Wednesday 19 May 2021

8 Fabulous Food Delivery & Takeaway Options To Fill You During Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)!

Dear friends, hope you are all well! Things have really escalated quickly in Singapore over the past couple of weeks with the surge in Covid-19 community cases, leading to the current Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restrictions where working from home is the default, and eating establishments can no longer accept dine-in customers.

While many of us are staying at home as much as we can during this period to help curb the potential spread of the virus, it’s heartening to know that numerous restaurants and food outlets are still in operation, ready to serve us our next meal so we never have to fret over a lack of dining options.

And if you’re in need of inspiration on satiating those hunger pangs, I’ve got you covered. Consisting of a variety of cuisine to suit any mood or craving, here are 8 highly-recommended eating places I’ve visited that are now just a call or click of a button away from delivering freshly-prepared fare to your doorstep!

1) Qi Lai Feng Restaurant

If you’ve been reading my blog, you’d probably know that Qi Lai Feng is one of my favourite restaurants where I’m a regular. Qi Lai Feng specialises in Szechuan food, and is particularly known for its Fish dishes that are cooked in many different styles, while its wide range of Grilled Skewers is also very popular.

The restaurant is offering all-day set packages for up to 4 pax, with islandwide home delivery or self-collection available. Check out Qi Lai Feng’s Facebook page for more details, or call the hotline to place your order!

齐来丰鱼庄 Qi Lai Feng Restaurant

Address: 198 Geylang Road, Singapore 389263

Hotline: +65 9823 6795
Operating Hours:
11.30am - 3.00am (Monday to Sunday, including Eve of and Public Holiday)

2) Miso Salmon

Fans of Udon and noodle bowls should definitely give Miso Salmon a try! As the restaurant name suggests, miso is incorporated into its quality dishes for a nutritious, clean and satisfying meal. You can even customise your own bowl so you can enjoy every mouthful with the nosh of your liking.

Islandwide delivery and self pick-ups are available through Miso Salmon’s WhatsApp order form as well as on GrabFood. Find out more on their Facebook page!

Miso Salmon
Address: 60 Peck Seah St, Singapore 079323

Hotline: +65 9756 1687 (WhatsApp)
Operating Hours:
11.00am - 9.00pm (Monday to Sunday)

3) Peace Japanese Cuisine

Peace Japanese Cuisine is a multiple award-winning restaurant that constantly receives rave reviews for its Chirashi Don, Japanese Wagyu Steak and Okinawa-style Buta Soki Nitsuke Ramen among other excellent, premium dishes. It has an extensive menu so you’ll have no problem finding something to your fancy.

Free islandwide delivery is available with a minimum spending of $80, or if your location is within walking distance to the restaurant!

Peace Japanese Cuisine
Address: 6A Shenton Way #03-20, OUE Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815
Hotline: +65 6694 0828 / +65 8915 4909 (WhatsApp)
Operating Hours:

11.30am - 3.00pm, 5.30pm - 9.00pm (Monday to Saturday)

4) City Hot Pot

Being at home doesn’t mean you can’t savour the delightful taste of Shabu-Shabu without the hassle of shopping for your own ingredients and preparing your favourite hotpot soup bases! City Hot Pot allows you to order both value set meals as well as ala carte items online for islandwide delivery or self-collection, so you can have the complete hotpot experience right at your own dining table!

Also check out my video review of City Hot Pot here!

旺爐 City Hot Pot - Steamboat

Address: Guoco Tower, #B1-04/05, Singapore 078884
Hotline: +65 6721 9501
Operating Hours:

11.30pm - 3.00pm, 5.00pm - 10.00pm (Monday to Sunday)

5) Pot Yummy Yummy

Another hotpot restaurant that I’ve previously tried out (see here), you can pick from 12 hotpot set meals with prices starting from as low as $9.80 that include meat or seafood, soup base, vegetables and dipping sauce! Pot Yummy Yummy also serves up delicious Lok Lok (fried skewers), a selection of Lotus Leaf Fried Rice and Stir-Fried Rice Noodles.

Look out for discounts on takeaway orders and other promotions on its Facebook page, or place your delivery orders on foodpanda and StarTaster.


Pot Yummy Yummy Address: Gourmet Paradise (新食尚) @ Toa Payoh HDB Hub, #B1-01, Singapore 310480
Hotline: +65 9627 8100

Operating Hours:

11.30am - 10.00pm (Monday to Sunday)

6) House Of Seafood

I’m sure most of us are no strangers to one of Singapore’s most well-known seafood restaurant establishments. Even though we’re presently unable to take in the splendid sights and sounds of Clarke Quay while feasting on House Of Seafood’s signature dishes like in this video, we can still indulge in a succulent crab (or two) right at home, thanks to the restaurant’s delivery promotion offering a 600g Crab at $39 and a top-up of just $1 for a second 600g Crab! There is a plethora of flavours to choose from, so you might want to order more than once! 

