#1 PastaMania
PastaMania outlets, http://www.pastamania.com.sg

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This year, the popular pasta chain PastaMania celebrates SG50 with a special localised menu. Top picks include the special fusion pasta dishes are flavoured with spicy chilli crab, salted egg soft-shelled crab, ‘Hei bi hiam’ (spicy dried shrimps) Barramundi and also Prawn sambal-pura that sound oh-so tantalising. Even the appetizers get a local twist; must-tries include the prawn salad stuffed tau pok and desserts like goreng pisang gelato and sago manis gelato.

Price: From $6.50
When: Now to August 2015

#2 Catalunya
The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, Tel: 6534 0886, Email: reservation@catalunya.sg

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Not that we’re complaining but it certainly seems like the chilli crabs are an ongoing foodie trend for the restaurants this year. Spanish restaurant Catalunya’s celebratory SG50 set consists of the Jubilee cocktail and the txangurro chilli crab tapas which is essentially a Spanish-style casserole done with a spicy Singapore-inspired twist.

Prices: $50++
When: Now to August 9, 2015

#3 Ichiban Sushi & Ichiban Boshi
All outlets, www.ichibansushi.com.sg/en/

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Sushi lovers will be ecstatic to know that Ichiban Sushi and Ichiban Boshi has now included SG50-themed creations in their menu. These creations are made to commemorate Singapore’s birthday and are also aptly named and styled to pay tribute to the nation. Some of the must-try creations include the chilli crab jubilee roll, flossy kamo — a chicken floss and smoked duck sushi, Singapura nigri and red dot maki.

Prices: From $2.40
When: Now to August 17, 2015

#4 BWB
Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road #11-03/04, Tel: +65 6634 0423

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In celebration of the nation’s birthday, BWB is presenting two American-style treats with local twists. If you are in the mood for something rich and filling, try the tiger prawn otak otak burger a burger with an otak otak patty made from whole tiger prawns and premium mackerel, streaky bacon, a sunny side up egg, lettuce, cheese and curry aioli sauce. If you are looking for something that will complement your drinks, do opt to try the restaurant’s chilli crab wings, which are fried deboned chicken wings stuffed with crabmeat.

Prices: From $17.50+
When: Now to August 31, 2015

Already in the SG50 mood? Here are 7 limited edition SG50 goodies you would want to get for yourself and beauty products that are getting a SG50 spin to it!