Spending Ramadan 2020 at home has got many of us cooking more frequently for iftar and sahur. Whether it's local cuisine
, easy recipes for the family
or even Korean
and Japanese cuisine
, we're pretty sure this Ramadan has been a culinary adventure for many of you ? But let's face it - some days, you just want to rely on convenience food
like instant halal frozen food.
Perhaps you just want to take a breather or you're pressed for time. That's why we've rounded up this list of 8 instant halal frozen food that you can buy online in Singapore! The best part is that you can put them in the microwave or deep/air-fry them and you're all set.
You can get most of these items delivered to you from local halal online supermarkets as well as other local supermarkets like NTUC Fairprice, Giant, Cold Storage and Sheng Siong. Check out our article here
for a list of halal online supermarkets in Singapore. Some of these items are also available for delivery directly from their suppliers and we've listed it out in the article too.
1. Ready-to-eat meals
Credit: Shell Bandar Darulaman on Facebook What's not to love about ready-to-eat meals? They are convenient, quick to prepare and most of the time, they taste pretty good too ? With so many brands offering a wealth of options these days, you'll be spoilt for choice. If you're looking for Malay cuisine, CP's Kampung Fried Rice and Nasi
Lemak with Chicken Rendang will suit your fancy. Local halal Indian chain Prata Wala also has ready-to-eat briyani which you can get online, with enticing options like Butter Chicken and Bombay Fish Masala. For comfort food, Chef-In-Box's Mac & Cheese and Japanese Chicken Curry Rice or The Soup Spoon's take-home soup packs will do just the trick ? For a taste of homely Western food, Melvados' mouth-watering lasagnas, baked pastas, pizzas and pies are just what you need! But aside from these brands, you can browse through the instant food section of your favourite supermarkets to find some hidden gems too. Where to find them:
2. Chicken wings, drumlets, boneless items
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Need a nice snack to go with the fried rice or noodles that you've just cooked? Or perhaps you're feeling peckish in the middle of the night? Then chicken wings, drumlets and boneless options will be your best friend ? We asked you guys on our Traveler Thursday segment on Instagram
what instant frozen food do you usually eat and an overwhelming number of you responded with CP's chicken products! Some of the most popular flavours are their honey wings, roasted hot wings, spicy drumlets, seaweed chicken and karaage. Other popular brands witIf h yummy chicken products are Ayamas, Tay, Prime Quality and Bibik's Choice.
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3. Nuggets and fillets
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Nuggets and fillets are perfect for the young and the young at heart ? For those of you who are missing McDonald's chicken nuggets, you can get FreezePak's chicken nuggets from these halal supermarkets
. The brand recently went viral after a post on Facebook stated that it tasted very similar to McNuggets! If you prefer fish nuggets and fillets instead, then Bibik's Choice will be perfect for you. Other brands with a variety of halal nuggets
are Farmland, Ayamas and CP. For fish fillets and fingers, DoDo and Pacific West are the popular brands. Where to find them:
4. Pau (steamed and fried buns)
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There's nothing like the smell of freshly steamed buns. If you feel like having something warm for sahur but don't want to go through the hassle of preparing a full meal, steamed buns are a great idea! One of the more famous brands for pau is KG Food, with yummy fillings like honey chicken, tau sar (red bean) and satay. They are easily available at halal online supermarkets and Sheng Siong's online store. Other notable brands for pau are Dsanjung (Toko Warisan) and Pau Roslan (Nikmart). Halal supermarket Suzy Ameer also has its own brand of chilli crab and char siew dim sum, as well as other fried pau options. If you love your pau fried, you'd love Wan Zaleha's fried sambal pau. Check out other fried pau brands on Nikmart and Toko Warisan too ?
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5. Dim sum
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Planning to have your own dim sum feast at home for iftar? Time to get some instant dim sum and steam it yourself! Whether you're craving siew mai, har kow (shrimp dumpling), Shanghai chicken dumplings, salted egg pau and more, you can get them delivered to your doorstep ?
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6. Puff pastry
Whether it's curry puffs, samosa or spring rolls, a plate of puff pastry never fails to delight us. Fans of Old Chang Kee, we've got great news! You can now order the chain's frozen products so you can keep them in the freezer for a longer period of time ? If you're looking for the more traditional epok-epok (currypuff in Malay), As-Sufi is a well-known brand and you can find their items (along with samosa) on their own website and Suzy Ameer. Other shops like Nikmart and Toko Warisan sell epok-epok and samosa from smaller brands like Ainul, Falah and Hawa. Suzy Ameer also has their own brand of epok-epok, along with other products like karipap (Indian-style currypuffs).
Another puff pastry that's popular is roti boyan (Boyanese pancake bread with potato).
This treat is great for a quick meal or when eaten with sambal ? Where to find them:
You might not be able to head to the Ramadan bazaars this year but you can still whip up your own bazaar treats at home
. One iconic snack to have at bazaars is none other than dendeng! Thankfully, there are a couple of places offering delivery for frozen dendeng, so you can grill them as and when you like ?
Where to find them:
8. Satay and Otak-Otak
Besides dendeng, two other food items that you'd usually find at bazaars are satay and otak-otak. Once you start whipping up these two treats at home, we're pretty sure your house will smell like the bazaar in no time ? One brand that is known for their satay is Jumain Sataysfaction and you can have the option of stir-frying your satay or having them on sticks. You can find their products on their own website, Sheng
Siong's online store and Nikmart. Other satay brands include Janur (Toko Warisan) and Pak Satay (NTUC Fairprice). BBQ wholesale stores like EZ BBQ and BBQ Wholesale and Suzy Ameer also sell frozen marinated satay that's ready to cook. Craving for otak-otak instead? You can get them from the BBQ wholesale stores too! Where to find them:
That concludes our list of halal instant frozen food that you can get delivered to your house in Singapore! We hope they will be useful in helping you prepare your meals for the remaining days of Ramadan ?