From Peranakan feasts to local hawker favorites, these restaurants offer food deliveries for those staying in during the coronavirus pandemic.
Singapore’s reputation as a foodie’s paradise rings true even during the coronavirus pandemic. While the government has laid down ground rules for social distancing—mandating that people must stay one meter apart in public spaces and with gatherings limited to groups of less than 10, restaurants have chosen to focus instead on deliveries and takeaways, so locals can continue to enjoy great food in their homes.
The Cicheti Group
Fancy some homemade pasta paired with a bottle of biodynamic wine this evening? Consider your dinner plans settled with The Cicheti Group, which now offers pre-order takeout menus available on their websites, for all three of their dining concepts. At Bar Cicheti, diners can order the fresh pasta DIY kit (complete with sauces and instructions) that will only require some basic cooking and light assembly. Meanwhile, Cafe Cicheti lets one build their own four-course Italian feast, from antipasti like the colorful panzanella (Tuscan-style chopped salad of soaked stale bread, onions, and tomatoes) to hearty mains like Ibérico pork. Alternatively, there’s also chef Aun’s wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, which are great for sharing.
Cicheti and Caffe Cicheti will be available on Deliveroo, GrabFood, and FoodPanda, while only Bar Cicheti will be available on Deliveroo. All three Cicheti concepts will offer a takeout menu with pre-orders available online.
Savor slow-cooked Peranakan dishes in the solace of your home when you order Violet Oon’s Petit Feasts, which can feed up to six persons. Highlights include tau hu goreng (fried bean curd with sweet and tangy peanut sauce), babi assam (spicy and sour tamarind pork stew), and dry laksa (rice noodles in laksa gravy topped with prawns, fried bean curd, and bean sprouts). Each order is inclusive of island delivery from Tuesdays to Sundays. For same-day deliveries, be sure to place your orders by 10:30 a.m. for lunch delivery from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., and by 4 p.m. for dinner delivery from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
To order, call +65 9834 9935 or email email@example.com.
New Ubin Group
If you miss heading out for some delicious communal-style dining, consider ordering in some local zi char dishes from New Ubin. Working around the COVID-19 measures, the restaurant group has launched UbinEats, which are one-person meals for delivery. A must-try is the Ubin nasi lemak, featuring fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk with pandan leaves, sambal cuttlefish, ayam bakar (charcoal-grilled chicken), hard-boiled eggs, anchovies, and sliced cucumbers. Equally delicious is the Vijay Banana Leaf, which describes southern Indian banana leaf rice served with spicy egg masala, achar, and your choice of chicken masala, squid in black ink or mutton curry.
UbinEats will be launched mid-April via GrabFood and its own delivery platform with six different meal boxes.
Spa Esprit Group
From Argentinean chophouse favorites at Bochinche to light bistro eats at The Butcher’s Wife, there’s plenty of takeaway options at the Spa Espirit Group. A weekday discount of 10 percent now applies to all of the group’s F&B outlets, encouraging stay-home Singaporeans to enjoy a feast in the comfort of their own homes. Modern Southeast Asian fare from Ding Dong or inspired Japanese fare from NOKA, can all be ordered via the restaurants’ respective websites. Launching soon at The Butcher’s Wife is Singapore’s first brick-and-mortar natural wine store, featuring only vino that is biodynamic, organic, natural, or sustainably farmed. For those who choose to stay in, these wines are also available on Deliveroo.
Oxwell & Co
A comforting Sunday roast with your loved ones can be had with Oxwell & Co’s Roasted Delivery, now available every Saturday and Sunday island wide. Its menu includes a spread of free-range roast chicken, roasted crackling pork belly with applesauce, and grass-fed roasted beef striploin. For a full-on feast, add sides like roasted parsnips, baked cauliflower cheese, brussels sprouts, and more.