Local favourites you can get delivered in Singapore today even during the coronavirus outbreak
Comfort food for delivery throughout Singapore today like dim sum and bak kut teh for some much-needed respite amid the coronavirus measures.
by Alvin Lim /
April 17, 2020
Not only restaurants are feeling the pinch from circuit breaker measures – home-grown franchises and local eateries are facing the same challenges. We can lend our support to Singapore’s very own establishments through the coronavirus outbreak by ordering delivery or takeaway today.
Some delivery companies have also stepped up to the plate to provide support during the coronavirus outbreak. Foodpanda takes no commission on orders for the first month of new signups. It’s also working with local food delivery company Whyq to offer up to 35 per cent off on hawker fares, with the discount borne by the two companies.
Says Joshua Pillai, managing director of entertainment consultancy A Phat Cat Collective, “While it’s a tough time, we urge Singaporeans to keep their spirits high, stay safe at home and not let the circuit breaker get in their way of positivity. During this period, every little bit of support for local F&B businesses, musicians and DJs can go a long way.”
Second-generation owner of Founder Bak Kut Teh Nigel Chua took to Facebook yesterday to appeal for Singapore’s help by supporting local businesses. Their recently-launched Mama’s Home-cooked dishes menu features classics like assam steamed fish or surprises like white braised duck. Available for delivery island-wide or for takeaway (don’t forget a bowl or three of their signature peppery bak kut teh that they’ve been serving for over 40 years). Contact them at 8896-5136.
Taiwanese eatery The Salted Plum (featured below), along with Ola Beach club, Olivia & Co and Mr Biryani are also participating in Octava Foundation’s Covid-19 initiative with Agape Connecting People, a contact centre that aims to impact and rebuild lives. The foundation will be sponsoring meals for staffers manning the Covid-19 National Hotline for a total of 50 days.
The Salted Plum – previously known as Five Ten – that serves up classic Taiwanese comfort food catered to Singaporean tastes. Founder Shawn Kishore worked with Salted & Hung alum chef Shawn Koh to curate a menu that features delights like purple sweet potato congee, unctuous ten-hour braised pork belly and their inimitable take on Taiwanese fried chicken. They now have individual bento sets (in three sizes) or family sets that feed up to four for takeaway and delivery, featuring expanded menu options like crab omelette and a grilled version of their heartwarming pork belly.
Wee Nam Kee was founded in 1987 by the late Wee Toon Ouut on the premise that nothing beats mom’s cooking – which was what he hoped his cooks would replicate in the kitchen. That commitment and passion has led to Wee Nam Kee becoming an international brand famed for its silky smooth chicken, though they’ve expanded their menu to include other local favourites like curry fish head and chili crab. Available for delivery island-wide or takeaway.
CBD sweetheart Wafuken serves up some of the best sous vide protein bowls around. Its four founders (who come from IT, finance and hospitality backgrounds) recognised sous vide’s unique potential to make healthy proteins taste good. The low-and-slow cooking process and vacuum bag work hand-in-hand to keep chicken breasts and lean steak juicy. Available for takeaway and delivery. It even comes with a handy macro and calorie calculator.
The cheekily-named restaurant, started by 987FM DJ Sonia Chew, is actually Mandarin for “together, let’s prosper” – and what better way than Japanese cuisine influenced by old school Cantonese restaurants and 70’s Chinatown nooks. Their signature char siew is a collaboration with cult favourite Roast Paradise that blends succulence, char and honey glaze immaculately. Their family sets and refreshed menu are now available for delivery and takeaway.
Established in 1962, Swee Choon is a household name in Singapore known for its delightful dim sum available no matter the hour. Getting a seat at the bustling restaurant can be difficult, with waits for their feted Hong Kong style dumplings and buns often exceeding an hour. You can now get your fix of salted egg yolk custard buns or egg tarts for delivery or takeaway.
Cumi Bali is one of the best-kept secrets in Tanjong Pagar Road – and Singapore – for excellent Indonesian food done right for over 31 years. Their signature squid dish is the eponym of the shop, where freshly grilled squid is smothered in a spicy rempah. Other highlights include their toothsome sate Madura and ikan bakar that features a spice mix consisting of 18 different ingredients. You can get it for takeaway or delivery.
Meanwhile, local F&B Point of Sale vendor iChef is listing F&B operators that are offering delivery and takeaway on their site (registration needed). Hawkers, one of the most vulnerable groups in the ecosystem, have taken to this Facebook group to list their delivery and takeaway options.