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National Day 2021: Eats & Buys to Boost Our Singapore Spirit

The theme for this year’s NDP 2021 is “Together, Our Singapore Spirit”. And Singaporeans surely agree that nothing unites us more than our common love for food, shopping, and travel. Since travel is still out, we turn to the best National Day 2021 eats and buys to keep us cheering this August.

With the country currently in P2HA mode, we’re sticking to takeaways and deliveries for now. However, many of these deals will still be valid for dine-in once restrictions are lifted. Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned for updates!

NATIONAL DAY 2021 EATS: FAMILY FEASTS

1. Red and White Feast of Thai Delights – Blue Jasmine

National Day 2021 eats – Blue Jasmine

This four-course SG 56th Birthday Set ($56 nett for 4 pax) from Blue Jasmine showcases red-and-white Thai delights. The sumptuous spread features Glass Noodle Salad with Prawn, Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, and Dry Red Curry Seabass. Complimentary steamed jasmine rice complements the feast, while Colorful Glutinous Rice Ball with Sweet Coconut Milk puts out any fires. Available 1 to 31 August at Blue Jasmine

2. SG56 Bundle Deals – Le Fusion

National Day 2021 eats – Le Fusion

Treat your family to Le Fusion’s signature mains with SG56 Bundle Deals ($56 for 4 pax). Customise your feast with four mains and a tapas side dish to go with premium rice. Popular options include Sweet and Sour Lychee Pork, Stir Fry Beef with Black Pepper Sauce, and Crispy Salmon Skin with XO Sauce Dip. Top up $15.90 for the National Day-exclusive Soft Shell Chilli Crab Dip. Use promo code “LEFUSION10” to enjoy 10% off online orders. Available 22 July to 31 August at Le Fusion

3. NDP 2021 $56 Specials – No Signboard Seafood

National Day 2021 eats – No Signboard Seafood

In the lead up to National Day, No Signboard Seafood brings diners a tantalising deal at $56 nett for three dishes! Choose from a selected menu at both VivoCity and Esplanade outlets, and ring in the celebrations with items like Crispy Cereal Prawn, Crab Meat with Yeefu Noodles, and Sweet and Sour Pork. Available till 31 August at No Signboard Seafood VivoCity and Esplanade outlets

4. SG56 Bundle & Peranakan Party Set – Penang Culture

National Day 2021 eats – Penang Culture

Celebrate National Day at home with eight of Penang Culture’s signature dishes in the SG56 Bundle ($56+ for 8 dishes). These include Assam Laksa, Butterfly Prawn Nasi Lemak, and Belacan Chicken Wings. The dishes are also available a la carte at $5.60+ each. Alternatively, opt for the Peranakan Party Set ($87+ for 4 pax). It features Nyonya Kuih Pie Tee, blue pea pandan rice, six dishes, and Bubur Hitam dessert. Available till 31 August at Penang Culture

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5. Peranakan Takeaway Feast – Shangri-La Singapore

National Day 2021 eats – Shangri-La Singapore

Celebrate National Day at home with the Peranakan Takeaway Feast ($128 nett for 4 pax) from The Lobby Lounge. The set features DIY Popiah, Fish Maw Soup, Nyonya Chicken Curry, Babi Pongteh, and Nyonya Chap Chye. For dessert, enjoy Shangri-La’s popular Carrot Cake. Available 7 to 9 August at Shangri-La Singapore

6. National Day Set – Soup Restaurant

National Day 2021 eats – Soup Restaurant

The National Day Set ($118 nett for 5 pax) from Soup Restaurant comprises an eight-course menu at 56% off. Besides popular signatures such as Samsui Ginger Chicken, it also includes new dishes Braised Pork with Dried Shrimp in Whole Pumpkin and Abalone Mushroom Broccoli. Each set also comes with Red Tea Jelly and the new Singa Bao, an adorable lion-shaped steamed bun with lotus paste filling. Available 27 July to 31 August at Soup Restaurant

