1. Fine food, fast
Get gourmet food delivered right to your door. With new food delivery apps, you are spoilt for choice in the comfort of your own home. Fancy an all-day breakfast or brunch? Deliveroo offers dishes from popular restaurants like Nassim Hill Bakery & Bistro, Wild Honey and TungLok Signatures.
You do not even need to head out for a taste of award-winning eateries. UberEats delivers from the likes of restaurants such as the Michelin-starred Peranakan eatery Candlenut as well as Burnt Ends, ranked 70th on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.
Still cannot decide? Pick from Foodpanda Finest’s offerings, featuring bespoke packages from “breakfast in bed” to “dinner dates”.
2. Cater to your needs
Throw a dinner party at home without lifting a finger. Kitchen Language Catering, the catering arm of hospitality group Refinery Concepts, offers a menu curated from its stable of 14 restaurants. Have teatime sweets from The Marmalade Pantry and Oriole Coffee. Or go all out with tantalising dishes from Fat Cow and Kinki.
Another option: the award-winning Rasel Catering that has on board culinary director chef Edmund Toh, mentor for the Singapore National Culinary Team. His new Western spread includes a farm-to-table menu that supports local farmers.
3. Go healthy
As part of your seven-day meal plan, remember to treat your body well by feeding it a nutritious, home-cooked meal. SuperNature offers a range of organic and natural foods from farms and other suppliers from countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. Shop for meat and vegetables here, then head home and cook up a (healthy) storm.
4. Sample local delights
For a decadent feast with loved ones, a buffet lunch or dinner is a great option. One of the best places is Straits Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Singapore. The popular restaurant serves great versions of local hawker fare and has been winning over diners for more than 10 years. Signature dishes include grilled satay, roast duck and laksa. Try the ice-cream bar, especially local flavours like coconut and teh tarik.
5. Explore the waters
Prefer a more a la carte option? Indulge in every Singaporean’s favourite—seafood. Long Beach Seafood Restaurant is a hot pick with locals and tourists alike, and one bite of its sumptuous food will tell you why. The air-flown classic white pepper live Alaskan king crab is a delectable dish, all succulent, sweet meat and mouth-watering white pepper sauce. Lobster lovers will also enjoy the delicate taste of air-flown live Australian lobster sashimi with superior stock steamboat.
6. Savour steak and more
Whip up an extravagant meal at home with meats and seafood from speciality butchers. The 200-day grain-fed steaks from Huber’s Butchery come from Angus cattle and do not contain hormone growth promotants or antibiotics. If you love seafood, try Swiss Butchery which sells sashimi-standard fare. It also offers a personalised salt dry-ageing service for its grass-fed cuts to boost the flavour of beef.
7. Wine and dine
Sometimes, nothing rounds up a delicious meal at home like sipping on a glass of vintage wine. Treat yourself to some picks from the many wine boutiques in Singapore.
For instance, 1855 The Bottle Shop has more than 800 selections of wine, champagne and spirits. Pair your poultry with the 2012 Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune Grèves – Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, a Pinot Noir varietal with a crisp bouquet that buzzes with freshness and vitality.
Another great red is the 2012 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon, from Napa Valley, which goes perfectly with red meat. With its elegant, complex notes of black fruit and flowers, this is a classic cabernet sauvignon.