This story was first published on July 23, 2021, and updated on August 5, 2021.
With the recent surge in coronavirus cases from the Jurong Fishery Port and KTV clusters, it was to be expected that we would return to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) and dining out would not be possible until August 18. But this isn’t our first partial lockdown and despite the little time given to restaurants to pivot to delivery and takeaway menus, some of the islands’ top chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants have come up with delectable menus that will make staying home a little less depressing.
1. Restaurant Zén
Executive chef Tristin Farmer and his team are making the most out of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) by whipping up delicious comfort foods that stay true to their Swedish-Japanese roots. Standouts include their selection of onigiri, including the dashi-infused rice embedded with beautifully seared foie gras and grilled unagi, and accented with horseradish, togarashi (spice mixture) and generous shavings of black truffle. Expand the savoury feast with the addition of the deep-fried quail basket, comprising the poultry soaked in a concoction of jalapeno and other spices, and deep fried to juicy perfection.
If you are lucky, you may also be one of the lucky few who will be able to order the luxe doughnuts, available in limited quantities per day. Prepared upon pick up, the fluffy balls of goodness are filled with crème fraiche and topped with a generous serving of uni, caviar—or both. Order here.