Singapore Restaurant Month is here again!
This year’s Singapore Restaurant Month will be held from 01 July 2016 to 31 July 2016. In collaboration with the Health Promotion Board and Singapore Tourism Board, the Restaurant Association of Singapore has made ‘healthy dining’ the main theme for this year. Now, aren’t we all more conscious about eating healthier lately?
This year’s slew of dishes have to contain either 500 calories or less, or it has to be made up of at least 8% wholegrains such as oatmeal, brown rice and wholemeal bread. All of these dishes have been approved by certified Health Promotion Board nutritionists.
“The main aim of Singapore Restaurant Month 2016 is to encourage people to explore the option of healthier dining with the introduction of either lower calorie or higher wholegrain content dishes,” explained Mr Andrew Tjioe – President of RAS and Executive Chairman of Tung Lok Group.
46 RESTAURANT BRANDS – 95 HEALTHY DISHES
A total of 46 restaurants have dished out a whopping total of 95 wholesome dishes for Singapore Restaurant Month 2016. The participating restaurants range from Chinese, Thai, Western, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, vegetarian, Korean and fusion cuisine.
Among the 46 restaurants, 22 are new to Singapore Restaurant Month.
Singapore Restaurant Month strongly supports heritage restaurants in Singapore which have been around for decades.
Some of them include Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant, Gim Tim Restaurant, Fatty Weng Restaurant, Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant and Moi Lum; and they are all part of the lineup for Singapore Restaurant Month 2016.
SNEAK PEEKS OF 2016′S CREATIONS
We went on a food trail with the food community in Singapore and we had a preview of some of this year’s highlights.
Earle Swensen’s executive chef has created the Baked Hoisin Cod Fish (S$35.90) for Singapore Restaurant Month 2016. We especially loved the cod fish – almost creamy and very delicious when doused in the savoury goodness of the sauce.
The dish is also served with potato balls to fulfil your carbohydrate intake and sautéed mushrooms.
Total calories (full portion): 470.2
When you think of Si Chuan dishes in general, only crazy mala dishes will come to your mind. However, at this beautiful Chinese restaurant – Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant – the kitchen whips up very refined Sichuan-inspired dishes that will change the way you think about Si Chuan cuisine.
The Double-boiled White Fungus in Pear Vessel (S$15) is their addition to this year’s line-up. The soup sits within a pear, and is presented atop a bed of dry ice. Very dramatic, but don’t take your attention away from the sweet broth.
Total calories (full portion): 454.2
The Soup Spoon Union is a well-loved brand in Singapore. They are participating with The Grill Knife’s Grilled Salmon with Cauliflower Rice (S$15.80).
The cauliflower rice is mixed in with other ingredients such as coriander, cranberries, edamame, assorted nuts and quinoa. A huge slab of grilled salmon sits atop the rice. The accompanying black pepper sauce elevated the overall taste of the dish.
Total calories (full portion): 486.3
This is UNA’s submission for 2016′s list – Coca De Higos Y Foie Con Vermouth (S$26).
If you do not understand Spanish, that means Foie Gras and grilled figs on a crisp Spanish flatbread with vermouth reduction. The generous slabs of foie gras were pan-seared beautifully, and the accompaniment with the grilled figs gave the dish a refreshing taste.
Total calories (full portion): 384.1
Probably the most beautiful dim sum platter! This Eight Immortals Dim Sum Platter (S$12) is a treasure trove that you can find at Shin Yeh. In this platter are Steamed Chives Pork Dumpling, Crystal Mixed Vegetable Dumpling, Steamed Shrimp Dumpling and Steamed Chicken Dumpling.
Total calories (full portion): 107
Singapore Restaurant Month 2016 is held in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival that will take place from 15 July 2016 to 31 July 2016, and Health Promotion Board’s upcoming food and drink campaign taking place from 28 July 2016 to 28 October 2016.
Singapore Restaurant Month 2016
When: 01 July to 31 July 2016
For full list of participating restaurants and dishes, visit www.singaporerestaurantmonth.com
Official hashtags: #singaporerestaurantmonth #singaporerestaurantmonth2016
This post is brought to you by the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS).