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Pay for meals using Krisflyer miles or earn up to 4X miles when you pay in card or cash

Last Updated: April 27, 2021

Written by Vera Leng

If you’ve always been an avid flyer and are itching to jet off somewhere (at this point just anywhere really, and no thanks to Ms Rona), chances are you aren’t alone. Our travel life has been woefully stale for the past year, so now’s as good a time as any to start amassing our Krisflyer miles in anticipation of travel opening up again soon. Now here’s a type of hoarding we can all get behind.

We’re going to show you just how to maximise your miles earnings even when you’re, to quote Blackpink’s Rosé, ‘on the ground’. Even while spending on day to day expenses like meals, you can still earn up to 4 times the amount of miles you’d get on a normal basis on Kris+, Singapore Airlines’ lifestyle app.

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How to use

Screengrab of Kris+ app

To earn miles for cash or card payments, input your bill into the Kris+ app under the ‘Earn’ segment, and allow the staff member serving you to scan your app-generated QR code in order to award you the miles. Earn between 3 to 6 miles for every S$1 spent, depending on the participating merchant.

Screengrab of Kris+ app

On both Kris+ curated menus as well as regular food items, you can choose to use Kris+ to pay for your meals using miles.

Find out more about the Kris+ gastronomy series and other exclusive privileges here.

Where you can use it on:

1. Mimi Restaurant 秘密

Some have come and gone, but Mimi Restaurant, Yin, and Hush by Mimi currently occupy the 150-year-old Riverhouse that sits in the heart of Clarke Quay. It’s one of the only two remaining conserved Chinese mansions in Singapore and also the oldest building located in the area.

Mimi entrance

Mimi’s carefully curated yet contemporary menu selections are juxtaposed against its alluring, distinctively Chinese architecture. Here’s where you’ll find the Chinese classics with a modern twist—one that stays true to traditional flavours yet pushes the boundaries of what the cuisine as we know it could be.

Mimi’s Kris+ Menu (S$78++) takes you on a trip with their creative five-courses, starting right with the Plum-infused Vine Tomato Accompanied With Honey Truffle Seafood Roll. Wash it all down with a Four Treasure Soup in Mini Pumpkin that’s been thoughtfully presented such that you’ll get to scrape bits of pumpkin pulp as you wolf down the savoury, hearty soup that’s nothing short of comfort for the soul.

Mala Springroll

All Kris+ members exclusively enjoy a complimentary welcome drink; either a Tropicana Cocktail or Perrier Jouët Grand Brut Champagne as well as a Mala Spring Roll to further bolster an already scrumptious meal that awaits.

Roasted Sakura Chicken Ballotine

Your first main is a choice between a Smoked Honey Glazed Cod and a Roasted Sakura Chicken Ballotine With Herbal Jus.

Smoked Honey Glazed Cod

For what it’s worth, I get that both options have got you quite in a conundrum, but when in doubt, always go for the cod. I can’t stress enough how delightfully well-seasoned and flaky each fish slice is; if the table clamouring for each piece isn’t testament enough, I don’t know what is.

Wild Asparagus With Chinese Aioli and Ikura

I get it if you’re not crazy about greens, but don’t make the same mistake my colleague, Hooyi, did and pass up on the second main, which is Wild Asparagus With Chinese Aioli and Ikura. Refreshingly crunchy shoots of asparagus pepper the plate, and are held brilliantly together by the creamy aioli and ikura pearls.

Finally, finish off with a dessert platter that boasts Lemongrass Lychee Jelly Accompanied With Orh Nee, Corn Sauce, and a palate-cleansing Peach Gum Tart.

View the full menu here.

3A River Valley Road, #01-02 Clarke Quay, Level 2, Singapore 179020
+65 8879 0688
Mon to Fri: 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm 0 10.30pm
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2. The Spot 

How The Spot got its name is fairly straightforward—if you were to name a go-to, all-day dining spot what would you title it? There you have it. Right at the edge of Marina One, The restaurant opens up into an extension area of a 1855 The Bottle Shop and is also home to South East Asia’s first The Macallan Boutique @ 1855 where diners can opt to try a guided flight tasting hosted by a Boutique Associate at the in-house bar.

The Spot's interior

The Spot’s Kris+ Gastronomy Menu (S$80++) has a strong lineup for you, and take it from me; you’ve got every reason to be excited. It starts with Cheese Bread, served with unsalted butter and paprika sea salt, which you’re going to want to consume immediately while it’s still hot and stringy.

