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Foodie Spotlight: August 2017 Specials

Photo credit: AquaMarine

While you’re celebrating the nation’s 52nd birthday, why not check out these gastronomical specials!

AquaMarine (Marina Mandarin Singapore)

From now till 9 Aug 2017, enjoy AquaMarine’s exclusive National Day buffet filled with contemporary local favourites. Look forward to a mouth-watering spread featuring the Wagyu Beef Short Rib ‘Satay’, Seafood in Kueh Pie Tee with Laksa Espuma as well as Singapore Chilli Soft Shell Crab. Because it’s their 30th anniversary, those celebrating their 30th birthday from 1 – 29 August 2017 dine at AquaMarine for free, while the rest of the dining party gets 30% off the buffet! Standard buffet rates apply for the special menu.

Lunch: $60++ per adult and $30++ per child
Dinner: Sun – Thu $70++ per adult, $35++ per child (aged 6-12 years old) 
Fri, Sat, eve of PH $80++ per adult and $40++ per child
Location: Marina Mandarin Level 4, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: Lunch Mon – Fri 12.00pm to 2.30pm Sat, Sun & PH 12.00pm to 3.00pm, Dinner 6.30pm to 10.00pm daily

Click here for enquiries and reservations, call 6845 1111 or email [email protected] 

Singapore Chilli Crab Meat served with Yuzu Noodles

Singapore Chilli Crab Meat served with Yuzu Noodles

Peach Blossoms (Marina Mandarin Singapore)

From now till 9 Aug 2017, celebrate National Day at Peach Blossoms with well-loved local dishes including Singapore Chilli Crab Meat served with Yuzu Noodles, Double-boiled Fresh Ginseng with Black Chicken and ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian dessert duo served in a 5-course lunch set.

Price: $52++ per pax
 Marina Mandarin Level 5, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: Lunch Mon – Fri 12.00pm to 3.00pm Sat, Sun & PH 11.00am to 3.00pm, Dinner 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily (*National Day set only available during lunch hours)

Click here for enquiries and reservations, call 6845 1118 or email [email protected]

Photo credit: JPOT

Chilli Crab Soup Base


To celebrate National Day, JPOT has launched Singapore’s most iconic dish, the Chilli Crab, as a soup base at $19.80++ in all its restaurants! The sweet-tasting, mildly spicy soup base takes inspiration from JUMBO’s signature dish and really brings out the freshness and flavour of seafood, making it the perfect combination. The soup base comes with a live crab, egg and cornstarch which you can add to the remaining soup base after cooking and enjoying the seafood. The end result is a thicker chilli crab sauce which you can enjoy with Man Tous or Crispy Beancurd Skin!

Price: Soup Base (incl. one crab) $19.80++ per pax
Chilli Crab Set (incl. one crab, seafood and other hotpot ingredients) $52++ for 2 pax
(Valid from 1 – 31 August 2017)
Outlets: Vivo City #01-53, Tampines 1 #03-16, Parkway Parade #B-17 (Last Day on 20 Aug 17)
Opening Hours: 

Vivo City: Mon – Fri 12.00pm – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 11pm Sat, Sun & PH 11.30am – 11.00pm
Tampines 1: 11am to 11pm (last order at 9.30pm) daily
Parkway Parade (Last Day on 20 Aug 17): Mon – Fri 11.30pm – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm Sat, Sun & PH 11.30am – 10.30pm

To book, call 6273 3536 for Vivo City, 6532 3536 for Tampines 1 or 6884 3536 for Parkway Parade

Photo credit: LeVel 33

Singapore Platter

LeVel 33

Heighten the celebrations at the world’s highest urban craft-brewery and take in the scintillating views of the city skyline and fireworks display! This National Day, LeVel 33 is bringing an exclusive Singapore Platter prepared by Chef Jimi Tegerdine to the table. The Platter features a unique selection each topped with a local twist; Pan-Seared Coconut Brioche with Pandan Jam (inspired by kaya toast), Black Vinegar Roast Pork and Chicken Rice Arancini with Pickled Chili Mayo. There are also hawker favourites such as Cereal Prawns with Lemongrass Emulsion and Beef Hazelnut Satay with Soy.

