Most of us don’t fully realise how great our mums are until we’ve grown up, or until we become one ourselves. From being genuinely concerned about how your day went to making sure you never go hungry, the care and love mothers give are truly unconditional and at times, sacrificial when the going gets tough.
It almost feels like commemorating a mother’s efforts annually isn’t enough, and it really isn’t. Appreciation can be shown everyday, of course, but take Mother’s Day as the one day to spoil the first and most important woman in your life with no bounds… Circuit breaker restrictions included. With these takeaways and deliveries, you haven’t got a thing to worry about.
Treat her (and yourself) with Chinese, European all the way to Japanese fare this special day:
Take your pick between two set menus conceptualised specially for Mother’s Day by Executive Chef Ben Zeng of Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore’s traditional Cantonese restaurant with a contemporary twist. The Loving Home Mother’s Menu ($170 for two pax) showcases an eight-course meal with soulful staples from Chef’s Ben childhood, while the six-course Joyful Mother’s Menu ($276 for two pax) flaunts flavourful highlights prepared with the most luxurious ingredients.
While it may be hard for you to make your final decision, rest assured as they both will allow you to enjoy a gastronomic medley of traditional and fusion delicacies, such as the Traditional Mum’s Homemade Nutritious Soup, Braised Imperial Swiftlet’s Nest with Crab Meat and Stewed Lobster with Inaniwa Udon in Signature Homemade XO Chilli Sauce.
Available from 4 to 10 May 2020, 11.30am to 10pm, for takeaway and delivery.
How to order: Call 6826 8240 or email email@example.com. Apply discount code TAKEAWAY25 when ordering here for 25 per cent savings.
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Taste Paradise dishes out reliable Cantonese fare like double-boiled soup, sweet and sour kurobuta pork and stir-fried scallops in its six-course set (serves four, $158).
Sister restaurant Paradise Teochew delivers equally delicious dishes like braised seafood with tofu and crystal prawn ball in a five-course family set (serves three to four, $138). Find familiar and inviting dishes and dim sum in their a la carte menus.
Available for takeaway and delivery daily.
Address: Taste Paradise and Paradise Teochew have multiple locations.
We’re familiar with parents who are concerned about overspending, so this one’s good for those who’d like something at once delicious and affordable. Over the Mother’s Day weekend, snag Blue Jasmine’s set meal at only $50 for four persons for a stomachful of Thai delectables. It features all-time favourites like Cha-Om Fried Egg, Basil Chicken Kaprao, Spicy Lemongrass Fish Fillet, Tom Yum Mushroom and Thai Deep-Fried Banana. While you won’t get a cake for this one, you get a dessert in the sweetest spot of the cuisine – the Mango Sticky Rice – to make your meal and heart feel even more complete.
Available on 9 and 10 May 2020, 11am to 9pm, for takeaways and deliveries with no minimum order. Free delivery within 2km of Park Hotel Farrer Park; $12 to $18 nett delivery fee for islandwide delivery (except Jurong Island).
How to order: Visit this website.
Address: 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Level 5 Park Hotel, Singapore 217564, tel: 6824 8851
Whether you’re living with her or not, you can show mum the love she deserves with a limited-time curated menu ($50 nett for two pax). Sit down with her or treat her to a dinner with dad with a nostalgic but lavish spread of dishes by 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, such as the Fish Maw Soup, Braised Pork Belly ‘Kong Bak Pau’ and Steamed Barramundi with Spicy Nyonya Sauce to engage her taste buds; and end off the hearty meal with a delicate slice of Lychee Rose Raspberry Cake ($80 nett for the whole cake). To make it more heartfelt, take up the option of adding your own wordings. That’ll be sure to put a smile on her face!
Available from 8 to 10 May 2020, 11am to 9pm, for takeaways (collect from Berthold Delikatessen) or islandwide delivery. A $5 delivery fee applies.
How to order: Call 6368 8888 or visit this website.
Address: 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906, tel: 6715 6871
There’s nothing quite like mum’s home cooked meals of generations-old recipes, but you can still have a taste of unpretentious, homely food with Be With Kin’s peranakan fare. Arrange your family-style heritage meal lovingly prepared by Chef Damian and the Kin team with dishes like the classic Ayam Lemak Chilli Padi – a deliciously braised chicken with mouth watering chilli padi, sand ginger and flavourful tomatoes; and a selection of traditional handmade desserts like the Kueh Kosui and the Kueh Bengkah, which has been approved by Chef Damian’s mother herself. This is a sure trip down tender memory lane for the family where everyone can reminisce about fond recollections growing up with mum.
