Before the Singapore Restaurant Festival 2018 rolled around, I wouldn’t have believed that I could be rewarded just for eating. Well, from 1 July to 30 September 2018, stand a chance to win up to $ 500 worth of dining vouchers, just by eating at participating restaurants!
The Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) has brought together a whopping 63 F&B brands to celebrate Singapore’s rich and diverse food culture at Singapore Restaurant Festival 2018. Whether you’re looking to have a fancy date night at Chef’s Table by Stephan Zoisl, or a boisterous family gathering at Chui Huay Lim Teochew Cuisine, there’s definitely a place for you (full list of participating outlets here: https://www.singaporerestaurantfestival.com/where-to-feast).
Collect & Win
Dine at any of the 63 participating restaurants.
Approach the restaurant staff for registration and stamp accumulation upon settling your bill. Upon registration, you will then receive an SMS containing a unique URL where you can check the number of stamps you have collected.
A maximum of 5 stamps can be awarded per dining bill. Here’s how you can earn them!
- 1 stamp for every dine-in at Singapore Restaurant Festival 2018 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
3 monthly draws (July, August, September): Diners need to accumulate 6 stamps to complete an e-reward card to be eligible for that month’s lucky draw for attractive dining vouchers worth up to $ 500. Lucky draw winners will be announced and notified on the first week of every month.
July 2018: Heritage & Japanese
Japanese: The Flying Squirrel
Tucked away in a quiet alleyway along Amoy Street is The Flying Squirrel. This secret cosy hole-in-the-wall hideout is inspired by the love of travel, coffee, art, music and Japanese food! This restaurant doesn’t just serve your traditional Japanese favourites. Sure, they offer fresh cuts of sashimi, handmade sushi, and even lunch bento sets. But, you’ll also be treated to twists on familiar favourites, such as their Truffled Ebi Fry, Uni Shooters and Wagyu Burger Paté!
You have to check out their latest Singapore-inspired special! The Chilli Crab Maki is a perfect example of fusion done right. This mouth-watering maki features soft-shell crab tempura, cucumber, and their house-made chilli crab roll topped with egg yolk sauce, crab meat flakes and tobiko!
Heritage: Fatty Weng Restaurant
Started in 1967 at Albert Street, Fatty Weng Restaurant is a home-grown zi char restaurant. Fatty Weng has been around for a long time and for good reason – it’s the best place to bring friends and family for authentic Cantonese cuisine at affordable prices!
You can’t go wrong with Fatty Weng’s Deep Fried Soon Hock Fish. After all, people have been flocking back for more for the past 40 years! The dish features a highly sought after Soon Hock fish that’s fried to perfection. Then, it’s lightly bathed in an aromatic brown sauce which is prepared according to a secret recipe which is fiercely guarded by their chefs. Each mouthful of the fresh Soon Hock is crisp on the outside, and succulent and juicy on the inside.
August 2018: Western & Korean
Western: Pince & Pints
Here’s a quick tip — next month’s theme is Western and Korean. So, be quick and reserve your tables now! Established in 2014, Pince & Pints Restaurant & Bar is an award-winning restaurant that serves up wild caught lobsters. Rest assured, Pince & Pints takes absolute pride in ensuring that all their lobsters are obtained from fisheries that practise sustainable fishing methods. Feast on their signature dishes, which include their Lobster Rolls ($ 58++), Grilled Lobster ($ 58++) and the Lobster Noodle ($ 58++)!
Pince & Pints’ Chilli Lobster ($ 58++) is a play on the iconic national dish, Singapore Chilli Crab. Their special housemade blended chilli paste consists of is made with tomatoes, ginger, lemongrass, garlic, ketchup and more! A whole live lobster is then braised in a wok with the chilli paste and lobster stock. Finished with egg and thickened with cornflour, the sauce delivers a sweet and tangy punch, which goes so well with the fried mantous!
Address: 95 East Coast Road, Singapore 428793
Phone: 6386 3988
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 12pm – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 11pm,
Weekends & Public Holidays: 11am – 11pm.
