Ramadan Bazaars may be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak this year, but you can still enjoy your Thai milk tea and martabak manis at home.
Like most Singaporeans, I felt sad when I heard that the Ramadan Bazaars are cancelled this year in light of the COVID-19 situation.
On the bright side, I am happy to skip the long queues and sweaty crowds just to get my fix of traditional Malay food and unique snacks. This year, most of the local F&B bazaar stalls are now offering home deliveries. Here are seven local businesses offering islandwide deliveries for you to enjoy your bazaar treats from home!
Three iced teas from Broti's menu will be available for online purchase. This includes bestsellers Thai Milk Tea, Earl Grey Milk Tea, and Green Milk Tea.
Broti's Thai Milk Tea is my go-to thirst quencher whenever I visit the bazaar.
PHOTO CREDIT: BROTI SG'S INSTAGRAM
Do note that the iced teas will be served without ice and in 400ml bottles, instead of the usual jumbo-sized cups.
Delivery fee: Free islandwide delivery (excluding Sentosa, Jurong Island and Tuas) with a minimum order of $20
2. Satay Ummi
If you have sudden cravings for satay goreng (pan-fried satay), Satay Ummi offers frozen-packed options for your convenience.
Their chicken satay goreng is priced at $22, while the beef and mutton are priced $26 and $28 respectively.
If you prefer to have your meals piping hot, go for the Bento Sets instead.
The Bento Set is priced at two for $18 with your choice of chicken, beef or mutton meat.
PHOTO CREDIT: SATAY UMMI'S INSTAGRAM
Where to order: Instagram DM, WhatsApp (9329 2212)
Delivery fee: Islandwide delivery at $10
Air Katira is a refreshing and cooling drink that is usually brewed during the fasting month. Alkatira serves a variety of flavours, such as Bandung and Chocolate Milo, as well original and natural. Each bottle costs $2.50.
Alkatira offers familiar flavours loved by locals.
PHOTO CREDIT: ALKATIRA'S INSTAGRAM
Where to order: WhatsApp (9226 7135)
Delivery fee: $10 for delivery, with no minimum order
Another must-have item at the Ramadan Bazaar is the Martabak Manis, a dessert pancake topped with sweet ingredients like condensed milk, chocolate and cheese.
Fan favourite Markozar serves up Martabak Manis in various flavours, such as the OG Original and Nutella Falls.
If you have a super sweet tooth, try their Banana Cheese (available in four flavours) and Keria Viral (sweet potato donuts glazed in gula melaka).
You can view their full delivery menu on Instagram.
PHOTO CREDIT: MARKOZAR'S INSTAGRAM
Where to order: WhatsApp (9680 0565)
Delivery fee: $8 for delivery
5. Beef Bro
A common sight at Ramadan Bazaars in recent years, Beef Bro specialises in halal blow-torched beef cubes.
Take your pick from a variety of unique flavours such as Cheesy Mentaiko Beef Cubes and Truffle Beef Cubes. Or go for their original Beef Cubes ($12.90) if you prefer to savour the beef cubes on its own.
Beef Bro will be open till 2am to satisfy your night-time cravings.
PHOTO CREDIT: BEEF BRO'S INSTAGRAM
Delivery fee: Free islandwide delivery
6. Burgs by Project Warung
Burgs by Project Warung is known for their affordable yet juicy burgers. Break your fast with their popular items like the Double Burgs' Bacon and Cheese Burger ($10.70) and Honey Soy Chicken Wings ($4.90).
Besides offering home delivery, you can opt to pick up your burger orders yourself.
PHOTO CREDIT: PROJECT WARUNG'S INSTAGRAM
Where to order: Timbre+ outlet (9023 0574), Bukit Batok outlet (9457 8622), Chai Chee outlet (9023 0586)
Delivery fee: Free deliveries for orders above $30
7. *Bonus* Hjh Maimunah Restaurant
This well-loved local restaurant is not usually featured at Ramadan Bazaar, but many diners flock to their outlets during Ramadan for a taste of their kampung-style cuisine.
If you want to surprise your family with their favourite Malay dishes, fill up their tummies with hearty dishes like the BBQ Sudanese Chicken ($9) and Oxtail Soup ($8).
Choose from their extensive online menu to break your fast.
PHOTO CREDIT: HJH MAIMUNAH RESTAURANT'S FACEBOOK
PS: Hjh Maimunah has started taking orders for their Tingkat deliveries for Ramadan. More details here!
Delivery fee: Minimum order of $30, delivery fee starts from $5
Although ordering in may not be the same as being at the Ramadan Bazaar, you'll win brownie points this year for staying home and helping to minimise the spread of COVID-19.
So, eat well and stay safe!
BANNER AND TEASER PHOTO CREDIT: HJH MAIMUNAH RESTAURANT'S FACEBOOK, SATAY.UMMI'S INSTAGRAM, PROJECTWARUNG'S INSTAGRAM