Where to Eat in Singapore This Week: La Scala Ristorante, Cassia, Miss Vanda, Publico Ristorante, Hua Ting
Continue supporting your favourite restaurants—one of the businesses that have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic—by enjoying a meal there with your family and friends. You will be rewarded with the chefs’ creative menus, some of which were whipped up exclusively for the United We Dine campaign.
1/5 La Scala Ristorante
Whether you dine in or takeaway, take advantage of the restaurant’s revamped menu that brings your taste buds closer to Italy. Commence with the bruschetta, a classic antipasto of toasted bread heaped with fresh tomatoes, garlic, herbs and a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
It’s enough to whet the appetite so you’ll have more space for the sharing dishes—pastas and pizzas. For more robust flavours, choose the tagliatelle bolognese comprising al dente pasta bathed in the meaty Italian sauce and generously topped with parmesan cheese.
For the pizzas, the chef’s recommendation is the Pizza ‘La Scala’ al Tartufo for good reason. The light and fluffy dough is loaded with shavings of the prized black truffles from Umbria, Italy, as well as various types of cheese, black peppers, mushrooms and sour cream. Check out the full menu here.
If you’re willing to travel all the way to Sentosa island, you’ll get to enjoy the specially-priced set menu for two, crafted by executive chef Lee Hiu Ngai for the UWD campaign.
This includes his greatest hits such as the hot and sour soup brimming with chunks of braised chicken, as well as the wok-fried Australian Wagyu beef bathed in a slightly salty and spicy black and pepper sauce. Let’s not forget about the noodles—in this case, it’s handmade noodles stewed in an umami-packed superior stock and studded with king prawns. Check out the full menu here.
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3/5 Miss Vanda
Even if Labyrinth re-opened its doors for dine-in, chef-owner Han Liguang is continuing deliveries and takeaways for Miss Vanda so you can enjoy his heritage cuisine in the comfort and safety of your own abode.
Fans of his cooking will be glad to know that you can order some of his signature dishes, including the signature “Ang Moh” claypot chicken rice served with a creamy chicken mushroom sauce and a fiery homemade chilli and ginger sauce. Last but not least is the Singapore style laksa, jazzed up with premium seafood such as Hokkaido scallops and local green lip mussels stuffed with fish paste. Check out the full menu here.
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4/5 Publico Ristorante
Consider Publico’s specially-curated set menus (for two) the next time you hanker for delicious pastas and pizzas. The first of the two options comes with your choice of prosecco, pinot grigio, sangiovese or rose, and the second one gives you a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut champagne.
You can even customise the rest of the menu depending on the pasta and pizza you pick. Standouts include the rigatoni four cheese drenched in a rich and creamy sauce made with taleggio, parmesan, gorgonzola and provolone cheeses and parsley. As for the pizza, the classic margherita is topped with mozzarella, Ligurian basil and extra virgin olive oil. Check out the full menu here.
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5/5 Hua Ting
Another set menu that will satiate your cravings for Cantonese food is courtesy of Hong Kong master chef Lap Fai. His delicious UWD menu comprises signature creations, some of which are the double-boiled Chinese herbal soup bobbing with wild bamboo pith and drued scallop; and an indulgent noodle dish of simmered Boston lobster with crystal vermicelli and dang gui (female ginseng). Check out the full menu here. To finish, you get a refreshing chilled homemade bean curd topped with avocado and fresh fruits. Check out the full menu here.
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