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It’s no secret that Singapore is a nation of foodies. What’s more, food is perhaps the number one reason we travel. After all, what better way to experience the history and vibe of a place than through its gastronomical culture. That’s unfortunately not really an option right now, with recreational travel still very much on hold. But all is not lost! Singapore is home to a diverse culinary scene, with countless eateries serving everything from its own old-time recipes or ingredients from exotic locales. (And it goes without saying that these restaurants all need our support and patronage.) So if you’re wondering what to eat this week – whether in twos on-site or with your family at home – check out some some of these diverse eateries doing delivery.
The Philippines: Gerry’s Grill
For a true taste of the Philippines, look no further than this beloved restaurant chain that has over 80 branches around the world, including one in Singapore. From its humble beginnings in Quezon City in Metro Manila, Gerry’s Grill has brought joy and comfort not just to Filipinos abroad but to all fans of quintessential classics such as crispy papa, lechon kawali, kilaw, sisig, kare-kare and lots more. Best of all, Gerry’s Grill has translated that comfort-food experience online, and you can now order from their comprehensive menu of tangy, smoky, hearty dishes through a convenient online form. There’s free islandwide delivery for orders over S$100. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
gerrysgrill.com.sg; 51 Cuppage Road; +65 6720 1412
South America: Absolute Açaí
Açaí, a nutrient-rich purple berry that grows in South America, has become a global sensation thanks to its high antioxidant and fibre content. Hip café-hoppers from Los Angeles to Bali enjoy this superfood in cold, refreshing smoothie bowls. Founded in 2015, Absolute Açaí was one of the first eateries to offer premium-quality açaí bowls and smoothies in Singapore – topped with generous and delicious accompaniments such as strawberries, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, chia seeds and lots more. Order their affordable offerings via Deliveroo or Foodpanda. If you live further away, they offer islandwide delivery from their shop at Novena Square 2 as well.
Singapore: Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice
Hainanese chicken rice is arguably Singapore’s national dish. And no one does it quite like Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice. Around since 1953, Loy Kee is one of those rare places that has probably served not only you, but your parents and grandparents as well. It’s no wonder the National Heritage Board named it one of Singapore’s iconic brands, and the Michelin Guide recognised it as a Culinary Pioneer. Choose from roasted, steamed and soy sauce chicken, and other must-trys such as homemade ngor hiang, Hainanese beef stew and watercress pork rib soup – all made in-house daily and available for pick-up or delivery. Use code SILVERKRIS10 for 10% off your first online order (minimum spend S$50).
loykee.com; 342 Balestier Road