Our National Day celebration has to be a little muted this year, so what better way to commemorate our nation’s 56th birthday than with food, which is what makes us all truly Singaporean? After all, we aren’t labelled as a nation of foodies for no reason!
With that in mind, AVENUE ONE has done the heavy lifting and gathered a boatload of food deals and limited-edition locally-inspired menus that you and the family can look forward to feasting on this National Day – safely in the comfort of your own home.
Heart of Darkness
Pizzas with a local twist of flavours? Yes, please!
If you like your food to have a combination of sweet and savoury, go for the Blue Sea Chilli Crab that’s filled with generous amounts of fresh crab meat and topped with all-time favourite pizza toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes and spring onions that are specially cooked in cucumber Pilsner beer.
For other alternatives that are big on bolder flavours, get the Rendang in the Gendang that boasts juicy rendang meat, topped with green peppers, onions, coriander, and mozzarella cheese, or opt for Bangaluru Pizza that’s made with a fragrant curry base and finished off with mozzarella cheese, grilled eggplant, green and red capsicum, sliced tomato, and fresh coriander.
Apart from pizzas that pay homage to our local flavours, Heart of Darkness is also offering a 1-for-1 deal on the following pizza options:
- Blue Sea Chilli Crab
- Delicious Sensation Prosciutto & Buffalo Mozzarella
- East Coast Spicy Pepperoni
- Four Pilgrims 4 Cheese
- Menacing Meat lovers and Silly Little Bird Lemon Grass Chicken
Additionally, join Heart of Darkness in celebrating International Beer Day tomorrow (6 August) – the gastrobar will be offering a 10% discount on takeaway beers that would go perfectly well with your pizza night.
All orders may be placed via Oddle.
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Restaurant Gaig has taken our all-time favourite Oyster Omelette to the next level by replacing the original egg element with quail eggs, where the yolks and whites are cooked separately to present you with a classic sunny side up egg that is then served with oysters and caviar on top.
Complete your meal with Restaurant Gaig’s side dishes such as Jamon Croquettes, Mushroom Croquettes, Gaig’s Traditional Cannelloni, and Cardinal’s Macaroni.
Restaurant Gaig offers takeaway via self-collection and islandwide delivery from 12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 8.30pm daily.
Pastamania has introduced some new must-try locally-inspired flavours just in time for National Day.
First up on the menu is a Fiery Chilli Crab Pasta (S$16.90) that captures the essence of Singapore’s iconic dish, which is now paired with perfectly cooked pasta of your choice.
Fancy slices of pizza instead? Then, grab the Chilli Crab Pizza (7-inch, S$15.90; 10-inch, S$18.90) that takes inspiration from the popular pairing of chilli crab and deep-fried mantou buns.
For an explosion of flavours in every bite, the pizza is slathered with chilli crab and tomato sauce, followed by generous toppings of crab meat chunks and onion slices before finishing with coriander and lime garnishes.
Don’t confirm your order without adding the Crispy Chicken Mid Wings to your list – this side dish boasts a crispy layer of skin and juicy tender meat that’s perfect for sharing with the family over the dinner table.
All exclusive National Day flavours will be available till 30 September and can be ordered for self-collection and delivery.
The Marmalade Pantry
You can never go wrong with sweet treats from The Marmalade Pantry and this time, the restaurant has launched a series of them that are inspired by some of our favourite local desserts.
Making an appearance on the special-edition menu this August is the Gula Melaka Petite Cake (200g, S$20++) and Ondeh Ondeh Cupcake (S$6++) – the latter is also made available in a petite version in the Signature Afternoon Tea Set that you can get from The Marmalade Pantry’s Downtown and Novena outlets.
Enjoy these exclusive flavours till 31 August via self-collection and delivery.
If you’ve been looking to jazz up your morning breakfasts, look no further than Swissbake’s limited-edition Gula Melaka Toast (S$5.90+) that features premium gula melaka from Indonesia for that deep caramel flavour in a soft, fluffy loaf of bread.
For something classic and simple, go for the Country Milk Toast (S$4.90+) that’s an elevated take of the classic milk bread recipe. Its milky sweet flavour goes well with eggs and avocados, or you can just enjoy it on its own!
These all-new limited-edition breads are available at selected supermarkets islandwide till 30 September.
