Sometimes food delivery may not always be the best option, especially if you’re craving something that is not in your neighbourhood. Thanks to these ready-to-cook DIY meal kits from well-known restaurants and food brands, you can turn yourself into an instant chef or baker! All you have to do is reheat ingredients or do simple cooking like boiling. Get the little ones in on it as well so it becomes a fun family activity.
Here are 18 DIY meal kits that will help you achieve restaurant-worthy results in your own kitchen:
A taco kit that serves 4-6 people, this family (and party) friendly meal ($88.80) is made with super-thin slices of pork that are marinated with its in-house recipe and spices from central Mexico. This set includes 1kg of Al Pastor cooked meat, guacamole salsa, chipotle salsa, corn tortillas, and toppings like chopped onion, pineapple, cilantro, and lime wedges.
Make pizza night a fun family activity with one of Amo’s pizza kits (from $20 for San Marzano tomato sauce). Each kit comes with its signature slow-fermented dough, tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella cheese and a bit of extra virgin olive oil and flour for dusting.
If you have kids at home, they will love shaping the dough and exercising their creativity with toppings. The pizza can be cooked on the stove before going into the oven or baked all the way in the oven.
To cook, you’ll need a 12-inch pizza pan or frying pan and a convection oven. The kit comes with an instruction card with a QR code. Scanning it takes you to the restaurant’s website with more detailed instructions and a very useful video tutorial.
You can come up with your own toppings, though, such as vegetables and cured meats, or order additional toppings through the site from $2.
Fire up the grill. Barossa Steak & Grill has rolled out barbeque kits from $170 (good for four) with meats like marinate shoyu baby back ribs, Brazilian spicy pork sausages, grass-fed ribeye and marinated lamb rack to make for a heart feast. Plus, you’ll get seasoning and glazes like fleur de sel, red wine bourdelaise, and shoyu garlic glaze.
Takeaway and islandwide delivery is available.
Craving Luke’s Lobster? Apart from ordering delivery from the seafood shack, you can head to Fairprice Finest to get DIY Lobster Mac & Cheese ($31), Lobster Meat With Seasoning ($42 for 227g), Lobster Bisque ($17), and more for your DIY crustacean dinner.
How to order: Visit any FairPrice Finest stores except for Funan, 111 Somerset, and Changi City Point.
Whether you have a craving for comforting pao fan ($8.80), herbal ginseng chicken, fish head soup (from $12.80), or egg goji spinach soup ($6.50), Fish Soup Paradise has the meal kits to satisfy your appetite.
Its ingredients come in vacuum-sealed packages, which you can toss in the fridge or freezer (refer to its instructions), and all you have to do is boil them or steam them.
A perfect weekend activity for you and your little one, this baking project takes about 130 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of bake time. The Little Miss Bento Baking Kit – Kitty Cheese Tart ($38) gives you eight cheese tarts, and it comes with all the ingredients in the kit. Tart shells are included, as well as chocolate piping bag, cream cheese and cake flour mix. But you’ll need to prep two egg yolks, as well as use your own bakeware such as a whisk, mixing bowl and pots.
The food service company that has been supplying premium ingredients to Michelin-starred restaurants and hotels for over 70 years, has launched its first-ever DIY meal sets. These sets are specially curated by their corporate chefs, and feature Angliss’s signature range of top-quality beef, pork and fish.
Whatever your meat craving, there’s a set to satisfy, including Korean BBQ sets (from $25 for marinated Bulgogi sliced beef), Premium Steak Set (from $15 for Salmon Fillet) which comes with seasonal veggies, Wagyu Burger sets (from $36 for grain-fed beef patty), as well as Nabemono Soup Sets with four types of meat to choose from (from $32 for 150g Kurobuta pork collar slices and 150g Duroc pork belly slices). Each Japanese nabemono set also comes with mixed vegetables, two eggs and your choice of either sukiyaki or shabu shabu soup base.
How to order: Visit their e-commerce site. Free delivery for purchases above $100.
Now you can get your favourite menu items from Park Bench Deli freshly prepared and cooked as it offers convenient DIY meal kits with pickup and delivery islandwide. Each Sunday, it rolls out a new menu, and each kit has everything you’ll need to fit two to four people, making it a great choice for family lunch or dinner.
For the upcoming Sunday (May 31, 2021), it has teamed up with pop-up restaurant Firebrand to offer a six-course meal kit ($150, good for two to three) that includes grilled Iberico pork skewers, smoked cauliflower with cashew cheese, cuttlefish bolognese, roasted skate wings, and a lemon tart. For upcoming menus, refer to its Instagram page or website.
Address: 179 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068627
Learn to bake like local pastry chef Janice Wong, with her Bake at Home range, which comprises Bake At Home premixes, baking ingredients, equipment, and accessories.
With the Bake At Home premixes, whipping up cakes, cookies, or brownies is simplified for the home baker. You only need to add measured ingredients like oil, eggs, cream, and dark chocolate to create sumptuous treats such as Chocolate Cake, Scones, Double Chocolate Brownies, and more.
A step-by-step recipe is provided and will also state whether fresh ingredients such as milk, oil, or eggs are required.
Where: B1-K28 Paragon, Singapore 238859; and B1-48 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103. 2am: dessertbar is open for takeaways and delivery islandwide through Grab, Foodpanda and Deliveroo.