7. SO SHIOK! Set – Swensen’s

National Day 2021 eats – Swensen’s

Just for this season, Swensen’s has launched a SO SHIOK! Set ($56 for 2 pax) to whet your appetite. It comes with a SO SHIOK! Platter with Laksa and Chilli Crab Dip, choice of two SO SHIOK! mains, two Soups of the Day, two Soft Drinks, and a Goreng Pisang Split. Choice of mains comprise the Nasi Lemak Pizza, Nasi Lemak Burger, and Seafood Laksa Baked Rice. Available till 31 August at Swensen’s

8. National Day Sofa Menu – Tablescape

National Day 2021 eats – Tablescape

For Singapore’s 56th birthday, Tablescape presents a Sofa Menu ($56 nett for 2 pax) to accompany the NDP livestream. It offers savouries such as Baguette with Ham and Hae Bee Hiam Mayo, Mentaiko Sliders, and Chilli Crab Tartlet. Red Velvet Cheesecake, Chocolate Hazelnut Mousseline, Pralines, and Éclairons (èclair-shaped macarons) feature on the Dessert Platter. Available 1 to 30 August at Tablescape

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9. SG56 Bundle Set & Chilli Crab Fortune Bag – Tang Lung Restaurant

National Day 2021 eats – Tang Lung Restaurant

Perfect for families is Tang Lung Restaurant’s SG56 Bundle Set ($56 for 4 pax). It consists of Golden Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg appetiser, a Trio Roast Platter, Daily Herbal Soup, and more. Top up $5.60 for a serving of the Chilli Crab Fortune Bag (from 1 August). This season-exclusive is also available as a trio filled with crab meat claws served with savoury chilli crab sauce. Available 22 July to 31 August at Tang Lung Restaurant

10. Dim Sum Funpack – Tim Ho Wan

National Day 2021 eats – Tim Ho Wan

Dim sum specialist Tim Ho Wan celebrates Singapore’s 56th birthday with this Dim Sum Funpack ($56 nett for 4 pax). It features a selection of THW favourites such as Shrimp Dumplings, Pan-fried Radish Cake, Wanton Noodle, and more. Other takeaway-only specials include a Pork Congee with Hong Kong Milk Tea set or THW’s signature three-piece Baked BBQ Pork Buns for just $5.60 nett. Simply flash your NDP eCoupons upon ordering. Available till 30 September at Tim Ho Wan

11. “Ro-jiak” Brunch – W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

To celebrate the nation’s birthday, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove brings together four stellar in-house chefs to prepare a multi-ethnic menu. Aptly named, this “Ro-jiak” Brunch ($156+ for 2 pax, $196+ for 4 pax) features a “rojak” of things we love to “jiak”. Think Singapore Chilli Lobster with steamed buns, Singapore Char Kway Teow, Butter Chicken with Basmati rice and garlic naan, Tandoori Salmon, savoury-sweet Rojak, and Pork and Chicken Satay. Finally, Peach Streusel Tart and four or eight cans of Tiger beer for a toast to a sugar high ending. Available 7 to 9 August at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

12. Uniquely Singapore Set Meals – White Restaurant

National Day 2021 eats – White Restaurant

This National Day, White Restaurant gets inclusive with new dishes inspired by different races and cultures in Singapore. Enjoy Fresh Prawn in Chilli Crab Sauce, Chicken Tikka Masala, Deep Fried Mackerel with Turmeric, Cauliflower Cheese Baked Rice, and Butterfly Pea Rice. These are available a la carte or in value-for-money Uniquely Singapore Set Meals ($57.20 for 2-3 pax; $118.80 for 4-5 pax) this National Day. Available till 31 August at White Restaurant

