Singapore National Day Flavours 2018

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When it comes to Singapore’s birthday – a country whose citizens are known for their love of food – you can expect nothing but the best and most innovative creations!

Read on to find out more about the deliciously Singaporean treats on our die die must-try list:  

 

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

Kaya Durian Toast, Pandan Durian Beancurd

Ya Kun, Kaya Durian Toast, Pandan Durian Beancurd, National Day Special 2018

You’re either on Team GOTTA-EAT-THEM-ALL or Team Over-My-Dead-Body when it comes to durian. If you belong to the former, then you’re in for a treat! The classic Ya Kun Kaya Toast gets the D24 treatment – yes, real D24 durian puree is involved – and the traditional bean curd gets a tasty twist with Pandan and Durian.     

Promotion Details: Available for a limited time at selected outlets islandwide.

Closest store where promotion is available: TANGS

Where: TANGS, 310-320 Orchard Road, #B1-02, Singapore 238864

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10pm daily

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Foot): 1-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts

 

Pizza Express

Vegetarian Rendang Pizza

Pizza Express, Vegetarian Rendang Pizza, National Day Special 2018

It’s August 2018 and crispy rendang is on the menu! ! We also like how Pizza Express thoughtfully caters to vegetarian rendang lovers by using meat-free beef (created by Quorn!) in their Vegetarian Rendang Pizza.

Promotion Details: Available until 31 July 2018 at all Pizza Express outlets islandwide.

Closest Store: Scotts Square

Where: Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, #B1 08/09, Singapore 228209

Opening Hours: 11.30am - 10pm daily

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Foot): 2-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts

 

BreadTalk

Golden Lava Flosss, Chilli Crab Puff and Durian Mini Croissant

BreadTalk, Golden Lava Flosss, a bun filled with salted egg yolk, National Day Special 2018

In this Golden Lava Flosss edition of BreadTalk’s signature bun – the fluffy bun is slathered with crisp buttery cereal and floss (think savoury meat-flavoured cotton candy), and oozes out golden salted egg lava goodness when you bite into it. And this bun is just the tip of the iceberg for BreadTalk’s National Day specials this 2018 –

There’s still the Chilli Crab Puff – flaky puff pastry containing a chilli crab mixture with real crab meat – and Durian Mini Croissants made with real Mao Shan Wang durians.

There’ll even be eight buns inspired by local flavours released during the month, such as the coconut milk-infused Kaya Bun, the satay chicken and sambal shrimp-flavoured Bibi Baba and the spicy Rendang Pedas!

Promotion Details: The Golden Lava Floss is available until 2 September 2018 at all BreadTalk outlets islandwide.

The Chilli Crab Puff and Durian Mini Croissants will be available from 30 July to 19 August 2018 at all BreadTalk outlets islandwide.

Closest Store: ION Orchard

Where: ION Orchard, Orchard Turn, #B2-73, Singapore 238801

Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10.30pm daily

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Foot): 3-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts

 

Old Chang Kee

Chilli Crab’O, Chilli Crab Soft Shell Nasi Lemak, Flower Bread with Chilli Soft Shell Crab and Mussels with Chilli Crab Sauce

Old Chang Kee, Chilli Crab'O, National Day Special 2018

There really isn’t a more convenient and delicious way of enjoying Singapore’s renowned Chilli Crab dish than in the Chilli Crab’O – real crab meat, chilli crab sauce and beaten egg are wrapped in a crisp puff pastry in a vivacious red hue (just like the colour of our flag!).

Old Chang Kee, Flower Bread with Chilli Soft Shell Crab Chilli Crab Nasi Lemak Mussels with Chilli Crab Sauce, National Day Special 2018

Old Chang Kee also has outlet-specific specials at their Kallang Wave outlet and Rex Flagship – Try their Chilli Soft Shell Crab Nasi Lemak at their new Kallang Wave store, and their Flower Bread with Chilli Soft Shell Crab and Mussels with Chilli Crab Sauce at their flagship at Rex!

Promotion Details: The Chilli Crab'O will be available at all BreadTalk outlets islandwide for a limited time only.

The Chilli Soft Shell Crab Nasi Lemak (Kallang Wave store), and Flower Bread with Chilli Soft Shell Crab and Mussels with Chilli Crab Sauce (Rex Flagship store) will be available for a limited time only.

 

Closest Store: Far East Plaza

Where: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #01-K3, Singapore 228213

Opening Hours: 7am - 10pm daily

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Foot): 1-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts

 

Old Chang Kee Kallang Wave

Where: Kallang Wave, 1 Stadium Place, #020/#01-K9 1, Singapore 397628 | 10am - 10pm daily

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Bus): Board Bus 14 or 16 at Before Orchard Boulevard ("Bef Orchard Blvd") and alight Opposite National Stadium ("Opp Natl Stadium") after 10 stops

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Train): Stadium MRT Station, 7 stops from Orchard MRT Station (3-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Taxi/GrabCar*): 11-minute drive from the hotel

 

Old Chang Kee Flagship Coffeehouse @ Rex

Where: 19/21/23 Mackenzie Road, #01-01, Singapore 228678

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Bus): Board Bus 65 at Before Orchard Boulevard ("Bef Orchard Blvd") and alight at Selegie Centre ("Selegie Ctr") after 7 stops

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Train): Little India MRT Station, 3 stops from Orchard MRT Station (3-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Taxi/GrabCar*): 7-minute drive from the hotel

 

*GrabCar works similarly to a taxi service — simply book via the kiosk at the hotel and get picked up at the hotel’s entrance

 

Din Tai Fung

Steamed Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao

Din Tai Fung, Steamed Chilli Crab Xiao Long Bao, National Day Special 2018

Just like a hearty minced pork and spicy crab stew – ‘cept that it’s in the form of convenient bite-sized (and very addictive) dumplings.

