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National Day 2023: Celebrate Singapore’ 58th B’day Bash With These Local-Themed Bites

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National Day 2023: Celebrate Singapore’s 58th B’day Bash With These Local-Themed Bites
Commemorating Singapore’s day of independence on 9 August can take many forms. There are families who love to get in on the action, balloting for tickets or booking seats at sky-high restaurants boasting a great view of the festivities.
Others prefer to celebrate National Day at home, catching the annual parade on TV while munching on a potluck feast.
Whether you’re the host or an attendee, check out SilverStreak’s list of Singapore-themed food for National Day 2023 – there’s everything from light local-accented bites and pastries to heartier, more adventurous fare for locavores who don’t mind trying something as unusual as chicken rice pizza.
1. Ondeh ondeh, salted egg crab and satay-laden pastries from The Lims’ Kitchen
National Day 2023: Celebrate Singapore’s 58th B’day Bash With These Local-Themed Bites - The Lims’ Kitchen
Credit: The Lims’ Kitchen
The Lims’ Kitchen started out as a home-based bakery operated by actress Rebecca Lim’s brother Daniel (with help from the rest of the family, including his celeb sister), but has since uprooted into a commercial kitchen.
On offer for this year’s National Day festivities – the Little Red Dot Pastry Box, a five-bake sampler of Singapore’s multicultural cookbook.
The Satay Danish, featuring chicken satay, ketupat, diced cucumbers and onions in peanuty, spicy satay sauce on a flaky pastry base, is a highlight; so too the ondeh ondeh-inspired Gula Melaka Puff, comprising a pandan-tinted croissant base covered in dried coconut cradling an indulgently oozy gula melaka custard.

The Lim’s Kitchen
Details: Next-day delivery is available

2. Hainanese chicken rice pizza and milo churros from Canadian Pizza
National Day 2023: Celebrate Singapore’s 58th B’day Bash With These Local-Themed Bites - Canadian Pizza
Credit: Canadian Pizza
Behold, Canadian Pizza’s gutsy reimagination of Singapore’s most famous hawker dish: Hainanese chicken rice, now given a pizza-style makeover for National Day 2023.
The fusion pie features marinated chicken chunks, cucumber bits and thankfully, no rice, drizzled with sweet dark soy sauce and served with a spicy garlic chilli dip (from $30.70 for two pizzas).
Pair this with other local-styled dishes like deep-fried popiah skin stuffed with otah otah ($8.90 for six pcs) and the classic Milo Dinosaur (chocolatey Milo topped off with more Milo powder and extra rainbow sprinkles to mark the occasion; $4.20).
The Hainanese chicken rice pizza and other National Day dishes from Canadian pizza are available for dine-in, takeaway and delivery at all outlets, their website, and the app until 30 September.

Canadian Pizza
Location: Various
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu, 10.30am – 10.30pm; Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Hols, 10.30am – 2am (next day)
Tel: +65 6241 0241

3. Elevated epok epok and roti john from Rempapa
National Day 2023: Celebrate Singapore’s 58th B’day Bash With These Local-Themed Bites - Rempapa
Credit: Rempapa
Celebrity chef Damian D’Silva celebrates two multi-ethnic national foodie faves on Singapore’s birthday at Rempapa: Epok epok sayur (vegetable curry puffs; $8 for three pcs), a deep-fried homage to an increasingly rare vegetable-focused variant of epok epok, comprising cabbage, beansprouts, carrots and jicama in a housemade shortcrust pastry shell; and roti john ($10) featuring masala chicken, onions, peas, sliced cucumbers and shredded lettuce on low-carb buns supplied by Singaporean food tech company Upgrain.
Both are available at Rempapa from 7 to 13 August.

Location: 2 Paya Lebar Road, #01-01/02/03, Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053
Opening Hours: Weekdays, 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm; Weekends, 10:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
Tel: +65 9459 1603

4. Delicate chilli crab parcels from Paradise Teochew
National Day 2023: Celebrate Singapore’s 58th B’day Bash With These Local-Themed Bites - Paradise Teochew
Credit: Paradise Teochew
Homegrown restaurant chain Paradise Group pays back to Singapore with a curated National Day 2023 menu at their various outlets.
Head to Paradise Teochew at Scotts Square or Ngee Ann City for chilli crab – a signature dish for the brand and local culinary icon – shelled and folded into elegant parcels with delicate egg white crepes ($36.80).
Also worth trying is a riff on the comforting Cantonese classic, braised pig’s trotter with vinegar. Fatty Irish duck replaces the collagen-rich feet here for an elevated – but no less delicious – claypot braise ($32), especially with a bowl of white rice.
Paradise Group’s National Day dishes are available until 31 August.

Paradise Teochew
Location: 391A Orchard Road, #03-10, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: Weekdays, 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm; Weekends, 10am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Tel: +65 6805 8994

5. 'Durian’ Baked Alaska at Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
National Day 2023: Celebrate Singapore’s 58th B’day Bash With These Local-Themed Bites - Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Credit: Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Mod European joint Tablescape Restaurant & Bar flies the Singaporean flag high with a National Day set menu ($88 per person, discounted to $58 from 9 to 13 August) underpinned by local-accented grub.
Two examples:
It is also worth shelling out for the adorable Durian Fantasy ($28), a life-like reimagination of the classic Baked Alaska as the King of Fruits by way of carefully sculpted durian ice cream, vanilla sponge and a spiky torched meringue.
These National Day treats are available until 13 August.

Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Location: , 10 Coleman Street, Level 3, Grand Park City Hall, Singapore 179808
Opening Hours: Weekdays, Tues – Sun, noon – 5.30pm, 6pm – 10pm; Mon, 2.30pm – 5.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Tel: +65 6432 5566

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