Shhh, it’s a secret! We’re letting you in on limited-time specials at five must-try restaurants for Singapore Food Festival.
We’re a nation of foodies so it’s no surprise that we’ve marked our cals for Singapore Food Festival 2021. This year, we’re hitting the streets of four heritage precincts – Chinatown, Kampong Gelam, Little India and Katong – to suss out special menu items to try.
This is part of Secret Suppers, a new highlight for this year that’s created by 18 restaurants in collaboration with Klook. Here’s how it works: pick a dining package at random (or take a look at the description for hints) and place your booking. You’ll find out the restaurant you’re dining at in your confirmation email. The menu is another surprise – you’ll discover what’s in store after you arrive! There are two daily dinner sittings over three Fridays and Saturdays in September.
Curious about what’s on the menus? We dish on a few limited-time dishes created especially for Secret Suppers, so keep scrolling to find out!
Potato Head: Watermelon Man burger
A popular watering hole along Chinatown’s Keong Saik street, Potato Head is serving up an off-menu treat for Singapore Food Festival that we’d totally down with a boozy cordial or a pint of beer. Enter: Watermelon Man, a juicy burger with a refreshing twist. Bite into this hearty main and savour the taste of caramelised watermelon, a brilliant addition that offsets the greasiness of the patty and provides a delicious tinge of sweetness. Part of a three-course set menu, it comes with a cocktail to complete your dining experience.
Gayatri: Lamb shank biryani
Swing by Little India for a whiff of aromatic spices and a taste of authentic Indian cuisine. For the upcoming Singapore Food Festival, Gayatri promises a special lamb shank biryani that’s jam-packed with flavour. Think melt-in-your-mouth lamb shank and turmeric-infused rice. Order it with a side of lassi (a blended yoghurt drink) to wash it all down. Oh, and this delish dish is just one of the menu’s nine options – the others are a secret you’ll have to uncover for yourself!
Ginger: Lobster kueh pie tee
One of Kampong Gelam’s top restaurants, Ginger’s culinary team has a secret four-dish menu up its sleeves this month. Try the lobster kueh pie tee, which puts a premium spin on this popular dish that sees thinly sliced vegetables and prawns stuffed into a crispy pastry shell. You won’t be able to stop at one!
Si Chuan Dou Hua: Mala lobster
In the mood to spice things up while exploring Kampong Gelam? We’ve got our eyes on Si Chuan Dou Hua’s mala lobster. The restaurant’s off-menu special takes the seafood dish up a notch with a fiery kick – we love how the tongue-numbing spicy trend takes centre stage at this year’s Singapore Food Festival. Also, don’t miss out on the humble (but incredibly delicious) homemade fine beancurd. Expect a silky smooth texture and a delicate soybean flavour from this crowd-favourite dessert.
Sinpopo: Bakar platter
Take a stroll along Joo Chiat road at Katong to sniff out the exclusive bakar platter Sinpopo has in store. Curated especially for Secret Suppers, this platter consists of chicken satay, roasted black pepper beef, grilled pork jowl and more savoury delights that are bound to leave you satiated. Plus, it’s paired with the eatery’s signature blue pea flower coconut rice and a locally-inspired dessert to end your meal with a sweet treat.
Tempted to try these special menus at Secret Suppers? Reserve your slot through Klook, stat!
This post is in partnership with Klook.