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Dim Sum Haus here

8. Lao Sichuan

If you are a fan of spicy food, you need to check out Lao Sichuan Restaurant, located at 3 places across Singapore, namely Tiong Bahru, Holland Village and Selegie Road. Specialising in a wide range of Chinese and Sichuan cuisine, locals and Chinese alike flock to their restaurant for some of the specialties including Diced Chicken in Spicy Sauce, Signature Spicy Chicken, Snake Head Sliced Fish in Hot and Spicy Sauce, and many more.

Oh and did we mention, all their outlets open till beyond midnight, with the latest (or earliest) being 5am at the Tiong Bahru Link Hotel outlet?

Flash your meREWARDS app and enjoy 1-for-1 deals on their 5 Pcs BBQ Skewers ($12), Lao Si Chuan Signature Spicy Chicken/Black Pepper Beef/Stirred Fried Green Chili Pork ($26.80), or Laoshan Bottled Beer ($10.80).

Lao Sichuan (Link Hotel)
Address: Link Hotel, 50 Tiong Bahru Rd, Singapore 168733
Opening Hours: Daily 11am - 5am

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Lao Sichuan (Link Hotel) here

Lao Sichuan (Holland Village)
Address: 24A Holland Village, Singapore 277683
Opening Hours: Mon 5pm - 3am, Tue - Sun 11am - 3am

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Lao Sichuan (Holland Village) here

Lao Sichuan (Selegie Road)
Address: 9 Selegie Road, #01-31, Singapore 180009
Opening Hours: Daily 11am - 2am

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Lao Sichuan (Selegie Road) here

9. Lakeview Golden Seafood Soup

A new entrant to the food scene at IMM, Singapore's largest outlet mall, Lakeview Golden Seafood Soup is a little different from the other soup or pao fan (poached rice) eateries in the sense that they rely on their specialty golden pumpkin broth for the various soup items. Savour the flavours of the land and sea, interspersed with the sweet and silky smooth texture of the pumpkin broth at this new must-try eatery in the West!

Image credits: Lakeview Golden Seafood Soup Facebook

Flash your meREWARDS app and enjoy 1-for-1 deals on their Classic Golden Seafood Soup Set (Rice/Noodles + Drink) ($10.70), Meat Lover Paofan Set + Drink ($10.70), or Golden Red Braised Fried Pork ($6.90)!

Lakeview Golden Seafood Soup
Address: 2 Jurong East Street 21, #01-K09 IMM, Singapore 609601
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 9pm

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Lakeview Golden Seafood Soup here

10. Traditional Sarawak Kolo Mee (Century Square)

Hailing From Sarawak, Kolo Mee is characterised by combination of springy egg noodles to tossed in a light, savoury mixed or and topped with minced meat, crispy shallots and other ingredients of your choice. A culinary staple great for any time of the day to satisfy a growling tummy!

Image credits: Traditional Sarawak Kolo Mee

Grab 1-for-1 deals on their Classic Kolo Mee Set + Drink ($9.10), Chicken Cutlet Kolo Mee Set + Drink ($9.50), and Fried Dumplings ($5.80) with your meREWARDS app!

Traditional Sarawak Kolo Mee
Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #B1-22 Century Square, Singapore 529509
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 8.30pm

Grab 1-for-1 deals from Traditional Sarawak Kolo Mee here

With meREWARDS, you get access to the best dining, retail and service deals in town at absolutely no cost! If you are not on the meREWARDS platform yet, wait no more and start downloading the app now!

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Prices and information correct at time of writing.