Available for takeaway and delivery daily, from 12pm to 8pm.
How to order: Visit this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also WhatsApp/call 9723 7028.
Address: 31 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845
You don’t have to bid fine-dining opportunities goodbye even though we’re still in circuit breaker mode. The contemporary Italian restaurant headed by Chef Denis Lucchi will still be prepping their menu for Mother’s Day, all with a complimentary housemade nougat for the ladies. The significance comes from the Italian tradition of ‘mammas’ gifting children with these sweets during festivities, now with the roles reversed for this very special occasion.
Their menu ($98++, two pax minimum) begins with a Cuttlefish Salad, Chargrilled Scampi, followed by the Casoncelli ‘Ravioli’ with Taleggio Cheese and Porcini Mushroom, Chicken Casserole with Herbs, Capers and Potato, and then the Torta Ricotta Cheese and Pear.
Available on 10 May 2020, 12pm to 9pm, for takeaways (drive-thru) and delivery for orders above $100.
How to order: Call 67330209 or SMS/WhatsApp 9456 3147.
Address: 29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224
Alternatively, consider cooking mum an Italian meal with one of our delicious pasta recipes!
Summer Hill, a French bistro at Sunset Way, serves up wholesome and hearty fare like a luscious slow-cooked stew, the wagyu beef bourguignon (serves two to three, $130).
Other tasty choices on its menu include veal lamb chop, chicken pot pie, provencal steak sandwich and seafood pasta. Don’t miss its french fried chicken (two-piece plate with sides, $32) – classier than its local or Korean counterparts and apt for special occasions.
Available for takeaway and delivery ($5 flat fee in the neighbourhood).
How to order: Call or WhatsApp 6251 5337.
Address: 106 Clementi Street 12, #01-62, Singapore 120106
A basketful of gorgeous and indulgent treats may just be the solution for those who prefer something that can last longer than a meal. These gift baskets from the three-Michelin-starred restaurant stray from the hampers we’re used to seeing and can be passed off as a handpick of the best of the best.
If mum is big on breakfast, get her the fitting RISE & SHINE ($198+), which comprises Odette’s freshly baked pastries, signature blueberry jam as well as a custom scented candle from Candles of Light. If not, spoil her to bits with INDULGENCE ($598+), which features extravagant small plates like Miso Marinated Foie Gras and Loire Valley White Asparagus, Korean Strawberries and Vanilla Cream Frasier, beautifully baked Madeleines and a bottle of Champagne Henri Giraud ‘Fut de Chene’.
Available on 10 May 2020, 12pm to 8pm, for takeaway and delivery.
How to order: Preorder by emailing email@example.com.
Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, #01-04 National Gallery, Singapore 178957, tel: 6385 0498
Bring the high tea experience home with this high tea set (serves two, $58) comprising an assortment of pretty pastries and finger sandwiches from Tablescape Restaurant & Bar, a contemporary European restaurant at Grand Park City Hall. There are familiar sweets like raspberry eclairs and inventive savoury bites like chilli crab mousse in crispy cone, as well as scones, brioche and sandwiches. Ah, how nice if they come in a tiered silver stand.
Available for takeaway and delivery (free for orders above $80).
How to order: Fill in your order forms here and drive by for collection. Alternatively, call 6432 5566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 10 Coleman Street, Level 3, Singapore 179809
Dig into a homely slice of pie from Firebake Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant, which will be whipping up their tasty Beef Pie ($55) in family-size this weekend. The satisfying bake is loaded with a rich beef stew, made with generous chunks of beef, cooked with carrots and celery, as well as aromatics and spices such as thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, star anise and cinnamon.
In the concoction, you may also find traces of tomato paste, veal stock, red wine; and definitely look forward to the crumble at first bite as the pie is enrobed in a decadent shortcrust pastry, topped with slices of cheddar cheese. You can also take up a similar offering but in chicken instead of beef at the same price.
If you think the pie looks a tad too humble, add a personal touch as you would on a cake to include a brief message on the pie (additional $5, 16 characters). It would be made out of cut-out pastry, so it’s extra the aw and the yum.
Available from 8 to 10 May 2020 for takeaway and delivery (at $10, or for orders above $80).