Price: $50++ (recommended for 2)
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 #33-01, 8 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018981
Opening Hours: Mon – Wed 11.30am – 12.00am Thu – Sat 11.30am – 2.00am Sun & PH 12.00pm – 12.00am
Eve of PH: 12.00pm to 2.00am

For reservations, call 6834 3133.

Photo credit: Hello Kitty Orchid Garden

Hello Kitty Orchid Garden National Day Set

Hello Kitty Orchid Garden

Hello Kitty Orchid Garden has launched two new pasta dishes with a local twist – Shrimply The Best ($17) and One Nation with Kitty ($17) – as well as Kitty’s Love for SGP ($15.50), a stunning red velvet lava cake topped with Strawberry froyo soft serve accompanied with fresh strawberries and raspberries. Available only for the month of August, the new dishes can be enjoyed à la carte or in a National Day Set ($26) comprising one pasta and the special dessert.
Exclusively for dine-in customers, grab a photo opportunity with the lovable Hello Kitty figurine against a delightful National Day-themed photo wall featuring Tiny Green in an Orchid-filled garden!

Price: $17 – $26
Arrival Hall Central #01-22 Terminal 3 Singapore Changi Airport, 65 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819663
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

For reservations, call 6241 6127.

Photo credit: foodpanda

Dishes from ‘Curry Carnival’ Photo credit: foodpanda


To celebrate Singapore’s 52nd birthday Food Panda has launched a weekly changing series of 1 for 1 offerings from our favourite vendors featuring a different type of local delight each week:
Week of 31st July – Curry Carnival

  • Turn up the heat with a week of 1 for 1 curries and fiery favourites from MD Sultan Curry Palace, The Curry Hut, Indian Curry House, Chilla’s, Copper Chimney and Kinara

Week of 7 August – Seafood Specialities

  • Singapore’s number one culinary export to the world is none other than chilli crab. Indulge in this along with other seafood specialities from these crowd favourites: TOP seafood, JUMBO and Crystal Jade

Week of 14 August – Local Delights

  • Indulge in local Singaporean favourites with Congee, Hainanese Chicken rice and Bak Kut Teh from Xin Ji Congee, Sergeant Chicken Rice, andRong Cheng Bak Kut Teh

Week of 21 August – Noodle Revelry

  • Satisfy noodle cravings with delectable laksas and hokkien noodles from the likes of J Cafe and O’Parl Cafe

Week of 28 August – Peranakan Perfection

  • In conjunction with Malaysia’s National Day, enjoy popular Peranakan dishes from Canteen, Homely Cafe, Fremantle Seafood market, and Village Nasi Lemak

Visit their website here to order, or download the app for iOS or Android.

Signature Crispy Summer Wrap

Signature Crispy Summer Wrap

Lotus Kitchen – NEW!

Explore the brand-new Lotus Kitchen, which doles out over 50 contemporary vegetarian cuisines from made-to-order dim sum to unique handmade noodles and stir-fried dishes prepared using natural and premium ingredients. Satisfy your palate with their masterpiece creations like Signature Crispy Summer Wrap with Passionfruit, Braised Mushroom in Hot Stone Pot and Lion’s Mane Mushroom Pan-fried Dumpling.

Price: $9.80 – $35.80 per dish
Chinatown Point #01-01/02, 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm daily

For more information, click here or call 6538 1068.

The Dark Gallery – NEW!

The Dark Gallery is a new boutique-and-café concept that promotes not only the enjoyment of artisanal dark chocolate desserts, but also the art behind their making. They take pride in their signature goodies which are freshly made using couverture chocolate sourced from gourmet chocolate brands; Valrhona and Cacao Barry and other smaller brands. Check out their chocolate platters, signature plated desserts, and specialty drink platters when you are there. You can also order other chocolate and cake items and even sign up for an ice cream subscription here.

Price: $7.90 – $15 for dine-in desserts and drinks
Millenia Walk #01-K5, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 9.30pm daily

Enjoy chowing down on these National Day specials and exploring new openings with the family in August!