Last Updated: July 7, 2020
A euphoric sense of freedom was bestowed upon me as we entered into Phase 2 of the nation’s re-opening on 19 June 2020. With several measures being slightly relaxed, we can finally dine-in at our favourite eateries and burn those well-deserved calories working out in the gym. Despite that, there still lingers an unspoken truth that the pandemic is far from over. Heading out is still discouraged and many companies are still implementing remote working arrangements.
Going into the fourth month of working from home and not being able to conduct our regular dine-in reviews since the start of the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period, like many of you, we—the team at SethLui.com—have also been enjoying our fair share of delectable GrabFood delivery meals. And since the majority of us are still somehow “stuck” at home, we decided to share some of the gems we have discovered for ourselves during the past few months!
From an endless variety of eateries to choose from and over 350 bubble tea stores housed under one roof, it’s time to say goodbye to boring meals and hello to Insta-worthy dishes that will leave your friends green with envy! If you are sick and tired of ordering the same old meals and are in need of something new but don’t know where to start, why not check out a few of the SL team’s favourite delivery meals? From a simple burger to a feast fit for a king, there will surely be a recommendation that will suit your liking.
So here you have it, 6 meals the SethLui.com team loves to treat ourselves to!
Bacon-Cheeseburger from Five Guys Singapore, and Milkshake with Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, and Bacon mix-ins.
I first tried Five Guys on a whim in London, and it really blew my mind—it’s the epitome of American burger and shakes coming together for a hearty, greasy, indulgent meal.
The Bacon-Cheeseburger comes with two thick and juicy patties and strips of greasy bacon. I’d opt for “All The Way” when it comes to toppings—which includes mayonnaise, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, grilled onions, and grilled mushrooms. It’s a hefty, show-stopping burger that makes you want to gobble it all up yourself.
And this intriguing Milkshake combination came from a conversation with Jason Zimecki, the Vice President for Five Guys Global Brand Standards. It’s his go-to order, and frankly, it tastes like a Snickers bar—that’s good enough for me.
With how hearty the meal is, I’d opt for something on the lighter, fruitier end when it comes to bubble tea. The Grapefruit Yakult Green Tea from Playmade by 丸作 hits all the right spots—it’s fruity, it’s tart and just the right amount of acidic, and the astringent green tea finish is tempered by Yakult.
Refreshing and great for digestion, this is one of those drinks that are perfect for washing down a greasy, satisfying meal.
After months of anticipation, Five Guys Singapore has not only reached our shores, we can now also enjoy their delectable burgers in the comfort of our homes! Burgers (from S$13), hotdogs (from S$11), and even sandwiches (from S$9), just name it and Five Guys will have you covered. Famous for its hand-crafted burgers with up to 15 customisable toppings, hand-cut fries, and vanilla milkshake, a meal from Five Guys is definitely worth its calories!
Already craving a greasy burger and a cup of rich, creamy milkshake to wash it down thereafter? Place your orders on GrabFood now!
It would hands-down have to be a burger—any burger—from Five Guys Singapore.
I think simply based on novelty because I know so many of us have waited for the day that Five Guys would open in Singapore. Also, I absolutely enjoy sinking my teeth into a good, juicy burger, and Five Guys is a treat that almost feels like a reward.
I would choose Playmade by 丸作 because they have such a wide variety of teas for everyone, not just milk teas. My favourite has to be their Honey Lemon Green Tea, as it adds both acid and sweetness to the meal, which would balance the richness of a burger.
Probably one of the first bubble tea outlets to introduce freshly-made flavoured pearls, Playmade by 丸作 won the hearts of bubble tea fans around the world with their famous pink cactus pearls. Constantly bringing new ideas to the table, the brand is not only known for its unique pearl options but also its innovative beverage selections.
Classic flavours like Honey Lemon Green Tea (Medium: S$5, Large: S$6.90) and Grapefruit Yakult Green Tea (Medium: S$7.70, Large: S$9.20) aside, Playmade has recently introduced their new Watermelon Bundle just in time to welcome the summer heat! Just for S$16.60, you and your partner can enjoy a large Watermelon Tea Blend and a Watermelon Milk Tea that comes with—yes, you guessed it—Watermelon Pearls. Wait no longer and order your favourite bubble tea on GrabFood right now!
I would have to go for a meal from béni.
I do love a fancy meal and even better when I can have it in my pyjamas in front of Netflix. The juxtaposition is both jarring and playful—something I get a huge kick out of. After all, to have something prepared with such discipline and technical prowess (with a MICHELIN star no less) whilst in the most relaxed of settings is one of the best parts of ordering in.
