A round up of good Chinese, not the usual suspects!
Father’s Day 2021 falls on 20th June, and although Singapore is still on heightened alert, let us celebrate this beloved man in our lives! We have sieved through the vast array of Chinese food available for delivery and dabao, to bring you delicious food for that special family meal in the safety and comforts of your home.
Looking for something slightly different from Din Tai Fung? Make a beeline to order your delivery from Abundance – specialising in droolworthy Taiwanese Gua Bao.
Gua Bao is very much like Singapore’s Kong Bak Bao, a classic Taiwanese snack consisting of a fatty, delicious slab of braised pork belly, fragrant roasted peanuts, pickles and coriander sandwiched between a piece of hot piping steamed lotus bun. Reward your father with their Niu Yolk ($19.90) — a generous plate of rice stir fried with beef fat, served with slices of beef short ribs and topped with an onsen egg. Their Red Hot Chilli Dumplings with Sichuan spicy sauce and Dark-Plings with scallion oil and fragrant sauce ($11.90 each) are must-order side dishes that are perfect for sharing.
This one is for the fathers who are up for an adventure. The founders of Beng Who Cooks were former hawkers and Covid-19 heroes who offered free meals with no questions asked to anyone who needed sustenance during the circuit-breaker period last year. They have since expanded their food business and are now running Beng Who Cooks, serving fusion-style dishes with a local twist.
Aside from local delights like Har Cheong Kai ($8), Salted Egg Chicken ($13), you should check out fusion dishes like the Chilli Crab Pasta ($22), Pui Pui Belly ($15) and Fried Crab Wonton with Sour Cream ($13). They have Stay Home Bundles starting from just $40!
One good turn deserves another, so go on – show them some love and support!
Goldleaf Restaurant is the epitome of Chinese comfort food — certain to warm our grandfathers’ and fathers’ hearts and bellies! An icon, Goldleaf was the first restaurant in Singapore to offer Taiwanese porridge in 1971. With a loyal following, they have been serving Taiwanese-style porridge along with a selection of quality, traditional Chinese-style dishes over the last 48 years.
Taiwanese-style porridge is usually cooked plain, with chunks of sweet potato and eaten with an array of traditional side dishes. Our favourites include Braised Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetables – Mei Cai Kou Rou, Omelette with Chye Por (preserved radishes), Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Fish, Chilled Japanese Beancurd topped with Century Egg and Pork Floss, and, the plump Cockles with Goldleaf Special Sambal.
Get your authentic Northern Chinese cuisine from Tall Girl. With an extensive menu of appetisers, traditional dumplings and Chinese-style noodles, we’re sure papa will love it!
Northern Chinese food is still rare in Singapore but Tall Girl has nailed them really well. Their appetisers, the Sauced Beef w/ Soya Sauce ($10) & Garlic and Garlic Sauced Pork Belly ($9) are so flavourful it sets your appetite for the main dishes. Check out their Spring Roll with pork, prawn and chives ($5) and the juicy Cabbage Pork Dumplings ($8). Don’t miss out on the Beef ($10) or Oxtail ($14) Noodle with soup — the tender pieces of meat and handmade noodles along with the flavourful broth are definitely worth those calories.
Everybody enjoys a good zi char experience – meet Happy Wok, the new kid on the block with an extensive list of our favourite local dishes on their menu.
Must orders include their wholesome Curry Fish Head and Claypot Fish Head ($28 each). Also, both the young and old are going to get really excited over the Crispy Cereal Prawns ($18)! Don’t want to dirty your hands? Check out Happy Wok’s Salt & Pepper or Black Pepper Soft Shell Crab ($10).
With these delicious picks, we are certain fathers are definitely going to enjoy a good meal along with awesome family time. To all those wonderful grandfathers and fathers – Happy Father’s Day!