We are what we eat, but the reverse is also true: eating what we are is a stellar way to nourish both our souls and stomachs. If you believe your zodiac sign shapes your psyche – even if you don’t, those personality tests are always a fun read – you can also look to the stars to understand your tastes and appetites.
“Our appetites are at the root of our being,” explain astrologers Amy Zerner and Monte Faber. In their first-of-its-kind astrology cookbook Signs and Seasons, they draw parallels between the turning of the cosmic wheels and the cycle of earthly seasons, matching seasonal produce and meats with their zodiac time of the year. If you’ve ever wondered why you crave, say, cheese or oysters, your soul food might just be written in your stars.
Curious about what’s on your cosmic menu? We’ve teamed up with UOB Dining Advisor to put together a guide to the most soul-satisfying foods to eat based on your astrological sign and match your zodiac cravings with the most heavenly food deals in Singapore! UOB Cardmembers, delicious times lie ahead.
This fire sign is all about brashness and dynamism, with fiery tastes to match. If you’re an Aries, there’s likely no such thing as too spicy for your tastebuds. You also love red meats and dishes with bold flavours – how else would you fuel all your lively energy?
Where to Dine: El Teatro Tapas. This tapas and paella restaurant is offering a 1-for-1 main course from Mondays to Thursdays, featuring a selection of Spain’s biggest and boldest flavours. Chow down on the likes of rich Lobster Paella (S$40), paired with hearty appetizers like Leon Smoked Beef (S$24) and Spicy Potatoes (S$14). Valid now till 30 April 2020, exclusively for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: An energetic Sagittarius or Aquarius.
El Teatro Tapas is located at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906, p. +65 6715 6879. Open daily 11.30am–2.30pm and 6pm–10pm.
Taurus bulls are ruled by Venus, so it’s no surprise that you share her love of indulgence and luxury. This hot-headed sign has a keen appreciation for the good life, which means savouring the whole sensual experience – not only food but its presentation, the music, and the beauty of the table arrangements.
Where to Dine: La Scala Ristorante. This Italian restaurant is offering a 1-for-1 main course from Mondays to Thursdays – and who does gastro-indulgence better than the Italians? Savour la dolce vita with crusty pizzas and creamy pastas, set off by a charming decor of rustic red-brick walls and Roman columns. Valid now till 30 April 2020, exclusively for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A heritage-loving Capricorn or Cancer.
La Scala Ristorante is located at Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski. 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906, p. +65 6715 6877. Open daily 11.30am–2.30pm and 6pm–9pm.
The spiritual butterflies of the cosmic world, Geminis are restless and mutable as air. You love flitting between flavours and dishes; your gourmet motto is definitely ‘variety is the spice of life’. Your ideal meal would be paired with plenty of witty conversation to keep your lively mind well fed.
Where to Dine: Triple Three at Mandarin Orchard Singapore. This buffet restaurant is offering a 1-for-1 lunch buffet (S$78++ per adult) and 1-for-1 dinner buffet (from S$88++ per adult), with a smorgasbord to keep any Gemini happy. Take your pick of fresh sashimi and sushi, an impressive seafood selection, sizzling hot teppanyaki, premium roasts, and much more. The lunch buffet deal is valid from now till 30 April 2021, while the dinner buffet deal is valid from Thursdays to Sundays from now till 30 April 2020, for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A bubbly Aries or Libra.
Triple Three is located at Level 5, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867, p. +65 6831 6288. Open Mon-Sat 6.30am–10am, 12pm–2.30pm, 6.30pm–10pm, Sun 6.30am–10am, 12pm–3pm, 6.30pm–10pm.
Cancer crabs are homebodies at heart – nothing beats the comfort of home food made with love. The way to your stomach and heart is through traditional cooking techniques and recipes, preferably dished up in a family-style setting.
Where to Dine: White Rose Café at York Hotel Singapore. Famed for its authentic Penang street fare, this restaurant is offering a 1-for-1 Asian Favourites deal for all main courses on the à la carte menu. Feast on familiar heritage dishes like Nasi Goreng Istimewa (S$17), Laksa (S$17), and York’s Special Char Kway Teow (S$17) packed with wok hei. Valid 1 April to 31 May 2020, exclusively for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A Pisces or Virgo in need of soul warming.
White Rose Café is located at York Hotel Singapore, 21 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228516, p. +65 6737 0511. Lunch and dinner are available daily from 12pm–10.30pm.
Is it any surprise that the Lion has a roaring appetite? Decadent dishes and hearty show-stoppers are the way to go when pampering the king of the jungle. Leos also love gatherings where they can be the life of the party – think a sizzling barbecue bolstered with flame-kissed meats and booze.
Where to Dine: Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill at Park Hotel Clarke Quay. This poolside retreat is offering a 1-for-1 BBQ buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. Lounge beneath the stars and get your grill on with their juicy surf ‘n’ turf spreads, from smoky hunks of steak to succulent prawns. Valid from now till 30 June 2020 for a maximum of 16 diners per bill, for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A party-loving Aries or Gemini.
Cocobolo Poolside Bar + Grill is located at Level 2, Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity Street, Singapore 237983, p. +65 6593 8855. Open Sun-Thurs 11am–9pm, Fri-Sat 11am–10.30pm.
With their analytical minds and finicky stomachs, Virgos need light and nourishing meals to keep them sharp. Their perfectionist streak delights in anything satisfyingly faultless – think a perfectly balanced cocktail, a symmetrical plating, or a beautifully proportioned room.
Where to Dine: The White Rabbit. The verdant, tranquil surrounds of this European wonderland are perfect for taking the edge off, especially with the 1-for-1 Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic – going from Tuesdays to Sundays – classic, well-balanced, and refreshing, just how a Virgo likes it. Valid now till 30 April 2020, exclusively for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A bon vivant Taurus or Scorpio.
