13 Places To Treat Mum To This Mother’s Day
Mother's Day is fast approaching, which is why you should fast track your plans on where to treat her on her special day. Whether she likes international buffets or have a preference for specific cuisine, we've rounded up a few dining places she'll surely enjoy.
For mums who want a bit of everything
Ellenborough Market Café
This is an ideal choice if mum loves Peranakan cuisine, plus, varied offerings that spread across a number of live stations. Think sashimi and seafood on ice, invigorating soups like the herbal black chicken variety or the one with white fungus chicken. There's even Peking duck, wrapped for your convenience and presented alongside heritage classics such as kueh pie tee, ayam buah keluak and Nyonya chap chye.
Mums get an additional treat in the form of a complimentary Braised Buddha’s Temptation—featuring a medley of abalone, scallop, mushroom, sea cucumber and chicken braised in superior chicken broth for over an hour. This Mother’s Day buffet is available for lunch and dinner.
Indian or Chinese? Meat, fish or salad? If mum can’t make up her mind, treat her to this gargantuan brunch feast. She'll surely find something she fancies, whether it’s a garden fresh tomato mozzarella salad, some nigiri sushi and maki at the Japanese station, or the variety of freshly shucked oysters at the aptly named Seafood Colosseum.
Alternatively, there’s more to be had at the live station with options like baby suckling pig and torched wagyu beef slices, while over at the al fresco hut, you’ll find barbecue pork ribs and rosemary and garlic lamb chops. The spread includes free flow Ruinart Champagne or the Ruinart Blanc de Blanc.
Here's another ideal spot for a leisurely meal with mum, coupled with calming views of the Marina Bay. On May 11 and 12, 2019, (12 to 4pm), choose to sip on free-flow Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royal Brut Champagne or prosecco and take your time with the host of small plate dishes. Seafood options include a grilled squid salad, clams linguini, grilled barramundi and crispy fish sliders. Jazz up your indulgent lunch with a mix of meaty specials, such as slow-cooked beef cheek, New York striploin steak and barbecue sauce-glazed chicken wings. Bonus: mums get a surprise gift of a 60min Siberian ginseng massage voucher from Lifespa, while you’ll only need to pay $28 as her guest.
French and Chinese cuisines take centre stage in chefs Jean-Charles Dubois and Andrew Chong Mother’s Day feast, served from 12.30 to 3.30pm. Highlights include an elevated version of the chilli crab, which uses slipper lobster that is stir-fried to perfection, as well as seafood laksa brimming with a creamy broth peppered with sweet prawns, grilled beef and chicken satay.
Over at the French station the likes of black Angus beef cheek braised in red wine and studded with confit pearl onions, cauliflower gratin topped with cheesy mornay sauce and poached eggs topped with a dollop of tarragon béarnaise and black forest ham share the spotlight. Mum deserves only the best, so complete her brunch experience with free flow Duval Leroy Champagne.
For mums who like a little spice in their lives
Other than its ideal location in town, mum will also appreciate the array of vibrant Indian flavours that make up this large buffet spread. After her share of naan, tandoori roti or chaat, she might consider non-vegetarian mains that include spicy chicken cooked in a delicious onion and tomato masala, tiger prawns seethed in a concoction of herbs and spices, and minced lamb cubes coated with garlic and ginger paste.
Even if mum decides to be a vegetarian for the day, there’s a bevvy of delicious options, the likes of black lentils cooked with tomatoes and garlic, finished with butter and cream, and sautéed baby eggplant and green chilli simmered in coconut milk and tamarind gravy. Desserts are your typical gajar ka halwa, made with grated carrots and milk, fresh cream cheesecake soaked in sweetened milk, and a range of ice-cream flavours.
The Song of India
Another brunch option comes in the form of a celebratory meal at this Michelin-starred restaurant, offering signature dishes from Hyderabad, Southern Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan. One example is the Malabar fish curry from Kerala that's just bursting with flavour, as well as the seabass cooked in an aromatic curry of coconut, tamarind and spices.
The celebration continues until dinnertime when mums can dine for free with a party of four. She can tuck into a four-course menu of dishes such as chargrilled sesame prawns roasted in a tandoori oven, blue cheese naan and alphonso mango kulfi.
This cosy Mother’s Day celebration, located away from the city in the east, is where you’ll always feel at home. Drop by from May 1 to 19, lunch or dinner, for special set menus designed for a party of two or four. Mum will, of course, get her share of plain, garlic and butter naans that go extremely well with the curries—options include the decadent butter chicken, chana masala and palak paneer.
And what’s an Indian meal without the beloved tandoori? Everyone can share the chicken tikka, chicken Malaki tikka and murg pudina tikka, which you can have with aromatic basmati biryani rice.
For mums who love Chinese cuisine
Every day should be Mother’s Day, which is why executive chef Nicky Ng has crafted an elegant five-course menu available throughout the month. After the trio of appetisers consisting of an abalone, pork and shrimp dumpling; the roselle and truffle chicken dumpling; and caviar-shrimp dumpling; mum can dig into a revitalising bowl of double-boiled fish maw with assorted fungus in a chicken consommé. The main course is a choice between udon tossed with lightly seared scallops in carrot broth and a whole lobster seeped in a red yeast and garlic-infused soya sauce.
Surprise mum with a specially crafted six-course lunch or dinner meal this special day. She’ll surely love tucking into dishes like golden superior stock flavoured with silken fish paste and egg white, and a whole grouper fish dressed with sautéed scallops and wild mushrooms. She'll also get a complimentary manicure as well as a goodie bag filled with surprises.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
There’s no need to rush as you have May 6 to 12 to indulge with mum. Executive Chinese chef Brian Wong Shiuh Yean will make it worth your while with delicacies such as the lobster combination platter comprising chilled Australian lobster with black truffle mayonnaise and fresh fruits, and deep-fried lobster claw with lobster roe.
The menu also includes a dish of sautéed prawns in chef’s piquant Szechuan sauce; braised dried seafood with bird’s nest served in a mini pumpkin; and braised abalone with seasonal greens in chicken stock.
For mums who are meat lovers
Bring the whole family for a Mother’s Day meal (lunch and dinner) at this popular izakaya joint from now until May 12. Choose any dishes from the Charcoal Grill section comprising 60 items, and you will get a complimentary fourth order. Highlights include oyster rolled with pork, Japanese mackerel with plum, and scallop and prawn rolled with bacon.
Wakanui Grill Dining Singapore
Its location at The Heart at Marina One makes for an intimate meal, made even better with executive chef Ryohei Kenyoshi five-course lunch set. We’re not surprised that the well-marbled ocean beef ribeye is the highlight, but other dishes hold court, too. You’ll agree after digging into crisp cauliflower and lotus tempura, broiled whelk and fava beans and grilled Spanish mackerel in a zesty saikyo sauce served with uni.
For mums with well-travelled palates
Tablescape Restaurant & Bar
Your surprise celebration for mum need not be lavishly indulgent but it does need to include a good meal. Case in point: this four-course lunch and dinner menu on May 12 consisting of hearty comfort foods, such as the 62 C sous-vide egg with a generous sprinkling of Parmigiano and truffle.
There are two entrées, the creamy risotto crowned with cauliflower, smoked duck and foie gras, and the pan-seared seabass decked with scallop mousse, cherry tomatoes and zucchini. Last but not least is the red velvet dessert comprising champagne jelly topped with raspberry and vanilla ice-cream.