3 Comfort Foods Under $20 To Order In


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Hainanese Chicken Rice from Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice (Marina Square)  

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Fuel up on Hainanese chicken rice, Singapore’s most iconic national dish, and the ultimate comfort food. And not just any chicken rice, but tender and juicy poached, roasted or soya sauce chicken on top of fragrant rice that’s cooked just right in flavourful chicken stock from chicken rice institution Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Chicken Set with Oyster Sauce Vegetables
Photo: Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice

Drumstick rice goes for $5.70 and set meal with Oyster Sauce HK Kailan starts from $8. There are also roast meats such as BBQ Pork and Roast Pork from $8.50; soups like Bitter Gourd Soup and Dumpling Soup from $5.30; seafood and meat dishes such as Curry Fish Head, Cereal Prawn, Deep-Fried Baby Squid and Marmite Pork Ribs from $10.70; and noodle and rice dishes such as Hokkien Noodles and Salted Fish Fried Rice from $5.90.

Bak Kut Teh from Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh

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For comfort food at its best, especially on rainy days, nothing beats a warm bowl of bak kut teh. Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh has been serving peppery Teochew-style bak kut teh made with fresh pork rib and pork knuckle following a family recipe for over 30 years.

Pork Ribs Soup
Photo: Joo Siah Bak Koot Teh

Must-trys are its signature Pork Ribs Soup, Pig’s Organs Soup, Braised Pork Leg and Braised Pork Belly (Lor Bak), priced at $6.90 each.

Lai Huat Signatures East Coast & East Village

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Comforting homestyle zi char (Hokkien for “cook fry”) dishes full of wok-hei goodness always hit the right spot. Lai Huat Signatures’ extensive zi char menu offers a wide variety of flavours to satisfy the taste buds of every family member.

Prawn Paste Chicken
Photo: Lai Huat Signatures

Lai Huat Signatures is best known for its Sambal Belachan Fish, crispy deep-fried pomfret topped with homemade sambal belachan, said to have originated from its kitchen. Other bestselling dishes include Prawn Paste Chicken ($12), Signature Baby Squids ($12), Crab Meat with Fish Maw Pottage ($19), Marmite Pork Ribs ($12) and White Bee Hoon with Lala ($12).