With pre-packed ingredients and recipes, these DIY meal kits make cooking easy-peasy.
Thanks to the circuit breaker measures, everyone is unleashing their inner Nigella Lawson or Gordon Ramsay by flooding social media with their mouth-watering creations. But for those who have not stepped into a kitchen or struggle even to fry a decent sunny-side-up, not all hope is lost. Restaurants are not only jumping on the home delivery bandwagon, they’re also presenting DIY meal kits to make the idea of cooking less daunting. So what are you waiting for? Go forth and be the best home chef you can be!
If you find yourself in the rabbit hole of K-dramas, we’re pretty certain you would be hankering for an authentic Korean meal. Have your fill of army stew, beef bulgogi or the famous Ram-don from the award-winning film Parasite with Ajumma’s survival kit. New to cooking? Don’t worry, all the kits come with a recipe card.
Ajumma’s, call +65 8798 2305 to place your orders, islandwide delivery available.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
Sizzle the pan with Morton’s top-notch cuts of steak. The restaurant’s steak kits feature meats like filet mignon, ribeye and New York rib paired with classic sides and dessert including creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, jumbo asparagus and a decadent New York-style cheesecake. Want to go all out? Zhoosh up your meal by adding the seafood pack, which comes with cold-water lobster tail, jumbo shrimps and scallops.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, call +65 6339 3740 to place your orders.
Park Bench Deli
Ditch the sad plain toasts and up the ante by recreating Park Bench Deli’s glorious sandwiches at home. Yes, its DIY meal kits have everything you need to feed the entire family. Our eyes are on the popular pastrami reuben pack, which comes with eight slices of rye bread, 500g of pastrami, pastrami jus, eight slices of Swiss cheese, coleslaw, mustard and dill pickles.
Park Bench Deli, order online, islandwide delivery.
Don’t worry, you won’t be making taco shells from scratch. The DIY taco set comes with a choice of three fillings: Grilled fish, chorizo sausage or shrimp and mushroom. And the best part is, there’s little to no kitchen action involved, unless you consider heating up the tortillas cooking. Complete your Mexican feast with pre-mixed margaritas that come in flavours like spicy mango, strawberry and classic lime.
Papi’s Tacos, order online, islandwide delivery.
If freshly made pasta is your kryptonite, give in to Pasta Bar’s DIY meal kits. Offering different types of pasta such as hand-cut tagliatelle, rigatoni, potato gnocchi and ravioli, the carbs can be paired with your favourite sauce, including the 24-hour beef ragu, pesto genovese or tomato and basil. Don’t forget to order a bottle of vino while you’re at it.
Pasta Bar, order online, islandwide delivery.
Cooking Southern food can be time-consuming but lucky for you, Morganfield’s dinner kit is here to save the day. The set is replete with two full slabs of baby back ribs with your choice of sauce (Somersby apple-glazed BBQ, hickory BBQ, garlic BBQ, Kansas sweet BBQ, spicy Asian BBQ or smoked peppercorn), four portions of mac and cheese and garden salad, and four pieces of buttered corn. With most of the legwork done, all you have to do is cook and serve.
Morganfield’s, order online, islandwide delivery.
Recreate the Preludio experience in the comfort of your home with its DIY meal boxes curated by chef-owner Fernando. In each package, you will find marinated Iberico pork, wagyu beef, foie gras pate, a medley of fruits and vegetables, and the necessary ingredients needed to make the signature pasta dish La Cortina. Or you can get the mini version if you’re looking to have an intimate dinner.
Preludio, order online.
Open Farm Community
Bring the farm-to-table movement to your home with Open Farm Community. Take your pick from the two DIY pasta kits that come in two flavours: Carbon-neutral beef bolognese and mushroom tortellini. Add the veggie box that’s filled with fresh tomatoes, zucchini and bell peppers to your order for a well-balanced meal.
Open Farm Community, order online, islandwide delivery.
The Local Farm
This one’s for those who are seeking a little challenge in the kitchen. An initiative by nature-based event company Gardenasia, the survival pack is filled with fresh produce by local farmers on a weekly basis, from vegetables to fruits to seafood. What will you make? Think of it as your very own MasterChef “mystery box challenge” and unleash your creativity. But to kickstart this project, they need 500 subscribers, so get on it!
The Local Farm