Blue Jasmine is one of our favourite authentic Thai restaurants but it’s serving up some local favourites this National Day with an SG 56th Birthday Set!
Kickstart your feast by starting off with a refreshing Glass Noodle Salad with Prawn that’s served with a sweet tangy dressing. Then, pique your taste buds further with mains such as a rich and rich and creamy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup and Dry Red Curry Seabass – both of which are best paired with steamy white rice.
Round out the meal with Colourful Glutinous Rice Balls that are drenched in sweet coconut milk for a beautiful bowl of red and white hues.
If the huge feast isn’t what you’re looking for, opt for Easy Rice Bowls that are portioned individually for convenience. Also inspired by local nyonya flavours, expect a flavoursome Basil Kaprao Bowl that’s served with a soft, wobbly egg and a protein of choice of either minced chicken, flower squid, or vegetables and tofu. Seafood lovers can go for the Fried Fish in Spicy Yuzu Sauce Bowl that comes with a green salad on the side.
The SG 56th Birthday Set is now available for takeaway till 31 August via self-collection and delivery.
Relish your favourite dim sum dishes with Yan’s Dim Sum Party Takeaway Set with highlights that include Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Minced Pork and Chilli Crab Meat Soup.
Also on the menu is a Deep-fried Satay Pork Spring Roll that was inspired by local skewers. Craving Hainanese Chicken Rice instead? Then, dig into the Steamed Hainanese Chicken Rice with Sticky Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf that is a popular mainstay on the restaurant’s menu.
The Dim Sum Party Takeaway Set is priced at S$88 for three to four persons and is now available for purchase till 31 August via self-collection and delivery.
Cat & the Fiddle
We have cakes inspired by kuehs but here’s one that pays homage to our nation’s love for coffee: the Singapore Breakfast Kopi-O Cheesecake from Cat & the Fiddle.
The limited-edition cake is only available for purchase till 9 August, so make sure you place your orders ASAP! What’s more, Cat & the Fiddle is also currently running a special promotion where you can get 25% off a whole Singapore Breakfast Kopi-O Cheesecake at only S$52.90!
The Singapore Breakfast Kopi-O Cheesecake can be purchased online.
The Fullerton Hotel
If your family enjoys bold and aromatic flavours, look no further than the Nyonya Reunion Set from The Fullerton Hotel.
The highlight has definitely got to be the DIY Peranakan Popiah and Kueh Pie Tee Kit that is not only extremely yummy but also serves as a great bonding session for the family as each of you whip up your own version of the appetiser. Some other nyonya favourites included in the set include Peranakan Satay Babi Goreng, Nasi Panggang, and Nyonya Chap Chye.
End the meal on a sweet note with the Signature Ondeh Ondeh Cake that features a decadent pandan sponge cake sweetened with hints of gula melaka and coconut.
The Nyonya Reunion Set is now available for self-collection and delivery.
W Singapore Sentosa
Savour a locally-inspired brunch this month with W Sentosa Singapore’s Ro-Jiak Brunch.
The hotel has brought together four stellar chefs to help prepare a line-up of traditional and modern takes on local cuisines, so expect tons of flavours that are reminiscent of the various cultures found on our sunny island.
Some highlights include the Singapore Chilli Lobster that is served with steamed buns, Singapore Char Kway Teow, Butter Chicken, Tandoori Salmon as well as a Peach Streusel Tart for dessert.
All the dishes are prepared in takeaway buffet-style, making it perfect for sharing with the family.
The Ro-Jiak Brunch is now available between 7pm and 9pm, and between 12pm and 4pm for takeaway via self-collection and delivery.
Paris Baguette’s crowd-favourite Royal Pudding now comes in a couple of our favourite tropical flavours for National Day – think coconut and lychee!
If you like this to-go dessert mostly for its sweet caramel taste, it’s time to rejoice because the limited-edition version now comes with double the amount of burnt caramel!
The limited-edition Royal Pudding can now be found at all Paris Baguette outlets as well as on GrabFood.
Known for its variety of interesting cocktail concoctions, MO Bar is bringing back some of its bestselling locally-inspired cocktails in convenient, takeaway bottles
Look forward to the following this National Day:
- Roaring City – A light and refreshing mixture of vermouth, pineapple tepache, and Prosecco
- Oriental – An exotic mixture of pandan-infused whiskey, mango, and coconut
- Thunder – A lei cha-inspired combo of gin and herbs from MO BAR’s Volume Three menu
All cocktails are available for takeaway till 21 August via self-collection and delivery.