A Fjord Trout follows closely after, presented with a delicious curry mango emulsion, fennel, zucchini, green mango, and salmon roe. Don’t be confused by its salmon-like appearance; many mistake the rainbow trout for salmon but in truth, they’re very much different fish.

Foie Gras De Canard

Foie Gras quickly becomes my favourite on any menu, though the Foie Gras De Canard is a different take today. Contrasted against a saccharine red apple and Medjool date “minestrone”, calvados, and black vinegar gel, the sweet-savoury combination is a gastronomic adventure in itself.

Asian Style Beef Shortrib

Either a Grilled Hamachi with spring onion chimichurri, ratte potato, white clams, and coconut clam broth or an Asian Style Beef Shortrib with barley cep porridge, pickled oyster mushroom, daikon, sweet and sour glaze, can be your choice of main. It’s tempting to go for the shortrib when beef’s on the table, I know, but the hamachi’s delicious coconut clam broth is quite unparalleled, I say.

Salted Plum Panna Cotta

My colleague, Shah’s, favourite thing on the menu, the Salted Plum Panna Cotta served with macerated guava and strawberry, Szechuan pepper, strawberry granita is a breath of fresh air to the palate. And as Shah so aptly points out, there’s so much going on, yet you’re able to taste every element so distinctly too.

View the full menu here.

5 Straits View #01-26/27 East Tower, Marina One Show Gallery, Singapore 018935
+65 9835 9972
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
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3. Les Bouchons Rive Gauche

Authentic French food always has people up on their feet, many scrambling to get a slice of Paris especially amidst the bleak outlook of our travel industry at least for the time being. Les Bouchons Rive Gauche along Robertson Quay not only promises that but also a breezy afternoon of relaxation and good fare. While you’re here, I’d say grab an alfresco seat and bask in the free time that you so deserve.

Caprese Salad from Kris+ menu

Les Bouchons Rive Gauche’s Kris+ Menu (S$80++) is all about choices, with three options each for your starter, main, and dessert. You can either begin your meal with a Soupe à L’oignon (French onion soup), Burgundy Escargots With Garlic Butter (nine pieces), or a Caprese Salad. A word of advice if you’re getting the onion soup—waste no time and have it quick while it’s still piping hot. Otherwise, a burrata ball atop greens in the Caprese Salad can never go wrong either.

Grilled Black Angus Rib Eye from Kris+ menu

For your main, a Grilled Black Angus Rib Eye (300g) with vigneron butter, Assiette Bat D’Af (lamb skewer, merguez, harissa) or Grilled Filet of Salmon With “Passionfruit Butter” awaits; all of which make perfectly scrumptious choices.

Crème Brûlée from Kris+ menu

Now I’m not typically one for desserts, and I usually see the course right before dessert as my last dish of the meal because, let’s just get the sweet stuff out of the way. But if it’s anything French cuisine has gifted me with, it’s the joy of crème brûlées and puddings. And that’s exactly what you’ll find here at Les Bouchons Rive Gauche.

Homemade Crème Caramel from Kris+ menu

Dessert comes in the form of Homemade Crème Caramel, Crème Brûlée, or a Double Chocolate Lava Cake. My personal pick is the smooth crème caramel, otherwise, gobble up the lava cake quickly before the accompanying vanilla ice cream turns to a puddle as ours did after relentless rounds of photography.

View the full menu here.

60 Robertson Quay, #01-02, Singapore 238252
+65 6733 4414
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm
Fri: 12pm – 2pm & 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 6pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 9.30pm
Closed on Mon
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4. Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar

Started with a hope of sharing authentic Indian food with Singaporeans and having a legitimate option for natives who miss the cuisine, Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar first opened in Shenton Way, with outlets in CHIJMES and Marina One soon following after.

Inclusivity’s the name of the game at Anglo Indian, with vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and gluten-free options all available. Characterised by an ample usage of native Indian spices as well as cooking methods on a variety of meats, you’ll find chutneys, soups, breads, and curries all here.

Butter Chicken from Kris+ menu

Credit – Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar

The Kris+ Menu (S$90++ for 2 pax, additional SGD38++ for a bottle of wine) starts with a Samosa to whet your appetite, and is then followed with a choice between Hara Bhara Kebab (vegetarian), Tandoori Broccoli (vegetarian), Chicken Tikka, and Prawn Star.