Everyone has their bubble tea of choice and mine would have to be from Xing Fu Tang. Xing Fu Tang’s freshly made pearls with that signature burnt caramelised flavour get me every time.
A large cup of their signature Brown Sugar Boba Fresh Milk at the end of the night would be perfect.
‘Blessing’ in French, béni set out to be a restaurant where every meal is a blessing to their diners. And now, with GrabFood, we can all get the restaurant’s blessings delivered to our homes with their islandwide delivery service! Focusing on Japanese-French cuisine, the 1-star MICHELIN establishment is offering their signature Irish Duck Leg (S$37.45) and Pao Set (S$44.94) on GrabFood. Packed in a vacuum pack and delivered chilled, these items can be prepared easily as and when you feel like having something fancy!
Who says cakes are only eaten during a special occasion? When it comes to a slice of rich and flavourful Basque cheesecake, it can be eaten at any time of the day. If you are seeking for the best Basque cheesecake in Singapore, béni Basque Burnt Cheesecake (S$69.55) is one you should not miss! Check out béni menu items here.
When news of ‘Taiwan’s No.1 Brown Sugar Boba Milk’ Xing Fu Tang announced its opening in Singapore a year back, bubble tea lovers were beaming with delight as they welcomed the new addition. With numerous outlets spread across the island today, Xing Fu Tang had become one of the go-to bubble tea stalls for a cup of Brown Sugar Boba Fresh Milk (S$6.10).
If you are planning to order yourself a cup of boba milk, why not take advantage of Xing Fu Tang’s bundle deals that are exclusively available on GrabFood? Share the sweetness and joy with your loved ones with their Party of 3 deal. For just S$15.50, get to enjoy their best sellers—Brown Sugar Boba Fresh Milk, Brown Sugar Boba Milk Tea, and Brown Sugar Boba Oolong Milk Tea—right now!
If I were to treat myself, it would definitely be a big one making use of GrabFood’s multiple concurrent orders function! I’ll start off with Din Tai Fung’s Oriental Salad in Special Vinegar Dressing and a serving of their Oriental Wantons with Black Vinegar & Chilli Oil. Thereafter, pair their Fried Rice with Shrimps and Eggs together with a bowl of Pork Ribs Soup and Dough Fritters from Song Fa Bak Kut Teh!
A treat for myself will definitely consist of dishes that bring about warmth and a sense of familiarity. Since Din Tai Fung has been my go-to restaurant for comfort food, it is thus a must-have if I was to treat myself to a meal.
Of course, the fried rice would need some washing down, that’s why I always pair it with a bowl of soup. Since GrabFood allows for up to four concurrent orders from different restaurants to be placed at the same time, why not order a peppery and flavourful bowl of Pork Ribs Soup? I mean, who can resist Bak Kut Teh?
Tiger Sugar’s Brown Sugar Boba Fresh Milk, of course! I had it once during my last holiday to Taiwan, and have never turned to other brands ever since.
When it comes to quality dim sums and authentic Chinese food Din Tai Fung naturally comes to mind. After all, this Taiwanese restaurant franchise has been serving Huaiyang Cuisine since 1972. Fans of their steamed dumplings, eggy fried rice and hand-made noodles will be able to enjoy their mouth-watering dishes delivered straight to your doorsteps.
Whether you are craving for a plate of Fried Rice With Pork Chop (S$15.30), Dan Dan Noodles (S$9.90) or just a single serving of Steamed Pork Bun (S$2.50) Din Tai Fung offers such a wide variety of food that even the pickiest eater will have something to choose from! So, don’t miss out and place your orders now!
The OG of black sugar boba milk, Tiger Sugar has gone beyond serving fans just their Brown Sugar Boba Fresh Milk (S$5.60). With the belief in the art of mastering and perfecting just one or two creations and maintaining the quality of the products they have to offer, you will realise that Tiger Sugar is, in fact, extremely niched in their selection of beverages. Their tea and latte series of drinks aside, give their limited edition Brown Sugar Pearl Coffee Milk w/ Tiger Jelly (S$6.60) a try if you are in for something new! Tiger Sugar can be ordered via GrabFood here.
My choice of a treat day meal will be a mixture of my favourite cuisines. I will definitely order a Romaine Lettuce Stir-Fried Fermented Beancurd from Kok Sen Restaurant, as well as Chef’s Mum’s Chicken Curry, Buah Keluak Fried Rice, and Buah Keluak Tart from Candlenut.
