If there’s one thing that unites the nation, it’s food. What better way to celebrate our city's birthday than to indulge in National Day menus?
It’s no secret that Singapore’s a foodie nation. From hunting down new restaurants to hanging out at supper spots, this bustling city sees no shortage of options. Hell, we’d even queue for hours at our favourite hawker centres for a solid meal of local food. And this National Day, it’s no different. These restaurants have put together special National Day dining menus that are too good to miss. This year, many have taken it up a notch by adding their own spin on classic dishes, too. The best part? All of ’em deliver right to your doorstep.
Best National Day dining specials
1. Shangri-La Singapore
You can count on the hotel’s Peranakan set menu to hit all the spots. Feeding up to four people, the takeaway feast features fish maw soup, Nyonya chicken curry, chap chye, babi pongteh and a fun DIY popiah platter. But the highlight has to be the tempting selection of bakes. Our eyes are on the ‘gram-worthy velvet cupcakes. They’re topped with iconic motifs like traditional ice gem biscuits, kaya toast set… and even a TraceTogether token. For local flavours, take a bite out of ondeh ondeh truffles, Milo dinosaur croissants and the ultimate pandan chiffon cake.
Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350; available for takeaway and islandwide delivery from 2 – 9 August
2. Soup Restaurant
Throw a hearty feast in the comfort of your home with Soup Restaurant’s National Day set. Made up of eight scrumptious dishes, the curated menu includes the signature samsui ginger chicken, claypot tofu and egg fried rice, alongside new additions like braised pork with dried shrimp served in a whole pumpkin, and abalone mushroom broccoli. Round out your meal with Singa Bao, an adorable lion-shaped steamed bun with lotus filling.
Soup Restaurant, multiple outlets including VivoCity and Paragon; available for islandwide delivery from 27 July – 31 August
3. Green Common
This one is for vegans who don’t want to miss out on the fun! Known for its innovative meatless plates, Green Common is doling out a three-course meal inspired by iconic local dishes. Start off your meal with Singapore Chilli Crabless Cake. Yes, it comes with mantou crouton to mop up the rich gravy. Next, work your way through the main dish: pandan nasi lemak. It’s a hearty plate of coconut rice, OmniMeat Luncheon, JUST Egg omelette, OmniMeat Strips and spicy sambal. For dessert, you’ve got traditional Nyonya treats like ondeh ondeh and kueh lapis. Last but not least, the set comes with a booze-free Singapore Sling.
Green Common, #01-169/170, VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585; available for takeaway and islandwide delivery from 2 – 21 August
PizzaExpress is celebrating National Day by adding four iconic local flavours to its pizzas. The chicken satay pizza offers a delicious peanut sauce as its base. It’s topped with mozzarella cheese, chicken thigh strips, Spanish red onions, red chill and cucumber strips. Don’t forget the tandoori chicken pizza with marinated chicken, red peppers and mint yoghurt. For something truly local, go for the beef rendang pizza or the laksa pizza.
PizzaExpress, multiple outlets including Scotts Square and Holland Village; available for takeaway and islandwide delivery from 2 – 8 August
5. The Capitol Kempinski Singapore
This hotel’s pulling out all the stops for National Day. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung offers a selection of grilled meats, kebab-style. Think skewered Hokkaido pork belly, kulhbarra barramundi, black angus beef and river prawns. Alternatively, enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea set from The Lobby Lounge. Bite into sweet and savoury treats like chicken satay spicy bun, beef rendang mantou, pandan scones and toasted coconut tart. For a little boozy fun, sip on cocktails with a local twist from The Bar at 15 Stamford. How does a gin-based kaya toast martini sound?
The Capitol Kempinski Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906; available for delivery from 1 – 31 August
Just like last year, Tablescape presents us its takeaway-exclusive Sofa Menu. This time ‘round, look forward to new East-meets-West creations like baguette with ham and hae bee hiam mayo or mentaiko sliders, which are inspired by Ramly burgers. Other new entrants include chilli crab tartlet, tapioca chips served with assorted nuts, and a platter of desserts (red velvet cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut mousseline, Pralines and eclair-shaped macarons). Yum!
Tablescape, Grand Park City Hall, Level 3, 10 Coleman Street, Singapore 179809; available for takeaway and delivery from 1 – 30 August
7. Nusantara Singapore
In celebration of National Day, this Nusantara joint is flexing its culinary chops with two new dishes that marry European style and local flavours. Take the chicken rendang lasagna, for example. Instead of using thin flat pasta, it’s made with roti jala and layered with chicken rendang, mozzarella, coconut bechamel and sliced tomatoes. The classic mee rebus gets the pasta treatment as it switches out yellow noodles for fettuccine. Named Mee Rebusta, it offers sliced beef, ebi prawns, beancurd, egg, green chillies and spring onions topped with homemade gravy.
Nusantara Singapore, #02-16/17, Frasers Tower, 182 Cecil Street, Singapore 069547; available for islandwide delivery from 1 – 9 August
Now, your National Day dining plans are all sorted!