Find out more about House Of Seafood’s limited-time promo on its Facebook page.

螃蟹之家克拉码头 House of Seafood Clarke Quay

Address: 3A River Valley Road (next to Liang Court Building), Singapore 179020

Hotline: +65 6444 9000, +65 9001 9000 (WhatsApp)
Operating Hours:
11.00am - 2.00pm, 5.00pm - 11.00pm (Monday to Friday)

11.00am - 11.00pm (Saturday and Sunday)

7) Ponggol Seafood

Those yearning for a taste of traditional Chinese zi char and seafood will be happy to know that Ponggol Seafood, a brand that goes all the way back to 1969, provides home delivery service for its full range of menu items! Dishes like Curry Fish Head, La La Bee Hoon and Honey Pork Ribs are always high in demand at the restaurant, while you can also check out its Facebook page for special set menu promotions that are running right now.

Orders can be placed on Ponggol Seafood’s website or through its hotline.

榜鹅福记海鲜馆 Ponggol Seafood

Address: 500 New Punggol Road, The Punggol Settlement #01-08/09, Singapore 828617
Hotline: +65 6448 8511

Operating Hours:

11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm (Monday to Friday)

11.30am - 10.30pm (Saturday, Sunday, Eve of and Public Holiday)

8) Uncle Louis Famous Chicken Rice

Last but not least, how can we forget our beloved hawker fare? If you prefer a simple yet satisfying lunch or dinner, Chicken Rice is a safe bet, and few do it better than Uncle Louis Famous Chicken Rice. 

Conveniently accessible for takeaways in 3 different locations, both its tender steamed and roasted chicken are equally popular among customers, and the char siew as well as crispy roast pork also deserve a mention. To top things off, the chilli sauce specially formulated by Uncle Louis himself will give you a clue as to why the stall has been around for more than 25 years!

Uncle Louis Famous Chicken Rice Address: Block 395A, Bukit Batok West Ave 5, #03-01, Eightways Eating House, Singapore 651395
2nd Stall: Block 41A, Cambridge Road, #01-05, Pek Kio Market and Food Centre, Singapore 211041
3rd Stall: Block 17, Upper Boon Keng Road, #01-52, Upper Boon Keng Market and Food Centre, Singapore 380017
Operating Hours:
10.00am - 8.00pm (Monday to Sunday)

So there you have it, 8 different restaurants and eateries to supply you an almost limitless array of food items! Kudos to these establishments that are staying open despite a sharp drop in footfall, so as to continue providing consumers with delicious food and also keeping their staff employed in good times and bad.

Here’s wishing that all businesses will stay strong so we can see through this tough period together!

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Getting On The Right Foot Outdoors!

Hello everyone! After a very wet April that saw record-breaking levels of rainfall in Singapore, a warm, sunny May has arrived, so hopefully that means more opportunities for all of us to enjoy the great outdoors! And with all the walking under the hot weather, a pair of good footwear will definitely go a long way in helping us enjoy our activities to the utmost.  

What do I look for in a pair of shoes to accompany me for long hours? Style, comfort and durability are some essential factors on my checklist. Thus I'm really excited to share with you about what I'm currently wearing that delivers on these qualities, and much more!

From Timberland's newly-launched Spring / Summer 21 collection comes the TrueCloud EK+ Knit Chukka, which are designed specially for all-day wear by using lightweight and highly-breathable material in their various components, right down to the cushioning, linings and laces.

Apart from being extremely aesthetically-pleasing, putting on this pair of shoes has allowed me a lot of freedom in my movement without compromising on support and ruggedness. This is important when walking on uneven ground or harsh surfaces that I often encounter when outdoors. Of course, its breathability also means that I don't have to worry too much about the shoes developing an odour from prolonged wearing under our infamously humid weather. 

You may be aware too that Timberland establishes itself on environmental sustainability and eco-consciousness, and this nature-inspired shoe collection is no exception. According to the brand, these shoes are made from responsibly-sourced wool, eucalyptus wood pulp and recycled cotton among other natural materials, so it feels wonderful to know that I can immerse myself in these beautiful surroundings while donning apparel that are not made at the expense of the environment.

So if you're searching for footwear that's ideal for an active, outdoor lifestyle, you might want to check out this splendid collection from Timberland. Be sure to share with me your thoughts on how they feel, and whether you love them as much as I do!

丘俊鑫 Lawrence Hiew