Dal Bukhara from Kris+ menu

Credit – Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar

Here’s when a little mixing and matching begins; your main is presented in the form of a Dal Bukhara, but you can choose between Butter Chicken, Indian Railway Mutton Curry, Paneer, Butter Masala, or Madras Prawn Curry to accompany. Each pair is also entitled to two glasses of Shirley Temple Mocktails.

Mutton Curry from Kris+ menu

Credit – Anglo Indian Cafe & Bar

Carbs wise, they’ve got you completely covered—choose between Garlic Naan, Butter Naan, or Tandoori Roti and either Plain Rice or Saffron Rice as well. Again, democracy reigns true at Anglo Indian with a choice of Rasmalai, Gulab Jamun with Ice Cream, or a Brownie with Ice Cream to close you in a dessert.

View the full menu here.

1 Shenton Way, #01-08, Singapore 068803
+65 6636 9411
Daily: 11am – 10pm
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5. Red House Seafood

Now here’s one which I always pass by on the way to my spin classes at Zouk, but I’ve never gotten to try Red House Seafood for myself—until now. Curated for two, the Kris+ Menu (S$108++ per pax) here has an exciting lineup that’s frankly one of my favourites so far.

Fresh Crab Meat Steamed Egg

Fresh Crab Meat Topped With Fish Roe Served With Steamed Egg White might be a mouthful to read, but it’s just as toothsome as your starter of the meal. Honestly being spoiled right from the start is a dangerous precedent, but it’s one that Red House is able to uphold.

Braised Australian Lobster With Superior Broth

The second course comes in the form of Braised Australian Lobster With Superior Broth (half lobster per person), a delightfully briny, umami dish that has me swooning and lapping up every single drop of the broth in which the lobster sits. The restaurant also provides gloves and shellfish crackers, so don’t be afraid to get down and dirty with your crustacean.

Braised Ee Fu Noodle in Lobster Broth

For your necessary dose of greens, the Abalone With Mushroom & Broccoli in Premium Oyster Sauce checks the box, and one of my favourite courses comes by way of a Braised Ee Fu Noodle in Lobster Broth, a twist on a Chinese restaurant staple. And to make it even better, mix in some cut chilli padi and spoon over whatever leftover broth you might have from the lobster course before.

Each diner is entitled to a refillable Pot Of Tea, and between the Pu’er, Jasmine, or Fragrant Rice, I say go for the latter and be surprised with its subtly sweet and almost nutty notes.

Chilled Mango Purée, Sago & Pomelo

Finish with a choice of Chilled Mango Purée, Sago & Pomelo or Warm Taro Paste, and you’ve scored yourself an afternoon of indulgence (and a food coma that may or may not follow after).

View the full menu here.

3C, River Valley Road, #01-02/03, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
+65 6442 3112
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm & 5pm – 10pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 10pm
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6. UNA

With Spanish food getting placed more on the map as of late, UNA at The Alkaff Mansion is one of the best local spots to get your Spanish fix that’s equal parts gorgeous and delicious. Delicate plated, the fare that awaits you under their Kris+ Gastronomy Menu (S$118++) is decadent in its own right.

Flatlay of offerings at UNA

Credit – UNA

A Pan Con Tomate y Chorizo, in other words, crystal bread with freshly grated tomato and Iberico chorizo, gets you off to a fabulous start, only scratching the surface of the rest of the delights to follow.

Fideua De Calamaries

Credit – UNA

Then, the Langosta Pochada, or poached lobster with salsa rosa, shallot, radish and paprika, as well as the Fideua De Calamaries, or Spanish noodle on scallop shell, sofrito, crispy baby squid and garlic aioli, follow after as the next two courses.

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Consome de Tomate

Credit – UNA

The opulence doesn’t stop there, with the Consomé De Tomate, tomato consommé with goat cheese, heirloom cherry tomato and Hokkaido scallops, trailing closely behind. Some might consider the Wagyu A La Parrilla, or char-grilled wagyu tri-tip with Padron pepper, butter roast mushroom, salsa espanola and potato foam, one of the highlights of the menu, but is it really necessary to choose when each and every course is just as good?

Wagyu A La Parrilla

Credit – UNA

Finally, close with the Bunuelos De Viento, Spanish donuts with dark chocolate sauce and snow sugar, that’s already got enough indulgence for the both of us.

View the full menu here.

10 Telok Blangah Green, Level 2, Singapore 109178
+65 8126 8844
Tues to Fri, Sun: 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 9am – 10.30pm
Closed on Mon
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