Sitting down with close family and friends to dig into a table spread with zi char dishes is one of the best communal dining experiences for many Singaporean families. But with circuit breaker measures in place, it will be some time before we can gather for a meal (or at all) with anyone outside of our immediate family again.
If you’re hankering after zi char from your favourite coffee shops, chances are they’re still open and serving, so you can rely on takeaways (use these reusable containers while you’re at it!) and deliveries.
Alternatively, you can try recreating them at home with our easy peasy recipes below. Whether it’s hearty stir-fries or delicious seafood, these zi char dishes will surely warm the hearts of your loved ones – simply accompany with bowls of steaming white rice and you are set for a night of feasting.
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