From S’mores Frappuccino to Neapolitan Frappuccino, we can always count on Starbucks to come up with some of the most unique drink creations for every occasion.
This time, the coffeehouse chain has whipped up a limited-edition Shiok-ah-ccino (S$8.20) that is made with a blend of Starbucks Roasted Coffee, Nutty Hojicha Tea, and chocolate chips.
The star of the show? An extremely adorable Merlion Bearista chocolate topper that is both edible and perfect for the ‘gram.
Besides the star drink, you can also check out desserts like the Milo Dinosaur Cheesecake (S$7.20) and Ondeh Ondeh Cheesecake (S$7.20) that are available on the National Day menu for a limited time only.
The Shiok-ah-ccino can now be found at all Starbucks Coffee outlets.
Love your Milo Dinosaur? Now, you can even enjoy it in the form of a cream puff!
Popular Japanese Cafe, Baristart Coffee, made this possible by pairing its signature Hokkaido Biei Jersey Milk with milo to create the oozy, creamy filling before finishing off the fluffy cream puff with a dust of icing sugar and milo powder. Yum!
The Milo Dinosaur Cream Puff will be available for takeaway from 9 to 31 August at all Baristart outlets. Each customer will only be entitled to one cream puff per pax due to limited quantities available.
Want to splash on an indulgent meal with your loved ones? Zafferano has you covered with the special National Day Set Menu for two.
Included in the set are Fresh Burratina served with Japanese cherry tomatoes and Flavoursome Pasta such as Risotto with Smoked Caciocavallo and Winter Black Truffle. In line with the official National Day colours, you’ll also get the Linguine with Spanner Crab which is tossed in a tomato-based sauce with Moscato and Chilli.
The mains are no less enticing with mouth-watering dishes such as a Salt-crusted Australian Seabass and New Zealand Lamb Rack. Steak lovers can also look forward to a hearty plate of Charcoal-grilled Black Angus Fiorentina.
Toast to the festivity by complementing your meal with Zafferano’s variety of champagnes, red, white, and sparkling wines, beers, and whiskies.
The Zafferano National Day Set Menu for two is priced at S$198+ and is available for both self-collection and delivery between 12pm and 10pm from 7 to 9 August. Do note that orders have to be placed 24 hours in advance.
Also joining in the fun this National Day is Maki-San with its all-new Otak Otak Gurin Roll that features a new otak roll made with tempura enoki, kecap manis, and chicken floss, that is coated with a glorious layer of green-hued tempura batter for some added crunch.
The full bundle set is inclusive of an Otak Otak Gurin roll, one DIY Sushi Roll, four pieces of red bean mochi, and two canned drinks.
Additionally, receive a complimentary limited-edition Maki-San x GrabFood reusable bento box with every set purchased on GrabFood!
Place your order now via GrabFood.
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Remember the limited-edition Kueh Salat ice cream that was launched earlier this year to rave reviews? Well, fans of the ice cream are in luck as Swensen’s is bringing back the creamy treat of coconut, fragrant pandan, and all-natural butterfly pea flower this National Day!
This time, you’ll also get a chance to take home a National Day-themed cooler bag with every three pints of ice cream purchased from the restaurant (at least one pint in the bundle must include the Kueh Salat flavour).
To make things even sweeter, Swensen’s is offering a special 15% off the ice cream bundle at just S$29.80 (U.P. S$35.40)!
Purchase your ice cream via GrabFood now.
Combining the best of both worlds, this limited-edition Laksa Pizza from Peperoni Pizzeria is definitely either love or hate for most of us, but never try never know, right?
Also included in the set are calamari, chicken wings, roasted cauliflower with mint yoghurt, and two cans of soft drinks.
The National Day Bundle is priced at S$56 (U.P. S$66) and is available from 6 to 29 August. Make your purchase now on Deliveroo.
While it seems like we can’t get enough of cakes that are inspired by local flavours, we’re definitely not complaining either. Take a bite out of this Chendol Pom Pi Pi double layer cake (6-inch, S$51; slice, S$9) that is filled with rich fillings that you would normally find in a chendol dessert.
