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Where to eat and drink on National Day 2015

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If you’re like most Singaporeans, you’ll celebrate Singapore’s 50th Birthday Day with food, friends, and family. From unique Singapore-themed menus to summer cocktails while watching fireworks to some of the best all-you-can-eat buffets in town, we’ve got your National Day celebrations covered. Here’s the list of places to dine and wine this August.

Set Menus:
Fish & Co.
Available at all Fish & Co. outlets.

When: Now to 31 August 2015
Price: $26.95++ per set. Diners will also receive a free limited edition SG50 Coca Cola Aluminium Bottle with every Fish & Co. SG50 set purchased.

Fish & Co. SG50 set

Fish & Co. SG50 set

Celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday with a bang at Fish & Co.! In a unique, two- part SG50 tribute, Fish & Co. has created a delectable SG50 set featuring an unbeatable Sedap Chilli Crab Sauce on top of an additional treat for Singapore’s Pioneer Generation. First, in the limited edition Fish & Co. SG50 set, start your meal with our hot favourite crispy white baits. And then, the main course worth waiting for, is a gorgeously grilled, juicy white fish blanketed in chef’s secret, savoury Sedap Chilli Crab Sauce served with creamy mashed potatoes and crisp refreshing coleslaw and a glass of ice-cold Coca Cola. As a salute to the Pioneer Generation and in the spirit of family bonding, pioneers get to enjoy 50% off the limited edition Fish & Co. SG50 set with another main course purchased from 1 – 31 August 2015.

Coffee Lounge
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road Singapore 228221; Tel: 6730 1746

When: 3 August to 30 September 2015, lunch and dinner
Price: $50++ for two persons

Coffee Lounge SG50 Taiwan Porridge Set Menu_SG50

SG50 Taiwan Porridge Set Menu

Priced at $50++ for two persons, guests can enjoy an extremely value-for-money set of five dishes (one serving each) to be selected from a list of 15 that include signatures and popular must-tries such as Fried omelette with chye poh; Chilled beancurd in Japanese soya sauce and pork floss; Braised pork belly with dark soya sauce; Wok fried beef with black pepper; Stir-fried kang kong with sambal; and Fried chicken with prawn paste. Free flow of rice porridge is included.

Caffé B
2 Bayfront Avenue B1-15 & 01-83 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018972; Tel: 6887 3711/ 6222 2329

When: 2 to 9 August 2015, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm
Price: $50++ per person

The Lion's Share - Char-broiled Rib Eye

The Lion’s Share – Char-broiled Rib Eye

Rejoice in the nation’s 50th birthday amidst the jubilant festivities at Caffé B this National Day, with a uniquely Singaporean-themed five-course menu and cocktails. Caffé B’s National Day Menu begins with the Gardens By The Sea, a refreshing appetizer featuring fan-shaped scallop shells on a colourful mixed salad. Next, slurp up a bright fiery red soup made from a mix of squashed Tomatoes and Miso. Bringing together the country’s cultural and unique offerings, the Pasta Singapura will especially delight seafood lovers. Size up your appetite with a hearty main course, The Lion’s Share, featuring a thick portion of Rib-eye Beef in Pommery Mustard Sauce. End the nation’s 50th celebration on a sweet note by indulging in the Jubilee Pie, a piquant Rhubarb Clafoutis. As night falls, continue on into the celebrations amidst the mesmerising backdrop of our cityscape and gaze at the firework display as you raise a toast to the nation’s golden jubilee. Catch the aerial and fireworks display in style while sipping on the fiery red passion of Caffé B’s locally-themed inspired drinks, the Lion’s Roar ($14) – the distinctive strong flavour of the Rye Whiskey is fused with Raspberry Juice, Rum and syrup from the favourite Coconut fruit. For the non-drinker, sweeten up the night with the Sunny Island ($10) cocktail, a tropical blend of Raspberries, Cherries, Cranberry Juice, Lemon Juice and Lychee Juice.

Buffet:
Clifford Pier
The Fullerton bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326; Tel: 6597 5266

When: 9 August 2015, 11am to 4pm
Price: $78++ per adult and $39++ per child. Add $50++ to include a free flow of red or white wine and beer.

