Zi char is one of those things that never fails to warm the hearts of Singaporeans. We can order delivery from the same restaurant countless times and yet never get bored of it, simply because there are just so many dishes to choose from!
It’s no wonder, therefore, some of us have a go-to zi char place that we always order from for a delicious, comforting meal. We’ve done the search for you and found 10 zi char restaurants with islandwide delivery fees as low as $3.50 that you can satiate your zi char cravings with.
1. Ban Leong Wah Hoe: old-school favourites
With origins dating back to 1986, Ban Leong Wah Hoe is a long-established yet relatively hidden gem in Upper Thomson. Most customers usually return here for their irresistible Prawn Paste Chicken 虾酱鸡 (from $9.60) and Chilli Crab 辣椒螃蟹 (from $84). Meanwhile, seafood lovers will enjoy their Stir-Fried La La 啦啦 (from $18). A must-try is also their wok hei-infused Birthday Noodle 寿面 (from $12). Take note, it doesn’t necessarily have to be someone’s birthday to try it! With delivery fees starting from $8, you can feast on your zi char favourites from here.
2. Fisher’s Tavern Seafood: halal-certified zi char delights
A family-friendly restaurant, Fisher’s Tavern Seafood is well-known for its seafood dishes. With delivery fees from $10 onwards, you can savour on signatures such as their Salted Egg Yolk Crab ($68). Set the table with a generous slathering of luscious and creamy salted egg yolk sauce atop the fresh crustacean. Other local favourites include their Honey Chicken (from $15), Deep-Fried Baby Squids (from $15) and Hor Fun (from $6.50), so there’s definitely something for everyone!
3. Keng Eng Kee Seafood: nostalgic flavours & classic zi char dishes
Now, Keng Eng Kee Seafoodis another one of those zi char big names which need no introduction. Even if you haven’t tried their dishes, chances are you have heard about their unique creation — the savoury and aromatic Coffee Pork Ribs (from $18). Their Moonlight Horfun (from $7.20) also takes the spotlight for its aesthetic plating. Other must-haves include their highly-raved Chilli Crab ($86.40), Black Pepper Crab ($86.40) and Mingzhu Roll (from $14.40). All of which you can enjoy with delivery fees from $5.
4. Kok Sen Restaurant: that one popular zi char shop along Keong Saik road
Now, this zi char delivery fromMing Kitchen Seafoodis one of higher SES… With delivery fees from $10 onwards, you can indulge in an array of premium yet affordable seafood cuisine.
At the moment, their online shop only has their CNY offerings available, such as the Joyous Set (from $220.80) which comes with their signature zi char dishes. From Herbal Prawns to Teochew Style Steamed Red Grouper, Fragrant Chinese Preserved Meat Rice and more, make the most of the 15 days in the lunar new year to get both your zi char and CNY essentials fix in!
6. Sum Kee: Salted egg goodness & crab galore
Delivering islandwide from just $5, Sum Keeprides itself as one of the best traditional zi char restaurants in Singapore. Savour on unique dishes such as their famous Ultraman Chicken (from $15), Pumpkin Tofu (from $16), and Spanish Pork Ribs (from $32). Popular staples include their XO Sum Lor Horfun XO (from $12) and Hokkien Mee from $6), amongst others.
Offering the best of Chinese cuisine, Wan He Lou is the culinary brainchild of Chef Lau Siaw Dee. Their most popular dish is none other than the Signature Lobster Porridge ($39.90), which features fresh lobster and an umami-rich broth. Or if you aren’t a fan of porridge, then try the Lobster Bee Hoon Soup ($39.90) instead. Expect an equally flavourful and satisfying broth. Other popular dishes include the hearty Pan Fried Kurobuta Pork (from $14.90) as well as the plant-based Sweet & Sour Phuture Meat ($15.80). Get your zi char delivery sent to your doorstep from just $3.50.