From now till 20 October, Oddle Eats is giving you $10 OFF some of your favourite restaurants, on every order above $80. Simply quote “ODDLEEATS10” at checkout to enjoy!
Before you hop onto Oddle Eats to begin your very own food discovery journey, read on to uncover our top recommendations from some of our personal favourite restaurants.
With $10 off your next feast, we’ve rounded up the best picks to spice up your impending feast and give you the best bang for your buck.
1. Paradise Dynasty
As part of Paradise Group Singapore, Paradise Dynasty opened its doors in 2010, serving cuisines familiar to the Northern and Southern regions of China.
Their signature Crispy Original Xiao Long Bao (S$6.18) is my personal must-have. Think of it as the O.G xiao long bao, taken up ten notches. The bao is delicately pan-fried at the base, adding a chewy crunch to the burst of flavour that is guaranteed with this savoury soup-filled dish.
A trip to Paradise Dynasty would not be complete without their bestselling Fried Rice in Shanghai Style (S$13.18). Each grain of rice is plump and whole, and perfectly tossed with meat, egg and aromatics to bring out that piquant flavour familiar to Shanghai cuisine.
Hosting a gathering? Definitely check out the Paradise Dynasty Set Menu that caters to groups of 3-4 pax (from $49.44) and 5-6 pax (from $70.04). Each set consists of a myriad of Paradise Dynasty’s best-selling dishes bound to leave you spoilt for choice.
Known for delicious zi-char that has won the hearts of British Celebrity Chef James Martin and the late Anthony Bourdain, Keng Eng KeeSeafood needs no introduction. Starting out as a small hainanese chicken rice store, they’re now an established powerhouse in the local zi-char scene, bagging notable awards from the likes of Makansutra to Singapore Brands and Singapore Entrepreneur.
The Chilli Crab (from S$86.40) is one of the stars of the menu, with an eggy sauce that’s sweet yet savoury, slightly spicy and extremely shiok. If you prefer Black Pepper Crab(from S$86.40), be sure to try it out at Keng Eng Kee as the intense peppery heat will hit you with an umami kick that you won’t forget easily.
The Wok-toss Moonlight Horfun (from S$7.20) tastes as good as it looks. Living up to its name, you get a pleasantly charred flavour from the Wok Hei of the dish. Every bite gives you a strong smokey flavour and a generous serving of seafood and chinese sausages that will surely leave you more than satisfied.
Keng Eng Kee is also known for their Coffee Pork Ribs(from $18.00). Before you even start digging in, you’ll be hit with a whiff of the smoky coffee aroma, the perfect preview of the bittersweet, savoury and caramelised sauce that will permeate your tastebuds with each bite. Simply divine!
If you’ve got a thing for YunNan cuisine, you’d be no stranger to Yun Nans, the first overseas venture of “Yun Hai Yao” (云南肴), the largest restaurant chain in China specialising in YunNan ethnic highland cuisine.
The star of the menu is undoubtedly the Steamed Chicken Soup (S$9.09), made WITHOUT water. (Yes, you read that right!) The chicken is pressure-steamed with seemingly simple ingredients such as salt and pepper, and the condensation formed from the steam is what eventually becomes the soup. With all the goodness of the chicken and aromatics, what you’ll taste is soup with an amazing, full-bodied depth of flavour.
Their Golden Poached Rice with Seafood in Prawn Broth a.k.a Pao Fan (S$19.44), is a dish that packs a punch in both flavour and texture. With ingredients procured freshly from mountains in the YunNan province, this sweet seafood broth is combined with crispy rice pops to provide an interesting interplay between textures.
Another one for the books is YunNan’s Crispy Hor Fun with Truffle Prawn (S$19.44). Consisting of fried crispy hor fun, topped with piping hot prawn broth and truffle shavings, this meal brings crunchiness and springiness with each bite. Complete your meal with YunNans’ Grilled Sea Bass with Lemongrass (from S$27.49) which goes perfectly with their housemade chili.
Established in 1962, this famed dim-sum “supper-spot” has had a long history of serving premium dim-sum with top-quality ingredients.
Swee Choon is known for its Signature Mee-Suah Kueh(from S$5.60), which is vermicelli packed with shrimps and chinese sausage, deep-fried till golden brown. Crispy on the outside, yet springy within, the interplay of textures brings out the great flavour in this dish.
If you prefer something sweet, take a bite into Swee Choon’s signature Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun 奶黄流沙包 (from S$10.40) and feel the salted egg-yolk filling ooze out from its molten core.
Can’t decide? Take the stress of ordering away and have all of Swee Choon’s best dishes with their curated Swee Choon Top 10 Set (S$78.90), which features a medley of the restaurant’s legendary offerings, from Siew Mai and Har Gao to Carrot Cake and Beancurd Prawn Roll.
Looking for a guilt-free alternative to steamboat? We’d definitely recommend Beauty In The Pot, known for their nourishing soup bases that are rich in flavour and equally packed with numerous benefits for your health and wellness.
No doubt, the first thing that comes to mind when Beauty In The Pot is mentioned is their renowned Beauty Collagen Broth, a must-try on their menu. With conpoy, chicken and pork as the broth’s main ingredients, more than six hours of labour goes into the production of this premium collagen-dense broth that packs a robust flavour.
