The Weekly Grub: 5 Things to Eat and Drink in Singapore this Week

November might be coming to a close but it’s not too late to celebrate Vegan and Vegetarian Month at Shabestan for Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine and Pete’s Place for some sweet and sour pork. Of course, what’s Weekly Grub without a great drink recommendation? Quench your thirst this week at Battle of Beers featuring Young Master Ales versus Gweilo Beer 鬼佬啤酒.

Plant-Based Lunch Buffet at Grand Hyatt Singapore

After the success of Grand Hyatt’s Beyond Burger Cheese Burger ($25) comes a new Plant-based buffet lunch targeted towards vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. Available Monday through Saturday at Pete’s Place, diners can look forward to a well-stocked salad bar, selection of fruits, and plant-based pizzas, pastas, baked items, organic vegetables, and desserts. A must try is the Omnipork that’s derived from pea, non-GMO Soy, shiitake mushrooms, and rice. Antibiotic-free, hormone-free, cruelty-free, and 70% lower in saturated fat than real pork!

Available Mon-Sat 12pm – 2.30pm, $32 per adult and $20 per child. Pete’s Place is located Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228211, p. +656738 1234. 


Shabestan Launches New Vegan Menu

Photo courtesy of Shabestan

Vegetarians, vegans, and health-conscious diners now have more eating options in the Robertson Quay neighbourhood with Shabestan‘s new vegetarian and vegan menu. In celebration of Persian Green Month, check out plant-based dishes such as their Gulf Salad ($14), a garden salad tossed in Shabestan’s special sauce or the Mirza Ghasemi ($25), a Northern Iranian eggplant dish grilled with garlic, tomatoes, and spices. Another must-try favourite on their new menu is the Appetiser Platter ($35), which features five of Chef Hamid’s recommended appetizers.

Shabestan is located The Pier @ Robertson, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road #01-13, Singapore 239013, p. +65 6836 1270. Open daily from 12pm – 12am. 

Hairy Crab Festival at Yàn

Known for its pristine waters, Lake Tai in Jiangsu, China, produces crabs of excellent quality, which you can try at  Yàn from now till 15 December 2018. These crustaceans are served in a variety of culinary styles – think raised Beancurd with Hairy Crab Meat ($36++ for small), Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Hairy Crab Meat ($8++ per piece), and even Poached Japanese Noodles with Hairy Crab Meat ($16.80++). Spoilt for choice on the a la carte menu? G0 for the set menu option priced at $148++ per person.

Yàn is located at #05-02 National Gallery Singapore 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, p.+ 65 6384 5585. Open daily for lunch from 11.30am – 2.30pm, and for dinner from 6pm – 10.30pm. 

Lagi Shiok

Back for a second time, Shiok Shack (backed by chefs who have worked at Luke’s, Open Farm Community, and Marina Bay Sands) is popping up for one night only at MOJO. Catch everyone’s favourite burger joint on 24 November 2018 as they bring you a refreshing selection of beers to go with their irresistibly juicy burgers. Get your fill with The ClassicThe Cheeseburger, and Cheesy Loaded Fries, all priced under $18 – unless, of course, you opt for extra patty in your burger (which we highly recommend).

Shiok Shack is taking over MOJO at 204 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068640 and 190 Keng Lee Road, #01-03, Singapore 308409, on 24 November 2018 from 4pm till late. 

Battle of Beers: Young Master VS. Gwei Lo

Gear up your beer bellies for another Battle of Beers. This round’s contenders are two killer breweries from Hong Kong: Young Master Ales and Gweilo Beer 鬼佬啤酒.

Their four best sellers will go head to head at Freehouse, and it’s up to you to decide a winner. Will it be Young Master Ales’ Classic  Pale Ale or Gweilo Beer’s Blazon IPA? Would you vote for Gweilo Beer’s Astrobleme Pilsner or Young Master Ale’s Contemporary Pilsner?

Smash back some beers and chill this Friday November 23rd. Doors are opening at 3pm.

Battle of Beers is taking place at Freehouse21A Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620, on 23 November 2018 from 3pm – 11.59pm. 

Top image: Shiok Shack

Justine Ocampo

Justine is a down-to-earth girl who believes there’s always room for dessert. You can find her tucked away in Singapore’s hidden nooks, either reading or writing – but definitely eating. Otherwise, she spends most of her time volunteering at Touch Young Arrows, teaching children from low-income families.