Bask in the celebrations with these National Day-inspired eats

See this island, every grain of sand. Hear this anthem, it’s the voices of our friends. 🎵

Yup, it’s your friends asking you out for a good meal to celebrate Singapore’s birthday. If you’re looking for local flavours to indulge in, CapitaLand INSIDE got you covered with 5 places across our island which you can hit up for local flavours this August.

With dine-in resumed in groups of up to 5 for those fully vaccinated, bring your family or friends along for a cultural and culinary tour around Singapore. LEGGO 🙌!

1️⃣ Swensen’s

Celebrate the month of our nation’s birthday with Swensen’s and its classic western delights. Be it with your fam or your bae, there’s something to enjoy for everyone 😋.

Try out Swensen’s new offering, Seafood Laksa Baked Rice, topped with plump shrimps, squid, fish fillet and loaded with a gooey cheese and laksa pesto sauce. A combination that satisfies both Eastern and Western palates with its explosive flavour and richness 👍.

If you’re dining in with your fam, go for the So Shiok! set. Just like its name, every dish is sure to leave you wanting for more. The So Shiok! platter consists of prawn cake, calamari rings, chicken tenders and fries. Dip into the exclusive sauces, laksa and chilli for some finger-licking goodness. Talk about shiok!

Plus, indulge in the coconut craze with the Nasi Lemak Pizza with Boneless Wings and Nasi Lemak burger. End the meal on a sweet note with the Goreng Pisang (fried banana) split, a reinvention of the Swensen’s signature Banana Split.

The set is valid till 31 August, so head down to your nearest outlet now. Swensen’s can be found across the island at 7 CapitaLand malls.

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2️⃣ White Restaurant

Looking for local comfort food? This is the place to be! White Restaurant or better known as 三巴旺白米粉 is famous for its White Beehoon with its flavourful broth and smooth beehoon.

Go for uniquely Singapore flavours with their Mala White Beehoon, infused with homemade mala sauce for that spicy kick. It’s just chef’s kiss 😘. Continue on your cultural food adventure with Chicken Tikka Masala, Cauliflower Cheese Baked, Deep Fried Mackerel with Tumeric, Butterfly Pea Rice and Prawn with Chilli Crab Sauce as well! Get these a la carte or all in a set if you’re up for it. The flavours are sure to make you feel at home. As the song goes, this is home truly, where I know I must be 💖.

Get your white beehoon fix at White Restaurant located in IMM and Jewel Changi Airport! Dishes are valid till 31 August.

3️⃣ Subway

Next stop? Subway. The sandwich shop ain’t missing out on the game. Be in for the ultimate local delight experience with their Rendang Sub and Pandan Cookie.

Available in Beef or Chicken Rendang, enjoy the Rendang Sub in all its richness and fragrance. The beef chunks are juicy and tender, reminiscent of the beef rendang dish whereas the chicken is seasoned perfectly with rendang sauce. Balance off the richness of the rendang with your choice of crisp and fresh veggies. Lastly, make it a meal with the Pandan Cookie 🍪. The cookie has mild undertones of pandan flavour and coconut bits for that added crunch.

Available till 28 September, head down to outlet nearest to you. There are 7 CapitaLand malls you can head to across the island to grab your sub!

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4️⃣ Pastamania  

Singaporeans love their chilli crabs and at Pastamania, you can indulge in Italian cuisine with a local twist with its exclusive chilli crab inspired dishes.

The Chilli Crab Pasta perfectly encapsulates the flavours of the chilli crab with its slightly sweet yet spicy combination 🍝. Slurp up the pasta of your choice served al dente in a rich tangy tomato chilli crab sauce topped with shredded crab meat.

If chilli crab and deep-fried buns are one of the best pairings out there, why not try out chilli crab and pizza? The Chilli Crab Pizza at Pastamania is slathered with chilli crab and tomato sauce, with generous toppings of crab meat chunks and onion slices.

Available till 30 September, get all these a la carte or in a set with Pastamania’s Fiery Chilli Crab Pasto Combo. Located in Bugis JunctionLot One Shopper’s Mall and Tampines Mall.  

5️⃣ Sushi Tei

Established in 1994, Sushi Tei is a home-grown Japanese sushi restaurant serving authentic Japanese cuisine. Trusted for its fresh and quality food, this is the best place to head to for your Japanese food cravings 🍣.

Sushi Tei specially created two new dishes infused with local flavours to usher in this year’s National Day. Ever thought of satay and sushi together in one dish? Unique, but yes, you’ve heard it right. The Singapore-inspired Chicken Satay Roll comes with chicken satay atop rolls of sushi with Japanese cucumber and onion paired with satay sauce.

Singaporeans love their spice too 🔥! The Mala Tendon gives a uniquely local twist to the classic assorted tempura on rice drenched in spicy Mala sauce. Munch into crispy, deep-fried goodness and savour the shiokness of the mala. Oishii!

From now till 31 August, head down to Raffles City Singapore and Jewel Changi Airport and dig into these National Day specials.

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