With dining restrictions set to be the norm in the foreseeable future, it will probably take a while before we can see a group of 12, 10 or even 8 in one restaurant table again. This is especially tricky for Chinese restaurants as Chinese food is traditionally enjoyed in one large group. For now, most Chinese food lovers can still look forward to enjoying their favorite dishes at home, with families or close friends, as long as they don’t breach whatever maximum guests the government prescribes.
Like everyone else, I have had my fair share of food takeaways and deliveries for the past 16 months (and counting). Among these takeaways, I would say that Chinese food is probably the most frequent cuisine I go for. In this regard, I have compiled this list to share my favorite Chinese food takeaways and deliveries. They are arranged in no particular order.
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Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant
Jia Wei Chinese Restaurant at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy is offering takeaways and deliveries with 20% discount. 30% discount applies if you bring your own container. Signature dishes include the Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork Collar with Hawthorne Sauce (S$28), Wok Fried Ocean Gems Mee Sua (S$24) and Ah Ma Prawn Hae Chor (S$26). I have personally been to Jia Wei to dine a couple of times and absolutely love the food there. It simply is one of the most underrated Chinese restaurants in Singapore. The Iberico pork used for the Sweet and Sour Pork was quite plump and not starchy at all while the Hae Chor was more towards the chewy side.
Operating Hours: Daily, 12PM to 8:30PM
Delivery: Yes – at fixed S$16 per order
Shangri-la Singapore has rolled out a centralized platform where customers can order from its gamut of dining establishments including Rose Veranda, The Line, Origin Bar and Grill, Waterfall Ristorante and Shang Palace. In all, there are more than 150 dishes to choose from including ala carte dishes and set meals. Notable items include the high tea set from Rose Veranda, a great selection of dimsum from Shang Palace as well as grills from Origin.
I have personally tried Shang Palace’s Yin Zhen Dimsum Set (S$93.30 net) which came with 8 kinds of dimsum including prawn dumplings, beancurd rolls, char siew bun, noodles and even dessert. The set is good as a tea time snack for up to 4 persons or for a lunch for 3 persons. My order was neatly packed in plastic microwavable boxes and came piping hot.
Operating Hours: 12PM to 9PM (takeaways and deliveries)
Delivery details: Free islandwide delivery with minimum S$200 order.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza is offering takeaways through its dining outlets, most notably in its popular Chinese restaurant, Wan Hao, as well as the alfresco Crossroads located at the Orchard-Scotts intersection. The hotel has partially standardized prices when it comes to its takeaway offerings, with S$15 bentos in Wan Hao. In addition, the items in both outlet’s regular ala carte menus are now at 30% off. I have personally tried Wan Hao’s S$15 bentos. I went over to Wan Hao during the first week of circuit breaker and found business still brisk with a number of customers waiting to pick up their orders. My S$15 bento came with rice, pork ribs with mandarin orange sauce, sauteed prawn with truffle sauce, vegetables and a generously portioned mango pomelo sago as dessert.
Operating Hours: Daily 10AM to 10PM
Delivery details: Free islandwide delivery for orders of S$150 nett and above / delivery fee of S$25 applies otherwise
yi by Jereme Leung
Among the many restaurants offering takeaways and deliveries in Singapore, the dining outlets of Raffles Hotel remain remarkably true to their original menus. yi by Jereme Leung, for instance, stays true to its focus on provincial Chinese cuisine with the likes of their Stir-fried Pork Belly (S$26), Sauteed Xinjiang Style Lamb Tenderloin (S$38) and Hundred Ring Cucumber (S$28). These were the same dishes I tried when I dined at yi by Jereme Leung at their debut late last year.
Operating Hours: Daily 11AM to 9PM
Delivery details: Free delivery islandwide with minimum S$150, otherwise a S$25 delivery fee applies. Limited time 15% off on orders above S$100
If you’d rather not spend time trying to pick among numerous dishes for your family’s meal, check out Swee Choon’s WFH Survival Pack (S$50). Featuring 8 items including Har Gao, Siu Mai, Chili Oil Wanton, Carrot Cake, Beancurd Roll and more; this set can easily feed a group of 2 persons and even comes with 2 drinks. For smaller households, Swee Choon also has different kinds of bento sets (priced from S$8.90) so you can try an assortment of dimsum even if you are dining alone or as a couple. Swee Choon is also one of the few restaurants where you can order food delivery even during the wee hours of the morning. They delivery up to 11:45PM in the evenings, and from 12:15AM to 2AM.
Operating Hours: For deliveries, Swee Choon is open daily from 12:15AM to 2AM; 11AM to 11:45PM
Delivery details: Flat S$5 islandwide delivery fee
Yun Nans has tied up with Nam Heong Ipoh to present specially curated set menus. Available as a set for 2 / 4 /6 persons, the bundles are well thought out with drinks, desserts, mains and the obligatory carbohydrate dishes included. I tried their 4 persons set (S$88) which came with 6 dishes in all such as Braised Egg Beancurd with Fish Maw and Cordyceps Flowers, Nam Heong Custard Bun and Nam Heong Kaya Puff. The sets also came with refreshingly concocted Raspberry Tamarind Juice. Overall, I found it to be quite a value-for-money set that’s fuss-free for settling meals with the family.
Delivery: Islandwide, with minimum order of S$50.
For a limited time only (until 30th June), Soup Restaurant is offering its Exclusive Value Set for just S$97 (usual price S$194). Good for up to 5 people, the set comes with the iconic Samsui Ginger Chicken, Chinatown Egg Fried Rice, Asparagus with Sweet Pea in White Truffle Oil, Mui Choy Braised Pork with Butterfly Buns, Claypot Tofu, Handmade Rose Buns, Soup of the Day and Citrus Jelly with Aloe Vera. That’s 8 dishes in all. I have tried it myself and find it to be quite steal as the portions were quite generous. For the price, it’s a fuss-free way of feeding the entire family whether there’s an occasion or not.
Operating Hours: Daily, 12PM to 8PM
Delivery: Minimum S$50 order for delivery / S$100 for free delivery
Summer Palace at Regent Singapore is offering a number of set menus good for 2, 4 or 5 persons – including their popular Tiffin Carrier Takeaway Set which include some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes such as the Stir Fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk, Stir Fried Lobster Meat with Ginger and Spring Onions and Stir-fried Glutinous Rice with Dried Shrimp and Waxed Meat. I have personally gotten one of these sets in the previous months and loved how everything was still hot and freshly cooked despite being delivered. Higher priced sets also include Braised Five Head Abalone and Shitake Mushrooms and Stir-fried Diced Tenderloin of Beef with Black Pepper and Asparagus. Dishes from the set will be housed in Summer Palace’s reusable red tiffin carrier
Operating Hours: Daily, 11AM to 8PM
Delivery: S$25 flat delivery to one location / free delivery with minimum S$180 spend