13. Dim Sum Party Takeaway Set – Yàn

National Day 2021 eats – Yàn

Cantonese restaurant Yàn pays homage to the country with a repertoire of local-inspired dim sum. The Dim Sum Party Takeaway Set ($88 nett for 3-4 pax) is a seven-course spread for your cosy home celebration. Highlights include Steamed Prawn Dumplings, Laksa Buns, and Hainanese Chicken with Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf. Complementing the feast are Chicken Satay, Wok-fried Carrot Cake, and Seafood Mee Goreng. Available 1 to 31 August at Yàn

(See also: Best Dim Sum in Singapore for Your Multi-generational Yum Cha)

NATIONAL DAY 2021 EATS: FAST FOOD

14. Nasi Lemak Burger – Burgs

Nasi Lemak Burger – Burgs

Helmed by two Michelin-restaurant-trained local chefs, Burgs by Project Warung is launching its own islandwide delivery site. Just in time to bring you their signature burgers and the limited-edition Nasi Lemak Burger ($5.60) this National Day! It features a thick fillet of deep-fried turmeric chicken, completed with nasi lemak staples of cucumber slices, mildly spicy homemade sambal, ikan bilis, and a whole fried egg. Available from 30 July at Burgs

15. Taste of Singapore Indulgence Bundle – Deliveroo x Burger King

Taste of Singapore Indulgence Bundle – Deliveroo x Burger King

Have you tried the new Double Ultimate Rendang Angus Beef Burger since its exclusive launch on Deliveroo earlier this month? Soon you can profess your love for burger and country with the limited-edition Deliveroo x Burger King National Day tees! Get one free with purchase of the Taste of Singapore Indulgence Bundle ($15). Available from 30 July at selected Burger King outlets exclusively via Deliveroo

16. Crab-tastic National Day – Fatburger

Known worldwide for its customisable thick and juicy hamburgers, Fatburger is serving a special edition Chilli Crab Fish Burger ($11.90) this National Day season. Pair it with Chilli Crab Fries ($6.90) for an ultra crab-tastic feast to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Drop by and get it to go or enjoy $10 off your first delivery order. Available 1 to 31 August at Fatburger

17. Uniquely Singapore Pizzas – PizzaExpress

Uniquely Singapore Pizzas – PizzaExpress

Savour great pizza with your favourite people this National Day with new innovative pizza varieties from PizzaExpress. Pick from four exclusive Uniquely Singapore Pizzas ($26 each), each showcasing Beef Rendang, Chicken Satay, Tandoori Chicken, or Laksa. Enjoy 50% off self-pickup orders from 2 to 8 August, or get a free Classic 11” Tandoori Chicken Pizza with $60 spent on takeaways or deliveries. Available from 2 August at PizzaExpress

18. XXL Chilli Crab Chicken – Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

XXL Chilli Crab Chicken – Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

For the very first time, Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is launching a Singapore-themed treat especially for National Day. The XXL Chilli Crab Chicken ($5.80) combines its signature Taiwanese snack with one of our iconic national dishes. From 1 August, get the special National Day Bundle ($11), comprising one XXL Chilli Crab Chicken, one XXL Crispy Chicken, and a free limited-edition Singapore-exclusive notebook. Available from 15 July at Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks

19. Rendang Sub & Pandan Cookie – Subway

This National Day season, Subway Singapore is launching its first-ever local flavour pairing. The Chicken or Beef Rendang Subs (from $7.30) are packed with an aromatic spice and herb mixture, and perfectly matched by the naturally sweetened and chewy Pandan Cookie (from $1.40). Subway will also match the first 10,000 Rendang Subs bought for staff and volunteers at vaccination and testing centres islandwide, so consider your purchase a good deed done. Available 21 July to 28 September at Subway

(See also: National Day 2021: NDP, fireworks, Red Lions, and more! (+ staycation giveaway!))

