What’s new with the Singapore’s ever-changing dining scene, you ask?
This month, celebrations are abound at Shang Palace. The classic Cantonese restaurant celebrates 50 years with Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, armed with a “new” menu of dishes that were once presented to guests of the past.
Collaborations are aplenty too: Tiffin Room will be hosting a two-week run with Meatsmith Little India, while Restaurant JAG joins hands with chef Julien Royer of Odette for a one-night only dinner.
Read on for all the dining news you need to know.
(Hero and featured image credit: Shang Palace)
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore turns 50 this year, and so does its iconic Cantonese restaurant, the world’s very first Shang Palace. To commemorate this special occasion, chef Mok Kit Keung has come up with a slew of “new” recipies from the age-old recipes that were once made in its kitchen.
One of the biggest draws for the celebration include three specially commissioned dim sum pushcarts, complete with a curated selection of 50 steamed, baked, and deep-fried favourites like the Steamed Siew Mai With Quail Egg. Other a la carte dishes to look forward to? The no-waste Traditional Barbecued Pork Roll with Chicken Liver in Honey Sauce, a sweet-savoury bite that’s big on old-school flavour.
Besides these limited edition mains, dim sum and appetisers, we have to say that it’s worth coming down just for a taste of the special red bean soup that chef has prepared for the hotel’s anniversary. Now, this isn’t your regular run-off-the-mill Chinese dessert you can find elsewhere. In here, chef has infused 50-year aged tangerine peel into the warm treat, making each mouthful delghtfully refreshing, with gorgeous bittersweet notes that left us spooning down mouthfuls by the second. Best of all, each bowl will be priced at a token S$5, as gesture of thanks from chef for the support from diners over the years.
Following the successful collborations with Samy’s Curry and Thevar, Tiffin Room has announced a new limited-edition menu with Meatsmith Little India. Here, guests can look forward to plates of North Indian specialties like the Lamb Chop Masala, comforting Chicken Curry, and creamy Tiffin Dal Makhani from Tiffin Room, as well as modern, Indian-inspired barbecue dishes such as the Cured Fish Biryani Nigiri and Curried Granita Carabinero from Meatsmith Little India.
During the run of this special menu, a limited selection of the regular Tiffin Room a la carte menu will be available.
Impossible Foods is partenering up with restaurants in Singapore this year in celebration of Earth Month. These special menu creations can be found at almost 100 dining establishments in Singapore, including Rubato Italian Kitchen & Bar (‘Heal the Earth’ Impossible Meatball), Three Buns (Le Big Mock), PS.Café (Impossible BBQ Onion & Rosemary Pizza) and more.
Those who prefer to dine at home can also enjoy these dishes at home: Deliveroo is offering a neat S$1 delivery fee for all participating restaurants and a bonus limited edition merchandise with every order while stocks last.
Singapore’s favourite bakery, Tiong Bahru Bakery (TBB) opens its doors for the seventh time — this time at Fort Canning Park. Here, feast on your favourite croissants and bakes in the beautiful locale surrounded by tons of lush greenery.
If you’re not too keen on the whopping 75-seater indoor space, or the 60-seater outdoor patio, you can always pick a spot on the lawn and customise your breakfast or lunch picnic bundle from TBB. Each individual bundle comes with a selection of bakes, salads and beverages for you to choose from, complete with a customised picnic bag and take-out TBB dining sets for convenience.
Cult-classic cafe Park Bench Deli has made a return to Singapore’s dining scene after a short haitus due rennovation works at its space. The relauch will see the additon of a breakfast menu including the Hangtown Fry, a decadent surf-and-turf breakfast omeleete featuring bacon and oysters, alongside a curated drinks program from Jeremy Chua.
Restaurant JAG, Singapore’s only French fine-dining omakase establishment, will be collaborating with Chef Julien Royer, chef-owner of three-Michelin-starred Odette, for a one-night only dinner. The night will be limited to 12 guests only, and will feature three dishes from each chef.
Each of the six dishes presented is set to be paired with a distinct Salon vintage, including a glass of one of the world’s most collectible wines, the Champagne Salon 2008 Vintage.