Our da bao of the day (DBOTD) is an assortment of food takeaway from Raffles City basement, including bee hoon soup from Milk Fish restaurant, a new shop at Raffles City.
Our Food Takeaway From Raffles City Basement
The crowd situation at Raffles CIty during the current Singapore Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) alert was similar to what we saw at Ngee Ann City. The shopping mall was generally quiet except for the basement where human traffic was humming with food delivery and takeaway business. One big difference between the two malls was the extra activity at Raffles City Convention Hall which is a COVID vaccination centre. Like many folks there, we think that it is a good idea to get food takeaway From Raffles City as there are many options. Here is a picture of what we bought: bee hoon seafood soup from Milk Fish, beef noodles and dumplings from Din Tai Fung and egg tarts from Tai Chong Bakery. They are all located at Raffles City basement 1.
Milk Fish Restaurant
Milk Fish is a new restaurant at Raffles City. The shop smells new and even the congratulatory flower bouquets still looked fresh. They must have opened around the same time that the new Singapore Phase 2 kicked in. Since we are always curious about new places to eat, it was easy to decide that we had to get something from Milk Fish.
Here are pictures of the Milk Fish Menu. It seems that they specialise in seafood soup. The menu items differ in terms of what ingredients go into your choice of soup. The most expensive item is the premium soup set ($32.80) which includes lobster, scallop and abalone in the soup. Being ordinary patrons we simply selected the signature soup ($12.80) with an order of thin vermicelli or bee hoon ($1).
The seafood soup and bee hoon were cleverly separated in a two-section takeaway container. Once we were ready to eat, we added the bee hoon into the soup. This is close look at our seafood soup with the vermicelli. There was a decent amount of sea food – prawn, red snapper slices and some clams. The soup tasted good – nice and rich. The pieces of seafood were fine but not exceptional.
Raffles City Shopping Centre, B1-44F, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6254 4946
Din Tai Fung Daily Takeaway Deals (21 May to 13 June 2021)
We only found out about the Din Tai Fung daily takeaway deals when we were there. On certain days, one dish is featured which attracts a discount. Sadly we were not there on the day when the discounted item is the fried rice with pork chop – one of the best DTF dishes.
What we bought were the beef noodles ($13) and wantons with vinegar and chilli (红油抄手, $8.80). Both items were well packaged with the soup and sauces separated. Here are pictures of the two dishes with the sauces combined.
The beef noodles survived the takeaway journey extremely well. Eating this dish at home was not much different from eating it in the restaurant. The wantons had dried up a bit by the time we got home but were quickly revived once the vinegar and chilli oil were added. The chilli looks more fearsome than it really is. It is only mildly spicy and works well as an appetiser.
Din Tai Fung (Raffles City Shopping Centre)
252 North Bridge Road #B1-08, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6336 6369
Food Takeaway From Raffles City Basement: Tai Chong Bakery Egg Tarts
For dessert, there are many bakeries at the Raffles City Basement. The decision was made for us when we saw a newly baked tray of egg tarts being transferred from the oven to the display case. These two beautiful egg tarts rounded up our lunch of food takeaway from Raffles City.
Tai Chong Bakery
#B1-58 Raffles City Shopping Center
252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 8939 1954
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