Local food heroes take your home party to the next level with authentic grub.

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Local food heroes take your home party to the next level with authentic grub.

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Mr Ang Boon Ee, also known as the Tiong Bahru Satay Man, has been a legend serving up old-school Hainanese satay around the estate since the 1970s. Deterred by hefty fines for peddling his wares on the streets, he pivoted his business to specialise in private home catering instead. For a minimum order of 300 sticks, the man himself will bring the works and grill the skewers at your house. His moreish skewers of pork loin and lard grilled to charred perfection continue to gain a steady following solely through word of mouth. Tel: 6275-4943 


Founded by three meat-loving friends – Ian Lam, Xavier Chng and Gerald Sim – Sunday Roast is an on-demand Singaporean start-up which brings a steakhouse to your doorstep. Unlike most run-of-the- mill wholesale barbecue caterers, Sunday Roast offers both a la carte and omakase options: the former boasts raw meats such as Frenched lamb racks and maple BBQ pork ribs, while the latter curates a menu based on the client’s budget and number of guests. Drinks, accessories and on-site chefs are also available upon request. 

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One bite of the famous lechon from Iskina Cebu – a Filipino-owned stall specialising in its national dish – will sate any grown man’s carnivorous cravings. The suckling pig is fl avoured with aromatics such as lemongrass, onions and spring onions, then grilled rotisserie-style over charcoal for a crispy exterior. A garlicky vinaigrette balances out the meaty fl avours. The stall is now based at Timbre+ in Ayer Rajah, but you can bring home the signature lechon starting at $550 for a 16kg-18kg portion – just be sure to place your order at least four days in advance. 


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