Thanks to the pandemic, eating at home became a whole new ballgame, with a myriad of delivery and takeout options to choose from.
And then came the serious upskilling in the kitchen — people started baking their own sourdough bread and learning new recipes and cooking techniques.
Struggling with motivation, or perhaps not one of the culinarily gifted? Not to worry; there are great meal kits available that can make anyone feel like a seasoned chef. They provide you with the ingredients as well as step-by-step instructions, and off you go!
For those in search of delicious, high-end home meals that are oh-so-easy to prepare and affordable to boot (starting at S$8.99/meal), Kitchen Hands is the answer. Driven by a love of food, language and culture, the creators of this meal delivery service sought to provide home cooks with convenience and quality.
Recipes are changed weekly, but you can expect star dishes on the menu, such as their Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork Rice), Kamo Nanban Soba, Chicken Piccata Spaghetti and Grilled Barramundi with Tarragon Sauce. They also offer event kits (for four to six persons) and festive kits for those special occasions!
The Butcher’s Dining
Food service distributor The Butcher’s Dining offers delicious Korean meal kits, which are available on Lazada for easy delivery (approximately S$10 per kit). Their bulgogi meal kits come in three different flavours — spicy chicken, beef and spicy pork — and with vegetables on the side.
Customers are raving about The Butcher’s Dining’s meal kits, which have been touted as “well-marinated”, “tasty” and “easy to cook”. It helps that their customer service and delivery time are spot on as well. If you need a quick Korean food fix, this might just be your answer.
Everybody loves ramen. When the pandemic came, we thought our ramen-devouring days were (momentarily) over, seeing as ramen isn’t really a home-delivery kind of food. Plus, you want it piping hot and fresh, not lukewarm or re-heated. Ippudo Ramen, a staple when it comes to delicious ramen, has come up with something brilliant — an Eat at Home Bundle Set containing all the ingredients Ippudo uses to make their special ramen creations.
The meal kit (S$35) comes with the ingredients and recipes for two ramen dishes. Customers can choose between Ippudo’s signature flavours the Shiromaru Motoaji and Akamaru Shinaji ramen and the newest addition on the menu, their spicy Karaka Men ramen.
Keng Eng Kee Seafood
Keng Eng Kee Seafood Restaurant (KEK), in partnership with Wholefish.sg, has introduced meal kits fit for hungry families who want more than pizza and burgers. Craving for some serious seafood? The meal kits contain whole fish — sea bass, red grouper, a threadfin fillet and a cod steak cut — plus veggies, in portions that can cover dinners for a whole week. What makes KEK’s seafood dishes so tasty? Their own Nonya and soya sauce, which of course is included in the meal kit.
Customers swear by KEK’s meal kits, gushing over the deliciousness of restaurant-level meals, cooked in the comfort of their own homes. You don’t need to leave the house for amazing meals, and you don’t need to be a chef to decipher KEK’s easy-to-follow cooking instructions.
The Hangover Bubble Tea DIY Kit
There’s a meal kit out there for nearly every kind of dish, and choices are not limited to main meals alone. Bubble tea at home, anytime you want? And why not! The nation’s favourite drink is now available in an amazing DIY kit, thanks to bubble tea live bar The Hangover.
The DIY bubble tea kits come in two- and four-cup servings. The kits come with instructions, the tea leaves of your choice, uncooked tapioca pearls, plus all the syrups, creams, powders and flavourings you need to make your bubble tea as legit as the ones you get in stores. Oh, and they’ll even send you big bubble tea straws, so the experience is as authentic as possible. /TISG
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