Happy 54th birthday, Singapore!
What better way to celebrate this food-loving nation this August than with, well, food?
Potato Head Singapore (36 Keong Saik Road, Tel: 6327-1939) and the dog-friendly Three Buns Singapore (Robertson Quay, Tel: 6909-7838) are bringing back the Chick In Rice burger in honour of National Day ($19).
Grab the limited edition burger featuring sous-vide chicken breast smothered in ginger and garlic, and a crisped slow-roasted spiced chicken thigh confit while stocks last!
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Celebrate with local restaurant Ding Dong and their special, ‘Home, Truly’ meal this National Day.
Head chef Miller Mai will be collaborating with MasterChef Singapore contestants Zander Ng, Genevieve Lee and Aaron Wong on the meal. He’ll also contribute snacks and desserts to the meal (a Mao Shan Wang dessert is on the menu), while Chefs Lee will be cooking roasted duck, Ng will whip up otah-otah and Wong will serve samsui chicken to complete the meal.
Head to Yan’s this National Day for their special dim sum menu!
The highlight is the Pan-fried Singapore Chilli Crab Meat Bun ($9 for three pieces). Other items include Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Bak Kut Teh Stock (four for $5.80) and Deep-fried Mutton Satay Spring Roll ($6.80 for three).
Here’s something that combines many things Singaporeans love to eat: Bandung, bubble tea pearls and kueh lapis.
The combination sounds scary, but when you taste the Bandung with Bubble Tea Pearl Kueh Lapis ($68), it works. To order, visit The Terrace (Conrad Centennial Singapore, Level 1) or call 6432-7487 to book your own Bandung Kueh Lapis today!
Instead of crowding around to catch the fireworks, why not book a table at Pan Pacific Singapore’s Poolside Patio for the Aug 9 festivities?
The National Day Heritage Barbecue ( from $78) features Asian and fusion dishes such as Crispy Softshell Crabs in Singapore Chilli Crab Sauce, Char-grilled Grass-fed Turmeric Lamb Cutlet Satay and Baked Salmon Otar.
Call 6826-8240 for reservation. The barbecue also runs on Aug 10.
In August, Mercure Singapore on Stevens will partner local urban farmers for a series of Saturday workshops.
Get educated on Starting Your Urban Garden (Aug 3) or participate in their Nurturing and Growing Your Urban Garden (scheduled for Aug 17), Composting 101 (Aug 24) and its Let’s Eat Real Fast Food (Aug 31).
Tickets are at $60 – purchase them here.
If you have yet to visit Jewel Changi Airport, you have a reason to now!
Till Aug 10, Burger & Lobster Jewel is giving an intentional twist to a traditional staple. The restaurant is selling a lobster laksa ($70) with whole, steamed lobsters sourced from Nova Scotia, Canada, served with the usual components of rice noodles, tofu and bean sprouts.
Porta (Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Tel: 6593-8855) is offering a three-course Uniquely Singapore Menu ($58) on Aug 8 and 9. Opt between the Truffle Rojak Salad, Black Pepper Crab Linguine and Char Siew Rib Eye Steak.
And, top off the meal with either a Bandung Parfait (above) or a reinterpretation of the classic Milo Dinosaur. Yum!
The “Die Die Must Try” menu from Hans Im Gluck runs till Aug 31 and features burgers and mocktails, with a local twist. The highlight? Its Beef Rendang Burger ($16) with grass-fed beef patty topped with sweet caramelised onions and rendang sauce.
Psst: After you’re done scrolling our gallery, check out this post for these amazing National Day-inspired menus you HAVE to try.
From The New Paper / Last updated August 2019
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