Promotion Details: Available until 31 august 2018 at all Din Tai Fung outlets islandwide.

Closest Store: Wisma Atria

Where: Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Level 4 Food Republic, Singapore 238877

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 11.30am - 9pm | Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 10.30am - 9.30pm

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Foot): 4-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts

 

Jamie’s Italian

Singapore Chicken Rice Risotto, Red Snapper and Devil’s Curry, Tandoori Baby Chicken and Slipper Lobster Pasta with Chilli Crab Sauce

Jamie's Italian, Singapore Chicken Rice Risotto, Nasi Lemak Pizza and Slipper Lobster Pasta with Chilli Crab Sauce, National Day Special 2018

Even Jamie’s Italian is going loco for local this August! Besides their Singapore Chicken Rice Risotto that’s back by popular demand, they’ve even introduced several exciting spin-off of local delights for this year’s National Day celebrations – Red Snapper and Devil’s Curry, Tandoori Baby Chicken and Slipper Lobster Pasta with Chilli Crab Sauce.  

Promotion Details: Available at various dates at both Jamie’s Italian outlets.

  • Singapore Chicken Rice Risotto, 31 July - 12 August 2018
  • Red Snapper with Devil’s Curry and Focaccia, 20 - 26 July 2018
  • Tandoori Baby Chicken, 27 July to 2 August 2018
  • Slipper Lobster Pasta with Chilli Crab Sauce, 3 - 12 August 2018

Closest Store: Forum Singapore

Where: Forum Singapore, 583 Orchard Road, #01-01/04, Singapore 238884

Opening Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 11.30am - 10pm | Fridays and Saturdays, 11.30am - 11pm | Sundays 11.30am - 10pm

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Foot): 10-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scott

 

Creamery Boutique Ice Creams

Chili Crab Cookie served with Bread Toast Ice-cream and Ondeh Ondeh Cookie served with Milo Dinosaur Ice-cream

Creamery Boutique Ice Creams, Chilli Crab Cookie and Ondeh Ondeh Cookie, National Day Special 2018

We’re all for lava cookies but we really don’t know what to feel about Creamery Boutique Ice Creams’ Chilli Crab Cookie with Bread Toast Ice-cream. Will it be a match made in heaven or an episode of Fear Factor?

Promotion Details: The Ondeh Ondeh Cookie With Milo Dinosaur ice cream is available from 14 July to 9 August 2018, while the Chilli Crab Cookie With Bread Toast Ice Cream will be available from 9 August to 31 August 2018.

Where: Tyrwhitt Road, #01-03 139, Singapore 207557

Opening Hours: Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays, 12.30pm - 10pm | Saturdays, 12pm - 10.30pm | Sundays, 12pm - 10pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Bus): Board Bus 653 at Before Orchard Boulevard ("Bef Orchard Blvd") and alight at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple ("Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp") after 10 stops

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Taxi/GrabCar): 8-minute drive from the hotel

 

Tom’s Palette

Chee Cheong Fun Ice-cream  

Tom's Palette, Chee Cheong Fun Ice Cream, National Day Special 2018

Yes, Chee Cheong Fun as in the classic Cantonese rice noodle roll dish. And yes, the ice-cream contains actual swirls of Kwong Woh Hing Factory's special sauce – an authentic Cantonese version of the sweet sauce with a hint of sesame. In fact, the first batch of the ice-cream was so popular that it sold out when it was released in mid July!

But we’ve been told that the flavour will be making a comeback in August, so be sure to try it in store before it sells out!

Promotion Details: Available while stocks last during National Day Week 2018.

Where: 100 Beach Rd, #01-25, Singapore 189702

Opening Hours: Mondays - Thursdays, 12 - 9.30pm | Fridays and Saturdays, 12 - 10pm | Sundays, 1 - 7pm

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Bus): Board 162 or 162M or 167 or 171 or 518 or 700 at Far East Plaza and alight at Raffles Hotel after 7 stops

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Train): Bugis MRT Station, 4 stops from Orchard MRT Station (3-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Taxi/GrabCar*): 8-minute drive from the hotel

 

Cold Stone Creamery

Nasi Lemak Ice-cream and Pulut Hitam Ice-cream

Cold Stone Creamery, Nasi Lemak & Pulut Hitam Ice Cream, National Day Special 2018

Whoever said that ice-cream can’t be a meal, obviously hasn’t tried Cold Stone Creamery’s Nasi Lemak Ice-cream. Psst… we also heard from our friends over at their Orchard Central outlet that there’ll be a 1-for-1 offer on these local flavours until end August 2018!

Promotion Details: Available until 31 August 2018 at all Cold Stone Creamery outlets islandwide.

Closest Store: Orchard Central

Where: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #01-17, Singapore 238896

Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm daily

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Foot): 20-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts

 

MUST-TRY BONUS: Carousel Restaurant

Carousel Restaurant, Local Ice Cream Flavours

We know we’ve talked about our ice-cream counter and its exciting flavours (e.g. Kaya Toast, Chendol and Salted Egg Yolk) before but when you know of a great place or a good deal, the first thing you want to do is share it with others, right? Good things, must share!

And if you don’t already know, Carousel sells ice-cream by the scoop as well!

Where: Level 1, 25 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228220

Opening Hours: 12pm - 2pm and 6.30pm - 9.30pm daily

Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts (By Foot): Surprise! We’re located right at the ground floor of the hotel, in the heart of Orchard Road!


 
Cover Image: Cold Stone Creamery Singapore
  

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