Ah, another MCO extension… Char kway teow, nasi lemak, assam pedas – how I miss simply hopping across the causeway for a bite of my favourite Malaysian dishes.
Sadly, it looks like leisure travelling is still not going to resume anytime soon, thanks to the pandemic. Nevertheless, there’s no need to fret! We’ve got you covered so you can get a taste of the foodie paradise from the comforts of your home.
1. Kota Zheng Zong Bak Kut Teh: Herbal claypot goodness
2. Lavender Bakery: Cakes and bread from the popular bakery
Having used to visit their cafe after a long day of shopping in JB, I was super excited when Lavender Bakery finally opened their first Singapore bakery at Jewel Changi Airport. Here they offer a range of delicately handcrafted cakes that will surely be suitable for any occasion. Fruity favourites include, but are not limited to, the Tropical Mango Cake (from $42), Exotic Fruit Cake (from $40) and Strawberry Cake ($40). Cheese lovers will also enjoy the Baked Cheese (from $40) and Internet-famous Basque Burnt Cheesecake ($55).
3. PappaRich: Have delights from the house of all Malaysian favourites delivered
5. Penang Place: Family-run business at Suntec City
Specializing in traditional Penang dishes with over 17 years of history, Penang Place prides itself on serving up Penang hawker favourites. Some of their most popular dishes include the Big Prawn Char Kway Teow (from $13.90), Penang Hokkien Mee Soup ($10.90) and Penang Style Mee Goreng (from $10.90). Of course, with tropical weather like this, they also offer refreshing Malaysian desserts such as Chendol ($5.90) and Ice Kachang ($5.90).
6. Jia Xiang Sarawak Kolo Mee: A true bowl of Malaysian noodles