Mother’s Day stay-home celebration deals: Where to order good food, yummy cakes

May 07, 2020
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    Can’t head out to the restaurants this Mother’s Day because of the Covid-19 circuit breaker measures? Bring the restaurants to your home and plan a home celebration. Lay out your fanciest plates. Order delicious meals. With a little ingenuity and this sumptuous list of food and cakes for Mother’s Day – from Chinese to Thai and French fare – here’s how you can make it an unforgettable occasion.


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  • For the dim sum doyenne
    2 / 18 For the dim sum doyenne

    Dainty bites with luxe ingredients are the order of the day from fine dining Cassia restaurant at Capella Singapore. Think siew mai with abalone and prawn and scallop in XO sauce in a seven-course Mother’s Day dim sum set (serves two to four, $88++ to $168++).

    Order Call 6591-5046 or get the details here.

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  • Craving Peranakan
    3 / 18 Craving Peranakan

    Casual Peranakan restaurant Indigo Blue Kitchen dishes out a Mother’s Day Set (serves four, $188) with eight familiar nyonya classics like chicken buah keluak, beef rendang and barramundi assam curry. The set also comes with rice and kueh bengkah, the quintessential nyonya tapioca cake.

    For a more modest takeaway, try the popiah takeaway set (makes four rolls, $30) or kueh pie tee (makes 6, $12). They come with popiah wraps or crunchy kueh pie tee shells and the essential condiments.


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  • For mum who loves bread and pastries
    4 / 18 For mum who loves bread and pastries

    Let Mum sleep in, and wake up to a delectable Mother’s Day box (serves two to four, $39 to $69) of croissants, danishes, wraps and muffins from Knead to Eat. We can’t get enough of the muffins, especially. The red velvet, chocolate and matcha are moist, authentic and not cloyingly sweet.


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  • For an extravagant Spanish spread
    5 / 18 For an extravagant Spanish spread

    La Taperia has various set menus for two to four persons. The ultimate one has to be the 10-course Mother’s Day set menu ($308). You choose your main: Angus striploin or suckling pig confit. It comes with Spanish classics like squid ink paella, burrata cheese with gazpacho, and iberico ham. End with a sweet-savoury finish to the meal with Catalan cream with mango bits dessert, and a cheese platter.

    Not committing to such an ambitious spread? We would be quite happy ordering from its ala carte menu. It has a good range of authentic dishes that could also transport you to Spanish wonderland.


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  • For big families under one roof
    6 / 18 For big families under one roof

    It feels like Christmas already, when festive heavyweights like rosemary roast lamb leg (2.5-3kg, $188)  and slow roast beef striploin (2kg, $198)  make an appearance. Java+ at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has a compact Family Gathering Retail Menu for a luxe and hearty celebration.

    We are eyeing the lobster bisque and bone-in ham with cinnamon pineapple sauce. And, there is a good range of cakes like mango lime cake (pictured) and raspberry earl grey chocolate cake to complete the grand affair.


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  • Steamboat fun for the fam
    7 / 18 Steamboat fun for the fam

    With major hotpot operators providing island-wide delivery for their signature stock and fresh ingredients, it is timely to take out the steamboat kit from your shelves. Beauty in The Pot’s Beauty Collagen Steamboat Set (serves three to four, from $78) comes with two flavours of broth and a platter of ingredients like chicken thigh, pork collar and vegetables.



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  • A resplendent Cantonese-Sichuan feast
    8 / 18 A resplendent Cantonese-Sichuan feast

    Make it traditional, make it deluxe. Nourish mum with Ginseng Wolfberry Soup and a Double-boiled Bird’s Nest with Stewed Pair in Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Eight-course individual set menu ($68 per pax). Mum enjoys dishes like sea cod with soya sauce, braised melon stuffed with mini abalone from the Parkroyal Beach Road restaurant. The Chinese tea master and his tea-pouring performance, the iconic act at the restaurant, will be missed.


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  • Have a gourmet popiah party
    9 / 18 Have a gourmet popiah party

    Popiah parties are messy, but memorable. Shangri-la Hotel’s Mother’s Day sets are poised to be happy meals. Each is helmed by a DIY popiah set and six to seven familiar dishes. Choose from two options: Mother’s Day Feast ($88) and Premium Family Feast ($118). Both sets are good for serves three to four people, and come with a dessert and a Mother’s Day cake.

    The Premium Feast stands out with its rundown that includes cereal prawns, roast duck and chilli crab with deep-fried mantou. The Mother’s Day cake, with lime sponge, peach compote and sakura, sounds like a fitting finish to a generous meal.



