Welcome to Da Bao Diaries, a daily column dedicated to what Time Out Singapore's editors are eating and drinking while Singapore's 'circuit breaker' measures are in place till May 4. Da bao is a Singaporean colloquialism derived from Mandarin that refers to having a meal to go instead of dining in at an establishment.
It has been three weeks since we've been working from home and choosing what to da bao is getting harder. I've ticked off the list of local staples like chicken rice, wonton mee and fishball noodles but when Yunos & Family announced that it was going to do islandwide delivery, it made decision making a little easier.
There are four signature dishes on the menu, mee rebus ($3), mee soto ($3), gado-gado ($3.50) and satay ($0.60/stick). The mee rebus is one of the best I've had in Singapore. Springy egg noodles are covered in a thick gravy that is spicy, sweet and savoury all at once and makes for very good comfort food. And since we're staying home, it only seems appropriate.
At Yunos & Family, the magic happens when you customise your dish. The stall has an extensive list of meats on the menu that you can add to your bowl. Want satay or even ribs with your mee rebus? Go for it. I ordered mine with beef ribs ($6) and a begedil (potato patty). Everything is packed separately so don't have to worry about your noodles getting too soggy or the gravy turning watery. Just a heads up – slurping up this dish is a sloppy mess so step away from your desk for a bit and really savour your bowl of mee rebus somewhere far away from your laptop and notebook.
How to order Yunos & Family is located at 724 Ang Mo Kio Market & Food Centre and is open for takeaways except on Sundays. But if you want it delivered to your doorstep, WhatsApp your orders to 9058 2057 at least one day in advance, by 6pm. The stall does islandwide delivery for a flat fee of $10 per location with no minimum spend.