Polling Day 2020: 5 Singaporean Dishes to Enjoy While We Await the GE2020 Results
Tomorrow is election day, which means we’re going to be glued to our screens to find out who will be the newly-elected leaders of Singapore. Why not make the most out of this holiday with a feast of delectable dishes whipped up by some of the island’s best chefs?
1/5 Dim Sum
Who doesn’t love delectable dim sum? These small bites with a variety of fillings can instantly lift one’s mood, making these necessary additions to your Friday feast. Whether or not your chosen GRC wins, you can tuck into local celebrity chef Jereme Leung’s own interpretation of classic dim sum offerings—steamed dumplings brimming with porcini mushrooms and braised bok choy; sesame shrimp tasted served with sweet and sour dip; and the house speciality black golden egg bun loaded with salted egg custard, among others. Click here to order.
兿 Yì by Jereme Leung | 03-02 Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, S(188719) | 6412 1331
2/5 Kueh Pie Tee
This Nonya dish is made for family gatherings such as the upcoming general elections Polling Day party, but you have to admit that preparing everything from scratch is a burden. Why not just concentrate on the Returning Officer Tan Meng Dui's updates and order this cult favourite from Singapore doyenne, Violet Oon? Her version comes with crisp shells as well as a variety of freshly-prepared ingredients, including julienned bamboo shoots, turnip strips poached in prawn bisque and prawns. While assembling your kueh pie tee, give it a generous shower of house-made chilli and sweet fruit sauce for a fiery kick. Click here to order.
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3/5 Singapore Chili Crab with Fried Mantou
Regarded as Singapore’s national dish, the chilli crab is a worthy addition to your party if you're feeling extra patriotic. Renowned local chef Yong Bing Ngen presents the iconic dish, featuring a 1.1 to 1.2kg meaty crustacean, which, upon order, is fished out of live tanks for extra freshness. It’s bathed in a flavoursome sauce brimming with sweet and spicy notes that deliciously complement the sweetness of the flesh. Served with mantou buns to mop up all the sauce. Click here to order.
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4/5 Hainanese Chicken Rice
What’s a Polling Day party without this popular favourite, chicken rice? This version from the chefs at Town Restaurant comprises of tender poached chicken breast or thigh, accompanied by aromatic jasmine rice infused with all the flavours from the chicken broth. Served with the usual condiments of chilli, ginger and dark soy sauce. Click here to order.
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5/5 Dessert Sampler Platter
Your polling results party won’t be complete without desserts, and local champion Damian D’Silva presents his signature sugary sweets in one platter. Take pleasure in heritage classics following recipes passed down from D’Silva’s grandmother—the likes of kueh bengkah, sugee cake and kueh kosui, redolent with fragrant gula Melaka. Click here to order.
Kin | 31 Bukit Pasoh Road, S(089845) | 6320 9180
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