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  • If Mum loves Thai food
    10 / 18 If Mum loves Thai food

    Order the Mother’s Day set meal (serves four, $50) from Park Hotel Farrer Park’s Blue Jasmine restaurant. It comes with jasmine rice and five dishes: Cha-om fried egg, tom yam mushroom soup, basil chicken kaprao, lemongrass fish fillet and wok-fried morning glory.

    Two desserts – deep-fried banana and mango sticky rice – complete the meal. Mum likes pomelo salad and crab cakes? Take the pick of her favourites from its ala carte menu.

    Order Call 6824-8851 or via its order form

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  • Simple, comfort Japanese fare
    11 / 18 Simple, comfort Japanese fare

    For ramen-loving families, a warm bowl of Japanese noodles in creamy tonkotsu broth fits the bill. Ippudo serves up a combo set (serves one, $20) with gyoza, karaage chicken and a signature ramen of your choice: Shiromaru Motoaji or Akamaru Shinaji.

    Order Islandwide via or selected areas on Grabfood and Deliveroo.

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  • Fitting for the Queen
    12 / 18 Fitting for the Queen

    A tantalising wedding-style platter is the highlight of Min Jiang at Dempsey’s Mother’s Day six-course set menu (serves two, $156). The deep-fried prawns, smoked duck and crispy soft-shell crab on the platter will please everyone in the family. So will the delicacies like whole abalone and sea perch in its other courses. Place orders three days in advance.



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  • Chinese classic dishes with gourmet touch
    13 / 18 Chinese classic dishes with gourmet touch

    Taste Paradise dishes out reliable Cantonese fare like double-boiled soup, sweet and sour kurobuta pork and stir-fried scallops in its six-course set (serves four, $158).

    Sister restaurant Paradise Teochew delivers equally delicious dishes like braised seafood with tofu and crystal prawn ball in a five-course family set (serves three to four, $138). Find familiar and inviting dishes and dim sum in their ala-carte menus.


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  • Hungry for hearty French food
    14 / 18 Hungry for hearty French food

    Summer Hill, a French bistro at Sunset Way, serves up wholesome and hearty fare like a luscious slow-cooked stew, the wagyu beef bourguignon (serves two to three, $130).

    Other tasty choices on its menu include veal lamb chop, chicken pot pie, provencal steak sandwich and seafood pasta. Don’t miss its french fried chicken (two-piece plate with sides, $32) – classier than its local or Korean counterparts and apt for special occasions.


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  • Hotel high tea – at home
    15 / 18 Hotel high tea – at home

    Check out this high tea set (serves two, $58) with an assortment of pretty pastries and finger sandwiches from Tablescape Restaurant & Bar, a contemporary European restaurant at Grand Park City Hall. There are familiar sweets like raspberry eclairs and inventive savoury bites like chilli crab mousse in crispy cone, as well as scones, brioche and sandwiches. Ahh, how nice if they come in a tiered silver stand.


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  • Have your cake and eat it too
    16 / 18 Have your cake and eat it too

    Paris Baguette’s Chocolate Blossom Cake ($55), a Mother’s Day special, sounds like a dream. Strawberries, light chocolate sponge and dark chocolate cream is a fail-proof combination.

    If Mum likes fruity cakes, there is a strawberry version of the Blossom Cake, with vanilla sponge, fresh cream, and strawberries of course. Otherwise, there are other tempting ones to choose from: Yogurt Fresh Cream Cake, New York Cheesecake and a decadent Double Choco Fudge Cake.


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  • For the love of durians
    17 / 18 For the love of durians

    Goodwood Park Hotel makes the best durian desserts, some say. And we are glad chefs are still churning out the classics. Rich and resplendent, they are the D24 (1kg, $82) and Mao Shan Wang (500g, $72) mousse cakes.

    New on the menu is a royal D24 Summer Dream (1kg, $72), a durian cake topped with dainty fruits, edible flowers and clear jelly. For something more bite-sized, there is the equally winsome D24 puffs (six pieces for $28).


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  • Cook for Mummy
    18 / 18 Cook for Mummy

    Dads, rope in your kids and get cooking this Mother’s Day. No major cooking skills needed; instructions and ingredients are included in this Mother’s Day Recipe Kit (serves four, $228) from Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Stamford.

    Enjoy a four-course meal, comprising a tomato-strawberry salad, Hawaiian pizza and baked seabass with smoked miso. There are also desserts, of course. Kids can have fun adding the finishing touches of berries or buttercream to the ready-to-eat cheesecake and red velvet cupcakes.


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