With Father’s Day falling on June 17 this year, it is time to plan that special meal for daddy dearest. Here are our suggestions:


 Uncle Leong Signatures 

Photo: Uncle Leong Signature 

Waterway Point East Wing, #B1-21 (Tel: 6385-9989)

Crab is always a treat, and at Uncle Leong, crabs sell from $75 a kilogramme.

Try the Hong Kong Style Typhoon Shelter Crab, a traditional fisherman’s dish. The crabs are stir-fried with spices, chilli, garlic, spring onion, onion and black bean sauce.


Jing Hua Xiao Chi 

Photo: Jing Hua Xiao Chi 

21 Neil Road (Tel: 6221-3060); Palais Renaissance #B1-04/05 (Tel: 6733-8231); and Bugis Village (Tel: 6337-7601)

If you are looking for a traditional and simple meal, head to Jing Hua Xiao Chi.

The recommended item is the must-try pan-fried pork dumplings ($8 for 10 pieces), but there are many other Chinese delicacies too.


River Wok

Photo: River Wok 

#01-12, The Pier (Tel: 6732-1126)

Just on June 17, River Wok is offering a buffet spread at $68 featuring South-east Asian cuisine from countries including Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Expect a spread of items such as pineapple rice, duck mango salad and udang sambal Java.


Soi 47

Photo: Soi 47

47 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #01-130 (Tel: 6266-4747) and 111 King George’s Ave (Tel: 6255-4747)

For families into Thai food, Soi 47 should provide a fun night of eating.

The Deep-Fried Sea Bass With Thai Baby Garlic ($19) is a popular choice and goes perfectly with tom yum kung.


Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup 

Photo: Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup 

467/475/477 Changi Road (Tel: 6746-4089); and #01-31/32

Kaki Bukit 511 Market & Food Centre (located at Bedok North Street 3)

Some fathers are just not into fancy meals, so this is the best solution – a warm bowl of pig’s organ mee sua ($5). This is not only a comforting dish but a meaningful one too because for some, a bowl of mee sua represents longevity.



Photo: Hinata

#01-07 Robertson Walk (Tel: 6737-5968)

Hinata is a traditional Japanese restaurant that serves mainly omakase and shabu shabu. If you are planning to treat dad to a Japanese meal, this won’t burn your a hole in your pocket.

The three-course omakase set starts from $30 and shabu shabu sets from $38 a person.


Lawry’s The Prime RIb Singapore 

Photo: Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore 

#04-01/31 Mandarin Gallery (Tel: 6836-3333)

From June 15 to 17, Lawry’s offers a special four-course Father’s Day menu at $98. And dad gets his pick of his preferred main – either the signature Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, Oven-Baked Cajun Salmon with Ikura or the USDA Black Angus Filet Mignon.

This article was first published in The New Paper.