For a nation of foodies, there’s no better way to celebrate than to eat and drink
75 Airport Boulevard
Level 2 Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Tel: 6823 5354
It’s a crab affair at this all-day dining restaurant where diners can start with a crabmeat salad and compressed watermelon with crabmeat before indulging in a variety of crabs cooked in various styles with chilli, black pepper, curry, salted egg yolk or ginger and onion. They can also savour pan-seared crab cake and deep-fried soft shell crabs prepared à la minute at live stations or create their own poké bowl with sashimi and shredded crabmeat.
Besides crabs, the spread also features a selection of seafood on ice plus Asian and Western specials which includes seafood paella, drunken prawn in herbal wine stock and whole sea bass with sambal and cincalok. A carving station sees slow-cooked beef short ribs, stuffed lamb leg and whole salmon baked in rock salt.
9 to 12 August 2019
Brunch/Dinner Buffet: $54nett per adult, $27nett per child
7 Raffles Boulevard
Level 3 Pan Pacific Singapore
Tel: 6826 8240
Taking the spotlight at this popular buffet restaurant is a medley of local delicacies such as pan-fried carrot cake with chai po, eggs, coriander and tobiko, Xing Zhou bee hoon, seafood Hokkien noodles with sambal and lime, stir-fried white pepper crabs, and grilled seafood served with cincalok and calamansi.
Familiar local sweet treats are given a twist ranging from a reconstructed chendol, pulut hitam lapis entremets to Milo cake.
National Day Dinner
2 to 11 August 2019, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
$92 per adult, $46 per child
(includes unlimited servings of orange juice, teh tarik, bandung, coffee and tea)
9 Wallich Street
Level 5 Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Tel: 6428 5000
August presents a month of celebration with Hendrick’s gin at this stylish bar and tea lounge where gin lovers can enjoy two glasses of selected Hendrick’s cocktails for $28 all August. In celebration of National Day, August birthday celebrants will also receive a glass on the house. Distilled with cucumber as a primary botanical element, this refreshing spirit at 1864 can be enjoyed as a Gin Let cocktail with lemon juice and cucumber syrup, or a Hendrick’s G&T with fever-free tonic and a slice of cucumber. The Jimi Hendrick’s with rose syrup and soda water completes the cocktail line-up.
22 Orange Grove Road
Lower Lobby, Tower Wing Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Tel: 6213 4398
Come Thursday, Friday and Saturday (till August 10), dinner buffet at The Line takes on the flavours of Singapore. On top of the wide range of international delights, an enhanced buffet spread sees old-time food and beverage highlights such as yong tau foo, oyster omelette, bak kut teh, iced bandung, chendol and soya with chin chow served by some of the 16 live-cooking stations.
An outdoor stall sees durian fans enjoying unlimited servings of durians with varieties like Golden Phoenix, Hong Xia (red prawn) and D13 opened to order. Mangosteen, rambutan, longan and jackfruit are also available along with childhood snacks that include kacang puteh, White Rabbit sweets, lobster cube biscuit and wheel crackers.
Thursday & National Day
$128 per adult, $64 per child; includes unlimited servings of local fruits, beers and soft drinks
Friday & Saturday
$118 per adult, $59 per child; includes unlimited serving of local fruits
1 Unity Street
Level 1 Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Tel: 6593 8855
A three-course Uniquely Singapore Menu awaits diners at this all-day bistro-style dining enclave. For starters, choose between the truffle rojak salad of fresh jicama in tangy tamarind shrimp paste with an aromatic sprinkling of peanut crumbles, or opt for a smoked duck salad enhanced with a combo of five-spice caramel, Sichuan peppercorn and fish sauce.
Mains come in three choices — a black pepper crab linguine, a tender pork belly with a crispy crackling in creamy salted egg yolk infused with chilies and curry leaves, and a rib-eye steak in char siew sauce served with quinoa and Japanese cucumbers. An additional $12 is required for the third choice.
Depending on your selection, dessert can be a bandung parfait or a re-interpretation of Milo Dinosaur that combines a Milo sponge cake and its crumbles served in caramel condensed milk.
8 & 9 August 2019
Lunch/Dinner: $58 per adult, $28 per child
21 Mount Elizabeth
Lobby Level York Hotel Singapore
Tel: 6737 0511
On National Day, feast like a true-blue Singaporean on well-loved local specialties ranging from oyster omelette, satay bee hoon, Kapitan chicken, Singapore laksa, stir-fried salted egg prawns, assam fish fillet, Indian rojak to putu mayam. The appetiser station should see a hive of activities where hungry diners can create their own popiah and tauhu goreng. The buffet comes with free flow of bandung, lime juice and soya bean milk.
Lunch: $38 per adult, $18 per child
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square
Level 3 Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
Tel: 6340 5665
At this buffet restaurant, Merdeka/Pioneer Generation citizens can enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch and dinner at a special price of $35 and $38 respectively from now till September 1. Mondays and Wednesdays see a one-for-one offer for lunch and dinner, while DBS/POSB card members can take advantage of this offer on Tuesdays as they crack into chilli crab, tuck into char kway teow and chow down on other scrumptious local delights.
Till 1 September 2019
Lunch: $49 per adult, $25 per child
Dinner: $55 per adult, $28 per child
581 Orchard Road
Lobby Level Hilton Singapore
Tel: 6730 3392
A locally-inspired Saturday high tea buffet awaits those with a sweet tooth. But before indulging in the sweets, it is hard to resist the smouldering wok of fried Hokkien mee with prawns plus other cooked-to-order live stations dishing out nasi lemak and pan-fried carrot cake. A hawker-style roasted meat station serves crispy roasted duck, five-spice crispy pork belly and roasted chicken rice. The spread also include dim sums, seafood and specialties such as fusilli with chilli crab sauce and oven-baked pizza with flavours of fish otak-otak and paneer tikka with raita.
