Cheeseburger at MeatLiquor Singapore
It’s International Cheeseburger Day this Friday (Sept 18th) but Chopstix needs no excuse to indulge; a cheeseburger is one of our all time favourite foods.
So where to find the best in Singapore? For us it’s a dead heat between MeatLiquor and Three Buns at Potato Head Folk.
And Potato Head Folk are celebrating Cheeseburger Day not only by creating a Cheese Master burger created by chef Adam Penney for Friday 18th only, they’re giving out 200 free cheeseburger sliders. Form an orderly queue…
Singapore Sling at The Long Bar, Raffles, Singapore
[UPDATE Raffles Singapore is marking the temporary closure of the Long Bar for refurb by inviting three award winning mixologists from Singapore cocktail bars to create their version of the Singapore Sling. From Feb 10th – 12th 2017.]
In the same year that Singapore is commemorating its 50th anniversary of independence, the city-state’s national drink is also toasting a significant birthday. 2015 marks 100 years of the Singapore Sling, the cocktail created by a Chinese bartender. Or it does according to one theory.
Singapore institution Raffles Hotel is celebrating the centenary of the pink concoction, claiming it was created at the hotel in 1915 by barman Ngiam Tong Boon, originally from Hainan. Peter Heering the maker of Heering Cherry Liqueur – a vital ingredient of the Singapore Sling – is also commemorating the cocktail’s 100th this year.
The story has been repeated in articles and books around the world and become cocktail folklore but not everyone agrees.
Chick in Rice Burger at Potato Head Folk
It’s that time of year when restaurants in Singapore offer dishes inspired by local flavours in homage to National Day. And with this year being the 50th anniversary, the ante seems to have been upped.
One of the best Chopstix has tasted is the Chick in Rice at Two Buns at Potato Head Folk. In a nod to Singapore’s famous Chicken Rice dish, it’s a garlic poached chicken breast with ginger jam, homemade chilli sauce, cucumber and spring onions served in a rice bun complete with chicken soup on the side.
Specially created SG50 dishes across The Lion City are available until the end of August only. But British eatery Meat Liquor put Sambal Chicken Wings and Sambal Fries, inspired by Singaporean flavours, on the menu when they opened earlier this summer and they’ll be on the menu year round.
Sambal Fries at Meat Liquor Singapore