The Singapore Restaurant Festival is back again, allowing you to “Savour Singapore In Every Bite” and WIN attractive vouchers.

The Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) has brought together 63 F&B brands that offer a wide range of cuisines from Heritage, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Western to Asian.

As part of the Singapore Food Festival, also look out for Singapore-inspired dishes presented by participating restaurants.

NEW-comers to the list include Bedrock Bar & Grill, Dean & Deluca, Punjab Grill, The Marmalade Pantry, Pizza Maru, Hello Kitty Orchid Garden, Pince & Pints, Fat Cow, The Flying Squirrel, Two Hana, Seoul in a Sandwich and more.

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From now till 30 September 2018, you can also stand to win dining vouchers worth up to $500 every month when you dine at any of the participating restaurants islandwide.

There are 55 winners every month, and dining vouchers are from a range of restaurants from Jumbo Seafood ($500 x 6 winners), Peach Garden ($500 x 6 winners), Seoul Garden ($300 x 1 winner), TungLok Seafood ($300 x 1 winner) and more.

Heritage Restaurants (July)
Participating restaurants: Bali Thai, Fatty Weng Restaurant, Goldleaf Restaurant, JUMBO Seafood, Lerk Thai, LingZhi Vegetarian, Moi Lum, NG AH SIO Bak Kut Teh, Omar Shariff Authentic Indian Cuisine, PastaMania, Seoul Garden, Straits Café, The Marmalade Pantry, The Pelican, TungLok Seafood, Yum Cha.

Fatty Weng Restaurant
37 Smith Street #01-01, Singapore 058950
Tel: +65 6221 3822
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm Daily

Home-grown Fatty Weng Restaurant is known for its tze-char favourites with wok-hei, best shared with family and friends.

Some of its featured dishes include the Deep Fried Soon Hock – lathered in a secret brown sauce, also the fish dish that earned Fatty Weng its reputation; and Singapore Style Chilli Crab.

They also serve up a slightly different rendition of the Peking Duck ($35, $58). The first part follows a more traditional method of eating the crispy skin with special sauce in pancakes; and the rest of the duck meat can be stir fried with black pepper sauce.

I would recommend its Special Pan Fried Vermicelli ($16.80, $22.80), which is served with blanched vermicelli on crisp vermicelli. Then, superior stock is poured over to soften the combination, and you can experience two styles of bee hoon when eating.

Goldleaf Restaurant
Katong Square, 86 East Coast Road, #01-02, Singapore 428788
Opening Hours: Lunch 11am – 2.30pm, Dinner 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
A La Carte Buffet available Lunch (Mon – Fri); Dinner (Mon – Thurs)

47 years of legacy, memories of a few generations, couple of relocations and Goldleaf Restaurant manage to stand the test of time and adapt to the changing food trends.

Time to enjoy some good-old Taiwanese porridge with our parents and grandparents to relieve their past memories and get some family bonding.

They have recently undergone a menu revamp, with new dishes such as Deep-fried White Pomfret with Black Bean Sauce, Pork Ribs with Homemade Plum Sauce, Prawn Rolls, Fresh Cockles ($11.80) and Miaoli Black and White Muah Chee ($3.80), all best paired with Goldleaf’s hearty bowl of porridge.

You can also look forward to their A La Carte Buffet, available for Lunch (Adult $19.80++/ Child $12.80++) from Monday to Friday; and Dinner (Adult $25.80++/ Child $18.80++) from Monday to Thursday. This feature 8 dishes in unlimited servings, and free-flow Taiwanese porridge.

TungLok Seafood – Orchard
Orchard Central #11-05 181 Orchard Road Singapore 238896 (Somerset MRT)
Tel: +65 6834 4888
Opening Hours: Lunch 11.30am – 3.00pm, Dinner 6:30pm – 11:00pm (Mon – Sat)
Lunch 10.00am – 3.00pm, Dinner 6.00pm – 11.00pm (Sun, PH)

TungLok Seafood – Upper Jurong
The Arena Country Club, 511 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638366 (Opposite SAFTI)
Tel: +65 6262 6996
Opening Hours: Lunch 11.30am – 3pm, Dinner 6.30pm – 11.00pm (Mon – Sun)

TungLok Seafood may be the only seafood restaurant at Orchard Road where you can get some sumptuous Singapore Chilli Crabs.

