Cover Farmer's Salad (Photo: Yen Social)

The fresh additions to the F&B scene have had to adapt quickly to the current coronavirus restrictions by bringing the food to your home

This story was first published on May 25, 2021, and updated on July 23, 2021.

Running a new restaurant business is hard, especially during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) where establishments have to temporarily shutter their doors again to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Fortunately, they are still allowed to operate in the kitchen (with safety measurements in place) to be able to whip up their signature so we can still enjoy them in the comfort of our own abode. Here are the new restaurants offering sumptuous menus for takeaway and delivery.

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Yen Social

Opened in July 2021

Newly-opened yakiniku restaurant Yen Social is bringing some of its signature dishes to your home with the special introductory set. The menu comes with head chef Jones Chen’s two signature dishes—the Farmer’s Salad which is assembled with seasonal greens, watermelon cubes and yuzu dressing, as well as the Wagyu beef noodles. Chen spent six years refining this recipe and the result is a richly simmered soup bobbing with gelatinous Japanese Wagyu beef shank and tendons, daikon and local herbs. For a yakiniku experience at home, opt for the set that comprises premium and well-marbled cuts like Wagyu ribeye and Wagyu striploin. Order here.

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Gram Café & Pancakes

Opened in July 2021

The famous pancake house’s second outlet in Punggol Waterway only opened this month but had to shutter for the second Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). At least you will still be able to tuck into its signature and exclusive offerings, which you can order online. If you are a fan of its fluffy pancakes, opt for the chilled pancake box, featuring four pancakes filled with vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and matcha. On to the savouries and you have the likes of Gram Hamburg Pancake, served with a juicy steak and sunny side up, and chicken teriyaki pancakes accompanied by sunny side eggs and roasted herb potatoes. Order here.

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Canchita Peruvian Cuisine

Opened in May 2021

Two weeks after its official opening, chef-owner Tamara Chavez’s Peruvian restaurant had to temporarily shutter its doors due to dine-in restrictions. But Chavez and team are making the most out of the current situation with their curated delivery and takeaway menu, “Canchita a tu Casa”.

Have a Latin American feast at home, starting with causa and arroz con mariscos. The former is a Peruvian cold casserole that blends mashed potatoes and potato salad, and the latter is a delectable seafood fried rice cooked with crab butter and white wine and packed with crayfish, chilli and tomatoes.

Trust us, it only gets better from here as the mains are up next. Highlights include lomo saltado, a Cantonese-Peruvian version of stir-fried beef tenderloin, tomatoes, onions, crispy green peas and fries, and pescado palmita, which is essentially a crisp sea bass bathed in “Chilcano” reduction and served with a side of Amazon salad, gooseberries and heart of palm. Order here.

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Tapas 24

Opened in May 2021

It’s still possible to have a slice of Barcelona in Singapore, albeit in your own home with Tapas 24’s newly-launched delivery and takeaway menus. Reminisce your foodie holidays to Spain with sharing dishes such as toasted bikini sandwich enriched with black truffles, Iberico ham and buffalo mozzarella, and Barceloneta’s Bomba, which are croquetas stuffed with pork and beef.

Make it a heartier feast with a selection of large plates; the barbecued ribs en bosam will satisfy your meat cravings with josper-grilled ribs wrapped in lettuce, while the Catalonian roasted canélon is a hearty dish of meat-stuffed cannelloni gratin served with homemade bechamel sauce. Complete the meal with Spanish wines and cava, which are available at special prices until June 13. Order here.

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Sen-ryo

Opened in April 2021

Since it opened in Ion Orchard in April, the restaurant has been attracting food lovers who can’t get enough of its affordable Japanese fare. Even during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), the shokunin (artisan chefs) continue to satiate our appetite with delectable sushi sets and bento sets for takeaway.

There’s no better way to start than with the Sen-ryo Party Platter, comprising a selection of chutoro, hamachi, salmon and ebi sushi, as well as aburi unagi and Califonia maki. As for the bento sets, you have the likes of Australian Wagyu bento that comes ebi fry, croquette and tomato salad. Better yet, opt for the special unagi bento which sees the grilled eel drenched in a special sauce and served with ebi fry, croquette and tomato salad. Please call 6974 6782 for orders. 

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Iko Restaurant

Opened in April 2021

Local chef Jeremmy Chiam dishes out modern Japanese plates at Iko Restaurant, and these are fortunately available for delivery and takeaway during the no-dine-in period. Savour dishes such as Angus short rib bathed in port wine jus, pan-seared foie gras in an umami-packed dashi sauce, and sakura ebi capellini with shio kombu. There are even delivery exclusives; these include DIY Zosui and Luxe Box that are assembled with seasonal ingredients such as Hokkaido bafun uni, torched Hokkaido scallops, ikura and torched botan ebi on a bed of truffle rice. 

There’s a plethora of sakes available too, so complete the meal with refreshing Hitotoki Junmai Sparkling Sake or the Hiwata Yamahai Junmai Ginjo. Opt for self pick-up and enjoy 10 per cent off your total bill. Order here.

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Shinsora

Opened in May 2021

Sushi chefs Sky Tai Koon Siang and Leon Yap's 10-seat omakase restaurant may be closed for the time being, but their kitchen is open to ensure you get the best Japanese fare at home with their ‘omakase at home’ experiences. They’re famed for their Edomae sushi which you’ll be able to enjoy when you order the omakase Edomae nigiri, omakase sashimi, and omakase sashimi & sushi sets. Better yet, toss in the sabazushi special roll, an eight-piece rice roll packed with mackerel, pickled ginger, shiso leaf and white kelp. Order here.