The Clifford Pier Heritage Dim Sum

The Clifford Pier Heritage Dim Sum

Celebrate the nation’s joyous milestone in one of its most important conserved buildings. Bask in the nostalgia of old tea houses in the 1933 heritage site of The Clifford Pier. Savour classic Chinese delights like Steamed Siew Mai with Tobiko Roe, Steamed Teochew “Fen Guo” Dumplings, Steamed Pork Ribs in Fermented Black Bean Sauce, Baked Fresh Milk Bun and Steamed Custard Bun as they are served piping hot to your tables on trolleys. Live “hawker” stations will also line the restaurant to revive the charm of the pier when it was a bustling hawker centre, with our chefs dishing up hearty local delights like Laksa with Tiger Prawns and Fried Carrot Cake and Hainanese Chicken Rice. Indulge in well-loved authentic local desserts and pastries featuring Pulut Hitam (black glutinous rice porridge), Ang Ku Kueh (glutinous rice cake with mung bean filling) and Ondeh Ondeh (rice flour dumplings filled with melted palm sugar) to complete the Singaporean gastronomy experience,

Window on the Park
Level 2, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616; Tel: 6733 8333

When: 1 to 31 August 2015, 12pm to 2:30pm & 6:30pm to 10pm
Price: Lunch: $50++ for two (Daily), Dinner: $57++ for two (Sunday to Thursday) and $65++ for two (Friday and Saturday)

Buffet Spread at Window on the Park

Buffet Spread at Window on the Park

To commemorate Singapore’s 50th birthday, Window on the Park at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre will be presenting a variety of fresh seafood and delicious local delights from 1 to 31 August 2015. Enjoy 1-for-1 lunch and dinner buffet featuring highlights such as the Seafood Station with Poached Prawns, Scallops, Salmon Sashimi and Mussels, Singapore Laksa, Assorted Satay with Peanut Sauce, Nonya Kueh Pie Tee, Stir-Fried Carrot Cake, Durian Pengat, Teh Tarik and Wasabi Prawns, a recipe by IHG Culinary Ambassador, Chef Sam Leong.

Azur Restaurant
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Blvd, Singapore 819664, Tel: 6823 5354

When: 6 to 10 August 2015, Brunch and Dinner
Price: Brunch: $50++ per adult and $25++ per child (under 12 years old); Dinner: $65++ per adult and $32.50++ per child. All senior citizens (aged 60 and over) enjoy 50% off the buffet price when they dine with a minimum of two persons.

Singapore Style Chilli Crab

Singapore Style Chilli Crab

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is celebrating this joyous occasion with a 1960’s themed buffet experience at Azur Restaurant. This is complemented with a special SG50 deal for seniors running from now till the end of the year. The restaurant will present a special menu inspired by iconic Singaporean dishes done with a twist and be dressed up with trinkets from the swinging sixties. You can expect to be greeted with a familiar “So Singaporean” scene, a Pasar Malam night market snack counter, when you step into Azur with delicious small bites like Steamed Tutu Kueh, blocks of Ting Ting Candy, fragrant Kachang Puteh and Peanuts, Muah Chee and Goreng Pisang. To further whet your appetites, Steamed Snow Crab with Garlic Chilli and Coriander Dip and Poached Prawns with Chrysanthemum Flower are available at the seafood ice bed. Rojak Bandung with Cuttlefish, Kueh Pie Tee and Braised Soya Boneless Chicken with Sesame Ginger Sauce are the perfect entrées for an interesting taste of Singapore. Undisputedly well-loved local dishes like Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls, Grilled Fish and Prawn Otak in Banana Leaf, “Tulang” Braised Lamb Bone in Goat Curry and Wok Fried Chilli Crab will also make their appearance on the buffet line alongside many other flavoursome dishes.

MELT ~ The World Café
Level 4, Mandarin Oriental, Marina Square, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797; Tel: 6885 3500

When: 9 August 2015, dinner
Price: $98++ per person (food only), $128++ per person (inclusive of free flow of house wines and beer)

View of fireworks from Mandarin Oriental

View of fireworks from Mandarin Oriental

Look forward to a uniquely Singaporean feast at MELT ~ The World Café, where heritage hawker stalls will be set up, in addition to its regular buffet spread, offering popular local delicacies, such as Hainanese chicken rice, claypot bak kut teh, Katong laksa, Hokkien prawn noodle, rojak, popiah, and ice kachang just to name a few. Most importantly, there will also be a dedicated durian corner featuring the king of fruits for the perfect finale. Not only will you enjoy delectable local dishes, you will also have the opportunity to watch the much-anticipated fireworks display by the bay from the hotel’s outdoor harbour terrace.

Orchard Cafe
Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road Singapore 238879; Tel: 6739 6565

When: 7 to 10 August 2015
Price: $50 nett per person

Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee

To rejoice the National Day long weekend, Orchard Café’s buffet dinner will feature Singapore’s 50 Best Classic dishes including Carrot Cake, Satay, Bak Kut Teh, Chilli Crabs, Chicken Rice, Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Oyster Omelette, Durian, and many more for your whole family to celebrate our nation’s 50th year of independence!

