So Good So Local

Lo and behold the convenience of  food delivery especially when everyone is  staying and working from home. Whether it is food delivery , grocery delivery or  home based businesses, together, we have managed to tide through these trying times. Here are some stories on what our local communities have been up to during lockdown season and find out how we can help and support our local businesses.


Zongzi for Beginners: How To Make Rice Dumplings and 5 Recipes to Try at Home

Come June 25, celebrate with rice dumplings of all kinds - traditional, vegetarian, keto, no-pork and a bluepea dessert one for Dragon Boat Festival

Meet the Foodies who Feed Communities in Lockdown

We bring you into the lockdown community to meet the vegetable seller in Malaysia, the enterprising hawker in Singapore, the passionate bread-makers in the Philippines, and more faces who are helping each other get by in the Covid-19 pandemic

8 Amazing Rice Dumplings for Takeaway and Delivery in Singapore

Impress your family and loved ones with these absolutely beautiful Zongzi creations this Dragon Boat Festival

Is it the Final Farewell for These Well-Loved Eateries in Singapore?

From your cosy neighborhood to busy downtown, small cafes and big restaurants alike have been forced to close for good

17 Neighbourhood Food Stall Deliveries To Satisfy Your "Outside Food" Fix in Singapore

Don't see your favourite hawker and local bakery on usual delivery platforms? For most of them, connect over Whatsapp to place orders and receive the comfort food you miss

10 Best Durian Deliveries in Singapore for a Quick Fix

Feast upon the golden sticky flesh of this famous thorny fruit from the convenience of your home

What is Your Back-to-Office Snack Horoscope?

Back to office? Something fun to welcome everyone - find your co-workers horoscopes and make perfect post lunch snacks for all

How We Supported Local Businesses and Communities

From taking services online to home based businesses, these are the stories of how we supported our local communities in the wave of COVID-19, and grew stronger as a community


So Good So Local: Tokyo

Imagine eating in a ramen shop, while at home. Well, a noodle house in Japan has recorded dine-in sounds for customers, as part of their delivery orders. The virtual ramen experience is one of the many ways traditional ramen shops in Japan have reinvented themselves in the Covid-19 lockdown. A local expert tells us more.

So Good So Local: Singapore

From growing their own crops, starting online hawker deliveries, these are the stories and ways Singaporeans weathered through COVID-19.

So Good So Local: Jakarta

In the time of the pandemic, it's important to support small businesses and local businesses alike. These are the stories of how the people in Jakarta faced the pandemic, and supported local, and became more sustainable.

So Good So Local: Manila

With the loss of income during COVID-19, many in Manila have to find new ways to support themselves, and support their communities through food. Stories of how filipinos weathered COVID-19, and how online home-based businesses helped many during the pandemic.

So Good So Local: Kuala Lumpur

What happens to hawker stall owners and your favourite cendol stall when they're forced to close during MCO? They go digital. Stories of how your favourite hawker foodies survived through COVID-19.

10 Best Durian Deliveries in Singapore for a Quick Fix

Feast upon the golden sticky flesh of this famous thorny fruit from the convenience of your home

7 Lockdown Food Trends that Took Indonesia by Storm

With everything that is going on around the world, many have turned to food as a source of comfort and hope, as Indonesians always do

Will We Say Goodbye to These Eateries in Malaysia?

A young bubble-tea street, an old eatery chain, and others are among food businesses that may not re-open after the Covid-19 pandemic

Creative Cooking At Home


5 Popular Street Eats To Recreate At Home

Whip up these iconic Asian dishes from the comforts of your home

Asia By Mouth: 12 Recipes to Take You Around the Region

As we wait for Asia to open up, there’s no better way to go there than making the region's food right at home

Debbie Wong’s Easy Tips for Super Satisfying No Recipe Cooking

From knowing your flavor profile, to making a great tasting one-meal bowl, Debbie gives you her best tips to make every meal easy and satisfying

7 Super Simple and Creative Ways to Use Your Rice Cooker

Did you know, you can make desserts, dips, sauces and even a whole meal in your rice cooker? Here are 7 super simple ways.

Be Your Own Hawker

When we say local, street food is the way to go. It's delicious, it's easy, it's fast. And you can now make your favourite street food dishes at home. BBQ Sambal stingray, sambal chilli lala, cekodok pisang. So good, so local. 


Sambal Stingray

Take a walk in any hawker centre by the beach in Singapore and Malaysia, and you are almost guaranteed to catch a whiff of this popular dish –Sambal Stingray! It’s gently grilled over a large banana leaf and slathered over with shallots, garlic, ginger and herby lemongrass, and of course a dollop of sweet, creamy sambal belacan.

Singapore Hokkien Mee

If a dish can be a mood, then the Singapore Hokkien Meecan only be known as cheery. A plate of glossy yellow and white noodles, bright orange shrimp, white rings of squid and green strips of Chinese chives soaked in a gravy made with seafood broth and served with lime, it is a popular dish that can be found in any Hawker Centre in Singapore. Here’s a tip –the longer you are able to simmer the seafood broth, the tastier your dish would be!

Delicious Desserts: Deep-Fried Banana Fritter Balls (Cekodok Pisang)

Also known as ‘jemput jemput pisang’, these deep-fried banana fritter balls are a sweet treat!

Malaysian Wanton Noodles

Wonton mee, or wanton mee, is a popular noodle dish in Asia. This Malaysian version with fresh egg noodles tossed in a special dark soy sauce and topped with thick slices of char siew is sure to impress your friends and family.

Murtabak Manis

Get ready for those calories because you will definitely sink your teeth into this traditional Indonesian pancake dessert. A sweet treat, the Murtabak Manis can be described as a hefty “pancake” pie –a thick pastry enveloping a filling of your choosing!

Does Singapore Have the Best Char Kway Teow?

There are many Char Kway Teow recipes out there, all with different iterations - Penang Char Kway Teow is lighter in colour, and not as sweet as Singapore’s Char Kway Teow. The recipe and texture of the noodles are also slightly different, but still delicious. Regardless of origin, our Char Kway Teow recipe is easy to follow, for an easy dish to enjoy.

Popiah Goreng

Another crowd pleaser, my late grandmother used to make these so we didn't realise we were eating vegetables as children. Sheets of spring roll wrappers are filled with an array of vegetables wrapped tightly into rolls. They are the perfect snack to make in advance because you can freeze them and then deep fry them frozen just before serving. Another simple recipe for you to enjoy!

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