Commons is the place for people from all walks of life to come together to relish a delicious meal. You’ll be spoiled for choice with their comprehensive menu, which comprises a variety of salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas and entrées. There’s always something for everyone, at any time of day, and for any occasion!
Commons makes sharing food with your friends and family easy with their range of sharing platters! The Commons Meat Platter Hero is a generous meat platter consisting of a roasted half chicken with mushroom sauce, 200g beef tenderloin, lamb shoulder, Italian chicken sausages, mashed potato, beetroot coleslaw and grilled tomatoes! This will easily feed 3 to 4 meat lovers.
The Oriental Sesame Wings is a snack that’s great for sharing, or to have all by yourself! The chicken wings are coated in a sweet and sticky homemade sauce that will have you licking your fingers.
Address: Our Tampines Hub, #01-103, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Phone: 6386 6917
Opening Hours: Monday & Thursday: 10am to 10pm, Tuesday & Wednesday: 11am to 10pm, Friday: 10am to 11pm, Saturday: 8am to 11pm, Sunday 8am to 10pm.
Korean: Seoul in a Sandwich
Seoul in a Sandwich serves up sandwiches that are a toast to east meets west! This is a brand new pick-up kiosk concept by the Seoul Garden Group, which seamlessly combines Western breads and Korean fillings to create an array of delicious and satisfying sandwiches. We love their tagline – Seoul in every sandwich, soul in every bite!
The Bulgogi Cheese Steak features sautéed peppers, grilled bulgogi beef and cheddar mozzarella mix, all in a buttered baguette. If you’d rather have something that’s tangy and spicy, get the Kimchi Grilled Cheese Toast! The sandwich features a cheddar and mozzarella mix, kimchi bits and mayo butter toast.
September 2018: Chinese & Asian (Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Indian)
Chinese: Hill Street Coffee Shop
Hill Street Coffee Shop aims to recreate the quintessential local coffee experience. Head down to this nostalgia evoking café and take in the aroma of freshly brewed kopi, and strong flavours of kaya, in the busy coffee shop.
Savour one of Hill Street’s signature dishes — Sambal Chicken Nasi Lemak! This hearty dish is an ensemble of fluffy basmati rice, cucumber, ikan bilis & peanuts, keropok, homemade achar, and a tender piece of chicken drenched in a spicy sambal sauce.
One of Singapore’s most popular breakfast items, Hill Street’s Steamed/Toast Kaya Butter Set is a dish you can’t miss out on. The set features freshly steamed/toasted bread with a classic kaya spread, accompanied by two soft boiled eggs and a cup of coffee or tea!
Asian: Big Street
Located in a 2-storey shophouse, Big Street boasts a café on the first floor and a fully-stocked bar on the second. Their menu offers a vast array of local Singaporean favourites, but with unique twists! With its cosy ambience and great customer service, Big Street is the perfect venue for dining with your loved ones.
Big Street’s Pulut Hitam Chicken Rice Sushi is the epitome of a fusion dish done right. Topped with succulent Hainanese chicken breast, this dish will fill you with comforting traditional flavours that’s completed with a Japanese fusion twist!
The housemade Salted Egg Yolk Prata Bomb is an Instagram-worthy dish that’s a must-try! Cut the prata bomb open and prepare for a jaw-dropping moment as the thick and creamy salted egg yolk sauce oozes out. Enjoy the perfect harmony between the sweet and savoury flavours.
Asian: Punjab Grill
Punjab Grill offers contemporary Indian food. You’ll know that you’re in for a luxurious experience once you walk into the restaurant which is abundantly decorated with glass and high-polish metal.
The Dum Ki Biryani (Lamb) features succulent lamb pieces cooked in yoghurt spiced gravy and is served with a side of aromatic basmati rice. In the mood for seafood? The Jumbo Prawns are perfect for you then. The prawns are marinated with yoghurt, lime, and grilled in a tandoor!
What are you waiting for? Start eating to stand a chance to win $ 500 worth of dining vouchers! Remember, the Singapore Restaurant Festival 2018 runs from now till 30 September 2018, and the theme changes every month. Visit https://www.singaporerestaurantfestival.com/ for more details!
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