The White Rabbit is located at 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541, p. +65 6473 9965. Open Tues-Fri 11.45am–2.30pm and 6.15pm–10pm, Sat-Sun 11am–3pm and 6.30pm–10pm.
Born under the Scales of Libra? You probably seek moderation and harmony in all you eat. Libras find peace in balance of all kinds, from the play of textures and flavours in a dish to the colour palette of the dining room.
Where to Dine: Porta. This modern European restaurant is offering a 1-for-1 steak/meat deal, with each dish featuring a medley of seasonal flavours. The Filet Mignon (S$29) comes beautifully paired with sweet parsnip puree and forest mushroom ragout, while the rich Lamb Rack (S$26) is balanced with kale and mashed potato. Valid now till 30 June 2020 for a maximum of five complimentary redemptions per bill, for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A meat-loving Leo or Aquarius.
Porta is located at Park Hotel Clarke Quay, 1 Unity St, Singapore 237983, p. +65 6593 8855. Open daily 11am–10.30pm.
Passionate and intense, the Scorpio palate craves the most sensual of flavours – oysters, lobsters, chocolate, cheese, and spicy foods. Rich and creamy foods get your tastebuds singing; plush settings and candlelight are optional but very much appreciated.
Where to Dine: The Buffet at M Hotel Singapore. This cosy restaurant is offering a 1-for-1 seafood steamboat buffet dinner, with all the Scorpio’s favourite luxuries in free flow: succulent crabs and scallops, premium meats, spicy broths, a ‘live’ herbal drunken prawn station, and a luscious selection of desserts. Don’t miss out on their new immunity booster broths for a nutrient-dense, MSG-free hotpot experience! Valid now till 30 April 2020 for dine-in only, exclusively for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A Cancer or Capricorn in your hotpot squad.
The Buffet at M Hotel Singapore is located at 81 Anson Rd, Singapore 079908, p. +65 6224 1133. Open Mon-Fri 12pm–3pm and 6pm–11pm, Sat-Sun 6pm–11pm.
Sagittarians will try anything at least once – these eternal optimists have an open mind and an equally receptive stomach. You don’t hesitate to chow down on new cuisines and novel flavours; with your love of nature, chances are good that you also prefer fresh, organic, and sustainable foods.
Where to Dine: Shima Restaurant. One of Singapore’s oldest Japanese restaurants, Shima is offering a 1-for-1 Omakase dinner set menu (S$250++ per pax) from Mondays to Thursdays. Let Shima’s skilled team of veteran chefs take you on a culinary adventure – all you need to do is savour each new dish, crafted from the freshest seafood air-flown from Japan. Valid now till 30 December 2020, exclusively for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: An adventurous Leo or Libra.
Shima Restaurant is located at Goodwood Park Hotel, #01-00, 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221, p. +65 6734 6281. Open daily 12pm–3pm and 6pm–10.30pm.
Besides taking comfort in routine, Capricorns are the ultimate lovers of tradition. This stoic sign has a soft spot for time-tested recipes, and familiar, down-to-earth dishes.
Where to Dine: Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium. This Halal-certified restaurant is offering a 1-for-1 Lunch and Dinner Buffet (from S$64++ and S$80++ per adult respectively), starring all manner of iconic local dishes. Get your comfort fix of fresh-grilled satay, roti prata, and Nyonya kueh, and be sure to stop by the Ice Cream Bicycle for some nostalgic ice-cream sandwiches. Valid now till 31 May 2020 for dine-in only, exclusively for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A nostalgic Pisces or Virgo.
Atrium Restaurant is located at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075, p.+ 65 3138 2530. Buffet dining hours are Fri 6.30am–10.30am, 12pm–2.30pm, 6.30pm–10.30pm, Sat-Sun 6.30am–11am, 12pm–3.30pm, 6.30pm–10.30pm.
Aquarians take to innovation and eclectic trends like a fish to water. Not only do they like eating outside the box, these food rebels tend to be concerned about sustainability and other unconventional food models.
Where to Dine: Mitzo Restaurant & Bar. This contemporary Cantonese hotspot is offering a 1-for-1 Signature/Specialties Set Menu deal (S$128++), featuring six courses of inventive takes on Cantonese classics. From steamed lobster fragrant with truffle and garlic, to double-boiled chicken rice with foie gras sauce, each dish pops with a sumptuous surprise. Valid now till 31 December 2020, exclusively for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A free-spirited Gemini or Sagittarius.
Mitzo Restaurant & Bar is located at Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857, p. +65 6603 8855. Open for brunch/lunch and dinner Mon-Fri 12pm–2.30pm and 6.30pm–10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am–2.30pm and 6.30pm–10.30pm.
These gentle souls experience their food on a deep spiritual level. Pisces natives love foods that are as sweet as themselves; bonus points if it’s delicate and romantic as well.
Where to Dine: Lobby Lounge at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. This airy lounge is offering a 1-for-1 Floral Fantasy High Tea (S$38++ per pax), packed with all the sweet treats and floral-themed whimsy a Pisces could wish for. Bliss out with honey crème brûlées served with lavender shortbread, green tea waffle cones filled with zesty lemon curd, rose macarons, and more. Valid now till 31 May 2020, exclusively for UOB cardmembers.
Dine With: A Scorpio or Taurus with a sweet tooth.
Lobby Lounge at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is located at 75 Airport Boulevard, #01-01, Changi Airport, Singapore 819664, p. +65 6823 5367. Open daily 6am–10pm. High tea is available 2pm–5pm.
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Top Image: La Scala Ristorante