This can be a consideration when you have foreign friends travelling to the country with a craving for our iconic local dish.

The TungLok Chilli Crab 辣椒螃蟹 ($6.80++ per 100g for crabs below 1kg, $7.80++ per 100g for crabs above 1kg) is best when you order deep-fried mantou to go with the gooey, eggy sauce.

Interesting to know: the sauce is wok-fried with a unique combination of tomato sauce and freshly-squeezed orange juice using thin slices of oranges. Thus, there is this fruity tinge of tangy sweetness which made the gravy more slurp-worthy.

The other popular crab dish Spicy Curry Laksa with Thick Rice Vermicelli 咖喱加沙粗米粉螃蟹 is cooked with laksa gravy, with thick rice vermicelli soaked within.

Very “shiok” (enjoyable) as you pick up those chunky claws and suck a combination of coconut-y gravy and crab juices.

Japanese Restaurants (July)
Participating restaurants: Fat Cow, O-ku Japanese Tapas Bar, The Flying Squirrel.

The Flying Squirrel
92 Amoy Street, #01-02 (enter via side alley), Singapore 069911
Tel: +65 6226 2203
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 12am (Fri), 6pm – 12am (Sat), Closed Sun

This modern Japanese restaurant and drinking place may require some finding, tucked away from the bustle of the CBD in an alleyway along Amoy Street (look for Aloha Poke and walk into the alley).

Indeed a hole-in-the-wall.

The menu offers familiar Japanese favourites such as fresh cuts of sashimi, handmade sushi and lunch bento sets; to more modern interpretations from Truffled Ebi Fry, Uni Shooters to Wagyu Burger Pate.

In line with the Singapore Food Festival 2018, get your hands on the Chilli Crab Maki. The sushi roll comes wrapped with soft-shell crab tempura, cucumber and house-made chilli crab roll topped with egg yolk sauce, crab meat flakes and tobiko.

Western Restaurants (August)
Participating restaurants: Bedrock Bar & Grill, Big Fish Small Fish, Cali, Chef’s Table, Commons, Dean & Deluca, Earle Swensen’s, Hello Kitty Orchid Garden, KRAFTWICH by Swissbake, Oriole Coffee + Bar, Pince & Pints Restaurant & Bar, Udders, YOUNGS Bar & Restaurant.

Pince & Pints – Duxton
32-33 Duxton Road, Singapore 089497
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Tues – Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat), Closed Sun

Pince And Pints – East Cost
95 East Coast Road, Singapore 428793 (across from Katong i12)
Tel: +65 6386 3988
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm (Tues – Fri), 11am – 11pm (Sat – Sun & PH), Closed Mon

Home-grown Pince and Pints needs little introduction, known for its iconic Lobster Roll and other signature dishes such as Chilli Lobster, Grilled Lobster, Lobster Mac & Cheese and Lobster Noodles (all $58++, $68++).

The lobsters used are wild caught and air-flown in from the Atlantic Coast, where the best lobsters are sourced from.

Also available is the Truffle Roll ($68++), in which a whole live lobster is steamed, de-shelled and juicy chunks of lobster meat are marinated with a secret mayo as well as other spices and seasoning.

Stuffed in the iconic “top split” buttered hot dog bun, this is further topped with shaved truffle and truffle caviar.

For a more local treat, get the Chilli Lobster ($58++), fried in a thick gravy similar to the Singapore Chilli Crab, but with more tart and sweetness.

Korean Restaurants (August)
Participating restaurants: 8 Korean BBQ, Pizza Maru, Seoul Garden Hotpot, Seoul In A Sandwich, Seoul Yummy, and Two Hana.

8 Korean BBQ
Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, 02-79/90, Singapore 059817
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri), 11:30am – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun)

1 Scotts Road, #04-20/21, Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 9018 9212
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Fri), 11:30am – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun)

8 Korean BBQ is known for its selection of tantalising premium BBQ meats in a sleek industrial chic setting.

Their signature 8 Colours Set features thick-cut Magalitsa pork belly in 8 flavours – original, wine, kalbi, garlic, herb, curry, miso, and red pepper paste.

This can feed about 4 persons comfortably, and you can get to try a flavour of everything without filling too full. I much preferred those with full-flavoured taste, like the red pepper paste and curry.