Alternatively, opt for the Gula Melaka Loaf Cake that can also be found on the menu.
These special edition cakes are available from now till 20 August on a while stocks last basis. Make your purchase now on Deliveroo.
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks
You can never go wrong with some classic fried chicken from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks and it’s now made even better with a Singaporean twist, gifting you with the XXL Chilli Crab Chicken (S$7.45).
Want to add more flavour and crunch to your meal? Get it as a set with Sweet Plum Potato Fries and a side of drinks.
The special-edition XXL Chilli Crab Chicken will be available till 14 September. Make your purchase now on Deliveroo.
The Soup Spoon
Craving for hot soup on a rainy day? The Soup Spoon has got you covered with its all-new Chilli Crab Sauce Pack that has recently launched in line with the upcoming National Day festivity.
The restaurant is also currently offering an exclusive NDP Soupervalue Bundle that is inclusive of:
- Your choice of two regular soups
- 1 Asian Tofu Salad
- Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich
- Cake Slice
- Chilli Crab Sauce Take-Home Pack
Get your hands on these ready-made sauce packs from now till 31 August. Make your purchase now on Deliveroo.
Manhattan Fish Market
For an upgrade from the typical fish that you opt for at Manhattan Fish Market, go for the Soft Shell Chilli Crab Variety Rice (S$12.90) this National Day that includes Soft Shell Chilli Crab, Crunchy Shrimps, Dory Nuggets, Garlic Her Rice & Chilli Crab Sauce.
The Soft Shel Chilli Crab Variety rice is available from now till 31 August. Make your purchase now on Deliveroo.
If you prefer something healthy, opt for the Home Grown Bowl (S$15.90) salad from SaladStop! this National Day that’s made of 100% locally grown ingredients.
The Home Grown Bowl is available from now till 31 August. Make your purchase now on Deliveroo.
Love nasi lemak and pizza? Why not get the best of both worlds with Swensen’s Nasi Lemak Pizza?!
Some other special offerings on the menu you should try include the SO SHIOK platter with laksa & chilli crab dip seafood laksa baked rice.
These interesting creations are priced from S$11.66 from Swensen’s and are now available for purchase till 31 August. Make your purchase now on Deliveroo.
Nothing beats a warm family meal over some warm classic dishes from A-One Signature.
Choose from set A that features mains such as XO Shrimp Fried Rice, Chinese Spinach with Abalone, Sliced Pork with Creamy Salted Egg, and a complimentary Cordyceps Flower with Fishmaw Soup.
Alternatively, opt for set B that features mains such as Shrimp Fried Mee Sua with XO Sauce, Chinese Spinach with Abalone, A-One Sauce Pork Cube, and a complimentary Cordyceps Flower with Fishmaw Soup.
These limited-edition NDP sets will be available till 15 August. Make your purchase now on Deliveroo.
Bee Cheng Hiang
Who says you can’t enjoy bak kwa beyond Chinese New Year?
Bee Cheng Hiang is offering 20% off its Grilled A La Minute Sliced Pork (600g pack) from now till 9 August – and it’s a deal you won’t want to miss if you’ve been craving bak kwa lately.
Make your purchase now on Deliveroo.
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Food Van
Ending the round-up with a bang is Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s first-ever food van in Singapore! It’s not often that we get the luxury of having food trucks in Singapore so this all-new food van experience is definitely a must-try.
Happening from now till December 2021, the CP Travel Van will be offering dishes of various cuisines that will take you back to all the days spent jet-setting around the world.
The little ones will also get to enjoy a feast as the CP Travel Van will be offering a special kids menu this National Day! We have our eyes on the Celebration Cream Puffs, which are freshly baked choux pastries filled with heavenly smooth pastry cream in three locally-inspired flavours – Bandung Rose, Cocoa Milo Dinosaur, and Soya Bean Milk.
Also on the menu are Chilli Crab Buns that feature freshly baked butter brioche buns stuffed with mouth-watering chilli crab filling.
The CP Travel Van will currently only be stopping by the following private properties in the month of August:
- Seletar Springs Condominium (31 July to 5 August 2021)
- Esparina Residences Condominium (7 to 10 August 2021)
- RiverParc Residence Condominium (12 to 15 August 2021)
Visit here to get the latest update on the CP Travel Van’s next stop – who knows, it might just show up in your neighbourhood next month!