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The best local food available for delivery in Singapore

These places are bringing your favourite local eats straight to your door

By Fabian Loo

Not all neighbourhood coffeeshops are created equal. While most offer the usual suspects of chicken rice and wonton mee, you might not always be able to get all your favourite hawker eats. So for days when you’re in the mood for some street food that cannot be found around your vicinity, try ordering from these local food champions instead.

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Keng Eng Kee
Photograph: Keng Eng Kee/ Facebook

For zi char dishes – Keng Eng Kee Seafood

Restaurants Seafood Bukit Merah

This famous zi char joint has been around since the 1970s, and is best known for its variety of wok-kissed dishes. It now delivers island-wide, which means you get to enjoy Keng Eng Kee’s top-sellers of Moonlight Horfun (from $7.20), coffee pork ribs (from $18), and soft shell crab (from $28.80) without making the trek to Alexandra Village. Looking to mix up your usual order? You can also find zi char-inspired burgers from Wok In Burger on the menu, including a sweet and sour pork burger ($10.80) with achar salad and salted egg chicken burger topped with crispy fish skin ($14.80). 

Minimum order $50 
Delivery fee From $5
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Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice
Photograph: Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice

For chicken rice – Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice

Restaurants Singaporean Marine Parade

There’s often a snaking queue and long waiting time for those hoping to get a tasty set of chicken, rice, achar, and soup from Delicious Boneless Chicken Rice. But now, you can skip the queue and have it delivered to you instead. Get the stall’s famed steamed chicken rice ($6), or customise your meal by choosing your favourite chicken part – drumstick, breast, wing, or thigh. In case you were wondering, the stall will still be giving out free soup with each delivery. Just remember to place a request under the comments section when placing your order.

Minimum order $40
Delivery fee $6
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Original Changi Ten Mile Fried Carrot Cake
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For carrot cake – Original Changi Ten Mile Fried Carrot Cake

Restaurants Hawker Bedok

The recipe at Original Changi Ten Mile Fried Carrot Cake has remained the same since the 1950s. It began when Mr Quek Sio Tee went around the kampong with his brother, selling plates of fried carrot cakes for a living. Fast-forward some 70 years, Sio Tee is now joined by his daughter Elenda Quek, where they continue to fry up the same time-tested plate of carrot cake ($4/$5) till today.

Minimum order Two packets
Delivery fee Free!
Order here GrabFood for local deliveries. Otherwise, keep updated with the stall on Facebook where Elenda provides free delivery services on weekends to neighbourhoods of Bedok, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Punggol, and Seng Kang

Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck and Kway Chap, Bento Combo Jumbo
Photograph: Ahmad Iskandar Photography

For duck rice and kway chap – Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck and Kway Chap

Restaurants Chinatown

Established 30 years ago, this family business specialises in Teochew braised duck rice and kway chap – hence the name. You'll find a selection of classic braised dishes, like the braised duck rice ($4.50) and duck noodles ($4.50), alongside modern creations that includes the Japanese-inspired Quack Ramen ($8.50) and the photo-worthy Bento Combo Jumbo Set ($10.20) which comes with yam rice balls, pork belly, tau kwa, onsen egg, and more. Its current owner, Melvin Chew, also spearheaded the Facebook group, 'Hawkers United – Dabao 2020' to provide a platform for hawkers without the marketing budget to advertise about their delivery and takeaway services.  

Minimum order $60
Delivery fee $6
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janggut laksa
Photograph: Ahmad Iskandar Photography

For laksa – Janggut Laksa

Restaurants Singaporean Marine Parade

You can always count on the ‘Original Katong Laksa’ to provide reliable bowls of spicy noodles. In each serving, the noodles are deliberately cut short, and comes with a good amount of shrimp, sambal, and robust gravy to make slurping down a bowl of Janggut Laksa (from $6.50) all too easy. For maximum enjoyment, it’s recommended that you consume the bowl within one hour of delivery, but we reckon that shouldn’t be a problem. Also on its delivery menu: a DIY laksa set ($29.90) that’s good for five people, curry chicken with rice (from $6.50) or bread (from $7.50), and muah chee ($2.80). 

Minimum order $50
Delivery fee $5
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Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
Photograph: Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

For bak kut teh – Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

Restaurants Singaporean Raffles Place

Yes, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh might attract the tourists, but its peppery broth is good enough to get the locals queuing as well. The store serves Teochew-style bak kut the, made by boiling pork bones with garlic and pepper to yield a robust base that you’ll definitely want second servings of. Its delivery menu will bring you servings of soup with pork ribs ($8.15/$10.50) or prime spare ribs ($9.95), along with side dishes of braised pig’s trotters ($8.15), salted vegetables ($2.80/ $3.85), homemade ngoh hiang ($9.75), and the all-important dough fritters ($3) to soak up all that goodness. 