How to order: WhatsApp or call 9784 2950. Preorder recommended, personalised message requires two days advanced preorder.
Address: 237 East Coast Road, Singapore 428930
Lumo is more widely known as a cocktail bar, but the restaurant doesn’t fall short of its wine varieties and modern European foods. Now is a good time to give their offerings a shot, as they have some pretty amazing deals until May 10 to help you with your Mother’s Day celebration.
Get your money’s worth by ordering up to $180 to enjoy a complimentary bottle of prosecco placed directly with Lumo. First, ease it up with their moreish bar snacks such as the Shoestring fries with mentaiko mayonnaise and bonito flakes ($14+) and scrumptious Homemade beef balls with tomato confit ($18+); then make your way into the meal with their signature wood-fire grilled meats like the Sakura pork chop ($36) and New Zealand Angus Ribeye ($32+). Complete your meal with a dessert, and choose between a Classic Apple Pie ($12+) or Burnt Cheese Cake as a slice ($14+) or as a whole ($80+, 1.5 kg) for a tribute to the occasion.
The best part? These orders are also valid for an additional 30 per cent discount off all items.
Available from 4 to 10 May 2020 for takeaway (order 45 mins in advance before collection) and delivery (minimum order of $80 with fee of $5, or free for orders above $120).
How to order: WhatsApp your order to 8921 3818, and make pre-payment by PayNow to UEN 201921434h. Lumo is also available on GrabFood and Chope.
Address: 50 South Bridge Rd, #01-00, Singapore 058682
If you have a surprise in mind, a tantalising meal, a sweet treat and a bouquet of flowers may be on your list. Check them off all at once with Fat Prince’s Mother’s Day bundle ($185), which includes everything and even a bottle of Outback Jack Chardonnay or Shiraz, or four cans of soft drinks if you prefer.
Ideal for a family of four, tuck into Middle Eastern delicacies such as Roasted Cashew Hummus, Kale Tabbouleh, a whopping 800 g Ottomani-spiced Kurobuta Pork Collar and a Caraway Cake. Leave the flowers from online florist Sing See Soon for mum to make her day.
Available from 8 to 11 May 2020 for islandwide delivery.
How to order: Preorder at 6221 7794 or email email@example.com.
Address: 48 Peck Seah Street, #01-01, Singapore 079317
For ramen-loving families, a warm bowl of Japanese noodles in creamy tonkotsu broth fits the bill. Ippudo serves up a combo set (serves one, $20) with gyoza, karaage chicken and a signature ramen of your choice: Shiromaru Motoaji or Akamaru Shinaji.
How to order: Available for takeaway and delivery here or selected areas on GrabFood and Deliveroo.
Address: Ippudo has multiple locations.
Both of these two Michelin-starred restaurants Saint Pierre and Shoukouwa have come together exclusively for Mother’s Day to bring a mixture of premium French and Japanese flavours to your dining table. In the form of a fuss-free bento box ($180), mum gets to relish five exquisite courses, namely the Royal Belgian Oscieta Caviar with bonito and cream, Carabinero prawn with Japanese spring vegetables and oba, Abalone with awabi, ikura and soy, Western Australia Marron with Pertuis white asparagus as well as the Omi beef with with leek and beetroot.
Doesn’t feel special enough? The bento comes with a chocolate cake and a selection of petits fours. Even better, top it off with a bottle of Duval-Leroy Champagne Brut NV ($55) – it certainly doesn’t get more celebratory than that.
Available on 9 and 10 May 2020 for pickup from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and 4pm to 6pm. Delivery is subject to availability and surcharge.
How to order: Call 6438 0887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Saint Pierre, 1 Fullerton Road, #02-02B, One Fullerton, Singapore 049213
Rope your family in and get cooking this Mother’s Day. No major cooking skills needed; instructions and ingredients are included in this Mother’s Day Recipe Kit (serves four, $228) from Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Stamford.
Enjoy a four-course meal, comprising a tomato-strawberry salad, Hawaiian pizza and baked seabass with smoked miso. There are also desserts, of course. Kids can have fun adding the finishing touches of berries or buttercream to the ready-to-eat cheesecake and red velvet cupcakes.
Available until 10 May 2020 for pickup and delivery.
How to order: Visit this website.
Address: Fairmont Singapore, Level 1, Prego, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Text: Cherrie Lim, with parts adapted from Young Parents