We’re great fans of their signature seafood and meat pastes, which provides a delightful pop of fresh and sweet flavour with each bite. If you’re not sure which paste to go for, their Assorted Paste Platters (S$27.60) comes with Ebiko Prawn, Pork and a randomly selected Paste of the Day for some added excitement to your meal.
To forge the perfect at-home hotpot experience for their loyal customers, Beauty In The Pot has devised Home Delivery Sets for 3-4 pax (from S$80.34) or 5-6 pax (from S$131.84). Each set comprises an abundance of meat and vegetables, topped with their Twin Broth. These sets will definitely satisfy homebodies who need that comforting hotpot to wind down.
With several outlets sprinkled around the island, Dian Xiao Er is known for its delectable Chinese cuisine.
Paying close attention to ingredients, the roasted ducks at Dian Xiao Er are prepared with the finest quality of Cherry Valley ducks and a myriad of herbs and spices. Having perfected the roast temperature and time, their signature Duck Roasted w Angelica Herb (From S$17.12) is crisp to the touch and golden brown in appearance, featuring a tender juicy flesh that goes perfectly with their house-made herbal sauce.
For the Marmite-lovers out there, you have got to try the Marmite Superior Chicken (S$14.77), where chicken drumlets are deep-fried and coated with a generous serving of Marmite sauce.
For your next family feast, impress your in-laws with their specially curated Set Menus, that feature their signature herbal roast duck meat along with their other bestsellers, such as Fiery Sambal Squid with Prawns and Poached Spinach with Century & Salted Eggs.
Authentic zi-char? Sign me up! Established in 2002, this zi-char restaurant has had years of experience serving up some of the best fish head curry and salted egg chicken in town.
A Sum Kee feast isn’t complete without their Ultraman Chicken (from S$15), where bite-sized chicken pops are deep fried and entirely coated with salted egg yolk sauce together with chilli padi and curry leaves for that extra kick.
Don’t miss out on the Curry Fish Head (S$33), that features an entire Red Snapper, tender and cooked to perfection with their signature curry that is well-seasoned with spices and pork lard for that addictive spicy umami flavour.
Pig Trotter Bee Hoon, otherwise known as Ter Kah Bee Hoon, is a homely, comforting dish that jolts up childhood memories for many of this. This might seem like a fairly simple dish to the untrained eye, but not many can replicate that nostalgic flavour well. Sum Kee’s Pig Trotter Beehoon (S$21) is one that hits the spot, with its delectable combination of vermicelli, pig trotters, mushroom, chestnut and choy sum topped off with an aromatic braised sauce.
Soup restaurant is the go-to spot for many locals who are craving authentic Chinese heritage cuisine. Every dish will take you on a nostalgic trip to the roadside stalls of the old Chinatown, with good flavour to boast.
A trip to Soup Restaurant is not complete without their Samsui Ginger Chicken (From S$23.90), which features a succulent steamed chicken and their housemade ginger sauce that’s aromatic and fragrant.
Another dish to rave about is the Ah Por Ginger Fried Rice (From S$14.90). With Ah Por meaning ‘Grandmother’ in Cantonse, you can expect a nostalgic dish that is simple and feels like a warm hug for your soul.
Lastly, we’d recommend the Poached Baby Spinach with Conpoy In Century and Salted Eggs Stock (S$15.90), delicately poached in a stock that comes with generous chunks of century egg and salted egg.
For a taste of Penang street food paradise, head on over to Penang Culture, a popular chain that’s well-loved by many locals.
Their award-winning Penang Assam Laksa (From S$10.50) is defined by itssignature broth that tastes tangy, robust and full-bodied. Accompanied with thick vermicelli that is specially imported from Penang, this is definitely a slurp-worthy dish that promises a sour, spicy kick.
Another hot favourite that I particularly enjoyed was the Penang Char Kway Teow (from S$12.50), consisting of flat rice noodles, garlic, beansprouts, homemade sambal, egg, and a handful of fresh and plump prawns all fried together under strong heat to create the beautiful wok hei flavour.
Elevate your usual plate of nasi lemak and give their Lobster Nasi Lemak Platter(From S$59.90) a shot. The platter is filled with various dishes such as Cheesy Baked Boston Lobster, Sambal Egg, Sambal Prawns, Beef Rendang, Penang Archar, Fried Chicken Thigh, Ikan Bilis and more.
At A-One, look forward to an exciting selection of soul food, incorporated with the local palate, inspired by traditional cooking methods.
A-One’s signature dish is the Dried Scallop Porridge with Century Eggs and Meatballs (S$11.90) that is served piping hot, with generous amounts of century egg and meatballs. Cooked to absolute creamy perfection, this one’s perfect on a rainy day to warm you up.
For seafood lovers, savour the freshness of the sea with A-One’s Fish Maw with Crab Meat Thick Soup(from $19.90). With generous portions of fish maw and crab meat, the soup is simmered over hours to achieve its silky smooth texture that will surely tantalise your senses.
For your fuss-free enjoyment, A-One has created a host of Family Set Meals(from S$98) that serve anywhere from 2 to 8, so that you and your family can also enjoy A-One’s hearty meals in the comfort of your own homes.