If you love your pizza as much as the next person, now you can make it on your own, with Bella Pizza’s DIY kit, which contains soft, pillowy dough and your favourite toppings.
Both Single Dough Kit ($18) and Double Dough Kit ($25) include mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, Tuscan tomato sauce, and basil leaves. You can also opt for extra toppings such as pineapples ($2) and salami ($5). They even have a Calzone Kit ($22), so you can create that flaky, cheesy, savoury goodness at home.
If you need some guidance on making pizza, refer to the recipe cards that come with your delivery, or watch the video tutorials on their Facebook page.
Where: 30 Robertson Quay, #01-14 Riverside View, Singapore 238251
How to order: Call 6734 0139 or visit their website. DIY kits are also available for takeaway.
Bake your own lava cookies from Creamery Boutique Ice Creams Singapore, which has launched three frozen options. Pick from Chocalot (chocolate lava with butter cookie), Monster Matcha (green tea lava with butter cookie) or Red Devil (cream cheese lava with red velvet cookie).
The cookies are priced from $4.90 a piece, $3 a piece with any order of an ice-cream pint (from $17) or sold as part of special bundles.
To bake, set your oven to 170 deg C and place the cookie on a baking tray. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes till the cookie is golden brown and its centre is molten. Heap a scoop of ice cream on top to get that oozy lava effect. But before that, get your camera ready for that Instagram shot.
Where: #01-03, 139 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207557
How to order: Call 8133 1250 or visit the Creamery website. Best to pre-order three days in advance. Free island-wide delivery for orders $50 and above on designated slots.
The iconic Earthquake mega sundae ($25.47) at restaurant chain Swensen’s now comes conveniently packed in a box. Pick eight flavours from 24 options such as the classic Sticky Chewy Chocolate and Durian King, as well as Butterfly Pea Flower Milk Tea and Dark Chocolate Truffle.
Don’t miss out on the toppings — hot fudge sauce, butterscotch sauce, strawberry sauce, pineapple sauce, blueberry sauce, marshmallow sauce, hot caramel sauce and cold fudge, almonds, whipped cream and maraschino cherries — which come free of charge.
How to order: Via Deliveroo, GrabFood, FoodPanda. Visit the Swensen’s website for more information.
Feast on Summer Hill restaurant’s signature roast chicken ($45, serves two to three) with all the trimmings sans the hassle of preparation.
For bigger groups of up to five people, choose from the Cape Grim grass-fed ribeye roast ($198), which comes with porcini mushroom cream sauce; or roasted Kurobuta pork collar ($120, serves three to four) in Dijon mustard sauce.
All sets include duck fat-roasted potatoes, spring vegetables and slow-roasted garlic confit. The ingredients are pre-cooked and vacuum-packed – with re-heating instructions – and can be stored for up to three days before consumption.
Where: #01-62, 106 Clementi Street 12, Singapore 120106
Over at Prepped, you’ll find local flavours with a healthy twist, and a menu that is rotated weekly. Think healthy yet flavourful dishes like Ginger Miso Salmon ($8.80), Cashew Chicken ($6.80) and Lemongrass Chicken with Cellophane Noodles ($7.80). These come washed, chopped and marinated in vacuum-sealed packaging, and you’ll get to whip up a hot meal in under 10 minutes.
We love that the calorie count of each dish is included too, so you can keep track of your daily intake if you’re watching your diet.
You can still enjoy authentic Korean cuisine at home, thanks to Ajumma’s Korean Restaurant. To satiate your Korean food cravings, the restaurant offers 10 survival kits for easy cooking. They include well-known dishes like Kimchi Pancake ($10.90), Beef Bulgogi ($14.90) and Army Stew ($17.90). All the ingredients are freshly packed and come with simple instructions.
Check out their Instagram account for easy to follow video tutorials as well.
How to order: Get your meal kits via Instagram, or dial 8798 2305. Free delivery for DIY meal kits.
Support Singapore’s farms with a newly launched subscription pack filled with curated local produce. This initiative is by The Local Farm (TLF), a concept offering ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook products under nature-based events company Gardenasia.
Delivered on a weekly basis, the pack comprises pasteurised eggs from N&N Agriculture, quail eggs from Lian Wah Hang, vegetables (weekly rotation of xiao bai cai, cai xin hua, sharp spinach, round spinach and kang kong) from Yili Vegetation and fish fillets (weekly rotation of seabass and red snapper) from The Fish Farmer.
The initiative will launch with a monthly subscription fee (from $185) for a six-month contract. Interest-free installments are available for UOB cardholders. At the time of writing, TLFhas just closed its subscription for the TLF Pack II. But if you’re interested, express your interest in the link below to keep up with updates!
Craving a taco but don’t want to make a trip down to this Mexican taqueria? Make your own, with Papi’s Tacos DIY tacos (from $99) that can feed four to eight people. Select three fillings and three sides such as chicken, pulled pork chipotle aioli, heat up the tortillas and then stuff them with the fillings. Wash it all down with pre-mixed margaritas (from $60 per one-litre bottle), which come in flavours like classic lime and – for the braver ones – habanero chili.
Where: 39 Seah St, Singapore 188395
Text: Eunice Quek & Wong Ah Yoke/Straits Times, Additional reporting: Tan Gin Yee, Elizabeth Liew, Farisia Thang, Joyce Chua and Michelle Lee
This post was first published on May 26, 2020, and updated on December 30, 2020.