By: Alyssa Chung
There’s nothing like bonding with mum over a hearty brunch, especially in Porta’s sunlit, pastel-hued space. Generously portioned brunch classics await, such as French toast made of thick brioche and paired with summer berries and vanilla ice cream, the Porta Breakfast Burg – a vegetarian burger of portobello mushroom, baby spinach, and sunny side up with fries, or a good old avocado toast with confit tomatoes. Of course you can go for the classic breakfast combo of scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage, grilled tomato, hash browns and brioche. There’s also free-flow Fine de Claire oysters, appetisers, desserts, and a salad bar. You’ll also get a 50% discount off house wines starting from the second glass. A playroom and activities like balloon-sculpting keeps kids entertained. The Mother’s Day brunch is available on 12 May from 12 – 4pm at $39 per adult, $19 per child. Children under five enjoy a complimentary kid’s dish of the day.
1 Unity St. Tel: +65 6593 8855.
Yan’s Mother’s Day set course menus feature nourishing Chinese herbs that are great for mum’s wellbeing. Choose between the seven and nine-course menus ($88 per person, minimum four diners; $128 per person, minimum six diners) which showcase Yàn classics. The seven-course menu offers delicacies like Yàn’s signature Peking duck, and golden pumpkin broth with crabmeat and black Ningxia wolfberries. Alternatively, indulge in the nine-course menu with dishes like double-boiled Maca soup with dried seafood, and steamed soon hock fish with cordyceps, Mandarin peel and garlic. A highlight for the family is the signature roast crispy suckling pig. You’ll get housemade pancakes topped with crisp crackling, shoulder meat and oven-baked fillet with lemongrass. An invigorating chilled peach resin dessert with osmanthus and pearl powder rounds off the meal for both set menus. The Mother’s Day menu is available from 3 – 12 May for lunch and dinner.
#05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road. Tel: +65 63845585. www.yan.com.sg
Pamper mum with a meal at the luxurious Shang Palace. Available for both lunch and dinner (11- 12 May, $128 per person for lunch, $168 per person for dinner), the Mother’s Day menu showcases dishes woven with traditional flavours and the finest of ingredients. Luxuriate in the likes of steamed bird’s nest and shrimp dumplings and barbecued suckling pig with preserved beancurd sauce for starters, followed by double-boiled silky fowl broth with fish maw and ginseng. Next up are braised six-head whole abalone with sea cucumber, and coddled spotted garoupa fillet with daikon in rice wine and fish broth. For dessert, tuck into the collagen-rich double-boiled peach resin that sees the addition of American ginseng and dentrobium orchid that is sure to keep mum in the pink of health.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Rd. Tel: +65 6213 4473
Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel
Feast on consistently well executed Cantonese and Sichuan dishes at Min Jiang this Mother’s Day. The eight-course menu (available for lunch and dinner) features plenty of bold, punchy flavours. Menu highlights include Mongolian chicken with crunchy almond flakes, deep-fried sea perch with a piquant spicy lime sauce, as well as wholeomse fried brown rice with diced chicken, pine nuts and preserved olive leaves. Finish off with superbly made Sichuan red bean pancakes. The restaurant’s contemporary and elegant decor makes for a cosy and intimate meal with mum and the rest of the family. Lunch and dinner menu available for groups of six or ten diners. $398 for a party of six at lunch, $$628 for 10; $528 for a party of six at dinner, $848 for 10.
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Goodwood Park Hotel.
Tel: +65 6730 1704
Treat mum for a well-executed continental feast at Gordon Grill. The weekend roast set lunch ($75 per person) allows you to choose a main course: succulent 220g prime beef rib eye, grilled lamb chop or pork loin. To complete your meal, you’ll get signatures like the velvety lobster bisque and boozy Gordon sherry trifle. Dinner ($118 per person) is an indulgent affair - begin with king scallops paired with parma ham, and heirloom tomatoes with bocconcini, balsamic jelly and tomato consommé. For your mains, choose between a juicy wagyu beef striploin served with black truffle jus, or pan-seared Scottish salmon uplifted with lemon dill sauce, both of which are served with complementary sides of seasonal German white asparagus and broccolini. Finish with Mont Blanc choux pastries with luscious Chantilly cream and chocolate.
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Goodwood Park Hotel. Tel: +65 6730 1744
Those who hanker for home-style Chinese cuisine should consider booking a table for the family at Diamond Kitchen. The Marine Parade and Science Park outlets will be rolling out a special Mother’s Day promotion from 1 to 19 May. During this period, five new set menus and new exclusive dishes will be available.
Diners will get to enjoy the 5-Step Diamond Kitchen ‘Duck Rice’ ($24). To prepare this specialty, the kitchen team requires three days and uses five key steps – roasting, air-drying, steaming, deep-frying and pan- frying. The outcome? A unique ‘pancake’ of juicy roast duck shreds and glutinous rice. Also munch on the addictive crispy fried potato slices tossed in homemade salted egg sauce made with duck egg yolk, curry leaves and chilli ($12). Or homemade yam balls with otah ($16) brimming with mashed yam and house-made mackerel otah marinated with the restaurant’s ‘gan xiang’ blend. The sets range from $288 (4 to 5 persons) to $888 (8 to 10 persons).
5000F Marine Parade Road, #01-22/23 Laguna Park (condominium). Tel: 6448 0629; 87 Science Park Drive, #01-01 Oasis. Tel: 6464 0410.
Regent Tea Lounge
Regent Singapore’s Tea Lounge is highly recommended if you’re seeking out an elegant afternoon tea celebration. The Mother’s Day Weekend High Tea Buffet showcases a stunning spread of savoury items such as lavender-marinated Hokkaido scallops, and rack of lamb crusted with Norcia black truffle. The day is sweeten further with beautifully presented desserts such as strawberry pudding with champagne jelly and raspberry caramel mille-feuille; smoked matcha eclairs and reconstructed strawberry shortcakes. The afternoon doesn’t just end there - all mothers get to take home a lemon raspberry marble cake. The buffet is available on Sunday 12 May, 12 to 2.30 pm (first seating) and 3 to 5.30pm (second seating), and priced at$75. At $115, you will get free-flow of prosecco, and $135 free-flow of Champagne.
Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road. Tel: +65 6725 3245.