Easter in Singapore falls on 5 April 2015. Christians commemorate the death of Jesus on Good Friday and celebrate His resurrection on Easter Sunday. The food associated with this period includes hot cross buns, lamb, candies and of course Easter eggs.
A Hot Cross Bun is a rich tea cake with currants and spices, like cinnamon and nutmegs, with a cross appearing on the bun in remembrance of Christ’s cross. Lamb is a carry-over from the Jewish Passover festival, where roast lamb is the main dish. It is also said to be linked to Jesus as the sacrificial Lamb of God. The egg is a traditional emblem of new life and has been associated with festivals celebrating spring. Easter eggs are symbolic of Jesus rising from the tomb and colourful eggs represent a joyous celebration. Easter candies, typically chocolate eggs or egg-shaped candy like jelly beans, are traditionally exchanged as gifts to celebrate Easter.
We give some suggestions on where to find Easter food and where to eat when celebrating Easter in Singapore.
Easter Brunch at The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit Restaurant will have a special brunch with a carving station featuring roasted leg of lamb and a dessert spread which includes soya bean and sake jelly. Children can enjoy bouncy castles, candyfloss and storytelling. Brunch is priced at $108 for adults and children above 12; and $58 for children 6 to 12.
see our post on The White Rabbit
Easter Brunch at ParkRoyal on Pickering
Scotch Eggs with Black Truffle Hollandaise and Egg Cocotte with Lobster Bolognese are added to the usual Sunday Brunch menu. The dessert spread include traditional chocolate Easter eggs, churros and an array of sweet treats. Brunch is priced from $108 for adults and $54 for children.
Lime Easter Sunday Brunch
see our post on Lime @ ParkRoyal
Easter Brunch At Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts
Carousel’s brunch offers oven-roasted whole baby lamb, prime ribs with Yorkshire pudding and Jacob potatoes, fresh seafood such as Maine lobsters, spanner crabs, freshly-shucked oysters and home-smoked salmon gravlax. Traditional Easter fare at the dessert counters includes Simnel cake, blackcurrant Dundee cake with candied fruits and Easter chocolate orange tarts. Children dining at Carousel will be given balloon sculptures and Easter chocolate eggs. The brunch is priced at $78 for adults and $48 for children.
Enjoy Easter Treats at Pan Pacific Singapore
At the Pan Pacific Singapore, there are Easter eggs in 30 flavours at the Edge; and a special Easter Afternoon Tea is available at Pacific Marketplace (S$68 for two adults, inclusive of coffee and tea). The Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Edge is priced at $198 per adult (inclusive of unlimited Veuve Clicquot Champagne, selected red and white wines, selected cocktails, selected beers, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea) and $69 per child aged seven to 12 years old (inclusive of soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea).
see our post on Pacific Marketplace
Easter Sunday Brunch at River Garden, Riverview Hotel
Brunch with Oyster Bar and Free-Flow of Prosecco and Moscato. Make your own Bunny Dirtcup or pamper yourselves at the Nail Art Station. Brunch is priced at $48.80 per adult and $22.80 per child.
Gourmet Easter fare at The Fullerton
The dining establishments of The Fullerton Hotel and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore provide a wide range of options for Easter celebration. There is Sunday Brunch at the Town (Price: Adult $138, Child $65) and Easter Afternoon Tea (Price: Adult $49, Child $25) at The Courtyard or The Landing Point. There is a special Italian Easter lunch ($168) at the Lighthouse and French Easter dinner ($78) at Clifford; and there is also an Easter St. Tropez Barbecue and Pool Party at Lantern (Price: Adult $108, Child $54). Children can also enjoy activities such as Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Egg Decoration and Balloon Sculpting organised by the hotels.
Lavish Spreads and Entertaining Activities for Kids at Four Seasons
Families can have meals in One-Ninety Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood Restaurant (from $148 per adult and $68 per child) and Jiang-Nan Chun restaurant ($98 per adult and $48 per child) and join the Easter Egg Hunt in Crescent Ballroom Foyer.
Mediterranean Easter Brunch at Capella, Sentosa
Capella’s Mediterranean Brunch features a selection of succulent seafood, wide range of gourmet meats and a spread of interesting desserts. Families can take part in an Easter egg hunt in the hotel’s lawn and win prizes. The brunch is priced at $228 per adult (free flow Taittinger Champagne, wines and beer) or $188 per adult (free flow soft drinks and fruit juices only); and $118 for a child aged 7-12 or $78 for a child aged 4-6 (free flow of soft drinks and fresh juices).
Brunch at Azur, Changi Airport
Azur at Crowne Plaza, Changi Airport offers a sumptuous spread of Asian and Western cuisine from its show kitchens at $68 per adult and $34 per child. They have a list of exciting activities for kids on Easter Sunday.
Easter Food & Sweets
The Line Shop @ Shangri-La Hotel – Easter eggs donning animal hoodies, such as panda, sheep, elephant, cow, tiger and pig, Lapin Peluche, which means “plush bunny” in French ; and Hot Cross Buns.
Patisserie G – Sweet treats of chocolate bunnies and eggs.
Tart Blanc – Tiramisu tarts and various other tarts that resemble beautiful half eggs.
Cedele – Healthy Good Fresh Hot Cross Buns in 4 flavours – Classic, Chocolate Walnut Coconut Pandan Hot Cross Bun and Salted Maple Pecan Bacon.
Marks & Spencer – Hot Cross Buns, jelly beans, chocolate Easter eggs and even Hot Cross Bread.
Chin Mee Chin – This traditional confectionery in Katong, famous for their custard puffs and other pastries, has Hot Cross Buns near Easter.
Easter Activities for the Family
Sentosa HarbourFront – join the egg hunt and a variety events and activities organised by the Sentosa Harbourfront Business Association. Enjoy discounts at their food and beverage outlets.
Universal Studios Singapore – egg hunt, followed by a breakfast buffet and activities like egg-painting.
Faber Peak – join the egg hunts on the cable cars and in Spud & Aprons and win prizes like Easter chocolate eggs and Haagen Dazs chocolate ice-cream.
Marché Mövenpick – Picky for a Easter Day celebration at Marché Mövenpick Suntec City on 4 Apr
Marmalade Pantry – Easter Family Fun at The Stables on Sunday. Bento Set for child with Egg Hunt, Magic Show, Bunny Mascot and Cup Cake Decoration. Food & drink coupons for adults available for purchase.
National Parks – make your own Easter Nest and Planter out of recycled materials at the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.