Minimum order $30
Delivery fee $3, free for orders above $50
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One Mouth Noodle
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For wonton mee – One Mouth Noodle

Restaurants Hawker Yishun

Everything is painstakingly handmade at this wonton noodle stall located in Yishun Park Hawker Centre. Owner Jim Yeoh makes a fresh batch of egg noodles daily using just eggs and flour, kneading the mixture till it forms a smooth elastic dough. The noodles might come topped with wontons and slices of char siew ($4.50) that Jim roasts daily, or beef brisket ($5.50) that bubbles in a flavourful braising sauce in the kitchen. During this period, Jim will also be selling sets of uncooked noodles, shrimp wonton, and shrimp dumplings for those who wish to prepare them at home.  

Minimum order None
Delivery fee $7
Order here 9775 2770 with full ordering instructions and menu on its Facebook page 

Casuarina Curry
Photograph: Casuarina Curry/ Facebook

For roti prata – Casuarina Curry Restaurant

Restaurants Indian Ang Mo Kio

To satisfy your odd-hour prata craving, hit up Casuarina Curry. Its MacPherson Road outlet delivers from 7am to midnight daily, serving up a variety of roti prata from the usual plain ($1.30) and egg ($2.10) to special creations of egg cheese sausage ($4.80) and banana chocolate ($4.30). Still hungry? Perennial supper favourites, like Maggie goreng ($4.80) and murtabak (from $6.40) are also available, best washed down with teh chino ($2.40) or a glass of mango lassi ($3.70).

Minimum order $20
Delivery fee Varies according to your location
Order here 6285 9001 with full ordering instructions and menu on its Facebook page

ponggol nasi lemak
Photograph: Ponggol Nasi Lemak/ Facebook

For nasi lemak – Ponggol Nasi Lemak

Restaurants Singaporean Kallang

Toppings of shrimp crackers and cuttlefish balls might not be the most authentic additions to a plate of nasi lemak, but it's the variety that you’re going for anyway when ordering from Ponggol Nasi Lemak. Beyond the usual suspects of crispy anchovies with peanuts ($3.50), crispy chicken wings ($1.80), and fried fish ($1.30), you can also throw in some brinjal ($3.50), okra ($3.50), and spicy shrimp floss ($3.50) to your plate of coconut rice (from $1.20).

Minimum order $40
Delivery fee From $12
Order here

Ice cream sandwich uncle
Photograph: Tan Lye Huat Traditional Ice Cream/ Facebook

For old-school ice cream sandwiches

News Eating

Ice cream uncles who typically set up their mobile kiosks around town have taken to the Internet to earn some income during these tough times. Frozen treats are sold deconstructed – in boxes that are good for five to eight servings, along with wafer biscuits and slices of rainbow bread. Read our story for a list of places you can purchase from. 

Chomp Chomp Food Centre
Photograph: Singapore Tourism Board

For satay, Hokkien mee, and more – Chomp Chomp Food Centre

Restaurants Hawker Serangoon

While you can’t head out for supper during this period, Wang BBQ Lok Lok is bringing the whole of Chomp Chomp Food Centre to you instead. Place an order from the stall for either its lok lok (from $1.20), grilled chicken wing ($1.40), or satay ($0.70) and the stall owner will also help consolidate orders from other stalls at the food centre as well. This includes treats of fried oyster (from $5), satay beehoon (from $5), Hokkien mee (from $3), sambal stingray (from $12), and even sugarcane juice ($2).

Minimum order None
Delivery fee Varies according to your location, with fees going directly to the driver
Order here 8699 6163 with full ordering instructions and menu on Wang BBQ Lok Lok's Facebook page

Zion Road Riverside Food Centre
Photograph: Natasha Hong

For prawn noodles and more – Zion Road Riverside Food Centre

Restaurants Hawker Tanglin

Zion Road Riverside Food Centre is home to a few famous stalls, including Michelin Bib Gourmand-listed Fresh Taste Big Prawn Noodle. And now, in a bid to help the hawkers, local initiative Food Heroes is bringing the food from Zion Road Riverside Food Centre straight to your doorstep. Drop the group a WhatsApp for the full menu and ordering instructions.

Minimum order None
Delivery fee From $10
Order here 9636 5420, or find out more on its Facebook page

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