Kampong Gelam is known for more than just its colourful streets - the ethnic enclave turned arts hub is home to some of Singapore's most popular eateries. But just because we can't dine out, doesn't mean we have to miss out. From boutique bakeries to authentic eats, here's a list of our favourite restaurants in the precinct that offer islandwide delivery, takeaway, and pickup options.
We can't quite travel to Indonesia yet, but Taliwang Restaurant takes you on a tasty trip to Lombok with its authentic cuisine. Dine at home with some of Taliwang's specialty dishes, like its famed Half Ayam Bakar (S$14), a grilled chicken marinated in one of the restaurant's homemade sambal or kicap madu. Order up some of their small bites, like the Satay Rembiga (S$24) or Bakwan Jagung (S$8), for a wholesome feast.
Tipo Pasta Bar
The Muslim-owned artisanal pasta bar had queues stretching along its small shophouse. With dine-in shut down, cut the queue and opt for delivery instead to enjoy Tipo's handmade pasta. House Specials like Royal Ragu (S$15.90) and Prawn Aglio (S$15.90) are still available, while Tipo also brings its customisable pasta online as well. Build Your Own Pasta with your choice of pasta, topping add-ons, and their signature Pink Sauce.
Tipo Pasta Bar is located at 785 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198753, p. +65 8768 0785. Delivery and pickup hours run from Sunday to Wednesday, 12pm - 10pm, Thursday, 12pm - 10.30pm, Friday & Saturday, 12pm - 11pm. Order online here.
Spice up your night with one of Flying Monkey's Pan-Indian choices. Their Indian tapas are easy to eat and even easier to finish. Aside from classics such as the Chicken Tikka (S$10), Flying Monkey also experiments with modern twists to traditional dishes, like their Calamari 65 (S$10), a seafood take on the popular Chennai snack, Chicken 65. Don’t forget their game-changer of a Truffle Naan (S$12) either.
Flying Monkey is located at 67 Bussorah St, Singapore 199480, p. +65 6291 0695. Delivery hours run from Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm - 10pm. Pickup hours run from Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm - 9.30pm. Order online here.
Netflix and chilling? You’re bound to crave Mexican at one point or another. Piedra Negra offers delivery and takeaway for some crowd-pleasing stay-home munchies, like Guacamole W Chips (S$11.90) and Patatas Bravas (S$8.90) - perfect for late night movie snacks. Bigger plates include their Tacos (S$14.90), available with red snapper and shrimp, or Albondigas (S$14.90) - Mexican meatballs stuffed with rice, salsa, and cheese.
Lebanese restaurant Beirut Grill has you covered for lunches at home. Their Set Lunch Bentos (from S$16.50) come with a starter of Mediterranean Salad + Falafel, served with homemade dressing. Then, choose from filling favourites like Chef's signature Shish Taouk - chicken cubes marinated with Lebanese herbs and spices. For a light snack, Beirut's Hummus Festival 2021 celebrates the Middle Eastern dish with various flavours, from the traditional Middle Eastern Za'atar Hummus to a healthy, hot pink Beetroot Hummus.
Beirut Grill is located at 72 Bussorah St, Singapore 199485, p. +65 6341 7728. Delivery and pickup hours run from 11.30am - 10pm daily. Set lunches are only available for delivery and pickup between 11.30am - 2.30pm daily. Order online here.
Another Middle Eastern restaurant that makes our list is Byblos Grill, which specialises in both Turkish and Lebanese cuisine. Indulge in cold mezza dishes of Babaganoush (S$14.50) and Garlic Labneh (S$12.90) to start. Then finish up with a Chicken Shawarma (S$17.50) or Halloumi Cheese (S$18.50). Byblos' extensive menu stretches onto the ocean with their options of Lebanese seafood like the Arabian spiced fish Samak Mashwi (S$38.50).
Chef Firdauz Nasir keeps the Nusantara cuisine cooking at Permata Singapore. Their restaurant at the historic Gedung Kuning can't be as active now, but you can still enjoy a heritage feast of Malay and Indonesian old world dishes like Udang Lemak Nenas (S$20) or a refreshing Kerabu Raden Ayu salad (from S$17.50). Permata even spoils you with an elevated, rich Wagyu Beef Rendang Plate (S$28), which includes the chef's choice of two side dishes and one Kerabu.
Inspired by Mediterranean cuisine sold from pushcarts at the corners of Manhattan, New York, Overrice's filled-to-the-brim rice bowls ensure you won't go hungry while cooped up in the house. Their Signature Bowls (from S$12.40) sees slow-cooked pulled beef, grilled chicken or fried falafel balls served over basmati rice, baked pita bread and salad, which comes with a choice of two secret sauces - a cool white sauce or fiery hot chilli.
For guilty pleasure, artisan European bakery Konditori serves up all the sweet treats. Buttery Almond Croissants (S$5.20) can serve as an indulgent breakfast starter, while their creamy Selma Buns (from S$6.90) and Scones (from S$2.90) are a great afternoon tea break from working from home. We may not be able to party outside, but Konditori's beautifully baked Full Cakes (from S$89) are still available to order for a little tea party at home.
The highlight of delivery is that day or night, dessert is always an option. Edible cookie dough company, Dohkie caters to our midnight munchies and practically anyone with a sweet tooth. Their edible cookie doughs come in irresistible flavours like Original Chocolate Chip, Birthday Cake, and Brownie Batter. Dohkie even serves Cereal-Infused Milk (S$ 7.90) and Brewed Lattes (from S$6) to go with your choice of cookie dough.
Top Image: Beirut Grill