Dine and win during the Singapore Restaurant Festival
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Food is life, and then some. With that said, paying for a meal of quality is an occasional necessity. Even the most avid discount hunters amongst us can't always score a meal on the cheap.
Thankfully, from 1 July to 30 September 2018, Singapore Restaurant Festival is giving all ardent foodies a chance to dine and win a slew of prizes and dining vouchers. The premise is simple: The more you dine at any of the participating restaurants, the higher your chances of winning.
Every dining experience automatically earns you 1 stamp. You're then given the opportunity to earn additional stamps through simple tasks such as settling the bill with your DBS/POSB Card or ordering a salted egg yolk dish.
Here are some of the participating restaurants that will up your chances of winning and make you feel less guilty about all that feasting:
1. Dean & Deluca
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The combination of coffee and pastries is one we will never tire of. More than just almond croissants and pecan tarts, Dean & Deluca's menu also stocks entrees, pasta, pizzas, and burgers for a relaxed lunch or dinner pitstop.
Dean & Deluca
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #01-09/10/15 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6509 7708
2. The Flying Squirrel
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You might have to venture down an alleyway to get to the eatery, but the lunchtime bento sets at The Flying Squirrel are well worth the hunt. Their menu falls on the lean side, but every dish promises to comfort and satiate taste buds. Don't forget to make a reservation - we hear this Japanese fusion food joint fills up quick!
The Flying Squirrel
Address: 92 Amoy Street, #01-02, Singapore 069911
Mon - Thu: 11.30AM-3PM, 6-11PM;
Fri: 11.30AM-3PM, 6PM-12AM;
Closed on Sundays
Telephone: 6226 2203
3. Yum Cha
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Relive the nostalgia of old-school dim sum houses at Yum Cha where you can grab your favourite siew mais and har gaos from their roving trolleys. Aside from their liu sha bao, their salted egg prawn ball and prawns are equally raved about and worth every calorie.
Every now and then you'll find one-off additions like their Coffee Liu Sha Bao for Father's Day, and Steam Rose Floret Buns for Mother's Day.
Address: 20 Trengganu Street, #02-01, Singapore 058479
Mon - Fri: 10.30AM-10.30PM;
Sat, Sun and PH: 9AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6372 1717
4. Fat Cow
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Sumptuous cuts of melt-in-your-mouth wagyu, uni, and caviar, are all premium ingredients most of us reserve for special occasions. And Fat Cow’s menu of A3-A5 cuts of wagyu and Kobe beef is reason enough for a fiesta. If you're feeling decadent, then their Premium Donburi of wagyu, foie gras, uni and caviar will have you eating like a King.
Address: 1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01/02, Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Opening Hours: 12-3PM, 6PM-11PM Daily
Telephone: 6735 0308
5. Two Hana
There aren't many who dare to take tradition out of the Korean food we know and love, but those who do, do it exceptionally well. Two Hana dishes up inventive Korean fare at pocket-friendly prices. Expect novel dishes such as Kimchi Mac & Cheese, a generous Striploin Bap, Braised Gochujang Lamb Shank and more.
Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-21 Century Square, Singapore 529509
Opening Hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6260 4321
6. Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
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The only thing more impressive than Mitzo’s holographic ornamentation is their perfectly caramelised Special Barbecued Pork. Their menu features an impressive selection of Cantonese treats with a contemporary twist - you can expect dishes like golden fried soft shell crab with curry floss and black truffle crispy roast duck.
Head down on the weekends for their a la carte buffet brunch if you've got a bottomless pit for a stomach, to enjoy unlimited servings of everything from their double-boiled soups to caviar fried rice.
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar
Address: Level 4 Grand Park, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 12–2:30PM, 6:30PM–1AM;
Sat and Sun: 12–2:30PM, 6:30PM–1AM
Telephone: 6603 8855
7. 8 Korean BBQ
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Pork to Korean BBQ is as quintessential as beef is to a steakhouse. And at EIGHT Korean BBQ, their Hungarian 8 Colours Mangalitza pork belly is as good as seasoned pork gets. From flavours such as ginseng and curry, to honey ginger and miso, you can choose to order 4 or 8 types depending on the size of platter you pick.
Add on an order of their Army Stew and some makgeolli (Korean rice wine) for ultimate enjoyment.
EIGHT Korean BBQ
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-79/90, Singapore 059817
Mon - Fri: 11.30AM-2.30PM, 5.30PM-10.30PM;
Sat and Sun: 11.30AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 8692 1188
8. Fatty Weng
Crispy fried Marble Goby
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Not everyone enjoys the fanciness of a fine dining restaurant. Some just want no-frills good food, full stop. For variety and classic old-fashioned Cantonese cooking, Fatty Weng's is just the place. You can’t go wrong with their Honey Pork Ribs and Special Pan Fried Vermicelli.
Address: 37 Smith Street, Singapore 058950
Opening Hours: 11AM-11PM, Daily
Telephone: 6221 3822
Win dining vouchers with DBS/POSB Cards
Singapore Restaurant Festival is back, giving diners the chance to win oodles of awesome prizes when they dine - you can find the full list of participating restaurants here. And the themes vary each month to cater to different tastebuds:
- July: Heritage & Japanese
- August: Western & Korean
- September: Chinese & Asian
You can even earn an additional stamp by dining at featured restaurants of the month based on cuisine type. Diners can get up to 5 stamps per dining session, and every 6 stamps you earn gives you one go at the lucky draw to win prizes such as a $350 Jumbo Seafood dining voucher and a $120 Two Hana dining voucher, amongst others.
A total of 55 winners will be selected each month from now till September 2018 so you'll have more than just one chance to snag those attractive dining discounts.
This post was brought to you by DBS.