I have always wanted to try Candlenut, as I have heard great reviews about them. Besides that, I’m also a fan of local food, be it Chinese or Peranakan thus, both dishes from Candlenut stood out in an instant. Chef’s Mum’s Chicken Curry has to be something special since Chef Malcolm is carrying forward his mother’s legacy. The other dish—Buah Keluak Fried Rice sounds like something I’ve never tried before and that’s why I chose these two dishes. Since Candlenut doesn’t have any non-pork starters, it was a good opportunity for me to make use of GrabFood’s concurrent orders to mix and match with my favourite dishes from Kok Sen Restaurant.
Playmade by 丸作’s Watermelon Bundle! It’s seasonal and filled with vitamins so why not give it a try? Furthermore, I think it will be a great match when consumed together with my meal. Plus, who doesn’t love a good bundle deal?
With spice pastes made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients and dishes cooked for hours to bring out their natural flavours, you can now savour a scrumptious meal from Candlenut with their islandwide delivery on GrabFood here.
For a taste of Chef Malcolm’s home-cooked meal, treat yourself to Candlenut’s Chef’s Mum’s Chicken Curry (S$25.68), Yeye Chicken Curry (S$25.68), and Aunt Caroline’s Babi Buah Keluak (S$29.96). And since it’s one of our favourite seasons of the year—durian season—, why not end your meal with a Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake (S$29.96 for 200g)? Bittersweet, rich and creamy durian flesh layered with moist vanilla sponge, drenched in coconut milk, and topped with freshly grated coconut. This is certainly a treat you will not want to miss!
To me, a treat day meal is one that can be enjoyed with my loved ones. As such, I will go for Kok Sen Restaurant’s Yang Zhou Fried Rice, Sambal Kangkong, and Deep Fried Frogs with Ginger. Since everyone in my family loves a hearty bowl of Bak Kut Teh, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh’s Spare Prime Ribs Soup is a must-order!
I chose these dishes because they are my favourite dishes! There are only a handful of good zi char and pork ribs soup places around Singapore, and unfortunately, there are none near my place. So I will always make use of GrabFood’s islandwide delivery to get what I want, especially the Spare Prime Ribs Soup!
I will pair it with Playmade by 丸作’s Chrysanthemum Milk Tea. Playmade is one of the shops that I go to for my bubble tea fix and I choose them over the other shops because of the pearls. I will always opt for all the pearls!
If variety is what you are looking for when you choose your zi char delivery, look no further as Kok Sen Restaurant is probably one of your best choices. Known for its Big Prawn Bee Hoon Soup (S$21.20) and Claypot Yong Tau Foo (S$17.75), this MICHELIN Bib Gourmand zi char eatery has over 20 dishes available for islandwide delivery on GrabFood.
From rice to noodles, meat to seafood, and vegetables to tofu, you name it and Kok Sen Restaurant will surely have a dish that will suit your liking. With more than 30 years of history and a repertoire for their exceptional dishes, Kok Sen Restaurant is a delivery option that you will not want to miss. Seeing is believing, so check out their menu on GrabFood here!
From a humble pushcart stall, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh has braved the storm of Singapore’s challenging F&B scene, coming a long way to where it is today. Adored by many for its clear, peppery and garlicky taste, you can easily get Song Fa Bak Kut Teh’s famous Teochew-style Prime Spare Ribs Soup (S$11.16) and Pig’s Stomach Mix Tenderloin Soup (S$9.75) delivered right to your doorstep with their islandwide delivery services.
For an affordable and fuss-free meal, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh has curated a series of Grab exclusive bentos. With three mains—Braised Pork, Braised Pig’s Trotters, and Homemade Ngoh Hiang—to choose from, your bento also comes with a side of Braised Beancurd Skin, Salted Vegetables, and Braised Egg to go with your rice. That’s a full meal on its own for less than S$10! Wait no longer and satisfy your bak kut teh cravings by placing your orders now.
If you are already salivating just by browsing through our recommendations, hesitate no longer! With GrabFood, you won’t have to wait for your current order to be delivered to you before placing a new one.
For the uninitiated, the delivery platform allows for up to four concurrent orders to be placed at the same time. The best thing is, your orders can be from different restaurants and can also be sent to a different address—a great option for you if you are planning to treat your friends to a meal!
To enjoy this function, ensure that your Grab app is version 5.63 or above and you are all set. You won’t even have to worry about keeping track of all your ongoing orders as they can be simply retrieved from the ‘History’ tab! If you have any other queries on this function, details can be found on GrabFood’s help page here.
Like us, have you been getting your meals delivered since the start of the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period? If your answer is ‘yes’, we would love to know your favourite meal treats as well! Since good food is meant to be shared, drop us a comment right now!
*This post was brought to you in partnership with Grab Singapore.