To be completely honest, we don’t know when exactly we’ll be able to dine at our favourite restaurants again.
While the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restriction is slated to end this week — after 13 June to be exact — we’re not sure what the new rules will entail. Until then, we’re spending time at home the best way we know how: with food, of course.
Restaurants have navigated this mini lockdown well this time, especially with the experience of pivoting to deliveries and takeaways in a hurry last year. With so many dining alternatives available these days, you might find yourself in a state of overchoice, also known as having a difficult time making a decision when faced with many options. If that sounds like you, don’t fret. We’ve rounded some of these tried-and-tested menus we had this week that will guarantee a mouthwatering time at home. Read on for the full list.
(Hero and featured image credit: The Dragon Chamber)
The Dragon Chamber may sound like a name for an oriental dystopia from the 1950s, but the modern Chinese restaurant is nothing like that at all. If you’re looking to elevate your meal from the regular tze char stall downstairs, this is the place to order from. The Wagyu Truffle Beef Hor Fun is not your average beef hor fun. Think thin, wok hei hor fun noodles, crowned with premium US Wagyu short rib and a perfectly poached egg that melts perfectly into the truffle gravy. The best part? Crispy, deep-fried hor fun strips that add a fun texture to the dish.
Other highlights include the Firecracker Chicken And Maple Fritters. Here, those who enjoy the milder tasting mala will fall in love with the crunchy, deep-fried diced chicken, tossed in a series of chopped dried chillies, cashews, chives and Szechuan peppercorn. No Chinese meal is complete without a soup, and the Prawn Broth with assorted Seafood won us over with its sweet scallops and crabmeat smothered in rich crustacean flavours from the homemade prawn broth. This is one delivery even grandma would approve of.
Islandwide delivery and takeaway is available via the Tabletop web and app. Diners who order through the Tabletop app from now to 13 June will receive 10 percent discount on their order. Islandwide delivery is available for a flat fee of S$10.
We don’t know about you, but there are some things we just don’t cook at home. Tacos and ceviche, for instance. Sure, there’s no stopping us from digging out a recipe from the endless pages of Google to make some, but we’re not going to waste time doing that. Why should we, when we can just order from Canchita?
Apart from hefty Chicken Tacos, (trust us, it’ll take two hands to hold one) that’ll fill you up with it a delicious mix of beans, onion, smoky mayo and chilli sauce, we found love in the form of the Ceviche Classico, a traditional mix of thickly cut, fresh seasonal fish perfectly marinated in white tiger’s milk, lime, and chilli, topped with sweet potato and onions. To really make your meal one to remember, the Gin & Chica, a gin-based cocktail made with spiced purple corn and green apple, only left us hungrier for more dishes from the Peruvian joint.
Islandwide delivery and takeaway is available daily from 11 am to 8.30 pm.
Spring is home to many seasonal ingredients, and the humble bamboo shoot is one of them. If you’re a fan of the crisp, fibrous vegetable, then you can’t miss the dishes at Yì by Jereme Leung. The Raffles Hotel Singapore restaurant is spotlighting the versatile ingredient with not one, but 11 different dishes, available for self collection and delivery. Set aside tummy space for a beautiful contrast in textures within the refreshing moat of white rice cakes with bamboo shoot and edamame and Jiangnan pickled mustard, great as a hefty side dish or on its own. Our personal favourite? The Roasted Bamboo Shoots with Vinegar and Flaxseed dressing, a nutty concoction that made for the perfect appetiser.
Raw Kitchen Bar, which has earned fans for its delicious food and pretty fairy lights has started its delivery platform. Get classics like its Balinese inspired Warung pork ribs and white ragu rigatoni delivered right to your home. Those on vegan or plant-based diets can also look forward to its lauded gochugaru potstickers, where bamboo shoots, leeks and mushrooms are wrapped into crispy dumplings to be eaten with the tofu aioli. Other dishes to try include the Truffle Cavetelli where an umami plant-based cheese sauce meets grilled mushrooms and pasta while summer trufffles lend a generous earthiness.
Where else in Singapore can you get a robust lobster biryani as much as a healthy raw salad and a mango sticky rice that’s done right from one place? Como Cuisine is that rare restaurant that certainly can. These dishes come from a team overseen by Bhutanese Executive Chef Tshering Lhaden who insists on only using organic produce where possible and the freshest seasonal ingredients. Expect dishes that are equal parts healthy and hearty.