NATIONAL DAY 2021 BUYS: SWEETS & SNACKS

20. Kaya Castella Cake – Ah Mah Homemade Cake

Kaya Castella Cake – Ah Mah Homemade Cake

Hoping to spread some #stayhome cheer with her fluffy bakes, Ah Mah Homemade Cake introduces a National Day 2021 exclusive. The limited-edition Kaya Castella Cake ($12.80) boasts twin layers of Pandan Castella Cake and Ah Mah’s Original Castella Cake. Aromatic kaya is spread between the layers before the confection is topped with more kaya and coconut flakes. Available from 1 August at Ah Mah Homemade Cakes

21. Kopi-Peng, Teh-Peng, & Kaya Toast Ice Cream – Creamier

Artisanal ice cream brand Creamier collaborates with local traditional coffee roaster Kim Guan Guan to commemorate the heroes of our favourite local breakfast. These limited-edition National Day ice creams ($3.90 per scoop; $12.90 per pint) – Kopi-Peng and Teh-Peng feature the robust flavours of Kim Guan Guan’s traditional locally roasted coffee powder and finest Kenyan tea dust. The third flavour is a Creamier throwback, Kaya Toast. Pre-orders open 1 August at Creamier; also available from 6 August at Creamier outlets and via food delivery platforms

22. Gula Melaka Petite Cake & Ondeh Ondeh Cupcake The Marmalade Pantry

Gula Melaka Petite Cake & Ondeh Ondeh Cupcake – The Marmalade Pantry

Treat your family to these delectable National Day exclusives from The Marmalade Pantry. The Gula Melaka Petite Cake ($20+) is a light pandan chiffon sponge cake with layers of gula melaka, coconut flakes, and fresh Chantilly cream. Hiding a dark chocolate truffle shell full of gula melaka within, the Ondeh Ondeh Cupcake ($6+) encapsulates all the flavours of the well-loved ‘kueh’. Available 1 to 31 August at The Marmalade Pantry

23. National Day “Fun Pack” – Shangri-La Singapore

National Day “Fun Pack” – Shangri-La Singapore

In lieu of the usual NDP Fun Pack, Shangri-La Singapore has this yummy version ($98 nett) to offer. Sure to please those with a sweet tooth, it contains a Milo Dinosaur Potong, Chocolate Kachang, Kopi-O Tin, “Prata”, and more. More celebratory treats include Ondeh Ondeh Truffles, a Lion Piñata, and Red Velvet Cupcakes with Singapore-themed designs from traditional ice gem biscuits to a TraceTogether token! Available 2 to 9 August at Shangri-La Singapore

24. Limited-edition National Day Breads – Swissbake

Limited-edition National Day Breads – Swissbake

In celebration of Singapore’s 56th birthday, Halal-certified bakery Swissbake presents two limited-edition local-inspired bread flavours. Gula Melaka Toast ($5.90+) features premium gula melaka from Indonesia, while Country Milk Toast ($4.90+) is an elevated take on the classic milk bread recipe. Available 26 July to 30 September at selected supermarkets online and islandwide

25. #YeopeeLoveLocal Chrysanthemum Tea – Shopee x Yeos

#YeopeeLoveLocal Chrysanthemum Tea – Shopee x Yeos

Looking for the perfect drink to wash down all the National Day 2021 eats? Ahead of our nation’s birthday, Shopee and Yeo’s have joined forces to celebrate something uniquely Singaporean — Singlish! From 21 July to 9 August, get a free can of limited-edition Shopee x Yeos Chrysanthemum Tea when you purchase a main dish at participating brands. And get one free carton when you purchase any carton of Yeo’s drinks.

Good news! The currently sold-out limited-edition Shopee x Yeos Chrysanthemum Tea will be restocked by 16 August on Shopee Supermarket and Yeo’s Official Store, at Tangs Market, and selected 85 Redhill, Encik Tan, Let’s EAT, and Malaysia Boleh outlets. There are also giveaways, with prizes including Shopee vouchers and The Fullerton Hotel staycations up for grabs! Details at shopee.sg/m/yeopee

(See also: Joyous July: What’s In, Out, and About for Families in Singapore (+ Giveaway))

Featured image: Tablescape, Grand Park City Hall

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