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5 best foods to eat in Singapore this month

5 best foods to eat in Singapore this month

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Text: Janice Sim


You might be able to return or refund a bad shopping decision, but you can't take back what you've consumed. And with the hard work that we get up to in our intensive barre and HIIT sessions, every bite counts. Meaning, when we actually set aside meals for indulgence, it has to actually be mind-blowingly delicious. In the previous editions of Buro. Bites, to save you from that disappointment, we had very spontaneously gone out, to scour, taste, and ingest a myriad of foods to streamline a list of five for you from our city's thriving food scene this month. But given the current situation of a global pandemic and circuit breaker, we've managed to dine at home with takeout and delivery instead. Some of them might be timeless classics that we've recently rekindled with (as with any old flame), while others are new chart-toppers that have made our insides delight with glee. Either way, these foods have made #stayhome meals infinitely better.

1. Dallo Baduma from Kotuwa

Rishi Naleendra's highly-anticipated Sri-Lankan restaurant Kotuwa finally made its triumphant debut, albeit unconventional given the measures of the circuit breaker — hence only launching into islandwide delivery and pick-up services instead. While it isn't the grand opening that we were hoping for, we got a taste of the Dallo Baduma — essentially crispy fried calamari tossed in chilli butter and stir-fry vegetables. A medley of spices and heat came through in the golden batter, which brought us to our next revelation — have we been eating calamari wrong all this time? Of course, we long for the day that we can reunite with this dish at Kotuwa — sizzling hot and crisp as it should be.

Kotuwa

During this circuit breaker, pick-ups will be collected at Cloudstreet, 84 Amoy Street.
Click here to order now.

2. The Masses Ramen from The Masses

There are some foods that lose their potential in the delivery route, but this clever configuration of a takeaway ramen works to the tee in this pandemic situation. You'll get the ramen broth packed separately, alongside a bowl cradled with himi udon, braised pork belly, asari clams, black fungus and an onsen egg. To enjoy, heat up the broth before pouring it in. Finally, drizzle The Masses' finishing touch of a duck fat and yuzu emulsion (allocated in a separate container) and this ramen might just beat out your personal first-place.

The Masses

85 Beach Rd, #01-02, Tel: 6266 0061
Click here to order now.

3. Pistachio pumpkin pizza from Extra Virgin Pizza

If we had to be honest, Extra Virgin Pizza did fall under our radar for a bit. It's been a while since we tasted one of their paper-thin pies and their pistachio pumpkin made a lasting impression. A piquant pistachio base topped with charred sweet pumpkin and argula leaves — an earthy, nutty combination to which we lost count of the number of slices we devoured.

Extra vigrin pizza

#01-04 Asia Square Tower 1, Tel: 8299 4219
Click here to order now.

4. Lamb tenderloin from yi by Jereme Leung

It's a meal where you're seated with the fam, ready with a bowl of rice in hand and a sweet spread of many other dishes. Ideally, including this lamb tenderloin from Raffles Hotel's yi by Jereme Leung — thoughtfully dissected into smaller chunks and sauteed with Xinjiang spices and diced potatoes. One tender bite is all it takes...

Lamb tenderloin

Takeaways are now available via Raffles Hotel's Grab and Go menus including yi by Jereme Leung and other restaurants. Click here to order.

5. Caserecce from Amo

Italian restaurant Amo thrives on its woodired pizzas and artisanal pastas and that M.O still remains even when you're stuck at home. While you might be able to whip up a quick pasta dish from dried goods and instant sauce, you can't ever replicate this caserecce number, radiating a delightful saffron burst, a hint of black pepper and strips of guanciale for that smoky factor. The pasta is handmade — and it definitely shows — with uneven twists still al dente despite the journey here.

Amo pasta

33 Hongkong St, Tel: 6723 7733
Amo is now offering 25% off delivery orders and 30% off pick-ups till 30 April.

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