Holy Weekend

6 Easter Foods To Eat That Aren’t Hot Cross Buns

Whether you’re seeking holiday dishes that are imaginative or traditional, local restaurants have got you covered.

  • db Bistro & Oyster Bar Easter Colorado lamb1Image: db Bistro & Oyster Bar

    Image: db Bistro & Oyster Bar

    db Bistro & Oyster Bar

    Lamb is a traditional part of Easter dinner, and db Bistro & Oyster Bar‘s version —  Colorado lamb served with gremolata sauce, crispy potatoes and artichokes — will be part of the restaurant’s four-course Easter weekend dinner menu. The highlight of the dinner is accompanied by spring pea soup with crab and crème fraîche, the Burgundian jambon persillé terrine (ham and parsley terrine), and strawberry and rhubarb tart with yogurt ice cream. 

    Available 2–4 April, 5.30–9.30 pm; reservations required

    B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands; Tel: 6688 8525; marinabaysands.com

  • 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung Easter dessert2Image: 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung

    Image: 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung

    15 Stamford by Alvin Leung

    From hearty mains including roasted pork chops, Easter spit-roasted beef and Chilean sea bass, to Asian-inspired specialties such as poached hen’s egg and double-boiled abalone broth, the Easter Sunday Brunch at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung marks the holiday in a style that’s true to the innovative spirit of the self-styled Demon Chef. Dessert plates include treats such as the figurative Bunny in a Pot marshmallow and Easter eggnog cupcake. And in between bites, entertain one another with rounds of tsougrisma, a traditional Easter game of egg tapping. 

    Available on 4 April, 12–3 pm

    15 Stamford Road, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore; Tel: 6715 6871; kempinski.com

  • Black Tap Easter Peeps Shake3Image: Black Tap

    Image: Black Tap

    Black Tap

    An Easter staple in the US, marshmallow peeps are the star of Black Tap‘s limited-edition CrazyShake. Dubbed The Peeps Shake, it comprises black cherry milkshake and a vanilla-frosted rim studded with Easter M&Ms, topped with three marshmallow chicks, sprinkles and a cherry.

    Available 2–4 April

    #L1-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands; Tel: 6688 9957; marinabaysands.com

  • Kin Damian D'Silva Easter beef murtabak4Image: Kin

    Image: Kin


    Continuing his quest to memorialise favourite dishes from his childhood, Chef Damian D’Silva of Kin presents a dish his grandfather used to prepare only once a year, for dinner after Good Friday service. The Easter beef murtabak is made of ground beef cooked in star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg and curry powder, enveloped in a crepe of egg and salt, and served alongside chilli sauce and raita. 

    Available until 4 April

    31 Bukit Pasoh Road; Tel: 6320 9180; restaurant-kin.com;

  • Restaurant Gaig Easter Spanish Torrijas5Image: Restaurant Gaig

    Image: Restaurant Gaig

    Restaurant Gaig

    In the mood for food from farther afield? Restaurant Gaig presents torrijas, a Catalan bread dessert with a history going back to the 4th century, and a staple every Lent and Holy Week in Executive Chef Martí Carlos Martínez’s home. Made of house-baked brioche soaked in a mixture of eggs, milk and vanilla and pan-fried, this custard-like toast dish is best savoured with vanilla ice cream. 

    Available for lunch and dinner until 4 April

    16 Stanley Street; Tel: 6221 2134; singapur.restaurantgaig.com

  • Zafferano Easter Torta Pasqualina6Image: Zafferano

    Image: Zafferano


    Another Easter dish hailing from the Continent, the torta pasqualina is a savoury giant green pie that originated from Liguria in northwest Italy and will be the highlight of The Italian Table Easter Brunch at Zafferano Italian Restaurant and Lounge. The Italian quiche consists of spinach, buffalo ricotta cheese and baked whole eggs, which symbolise new life, and will be served alongside six antipasti, which include oysters, snow crab salad, and assorted cold cuts.

    Available 3–4 April

    Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre; Tel: 6509 1488; zafferano.sg

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