For the Singapore Restaurant Festival, the restaurant has also introduced Braised (Kong Ba) Mangalitsa Pork Belly, in which the Mangalitsa pork belly is braised in traditional soya sauce and spice for over 48 hours and then grilled to your liking.

Chinese Restaurants (September)
Participating restaurants: Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine, Di Wei Teochew Restaurant, Elemen, Hill Street Coffee Shop, Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert, Hongguo, JPOT, Lokkee, Lou You, Mitzo, Sessions, Streats Hong Kong Café, TungLok Teahouse, TungLok XiHe Peking Duck.

Elemen 元素
Millenia Walk #01-75A/76 9 Raffles Boulevard Singapore 039596
Tel: +65 6238 0511
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 4:00pm Last Order 3:00pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Last Order 9:00pm (Mon – Sun)

Thomson Plaza #01-113 301 Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574408
Tel: +65 6452 0351
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 4:00pm Last Order 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Last Order 9:00pm (Mon – Sun)

1 Maritime Square, #02-85, Harbourfront Centre, Singapore 099253
Tel: +65 6904 9568
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 4:00pm Last Order 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Last Order 9:00pm (Mon – Sun)

Even though it is a vegetarian restaurant, the inventive menu at Elemen may just surprise you, offering Western and Asia dishes, some incorporating both styles to deliver dishes that are both appetising and presentable. There is no use of mock meat in the entire menu.

What you can expect include pasta (Black Truffle Porcini Pasta), pizzas (Milano Pizza), noodles (Braised Bailing Mushroom with Ee Fu Noodles), salads (Quinoa Salad), soups (Double Boiled Mac, Soup, Wild Mushroom Cream Soup with Truffle Oil) and desserts (Five Treasures Ai-Yu, Snow Chrysanthemum with Grass Jelly), creatively incorporating vegetables and mushrooms in place of meat.

To celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday, Elemen has introduced a 8-course “Local-licious Set Menu”.

The special menu features well-loved Nasi Lemak and chewy Muah Chee, for refreshed renditions of classic local flavours.

Asian Restaurants (September)
Participating restaurants: Bangkok Jam, Big Street, Bowl Thai, Food Capital, Indobox Café, Katong Kitchen, Pho Street, Pho Vietnam Restaurant, Punjab Grill, Saltwater, So Pho.

Bangkok Jam
Various branches including Great World City, Plaza Singapura and Marina Square

Modern Thai restaurant Bangkok Jam is known for dishing out contemporary Thai favourites such as Thai Fish Cakes, Stuffed Chicken Wings, and Seafood Phad Thai.

Its signature is the Thai Beef Massamun Curry, of cubed beef shin stewed on slow fire with coconut milk for 2 hours, resulting in mildly spicy, fragrant and slightly thick gravy.

The restaurant chain has also introduced a Stir-fried Squid in Salted Egg Sauce dish, of fresh chewy squid cooked with crisp garlic and savoury-sweet salted egg yolk sauce.

Singapore Restaurant Festival 2018 Promotion
Follow these simple steps to stand a chance to win dining vouchers from participating restaurants:

Step 1. Eat
Dine at any participating restaurants (restaurants listed above).

Step 2. Register
Approach participating restaurant staff for registration and stamp accumulation upon bill settlement.

You will receive an SMS upon registering using your mobile number.

The SMS will contain a unique URL where you can check the number of stamps collected and chances at winning the monthly draw.

Step 3: Get the Stamps
You can get a maximum of 5 stamps awarded per dining session.
– 1 stamp for every dine in at SRF participating restaurants
– 1 stamp when you dine at featured restaurants of the month: July: Heritage & Japanese; August: Western & Korean; September: Chinese & Asian (Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Indian)
– 1 stamp when you order a salted egg dish
– 2 stamps when you pay with a DBS/POSB credit or debit card

There will be 3 monthly draws over the course of the SRF during July, August, and September.

Accumulate 6 stamps to complete the e-reward card to be eligible for that month’s lucky draw for attractive dining vouchers worth up to $500.

Every month, there will be 55 winners and the prizes includes $500 Jumbo Seafood dining vouchers (6 winners), $500 Peach Garden dining vouchers (6 winners), $300 TungLok Seafood dining vouchers (1 winner), and $200 Swensen’s / Earle Swensen’s dining vouchers (8 winners).

Lucky draw winners will be announced and notified on the first week of every month.

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* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Restaurant Association of Singapore.


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