If you’re based in the Lion City and looking forward to the long National Day weekend ahead, why not take your celebrations up a notch with these delightful treats?
Whet your appetite with heritage dishes, sip on decadent bubble teas, and snack on kaya toast flavoured Pocky sticks, as you gather your loved ones around for the firework displays.
Best of all? Most of these foods are available for delivery and takeaways.
Heytea Milo Bobo-Shiok Bubble Tea and Sundae
Available from August 7, the bubble tea chain’s spin on popular local beverage ice milo comes in both bubble tea and sundae. Quench your thirst with the Milo Boba-Shiok, a milo and cocoa concoction topped with chewy boba pearls and whipped cream, or go for the decadent Milo-Shiok Sundae Mini, which features Milo-flavoured soft-serve with milk cream swirls. On August 9, the first 55 customers at each outlet who purchase a Milo Bobo-Shiok will also receive a free chocolate croissant.
Swensens Nasi Lemak Pizza with Boneless Wings
From now until September 13, Swensens will be serving a nasi lemak pizza topped with boneless wings. Inspired by the fragrant Malay dish, the pizza comes with quintessential ingredients from the original dish, such as sambal chilli infused into its cheese base, shredded egg, diced cucumbers, roasted peanuts, ikan bilis (fried anchovies), as well as fried chicken wings. It’s then drizzled with coconut olive oil for an added punch.
Starbucks Shiok Food Milo Dinosaur Cake and Ondeh Ondeh Mousse Cake
To celebrate Singapore’s birthday, the coffeehouse chain has rolled out locally-inspired treats to pair with its beverages. There’s a Milo Dinosaur cake, which comes with layers of fluffy chocolate sponge cake, chocolate, and vanilla mousse topped with Milo powder; as well as an Ondeh Ondeh Mousse Cake filled with gula melaka (palm sugar) and coconut flakes.
Foodpanda X LiHo Pink Panda
The result of a fun collaboration between food delivery company Foodpanda and bubble tea chain LiHo Tea, the Pink Panda is available for orders via Foodpanda only. Crafted with a custom black tea blend, the photo-worthy beverage comes with red velvet milk tea and handmade golden pearls,
Pocky X Ya Kun Kaya Toast
Pocky partners with local eatery Ya Kun Kaya Toast to create its Singapore-exclusive snack, which comes with flavourful pandan and coconut coating atop the snack brand’s iconic, crunchy Pocky sticks.
MO Bar Lantern Cocktail
Make a toast to Singapore’s 55th’ birthday with Lantern, a cocktail created by MO Bar and bartender-owner Vijay Mudaliar of Native. Aromatic yet punchy, the refreshing cocktail is made with chili-infused Paper Lantern gin, ginger, citrus, and chicken broth. Topped with a chicken rice crisp, it brings to mind the nation’s ubiquitous local dish.
Kin Heritage Hokkien Mee
Timeless recipes are Kin’s forte, and for National Day, the heritage restaurant will serve its version of the hokkien mee, which follows a recipe dating back to the 1900s. Cooked in a flavourful stock of ried anchovy, scallop, prawn, cuttlefish, pork bones and prawn shells, the noodles are then tossed in a generous mix of pork lard, sua lor prawns, pork slices and liver, mussels, squid, and chye sim. Available from now until August 15.
Blue Jasmine Nasi Lemak
Designed for communal-style dining Thai restaurant Blue Jasmine offers a decadent nasi lemak set featuring items like fragrant Blue Jasmine lemak rice, crisp Thai-style chicken wings; Thai hor mok, as well as dessert Thai Coconut Agar-Agar and more. Good to feed four, each order also comes with a variety of condiments such as ikan bilis, crunchy peanuts and housemade sambal. Individual portions are also available in a bento set. Meanwhile, each order also comes with a complimentary DIY Singapore Sling cocktail.
Pretz X Wee Nam Kee
Perfect for snacking while watching the fireworks, this collaboration between snack brand Pretz and Singapore eatery Wee Nam Kee—in light of this year’s Singapore Food Festival, is said to “capture the authentic taste and fragrance” of the iconic Singaporean dish in its biscuit sticks. It’s said to taste of rice, poached chciken, and chili sauce.