Celebrate Mother’s Day the Singapore way with a good mix of Chinese roasts (such as roasted duck and crispy pork belly), North Indian dishes (like butter chicken and lamb Rogan Josh), and other Asian favourites like Thai pomelo and chicken salad. Local dessert highlights include pandan kaya cake and an assortment of chiffon cakes with Asian flavours such as bandung, palm sugar (gula Melaka) and pandan.
Plus, mothers enjoy one special serving of steamed almond egg white custard with bird’s nest and aloe vera.
On May 8, $62 per person. Reservations: 65 6818 3305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Si Wei Yan
Enjoy the finest Sichuan cuisine with their Mother’s Day dining sets featuring a re-creation of Sichuan’s street food (mixed vegetables which consists of potatoes, black fungus and chicken feet cooked in special Sichuan sauce), boneless pork knuckle in sour soup, stir fried asparagus with lily bulbs, asparagus red grouper in dry chili and bird nest steamed with red beans
On May 8, from $128 per person. Reservations: 6221 6836
Treat mum to a four-course heritage dinner that features local recipes from a by-gone era in Singapore. Think soy-braised pork belly with chestnuts, Nyonya red snapper curry with bean curd skin and okra and special housemade ngoh hiang (a Hokkien and Teochew dish consisting of meats and vegetables and other ingredients).
On May 7 and 8, $58 per person, and mothers dine for free with a minimum of two paying adults. Reservations: 6877 8911 / 8912.
4. Min Jiang
Savour classic Cantonese and Sichuan dishes with the likes of camphor tea smoked duck, braised sliced abalone with flower mushrooms and seasonal greens, sautéed chicken with cashew nuts served in yam ring, as well as double boiled bird’s nest with lotus seeds and red dates.
Available in six-, seven- or eight-course lunch and dinner, and complimentary longevity buns are included in all sets.
On May 7 and 8, from $88 per person. Reservations: 6730 1704
Indulge in an authentic Cantonese dim sum brunch and enjoy dumplings, soups and roasted meats paired with premium Chinese tea.
Other delectable items on the menu include herbal fish soup, chilli prawn with Chinese steamed bun (mantou), pan-fried beef cubes and sesame chicken.
On May 7 and 8, from $76 per person. Reservations: 6885 3500 or email@example.com
By Muneerah Bee, May 2016