National Day is around the corner and there’s really no better way to celebrate Singapore’s birthday than by engaging in everyone’s favourite pastime: eating! Here are some places you can get your patriotism on while chomping on the best the nation has to offer.
JPOT is launching Singapore’s most iconic dish, the Chilli Crab, as a soup base. The local hotpot specialist, known for their “Hotpot Singapore Style”, has introduced the Chilli Crab Soup Base ($19.80++) for everyone to enjoy chilli crab while having their favourite hotpot dishes. “We believe our customers will love having the best of both worlds in one meal,” commented Mr Ang Kiam Meng, JUMBO’s Group CEO.
#01-53, VivoCity | #03-16, Tampines 1
Raise a toast to Singapore with an exquisite brunch experience at The St. Regis Singapore. Delight in an indulgent afternoon of locally-inspired cuisine beginning with a selection of tantalising butler-passed canapes such as Braised Pork Belly with Lotus Leaf Bun, Double-boiled Prawn Soup with Wolfberries, and Wok-fried Black Pepper Wagyu Beef.
29 Tanglin Road, 247911
Taking centre stage at UNA is the Paella de Pollo de Singapur, a take on Hainanese chicken rice. UNA’s rendition is a generous skillet of fragrant bomba rice studded with roasted chicken and cubes of fresh cucumber, accompanied with a piquant housemade chilli sauce. Lovers of the ubiquitous Laksa will enjoy the robust and spicy Sautéed Gambas with Laksa Paste ($22++), featuring succulent tiger prawns stir-fried with a ‘rempah’ (spice paste) made from a handed down family recipe.
Available exclusively from 1st to 26th August.
1 Rochester Park, Singapore 139212
Exclusively on the evening of 9th August, dig into a celebratory four-course set dinner ($128++ per person) curated by Chef Marco Guccio, with a wine-pairing option ($42++ per person). For the main course, you’ll have a choice of pan-fried Norwegian salmon trout with sautéed baby beetroot and cauliflower cream, or the succulent 150-day Black Angus beef tenderloin with parsnip purée and morel mushroom sauce.
Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Singapore 049315
Botanico presents a selection of specially created dishes from 31st July to 13th August, harmoniously melding seasonal produce at their freshest with vibrant and robust local flavours. The Ibérico Char Siew ($34++) is inspired by the well-loved dish of sweet-savoury barbecued pork. A lavishly glazed Spanish top loin is smoked and chargrilled in an Inka oven, accompanied by carrot ‘noodles’, roasted carrot purée and moreish honey pork jus.
Over at the family-friendly garden café, Bee’s Knees, indulge in locally-inspired creations like the Smoked Duck and Spicy Plum Viniagrette Salad ($16nett) with fresh mandarin segments, wolfberries, baby spinach, toasted peanuts, spring onions, cherry tomatoes and cous cous. Don’t forget to come donned in your best red and white on 9th August to enjoy a free scoop of ice cream.
50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488
SPRMRKT KITCHEN + BAR
SPRMRKT has partnered artisanal roaster, Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee, whose legacy in coffee roasting and blending spans over 50 years and two generations. Only in August, coffee aficionados can look forward to the specially crafted ‘Grand Kenyan’ ($18++) cold brew cocktail, which is perfect as a pre-prandial or an all-day drink by the bar. A vodka-based concoction highlighting Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee’s Kenya Iyego Garuda Top AA black cold brew, the ‘Grand Kenyan’ complements acidity and brightness with the sweetness of berries, dark chocolate and hazelnut liqueurs.
#01-01, 41 Robertson Quay, STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore 238236
WILDSEED AT THE SUMMERHOUSE
Enjoy an all-day sumptuous brunch at the Wildseed Café from 9am to 5pm with Chef Florian’s take on his favourite local breakfast such as Atas Kaya Toast, Nasi Lemak Hash Brown, Milo Dinosaur Softie and Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich. Come evening, Wildseed Bar presents cocktails like Kopi-Oh and Bandung Palawan, the latter of which is a mix of rose syrup, Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum, Frangelico, full cream milk and chocolate bitters.
3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
CÉ LA VI
Guests are invited to indulge in Head Chef, Chef Joseph Sergentakis’ specially curated National Day Menu while relishing in CÉ LA VI Club Lounge’s day-to-night Majulah National Day Fiesta festivities. Local dishes on offer include barbecued satays like the Ayam Lilit with tomato sambal, Pork Collar with CÉ LA VI’s signature spiced peanut sauce, and Grilled Black Shrimp in Balinese Spices accompanied with fresh green mango sambal.
1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971