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“Some people live to eat, others eat to live. But I am sure we all agree that food will always have a special place in our stomach, and in our hearts.”

These were the opening words by Minister for Manpower, Lim Swee Say, as he kicked off the annual Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) Epicurean Star Award Gala Dinner.

The purpose of the dinner? To honour innovative F&B establishments that curate unique dining and culinary concepts, and that provide culinary and service excellence.

Alas, this means that the winners are truly the best restaurants in Singapore. Here’s the full list of winners and nominations.

Thanks to RAS, DiscoverSG had the opportunity to attend a media tasting trial at three of the winning restaurants.

You have to read on, because these generous restaurants are offering promotions in celebration of their exemplary achievements!

Seoul Yummy (ION Orchard)

Seoul Yummy is a casual dining Korean restaurant established with the intention of immersing people into the wonderful world of Korean culture.


They were awarded the Best Asian Restaurant (Chain) and you can look forward to a menu of delectable and authentic Korean food.


Seoul Yummy pays meticulous attention to their food preparation process. Hence, spices and ingredients are specially imported from Korea, giving their food that authentic, rich and appetising Korean flavour.


We had to give the Andong Jjim Dak a try. This flavourful dish is a potpourri of tender pieces of chicken, vegetables and chewy Korean glass noodles cooked in a ganjang(soy)-based sauce.

Enjoy an order of Andong Jjim Dak at only $28 (U.P. $39.90).
Terms & conditions:
1) Available at all outlets
2) This promotion is valid from 5 December to 31 December 2016.
3) Other terms and conditions may apply.

Seoul Yummy
For addresses and opening hours, click here.

Arteastiq Boutique Teahouse (Mandarin Gallery)

A peaceful space situated within the bustling Orchard Road, Arteastiq is a boutique teahouse eminent for their comprehensive collection of artisan teas.


The avant-garde ambience of the teahouse is going to tease your senses and tantalise your taste buds.

arteastiq2At the media session, we had the opportunity to try the Boston Love Boat Ciponio. The name of the dish sounds intimidating but it is actually a simple, warm and hearty seafood stew. It’s cooked in a tomato-based sauce, baked with en feuillantine, and served with a side of crunchy arugula salad.

Our ambassador, Diana, was at the tasting. Here’s her experience:

With such amazing food and atmosphere, it’s no wonder that they were awarded the Best Café this year.

Customers enjoy 15% off items ordered from the dinner menu.
Terms & conditions:
1) This promotion is valid from 5 December to 31 December 2016.
2) (Weekdays ONLY excluding public holidays).
3) This promotion is applicable for Arteastiq’s dinner menu only.
4) This promotion shall not be used in conjunction with other promotions, specials, and/or privileges.
5) Other terms and conditions may apply.

Arteastiq Mandarin Gallery
Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Weekday, 11AM – 10:30PM; Weekend, 10AM – 10:30PM
6235 8370/ 6235 8705

Tong Le Private Dining (OUE Tower)

Tong Le Private Dining is the recipient of the Best Chinese Restaurant (Fine) award. Within the revolving tower of the OUE Building sits Tong Le Private Dining.


The excellent location allows diners to enjoy a world-class dining experience while enjoying the gorgeous and stunning paranomic view of the Marina Bay waterfront.


The classic Braised ‘Dong Po’ Pork Belly was served. As it is an age-old dish originating from the Song Dynasty, only an experienced chef is able to prepare this dish.

Credit: The Grouchy Goomba
Credit: The Grouchy Goomba

The meat is marinated in aged Hua Diao wine, then slow-cooked for 48 hours. The tremendous effort taken to prepare this dish is certainly worth it when you savour that soft and juicy meat.

Customers receive a complimentary welcome drink with a minimum of two Chinese Set Menus ordered.
Terms & conditions:
1) Customers must LIKE Tong Le Private Dining’s Facebook Page at or FOLLOW them on Instagram at @tongleprivatedining. (please show staff for verification purposes before placing an order)
2) Reservations are required. For reservation, please call 6634 3233
3) Not available on the eve and on public holidays.
Tong Le Private Dining
OUE Tower, Level 8 & 10, 60 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049322
6634 3233
Doesn’t it all sound appetising? We bet you are salivating now. With such promotions in place, it’s time to treat yourself and your loved ones to some award-winning goodness.
For the full list of winners and nominations, click here.
For more awesome promotions at the winning restaurants, click here.
Image Credit: Restaurant Association of Singapore