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These eateries will satiate your appetite for various cuisines at home, whether it’s French, Chinese or some good ‘ol zi char

Covid-19 is showing no signs of slowing as the current cases in Singapore continue to exceed 1,000 per day. This has, of course, affected our dining habits as reflected in the results of the online survey conducted by the National University Health System's (NUHS) Mind Science Centre from September 20 to 22 and published on Straits Times.

Out of the 1,000 respondents, 73 per cent admitted that they dine out less due to the surge of coronavirus cases. And while dining out is still possible—albeit in groups of two from September 27 to October 24—there are also visibly fewer diners in restaurants.

While many of us continue to hunker down at home, we can continue to feed our appetite away from the crowd thanks to these Michelin-recommended restaurants, available for delivery on various platforms such as GrabFood.

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1. Kotuwa

Bib Gourmand

During these tough times, nothing spells comfort more than chef Rishi Naleendra’s hearty and spicy Sri Lankan dishes, which can be had in the safety of your own home. Tease the tastebuds with easy bites like the cashew nuts tossed in curry leaves and chilli sauce, or the crab croquette accompanied by a fiery crab meat brandade.

It is a crime not to order the curries here—a staple in Sri Lankan cuisine. The kaju curry impresses with the star ingredient cooked until extremely tender and mingled with green peas and fragrant (and surprisingly light) coconut gravy. It is the same with the lamb curry where the meat’s gaminess is offset by the flavourful red curry. Order here.

Kotuwa | 2 Dickson Road, Wanderlust Hotel, S(209494) | 6970 7838

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2. Gunther’s

Michelin Plate

French fine dining at home? Why not when you have chef-owner Gunther Hubrechsen’s signatures brought to your doorstep. While there is a decent selection of à la carte items, including the ever-present cold angel hair pasta with truffle oil, it is recommended to go for the chef’s signature menu.

Highlights include the cold angel hair pasta upgraded with a dollop of Oscietra caviar; roasted carabinero prawns; and seared-smoked Miyazaki Wagyu ribeye. Dessert ends with an enticing dark chocolate fondant, made with 70% Weiss Acarigua cocoa for a sweet-and-bitter finish. Order here.

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Gunther's

City Hall/ Bras Basah
$ $ $ $

3. Kok Sen Restaurant

Bib Gourmand

A taste of home calls for a zi char feast from this stalwart eatery, serving up a variety of rice, seafood and noodle dishes for sharing. Order the seafood fried rice or beef fried rice and complement it with the usual suspects of stir-fried kalian with garlic, and stir-fried broccoli with oyster sauce.

Don’t forget the noodles—the hor fun with big prawns is bathed in a rich gravy brimming with seafood flavours and a touch of wok hei. Order here.

Kok Sen Restaurant | 30 Keong Saik Road, S(089137) | 6223 2005

4. Candlenut

One Michelin Star

Treat your family to a hearty Peranakan spread courtesy of chef-owner Malcolm Lee. You can never go wrong with his signature creations, among which are the fried rice enriched with buah keluak sambal and topped with sunny-side egg and his mum’s chicken curry cooked with potato and kaffir lime for an aromatic finish. The chef also creates monthly specials for delivery, and this time around, it is the decadent gula melaka tart with a light but crusty base and salted caramel glaze. Order here.

5. Summer Pavilion

One Michelin Star

Trust executive chef Cheung Siu Kong to feed you well even when you are at home, thanks to an extensive delivery menu. Start with the popular dim sum, boasting options such as deep-fried lobster roll, bamboo shoots and steamed dumplings.

Heavier mains call for the likes of diced beef sauteed in red wine and black pepper sauce; sweet and sour pork served with pineapple chunks; and braised Hong Kong noodles studded with shredded chicken, ginger and spring onions. If you like your food to go with tipples, there is even an impressive selection of reds, whites and bottled cocktails. Order here.

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