It’s an open truth — F&B businesses have not been having the easiest time during this COVID-19 period. With everybody staying in and the decreased footfall, there has been a massive plunge in sales in the F&B sector.
Even though many establishments have pushed out delivery and takeaway services, some have not been able to tide through. Whether it was the high rental costs or low profits, these burdens were too heavy to bear.
Here is a list of 24 F&B businesses in Singapore which are planning to or have already shut down for good during COVID-19. Nevertheless, we hope that this is not goodbye forever and we’ll see them come back stronger than ever.
While the Circuit Breaker has been confirmed to be over by 1 June 2020, not everything will go back to normalcy immediately.
The post-measures for after the Circuit Breaker has been divided into 3 phases. Phase 1 commencing 2 June 2020 will be considered the ‘safe re-opening’ stage and allows a certain number of businesses to resume their services.
Sadly, food & beverage outlets will still not be able to allow dine-ins during Phase 1. Phase 1 is estimated to last a few weeks from the end of the Circuit Breaker.
Fun fact: Kway chap is actually a Teochew dish. Another fun fact (that you already know): It’s a very popular Teochew dish. If there’s one dish that we would kill for on rainy days, it would have to be this.
When you’re eating kway chap, it’s impossible to get bored. The medley of ingredients squeezed onto one plate keeps you excited throughout the meal, from start to finish. We love that you can come up with all kinds of permutations in every bite — kway and intestines, tau pok and pork belly, and so on.
Okay, but enough talking. We’re ready for our kway chap fix. Here are 9 kway chap places in Singapore that are doing islandwide delivery!
Ever since young, a lot of us grew up with nasi lemak as our all-time comfort food. With coconut milk-infused rice, crispy ikan bilis, chicken wings fried to perfection, a delectable fried egg, and sweet and spicy sambal, you cannot go wrong with this local Malay dish. Over time, many variations have popped up, including Chinese and Indonesian variations.
Here are 10 nasi lemak eateries offering delivery services in Singapore. It’s time to #supportlocal and satisfy those nasi lemak cravings of yours.
We are pretty sure that many of us have become overnight Masterchefs during the Circuit Breaker and have been trying out new cooking ideas from all over the internet. Here, we have another one to add to your repertoire of recipes; the outrageously easy yet lip-smackingly delicious Pigs in a Blanket. For the uninitiated, Pigs in a Blanket are essentially little pastry sausage rolls.
The recipe only requires 3 ingredients, so it’s really easy to put together. These little golden-brown morsels of joy are incredibly addictive; you won’t be able to stop binging on these once they’re done in the oven!
Three times a day, the billion-dollar question comes up — “What should we eat?” Deciding what to have during mealtimes now is almost as difficult as fixing a 1000-piece puzzle, with so many options at hand.
It doesn’t help that many restaurants, cafes and hawker stalls are offering islandwide food delivery now. But since most of these places charge for delivery based on distance, we’ve compiled out a comprehensive guide to 130 cafes and restaurants doing islandwide food delivery sorted out by their areas (Central, East, North, South and West Singapore).
This way, you can simply narrow down your choices to those within your area if you’re looking to trim off some of the delivery fees! You’re welcome.
Missing your weekly yum cha sessions with your family? Or have you just been craving for some dim sum? The Chinese-style delicacy features an assortment of bite-sized portions of food such as dumplings, buns and fried fritters that are served in little bamboo baskets. Unfortunately, unless you’re a pro in the kitchen, these morsels of joy aren’t easy to do up yourself.
Thankfully for us, there are many dim sum restaurants in Singapore that will be offering islandwide deliveries for dim sum during the Circuit Breaker period.
From the famous Swee Choon to the underrated Yi Dian Xin, we’ve got all your dim sum delivery needs covered. While we will have to do without the bamboo baskets and the experience itself, this shall suffice for now.
Heads up, Westies. IKEA is coming your way next year in 2021.
Their third outlet is opening in JEM, taking over the former space of Robinsons. While the new space is relatively smaller than IKEA’s other two outlets, the smaller concept of IKEA housed within a shopping mall itself will be the first of its kind within the region.
Spanning across three floors, the new store will occupy 70, 000 square feet of space in total. Shoppers can expect the entire collection of IKEA’s products, from their iconic Poäng chair to your favourite Docksta table.