Dining Out 2 minutes 26 November 2020

Gifts For Food Lovers From MICHELIN star Restaurants

A curated collection of delicious little gifts for foodies that you can buy from Singapore’s MICHELIN-starred restaurants.

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The festive season is fast approaching, and it’s never too early to show the ones you love a little love, especially when they come in delicious packages. We’ve curated a small collection of non-perishable foodie gifts retailing exclusively at MICHELIN-starred restaurants. From the affordable but super popular Spice Mum chilli sauce from one star PUTIEN to Summer Pavilion’s XO sauce that’s chock-full luxury ingredients and Les Amis’ special house blend EVOO, these treats are sure to spruce up any food lover’s pantry.

Les Amis
Three MICHELIN Stars, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019

A meal at three-star Les Amis is always transcendental, the experience complete with a lavish cheese course paired with a careful selection of French extra virgin olive oils. From 3 December, you can take a taste of that liquid gold home with a special pour created by chef Sebastien Lepinoy. The Château d’Estoublon Special Pour <<Les Amis>> Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($48+ for a 500ml bottle) is a blend of five Provençal olives—Bouteillan, Salonenque, Grossane, Béruguette and Picholine—resulting in a smooth and round bouquet coupled with notes of pepper and earthy aromas, versatile enough for cooking lightly or drizzled over salads.

(Banner photo: Les Amis)

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One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019

Extra helpings of PUTIEN’s Spice Mum Chilli Sauce is a mandatory affair when dining at the one-MICHELIN-star Fujian restaurant. The house-made condiment—spicy, tangy, umami and altogether moreish—goes well with almost everything and is retailing for $6.90 a jar. Also available at PUTIEN outlets islandwide are beautifully packaged gift boxes of rare Wu Yi Mountain Early Spring Da Hong Pao Tea ($118) and the restaurant’s specialty noodles from Putian region in China: Heng Hwa Bee Hoon and Mee Sua ($11.90 each).

Restaurant JAG's festive retail products (Photo: JAG)
Restaurant JAG's festive retail products (Photo: JAG)

One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019

Pick from a range of heirloom quinces and spiced jams handmade by chef Jeremy Gillon’s mother in France, whose preserves and vinegars often make appearances in one-star JAG’s Savoie herb-centric cuisine. Fancy flavours like wild cherry, rhubarb and Savoie Sureau jam ($52++ for 400g) promise to add flair to cheese boards and freshly baked bread. For the festive season, the restaurant is also retailing an exclusive range of Huilerie Beaujolaise fruit vinegars ($52++ for 25cl) and herb spirits infused with the likes of hysope, sapinette and thyme, created by Jeevro, a micro-distillery in Savoie ($150++ for 35cl). These and more, available for purchase online.

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Summer Pavilion
One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019

A mainstay on dining tables across fine dining Cantonese restaurants all over Asia, XO sauce is a gourmet condiment that adds an umami kick to dishes from fried rice to dim sum. Traditionally made with luxury ingredients like dried scallop, dried shrimp and cured Jinhua ham, every Cantonese cuisine chef worth his salt has his own rendition. For $60+, you can purchase a jar of chef Cheung Siu Kong’s handcrafted XO sauce at MICHELIN-starred Summer Pavilion to jazz up your home-cooked meals. Other retail items include Amber Treasure, a cocktail comprised of red date infused liquor and house blend vermouth, and a selection of specialty teas from Tea Bone Zen Mind, available for purchase online.  

(Photo: Summer Pavilion)

Beautiful sauce dishes and bespoke blue pea flower tea from Candlenut (Photo: Candlenut)
Beautiful sauce dishes and bespoke blue pea flower tea from Candlenut (Photo: Candlenut)

One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2019

Gift a beautiful piece of Singapore's heritage with a pair of Peranakan Mamezara sauce dishes ($24 each) created in collaboration between MICHELIN-star restaurant Candlenut and local design house Supermama. Made in Ishikawa, Japan, these Peranakan mamezara, or "small plates" in Japanese, incorporate the peony floral motif commonly found on Peranakan tiles that characterise traditional Peranakan homes. Also available for retail at the restaurant in Dempsey Hill is its bespoke Blue Pea Flower Loose Leaf Tea ($32 per 40g packet) which is good for 20 to 25 cups. The tea is a blend of oolong and butterfly pea flower with fragrant notes of jasmine and pandan that evokes the resplendence of the restaurant's Peranakan heritage.

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