Celebrate National Day the most Singaporean way – with food. Check out these mouth-watering promotions that will make you shout “Majulah”!
Bandung Kueh Lapis
Here is 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.
Flavours of Home Buns
Craving hawker food like laksa, satay and nasi lemak? They’re all available at Breadtalk – in the form of buns and pastries from July 29 to Aug 19. Its Chilli Crab Puff, which was well-received last year, makes a comeback. Look out for the all-new Curry Crab Puff too!
SG54 Merlion Cake, NDP Cupcakes
Popular halal bakery Butter Studio’s patriotic offerings this year will please all palates. The SG54 Merlion Cake ($58) features its signature ondeh ondeh cake covered in red frosting and white chocolate drips, as well as an edible Merlion. If you prefer small bites, the NDP Cupcakes Party Box looks impressive. It costs $45 for a dozen cupcakes in Belgian chocolate, ondeh ondeh and red velvet flavours. Click here to order or visit its outlets.
Blue Pea Coconut Cake & Pandan Ogura Cake
You’ll be happy to feed your kids these cakes: No food colourings are used here to achieve these gorgeous hues, but only fresh blue pea flowers and pandan leaves. The Blue Pea Coconut Cake is layered with young coconut flesh and a layer of coconut curd, encased with light coconut fresh cream, before finishing with sea-salted desiccated coconut. Till Aug 16, get the whole cake at $54 (usual $63) or $8.30 for a slice at Cedele. The Pandan Ogura Cake goes for $19 (usual $22). As with other bakes at Cedele, both cakes are made with organic unrefined sugar and pure olive oil, and are free from preservatives. Find out more here.
National Day Ruby Chocolate Cake
How pretty is this National Day edition by Awfully Chocolate. Available only from Aug 1 to 9, this Ruby Chocolate Cake ($58) is made of naturally fruity-tasting ruby chocolate, fresh raspberries coulis, moist dark chocolate cake and light white chocolate fresh cream. It comes with a themed cake topper.
Colonial Straits Food Fest
From Aug 9 to 30 on Fridays and Saturdays, feast on a Straits of Malacca street food-inspired buffet at Latest Recipe. This is Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa’s all-day restaurant. Here, you can look forward to Penang Char Kway Teow, Balik Pulau Assam Laksa, Pineapple Fish Curry and more dishes curated by its Malaysian-born executive sous chef.
Kids aged six and below eat free with a dedicated corner for them to doodle away. The buffet dinner, from 6pm to 10pm, is at $68 per adult and $34 per child from seven to 12 years old. Find out more here.
Chick In Rice burger
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).
Selling from Aug 1 till they run out, the burger features sous vide chicken breast smothered in ginger and garlic, and a crisped slow-roasted spiced chicken thigh confit. It is then topped with a ginger mayo, chilli sauce and ginger jam.
Beef Rendang Burger
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 is the Beef Rendang Burger ($16) with grass-fed beef patty topped with sweet caramelised onions and rendang sauce.
Home, Truly is Ding Dong‘s National Day celebration.
On Aug 2 and 3, head chef Miller Mai collaborates with MasterChef Singapore contestants Zander Ng, Genevieve Lee and Aaron Wong.
Chef Mai will contribute snacks and desserts (a Mao Shan Wang dessert is on the menu), Lee will be cooking roasted duck, Ng will whip up otah-otah (above) and Wong will serve samsui chicken.
Bicentennial dim sum
Yan (National Gallery Singapore, Tel: 6384-5585) is offering the National Day 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).
(Also read: Best dim sum in Singapore for families and kids)
Porta (Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Tel: 6593-8855) is offering a three-course Uniquely Singapore Menu ($58) on Aug 8 and 9.
Dishes you can opt for include the Truffle Rojak Salad, Black Pepper Crab Linguine and Char Siew Rib Eye Steak.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore‘s National Day tribute is A Soiree By The River at Town Restaurant (Tel: 6877-8911) from Aug 1 to 10.
The nightly buffet (from $59) will feature local grill favourites such as sambal stingray and barbecued king prawns, but the biggest draw is Chim’s Sizzling Satay.
And just for this promotion, the Chim sisters are bringing back their pork satay, something they have not done for 20 years.
Fireworks by the pool
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.
On Aug 3, get educated on Starting Your Urban Garden.
Nurturing and Growing Your Urban Garden is scheduled for Aug 17, Composting 101 is on Aug 24 and the series ends with Let’s Eat Real Fast Food on Aug 31.
Tickets are at $60 from cocreateonstevens.peatix.com.
If you have yet to visit Jewel Changi Airport, now you have a reason.
Till Aug 10, Burger & Lobster Jewel is giving an intentional twist to a traditional staple. The restaurant is selling lobster laksa ($70) with whole, steamed lobsters sourced from Nova Scotia, Canada, served with the usual components of rice noodles, tofu and bean sprouts.