They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but one man’s “yummy” could be another man’s “meh”. This Father’s Day, take your pick of different kinds of feasts to please the unique dads in your life.
For local foodies – Taiwan Porridge Buffet and Local Food Stalls at Coffee Lounge
When dad is a simple soul who is happiest when he’s tucking into traditional hawker fare or homecooked comfort food, take him for some quality bonding time over the signature Taiwan Porridge a la carte buffet at Goodwood Park Hotel’s Coffee Lounge. Must-haves to pair with bowls of sweet potato porridge include Fried Omelette with ‘Chye Poh’, Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Egg Yolk, Stewed Beancurd with Minced Pork and Shrimp, and the Chef’s Special Deep-fried Black Pomfret in your choice of four different styles.
For an even more memorable celebration, check out a series of pop-up stalls that will be serving up well-loved local favourites for your enjoyment. Look forward to the nostalgic Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice Balls and succulent Wood-fired Roasted Duck, alongside Satay, Kueh Pie Tee and Prawn Noodles.
Available for lunch and dinner on 18 June and dinner only on 19 June, $48.80++ per adult and $28.80++ per child
SAFRA members enjoy 15% off the a la carte menu at Goodwood Park Hotel’s Coffee Lounge, L’Espresso, Gordon Grill, Min Jiang and Min Jiang at Dempsey; more info at www.safra.sg/promotions/goodwood-park-hotel-dining
Lobby level, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
More info at goodwoodparkhotel.com
For seafood lovers – Seafood Galore at Window on the Park
If your dad is on that ‘see-food’ diet he keeps joking about, then Seafood Galore at Window on the Park will surely float his boat. And if the usual international buffet spread of everything from sushi and salads to laksa and satay isn’t fulfilling enough, this limited-time seafood enhancement will see him grinning from ear to ear. Executive Chef Chen Wei Chung personally handpicks the freshest ocean produce that goes into a wide array of flavoursome dishes on the halal-certified buffet spread.
Start with buckets of cooked prawns, black mussels, golden clams, gong gongs, and scallops on ice. Highlights from the wok station include Baby Crawfish in Mala Sauce, Tiger Prawns in “Har Lok” Style, Sotong with Sambal Chilli, and Deep-fried Pine Salt Calamari with Lemon Wedges. To top it all off, each diner also enjoys one serving of Half Lobster with your choice of Black Pepper or Chilli Crab Sauce.
Available for lunch from Saturdays to Sundays and dinner from Thursdays to Sundays till 30 June, $150++ for 2 adults (1-for-1) and $40++ per child
SAFRA members enjoy 1-for-1 on lunch and dinner buffets; more info at safra.sg/promotions/window-on-the-park
Level 2, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road, Singapore 229616
More info at singaporeorchard.holidayinn.com
For carnivores – Signature Sharing Steaks at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
When Dad loves authentic Italian cuisine and steaks just a tad too done are considered sacrilegious, make his day with a meal at Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse where meat mastery is practically a religion. Start with the popular Fremantle Octopus, Burrata and Pan-seared Scallops, followed by a selection of house-made pasta or risotto for your second course.
The main event features Bistecca’s Signature Sharing Steaks, premium F1 Wagyu beef from Australia, with a marbling score of 6+. Cuts include the Fiorentina, a classic T-bone, and the Costata, a bone-in ribeye. Accompany it with bestselling sides such as Steak Fries, Creamed Spinach and a decadent Italian take on Mac n’ Cheese. If dessert is mandatory in dad’s eyes, then point him towards the classic Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, or Sticky Date Pudding.
Available for lunch and dinner on 19 June; from $178++
26 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238970; Tel: 6735 6739
For burger kings – The Boss Burger and Beer Combo at Black Tap
No, we’re not suggesting you take daddy dearest to just any fast-food joint. But if he is a burger aficionado, then impress him with the award-winning craft burgers at Black Tap. Dad will certainly feel like the guy in charge as he chows down on the mighty Boss Burger, a double bacon cheeseburger stacked with melted American cheese, crunchy lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and Black Tap’s housemade special sauce. The combo includes a pint of refreshing Kona Long Board Lager to wash it all down.
Lighter options include burger salads and a vegetarian falafel burger, while the little ones will enjoy buttermilk fried chicken tenders and fries. Don’t leave without ordering one of Black Tap’s towering CrazyShake milkshakes, the perfect sweet ending to a delicious Father’s Day celebration.
Available from 13 to 19 June, $38++ per combo
#01-80, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972; Tel: 6688 9957
For Nipponophiles: Springtime at Senshi Sushi & Grill
Japanese cuisine encompasses sashimi, sushi, ramen, yakiniku, shabu shabu… so how do you choose where to take your fan-of-all-things-Japanese dad for his special day? Senshi Sushi & Grill has the answer. In line with spring, the season of new life, it offers a rebirthed menu that will satisfy all those cravings. Best of all, it’s an all-you-can-eat a la carte buffet, so dad can indulge to his heart’s content.
New appetisers include Chuka Idako, seasoned baby octopus, while Hamachi and Mekajiki join the range of sashimi options. Unagi fans will enjoy the new Unagi Maki and Unagi Fried Rice, while other must-try mini rice bowls include Maguro Spicy Don and Salmon Mentaiko Don. Discerning meat lovers should not miss Grilled Kurobuta Pork Jowl, or consider topping up for the beautifully seared Miyazaki A5 Wagyu Beef.
Available for lunch or dinner daily; from $45++ per adult and $25++ per child
Level 1, Dorsett Singapore, 333 New Bridge Road, Singapore 088765; Tel: 6678 8333