With Singapore’s 53rd National Day swinging by again, The Clifford Pier at The Fullerton Bay Hotel has joined hands with New Ubin Seafood restaurant to cast the limelight on local Singapore flavours for the month of August.

But expect a twist, as the focus is on an eclectic, free-spirited take on local zichar—taking a leaf from New Ubin Seafood’s free spirited cooking style.

new ubin seafood clifford pier national day The Fullerton Bay Hotel executive sous chef Zacharie Ong with Mr Pang from New Ubin Seafood

The Fullerton Bay Hotel executive sous chef Zacharie Ong with Mr Pang from New Ubin Seafood

Dinner is the best time to take it all in, with good food, a grand historic setting and a breath-taking view of the Marina Bayfront—all patriotic and apt in marking our National Day.

new ubin seafood clifford pier national day The Clifford Pier and New Ubin seabass chinchalok sambal with petai beans

The Clifford Pier and New Ubin seabass chinchalok sambal with petai beans

To start, tuck into New Ubin Seafood owner Mr Pang Seng Meng’s signature egg foie gras, an indulgent appetiser of unctuous soft-boiled egg with truffle soy dressing and shavings of truffle ($20). For mains, don’t miss the smoked pork curry with steamed rice ($26) and the nicely cooked pan-seared seabass ($46) served with an aromatic, tangy chinchalok sambal petai and steamed rice. If meat is preferred, have the cholesterol-driven delight of Black Angus ribeye steak (500g) with heart attack fried rice and truffle fries ($99 for two people). It is rich, to say the least – be warned.

new ubin seafood clifford pier national day US Black Angus Rib Eye Steak

US Black Angus ribeye steak

Of all the items on the menu though, a very special dish is The Pier Hokkien mee with lala clams and liver ($28), served the traditional way in opah leaf. This dish is a real blast from the past, a lost classic which was much-loved at lunch or supper, and indeed, sold by the hawkers which used to line the streets and riverfront just outside The Fullerton Hotel. Mr Pang had re-created the dish from memory, and it is delights with its hearty flavours of liver, clams, yellow and white noodles and aromatic soy-based gravy and generous sprinkling of crisp pork lard. If you are going to eat just one dish here, this is it.

new ubin seafood clifford pier national day The Clifford Pier and New Ubin Hokkien mee

The Clifford Pier and New Ubin Hokkien mee

Continue on this nostalgic note with the Mile Zero mocktail, created to mark The Fullerton Building’s 90th anniversary. It may be touted as a drink but it’s as good as breakfast–essentially a really nice chilled cup of milky Milo with chocolate cereal, guaranteed to bring you back to your childhood.

The promotional menu comes in a la carte and set menu options, starting from a two-course set lunch at $35++.

We’re giving away vouchers to this limited-run collaboration over at Singapore’s Top Restaurants, so head on over there to throw your hat into the ring.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6877 8911/8912

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