Carousel
25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220; Tel: 6589 7799

When: Now to 10 August 2015, 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Price: $42++ per adult and $27++ per child (4 to 11 years old) from Mondays to Thursdays and at $48++ per adult and $32++ per child from Fridays to Sundays and public holidays

Local delights for SG50 High Tea Promotion

Local delights for SG50 High Tea Promotion

Embark on a uniquely Singaporean gastronomic experience at Carousel this National Day. Carousel’s talented team of chefs, helmed by Executive Chef Darren Ong, will showcase special dishes such as Singapore Laksa Yong Tau Foo, a combination of two popular local dishes, Homemade Jumbo Satay, a more flavourful and tender version of the original, Mee Siam Goreng, Carousel’s dry and rich adaptation of the traditional mee siam and Stuffed Crab in Spicy Chilli Sauce with Man Tous, a fuss-free way to consume the signature Singapore dish. Other highlights on the menu include Pan-fried Carrot Cake, Char Kway Teow, Hokkien Mee with XO Sauce, Singapore Rojak, Prawn Noodles and Roti Prata. Conclude this mid-afternoon feast on a sweet note with a lavish selection of local desserts such as Steamed Kueh Tutu, Ice Kachang, Cheng Tng with Longans and Ginkgo Nuts, Bubur Cha Cha and Pandan Kaya Cake. Two menus will be on rotation throughout the promotion period.

Town Restaurant
The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178; Tel: 6877 8128

When: 30 July to 10 August 2015, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Price: Sundays to Tuesdays: $55++ per adult and $28++ per child; Wednesday to Saturdays: $89++ per adult and $44++ per child with a gourmet barbequed selection and free flow of Tiger Beer and Singapore Sling for 2 hours OR $69++ per adult and $34++ per child at with an exquisite seafood selection.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore's facade (evening) hi-res- with fireworks

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s facade

Back by popular demand, Town Restaurant is hosting the Hawker Masters in partnership with The Straits Times for the third consecutive year from 30 July to 10 August 2015. This year makes the Singapore Hawker Masters Dinner Buffet extra special as The Fullerton Hotel, situated along the Singapore River, which was once lined with street hawkers in the 1960s and 70s, brings diners a hawker feast that captures the heart and soul of Singapore’s foodscape; a reflection of Singapore’s rich multicultural heritage. Some of the famous Hawker Masters are Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh, Roxy Laksa, Piao Ji Fish Porridge, Casuarina Curry Restaurant, Haron Satay and the Original Serangoon Fried Hokkien Mee.

Other promotions:
SG50 Red and White Durian Mousse Cake

Availability: 1 to 10 August 2015
Where to buy: The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221; Tel: 6730 1786
Price: $50 nett per cake

SG50 Red and White Durian Mousse Cake

SG50 Red and White Durian Mousse Cake

What better way to celebrate Singapore’s golden jubilee than with Singapore’s favourite thorny fruit? This 7-inch, 500g cake is a delightful twist on the classic Durian Mousse Cake that was created by the hotel in 1983. Inspired by the colours of the Singapore flag, this limited edition cake features layers of white and crimson sponge alternating with creamy D24 durian mousse. Only beaten egg white is used in this version, rendering an ethereal lightness that is irresistible. It is crowned with a quirky icing sheet adorned with bold red patterns and the iconic ‘SG50’ logo.

Signature Boston lobster Bee Hoon

Availability: Now till While Stock Last
Where to eat: Majestic Bay, Gardens by the Bay (Below Flower Dome), 18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-10, Singapore 018953; Tel: 6604 6604
Price: $50 (Usual price $84) per order

Stewed Boston Lobster Bee Hoon

Stewed Boston Lobster Bee Hoon

Take in the breathtaking waterfront and be spoilt with Majestic Bay’s Signature Boston lobster Bee Hoon this National Day. Serve up to four persons, the lobster is cooked to perfection and the bee hoon soaked up the flavour which is rich with the aroma and sweetness from lobster.

Stir-fried Mee Sua with Sri Lankan Crab

Availability: Now to 9 August 2015
Where to eat: Me@OUE, OUE Bayfront Rooftop, 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321; Tel: 6634 4555
Price: $198++ per order

Stir-fried Mee Sua with Sri Lankan Crab

Stir-fried Mee Sua with Sri Lankan Crab

The Me@OUE Chefs will serve the meaty 1.5kg Sri Lankan Crab with the delicate wheat flour noodles or mee sua. Mee Sua, traditionally stir-fried or served in a soup, is a must when celebrating auspicious occasions. Also known as the “longevity noodles”, Singaporeans will appreciate the golden mee sua prepared in superior stock. This Sri Lankan crab dish is further enhanced by the delicate flavours from bean sprouts, yellow chives and shallots. Serves four guests

You Had Me At Laksa Penne

Availability: August 2015
Where to eat: At all Swensen’s restaurants islandwide
Price: $14.90

You Had Me At Laksa Penne

You Had Me At Laksa Penne

Celebrate 50 years of independence by digging into a delectable Laksa with a western twist. Hearty whole meal penne tossed in authentic Singaporean Laksa gravy with an abundance of fresh ingredients – rich blue mussels, scallops from the North Sea,
juicy prawns and dry beancurd.

Author: Javan Ng
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