The restaurants are full for the 15 days of Chinese New Year, you have run out of auspicious ingredients to whip up a meal for last-minute visitors and festive fatigue is starting to set in. And furthermore, you are also probably too tired out after all the CNY festivities to cook for the family.
Enter ready-to-eat meals. At least four food and beverage companies have rolled out convenient packages that go beyond soup packets for a flavourful steamboat. Think proper dishes that can be fairly laborious to make, such as pencai, herbal chicken and braised sea cucumber with vegetables. Simply order the items online or buy them at supermarkets. Defrost, heat up in the microwave or steam and plate the dishes with the flourish of extra garnish. Here are some of our favourite picks:
Text: Eunice Quek/The Straits Times