When it comes to Chinese food, I often think of the home-cooked meals lovingly prepared by my grandmother. That said, good Chinese food isn’t only found at home, or only cooked by Chinese grandmothers!
After all, Singapore is a melting pot of cultures, so there’s plenty of Chinese restaurants around us that serve up sumptuous Chinese delicacies. Here’re 10 Casual Chinese Food Deliveries in Singapore to embrace our multiculturalism with!
1. White Restaurant
White Restaurantis a long-established zi-char-style restaurant with numerous outlets island-wide. In fact, today, I’m still a regular patron of their original Sembawang outlet!
Not only that, but the fried rice is also tossed with a good amount of eggs. I’m pretty sure even the toughest egg fried rice critics like Uncle Roger will approve of this.
3. Yun Nans
Yun Nansopened their very first outlet outside China right in the heart of Jewel Changi Airport. The chain specialises in Yunnan cuisine and has now expanded to a total of two outlets just in Singapore.
If there’s one dish you must try here, it’s their Steam Pot Chicken Soup 云海肴汽锅鸡. The dish features Yunnan ingredients as well as a special brewing technique that results in unbelievable flavours.
It’s amazing how a soup that looks so clear can taste so rich and nourishing. I, for one, am definitely bringing my future in-laws here. Don’t tell them though, else there’s no more surprise.
If you haven’t noticed by now, we Chinese love our carbohydrates. A meal is never complete without a serving of rice, or a rice or noodle-centric dish.
PUTIENshould come across as a familiar name to Chinese food lovers, as such. With a Michelin star under its belt, the international franchise serves up authentic cuisine from the Fujian Province in China.
It’s simply a bonus that they’re also consistently generous with their servings. For beneath the noodles are numerous pieces of prawns, pork belly, as well as clams. Warms the cockles of my heart, if you ask me.
5. Social Place
Renowned Hong Kong chain Social Place set up their very first overseas outlet here in Singapore in 2014. The restaurant specialises in modern Chinese cuisine but with a unique twist.
Their signature Wagyu Char Siu (for 2 pax) (S$30.89)is unlike any char siew dish you’ve tried. The choice of protein here is the exquisite Wagyu beef, which they season with a soy-base marinade before grilling it.
A unique, modern and elevated take on the traditional pork char siew, the dish certainly lives up to its name.
6. Dian Xiao Er
Those of you who love roast ducks will definitely have heard of Dian Xiao Er. The roast ducks here are well-known for packing strong herbal flavours.
Shining, shimmering and splendid, the chicken dish isn’t a feast only for the eyes but the palate as well. Pair the meat with their spicy ginger dip and it’ll show you a whole new world of Chinese cooking.
8. Boon Tong Kee
It’s a well-known fact that chicken rice is the national dish of Singapore. And one of the most famous places in Singapore for it is none other than Boon Tong Kee.
Furthermore, with delivery options available, you can savour hearty claypot dishes in the comfort of your own home. What more can you ask for, right?
10. Lao Huo Tang
Ask any Cantonese person and chances are they’ll tell you that soups are a significant component in every Chinese meal. As a Cantonese myself, I certainly can testify to that.
Established in 2008, Lao Huo Tanghas evolved from a hawker stall to a successful restaurant group. Their traditional Chinese soups are popular for being gentle tonics that have tremendous health benefits.
Lotus Root Soup with Peanut (S$11) is one of my all-time favourite soups and Lao Huo Tang does one really well. Rich and savoury, the soup comes with a ton of healthful ingredients as well.
In fact, in all of their traditional soups, Lao Huo Tang uses only natural ingredients. Hence, you can be sure that you’re getting the real deal.
There’s so much more to Chinese food than meets the eye! With various cuisines from different cultures, it’s impossible to cover everything.
That said, we’d love to find out where else we can enjoy authentic Chinese dishes from, so let us know!