A long showcase decked with cakes, dessert shooters, and seasonal fruit and nut tarts is bound to excite dessert lovers. Local diners can channel their patriotism for the exclusive collection of Singapore-inspired desserts featuring Singapore Sling gâteaux, soya bean curd tart, salted egg yolk and red bean coconut macarons, as well as the camouflage print collection of classic loafs and capsule pralines with flavours of gula melaka, pandan, Horlicks, jackfruit and mung beans.
Saturday, noon to 3pm (till October)
6 Raffles Boulevard
Level 4 Marina Mandarin Singapore
Tel: 6845 1111
Go back to the old days at the ‘Balik Kampung’ buffet, available for lunch and dinner until August 18. That’s when AquaMarine is serving nostalgic favourites such as deep-fried D24 durian fritter, chilli crab ‘sheng jian bao’ (生煎包), ‘Golden Pillow’ assam fish curry and Australian baby lamb spare rib ‘satay’. Diners can also look forward to freshly squeezed sugar cane juice, as well as the old-school ice kacang ball for dessert.
Back by popular demand, the signature al fresco fresh durian station returns once again for dinners on weekends, offering free flow of premium durians ranging from Mao Shan Wang to D24, Red Prawn and other varieties.
$60 per adult, $30 per child
Monday to Thursday: $73 per adult, $36.50 per child
Friday to Sunday, Public Holiday & Eve of Public Holiday: $83 per adult, $41.50 per child
1 Gopeng Street
Carlton City Hotel Singapore
Tel: 6632 8922 (Plate)
Tel: 6632 8920 (The Trading Floor)
Tel: 6632 8929 (Graffiti Sky Bar)
To commemorate National Day, Carlton City Hotel Singapore is serving up a limited-edition Red Jewel cocktail consisting of a refreshing blend of Bacardi, cranberry juice, perilla juice, triple sec and popcorn syrup. This specially concocted cocktail is available at the hotel’s lobby bar The Trading Floor (lobby level), restaurant Plate (level 3) and rooftop Graffiti Sky Bar (level 29) for the entire month of August.
August also sees the hotel celebrating its sixth anniversary and two celebrations call for twice the celebration where six-hour long deals (3pm to 9pm) are available for six days from August 6 to 11 at the above-mentioned F&B outlets. For instance, the Red Jewel and other selected cocktails are going for $6 on National Day, house pour spirits are $6 each on August 7, and half pint of house beer or house wine by the glass is $6 on August 11.
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Pizza Hut is launching a limited-edition pan pizza, the One Hut’s United Pizza, to celebrate the nation’s 54th birthday. Paying homage to the Singapore flag, the pizza consists of a red and a white half — a patriotic spin on its existing half-&-half offering on its dine-in à la carte menus. The special pizza is available till August 18 exclusively at dine-in restaurants only.
The red half of the pizza is topped with chicken ham, marinated spicy chicken chunks, red chilli slices and mozzarella on a base of spicy sweet Buffalo sauce. The white half, anchored on a cheese base, has a topping of roasted chicken, hard-boiled egg slices, roasted onions, Parmesan and mozzarella drizzled with mayo.
25 Scotts Road
Lobby Level Royal Plaza on Scotts
Tel: 6219 3780
From breakfast all the way to dinner, a line-up of Singaporean favourites at Carousel’s buffet spread is set to make the Singaporean heart beam with pride. Early birds can rise and shine to traditional kaya and butter toast, soft-boiled eggs, Kopi C and a teh tarik live station, as well as pan-fried carrot cake with chicken floss and deep-fried chilli crab bao.
The already lavish spread at this popular restaurant gets amped up with a bevy of Singaporean classics such as chilli crab and grilled barbecued stingray with sambal. Highlights from the high tea include rojak, laksa and an oyster omelette live station.
Desserts take on a creative spin to give rise to the chendol gâteau and the gula melaka crème brûlée. There are also local-inspired ice cream flavours like kaya toast, chendol and milk tea.
Breakfast, 6.30am to 10am
7 to 11 August: $32 per adult, $20 per child
Lunch, 12pm to 2pm
7 to 8 August: $58 per adult, $36 per child
9 to 11 August: $68 per adult, $43 per child
High Tea, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
7 to 8 August: $42 per adult, $27 per child
9 to 11 August: $48 per adult, $32 per child
Dinner, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
7 and 11 August: $80 per adult, $46 per child
8 to 10 August: $88 per adult, $49 per child
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For the nation’s birthday this year, Délifrance has come up with a limited-edition pandan madeleines with gula melaka dip. Crisp on the outside and fluffy and moist inside, the local-inspired madeleines is rich with the fragrance of pandan. The specially made dip adds to the indulgence. Available till end of August at $7.70 at any of Délifrance’s 17 outlets in Singapore, they will be going for a special price of $5.40 from August 7 to 9.
28 Stevens Road
Level 2 Novotel Singapore on Stevens
Tel: 6491 6100
In celebration of Singapore’s 54th birthday, Food Exchange is introducing an Asian Buffet Dinner for $54nett per adult for the month of August. The spread, starting from August 5 (Sundays to Thursdays), showcases a harmony of Chinese, Indian and Malay cuisine. Diners can expect wok-fried white pepper Sri Lankan crab (must-try!), bak kut teh, black pepper slipper lobster, prawn noodles, kueh pie tee, beef rendang and Indian rojak. The Indian selection of naan, tikka and kebab is particularly delectable — the smoky aromas and flavours imparted by the tandoor are hard to resist.
Sunday to Thursday, 6pm to 10pm
$54nett per adult, $27nett per child
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti