Singapore is celebrated for its diversity in cultures and passion for food. As Singapore marks itself as the eighth stop on the HSBC Sevens World Series tour this year, there is no better way to welcome the Sevens than to sample cuisines from each host country. Get ready for a weekend that gives you a taste of the entire Sevens journey.
First stop, Dubai! Sip on fresh mint tea whilst blanketed in clouds of flavoured hookah smoke and feel yourself transported into the world of “One Thousand and One Nights.” Kazbar, located in the Central Business District, offers delicious traditional Middle Eastern fare comprising tasty hot and cold mezzeh and sumptuous charred grilled meats.
Due to its newly developing multicultural diversity, it is difficult to pin down exactly what is the cuisine of this Rainbow Nation. But what better way to pay tribute to the great African nation by indulging in an authentic African cuisine at 3D Harmony? Delight your taste buds with authentic African delicacies such as Egusi with Fish and Jallof Rice with Chicken.
When one thinks of food from New Zealand, the thoughts do not stray far away from the excellent quality of both the lamb and beef produced in the country. At Wakanui, the meat is aged on site and grilled to perfection over ‘Binchotan’ charcoal from Kishu, Japan. Wakanui also carries a range of boutique wines from New Zealand perfect to be paired with the dishes. This sumptuous fusion of New Zealand produce with Japanese techniques makes for an enthralling experience.
Freemantle Seafood Market brings the experience of an early morning trip to the famous seafood markets by the Freemantle harbour in Perth to the heart of Singapore’s nightlife, Clarke Quay. You can almost smell the brisk salt water in the air as you step into the restaurant to dine on the fresh catch of the day, air flown into Singapore, and prepared at your leisure. The first 17 customers to present their Singapore Rugby Sevens tickets will get to enjoy 17% off on their total food bill.
The Beast brings you to the heart of the south to give you a taste of true southern hospitality. Find classics such as mac and cheese, and freshly baked cornbread reminiscent of the dishes that a southern grandmother would bake. If you are up for a challenge, try The Beast Burger challenge, with everything but the kitchen sink crammed between two halves of a custom 9-inch bun. Don’t forget the bucket of French fries on the side.
What could be more Canadian than the essential alcohol fuelled midnight snack, poutine? Cook & Brew, situated at the Westin, serves up a riff off the Canadian classic. Fries are stacked high in a bowl and topped with a generous serving of meat, cheese, and gravy. Relish in the scintillating views of the Marina Bay while sampling the generous selection of craft beers, wines and liqueurs.
Sum Yi Tai, oozes old school Hong Kong cool. The restaurant is decked out with lanterns and traditionally crafted wooden furniture, and is cheekily named “Third Mistress” in Cantonese. Split between three levels, each caters to a distinctive crowd. The ground level offers a play on Cantonese tapas, and is home to high chairs. It is ideal for a casual chat and nibble. The dining hall sits on the second floor, which has more traditional restaurant dishes, and on the top floor you will find the rooftop bar. The cocktails are named with a grand 1980s Hong Kong flourish, with names such as “Gold Dragon” and the risqué “My Mistress’ Cherry” – what isn’t there to love?
Amongst the plentiful dishes Singapore has to offer, nothing is quite like the chilli crab. No Signboard started serving the dish since the late 1970s and has become a veritable legend. The name hails from its origins, when the stall was opened without a signboard and customers referred to it as ‘No Signboard’. The sticky, sweet, tangy gravy from the chilli crab is almost drinkable as it is, but is eagerly mopped up with steaming mantou (Chinese bun) by loyal clientele.
Restaurant Andre, ranked at #46 on the San Pellegrino’s ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ in 2015 is an unparalleled mix of delectable food and impeccable service. Using the freshest of ingredients, it encapsulates the best of French cuisine into a fully-fledged gastronomic journey.
Bread Street Kitchen, brainchild of the multiple Michelin Starred chef Gordon Ramsay, showcases traditional English-European fare in a sophisticated setting. Recipes are firmly rooted in nostalgia, and given a refreshing twist with unconventional ingredients.
Purchase your tickets now at http://www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix
For more information on the Singapore Rugby Sevens and Singapore, please visit: http://www.yoursingapore.com/singapore7s
Where to find them:
25 Church Street
#01-03 Capital Square 3
23 Mayo Street
70 Boat Quay
Freemantle Seafood Market
Blk 3E River Valley Road
#01-05/06 Traders’ Market
17 Jalan Klapa
12 Marina View
Asia Square Tower 2
Sum Yi Tai
25 Boon Tat Street
Various locations, please visit www.nosignboardseafood.com/ for full details of store locations.
41 Bukit Pasoh Road
Bread Street Kitchen
Bay Level, L1-81
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands