No space, no problem. With working from home and getting food delivered to your doorstep now a part of everyday life, more and more restaurants with no physical outlets (so-called cloud kitchens) have sprung up in recent times, catering to the specific needs of stay-home diners. More choices for us, we say.
It has never been an easier time to stay home, stay safe and have your meals sorted. Here, we highlight some of the best virtual restaurants in Singapore that are dishing out eats meant to be enjoyed from the comforts of your own home.
Feeling cooped up? Let this virtual eatery by the same flock behind urban izakaya Neon Pigeon deliver fuss-free comfort to you. Think smashable katsu burgers, decadent donburi bowls and slurpable ramen served piping hot, and at palatable prices too (plain ramen starts from $11 a bowl). You won’t want to skip the sides. The Tokyo Hummus ($10) served with curry chips, and Pork & Langoustine Gyozas ($13/6pcs), are to-die for. Refresh yourself with a Salted Cucumber Soda ($5) and you’re golden.
When you’re in need of a scrumptious seafood feast, Hack It got you covered. Their style of Asian-inspired seafood bags come in familiar flavours like chilli crab, black pepper and mala, complete with a choice of carb (such as garlic fried rice, penne and instant noodles) to round out your meal. Prices start from just $42 for a generous crayfish pack (good for two) filled with clams, mussels and prawns. Pair it with sides such as spam fries and mantou bread sticks. It’ll definitely get messy, but there’s no place like home to get down and dirty.
Fried chicken is the name of the game at this virtual supper club, the first of its kind in Singapore. Its signature Ramen Chicken ($21/3pcs) gets you French chicken drumsticks that are first brined, buttermilk soaked, then battered and skillet fried, resulting in a flavour-saturated mouthful with every crunchy bite. And what pairs better with fried chicken than booze? Whether you’re in the mood for craft beer, natural wine or barrel-aged cocktails, Larry’s got ‘em all.
There’s nothing more important than food, and at The Priority Club, they get it. Their unabashedly sinful items tell you all you need to know about where their priorities lie. The Shy Guy’s Chili Fries pizza ($22.90) is a 12-inch treat wantonly laden with spiced minced beef and French fries, while the Sleight of Tom Yam pasta ($16.90) packs a welcome spicy Thai twist to your regular spaghetti. If pizza and pasta is all you need, look no further.
Let the familiar taste of local food bring you a sense of nostalgic comfort. A virtual restaurant by the New Ubin Group (so you know it’s good), UbinEats delivers true blue Singaporean flavours through five sub-brands – Ubin Nasi Lemak, Vijay Banana Leaf, Ah Koon Scissor Cut Rice, Ah Ma Chicken Curry Noodles and Ah Boon Signatures. Whatever you order, dishes come in neatly arranged bento box meals ready to be devoured. Round up your meal with bevvies from Uncle Hoe Boba Tea.