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This week, Chef Anthony Yeoh of Summer Hill French Bistro at Sunset Way returns and continues with his recommendations of great places to get take-out or delivery from. One place finds himself keeps ordering from is The World is Flat. This is another dining concept by Howard Lo, who’s also behind popular places like Tanuki Raw and Standing Sushi Bar. So if you’re a fan of those, definitely give The World is Flat a try. Located at the airport, Chef Tony says business has been hit especially hard by the pandemic & he’s keen to give them as much support as possible. Another reason simply is because their sandwiches are really, really delicious.
We have a couple of new Makan Kakis – literally! Meet husband & wife / Brazil-SG team, Claudinho & Farah Dawood de Morais, who are behind a fun little home business making delicious Brazilian food for pick-up or delivery. Welcome to Claudinho’s Kitchen, serving up soul food Claudinho’s Brazilian heritage. Ingredients are halal & everything is prepared market-fresh to order. So far on their menu: Moqueca (seafood stew from Bahia), fluffy garlic rice and coxinha de frango (fried chicken puffs).
Ordering was simple – I sent them a WhatsApp message and picked up my food on the agreed date & time. But do order 2-3 days in advance, because the ingredients must be sourced fresh and cooked on the same day of pick-up/ delivery, so it requires a little time, especially for their best-selling Coxinha (pronounced “koh-sheen-nia”).
SEE: Our Makan Kaki Chef Anthony Yeoh (of Summer Hill French Bistro in Sunset Way) returns after a long hiatus to catch up and fill us in on how it’s been for local F&B establishments facing the challenges brought on by Covid-19. With Phase 2 beginning tomorrow and dine-in options at restaurants finally back, he shares with us how we can, as customers, help local F&B revive and recover (have a listen to our podcast – link is above).
Also, I had the joy of testing out Summer Hill’s DIY Eats and “cooking” for my family recently. I use inverted commas because while I indeed produced an impressive feast that looked and tasted good, I did none of the heavy-lifting! Everything has been fully cooked by the Summer Hill team, all you need to do is simple reheating. It’s what Chef Anthony calls quality comfort for everyone. The DIY Eats menu is available in Single serves & Family serves to fit all occasions. Case in point, Father’s Day this Sunday 21 June!
Thanks to the team at Summer Hill, all the back-breaking, time-consuming prep & expert cooking has been done. A beautiful box packed with all the prepared food neatly vacuum sealed, along with precise instructions was delivered to my doorstep (you can also opt to do a pick up at the restaurant).
My family and I tucked into a fancy French feast of Kurobuta pork collar, wagyu beef Provençale stew & Summer Hill’s signature roast chicken. All were Single Serve orders, but these 3 choices fed 4 of us comfortably, which is to me, great value for money for good quality food.
Have a craving for Murtabak or Briyani? I did! So I decided to give a newcomer to the growing list of alternative food delivery platforms a whirl and ordered from North Bridge Road halal restaurant Al-Tasneem via BYSGFORSG. This is a 100% volunteer-run, not-for-profit initiative to help local F&B establishments increase their revenue during this difficult period. Which means no admin fees for vendors, just a small 5% commission off the total bill, all of which is donated to YMCA’s “Wok The Talk” initiative, which in turn helps feed the vulnerable in the community. For a flat fee of $5 for delivery (all of which goes to the hard-working delivery folk), you get a hot meal of your choice conveniently delivered to your doorstep. And my mighty meal of Murtabak and Briyani did indeed arrive hot, on-time and smelling absolutely mouth-watering.
This week, have some tea time treats with a BAK KWA twist! Chop Hup Chong is a company that has been manufacturing barbecued meat products or bak kwa in the North of Singapore since the 1970s and if you’re looking for something fun and unique to eat, try their unique bak kwa bao and bak kwa chiffon cake. These are available for delivery straight to your doorstep and for under $20, you’ve got satisfying snacks for 3 – 6 people settled!
As we count down to the easing of the circuit breaker, how about a charcoal roasted meat feast? This week, have a gorgeously smokey set meal from RV Roasted Delight delivered straight to your doorstep at a reasonable price! Their meal sets for three to 8 people range from $21.80 to $71.80 and set meals for two range from $18.80 – 20.80, which is the one I chose. Package C for 2 consists of ¼ roast duck (upper quarter – which means I got a lovely juicy leg, breast meat and a little rib meat), plus an extra choice of 2 meats – choose from roast duck, chicken, char siew, roasted crispy pork belly or sausage. I went with the classic combo of roasted pork and char siew. White rice and oyster sauce vegetable with fried shallot rounded off the meal.
The roasted duck, in my opinion was the clear winner – really beautifully seasoned, with quite a refined taste that wasn’t too game-y or overpowering.
This week, let’s bring on the best of both worlds and combine cooking at home with hawker quality wanton mee, all in a DIY kit delivered straight to your doorstep. You may already know Bee Kee Wanton Noodle in Lorong Lew Lian for their truffle & traditional wanton mee and now you can reproduce the latter in the comfort of your own kitchen!
I filled up a quick online order form for the Bee Kee wanton noodle kit, consisting of 10 bundles of their fresh thin egg noodles, 40 freshly wrapped pork wantons and 3 jars of sauce – homemade chilli, fragrant oil & signature soy sauce. Delivery was prompt and I received a text message with cooking instructions that were easy to follow and foolproof. I managed to turn out delicious wanton noodles of my own in less than 5 minutes!
Are you looking for a yummy, affordable circuit breaker meal you can have delivered or pick-up quickly? If you’re craving something deep-fried and delicious, you’ve got to try har cheong gai, or shrimp paste fried chicken – our local version of fast food – from Ah Tan Wings.
I have to say, what an excellent find! Their fried chicken is super-tasty, reasonably priced and pre-ordering was easy via WhatsApp for next day pick-up and my meal tuned out to be impressive.I ordered 2 Atas Cutlet Sets at $6.80 each, which came with a massive piece of crispy, golden-brown chicken thigh coated in their signature shrimp paste batter, served on top of a mountain of chicken rice, a fried egg boasting a still slightly runny centre & lots of crunchy-fresh Japanese cucumber slices.