We are always having lunchtime meetings or working late into the night, and may find it challenging to fit good food into our hectic lifestyles. Thankfully, there is a simple solution – READY MEALS! I remember when I was a full-time producer, my dinner was always ready meals from vending machines because it’s so convenient and I don’t have to wait for long for my food to be ready.
With that in mind, the Just Nice Ready-To-Eat Fest was organized in collaboration with 12 locally renowned food brands, supported by SPRING Singapore. The food festival took place from 10-13 November, and introduced the convenience, affordability, quality and great taste that ready meals offer. Held at Ion Orchard, the fest featured 12 of Singapore’s leading F&B brands and over 80 types of ready meals. Each brand brought with them a mouth-watering selection of meals – from starters, such as soups and salads, to local favourites – that can be prepared by individuals quickly and easily, fitting right into the busy Singaporean lifestyle.
These ready meals will be Just Nice for the Right Occasions – be it a midnight bite or a quick lunch. The health-conscious ones can even look out for the Healthier Choice Symbol – HPB’s stamp of approval on meals that are lower in saturated fat and sodium. You don’t have to worry about the food not being fresh because advanced technologies have extended the shelf-life of food products whilst retaining the taste and quality.
Even though the event has ended, but you can still find and purchase all these ready meals in many supermarkets and convenience stores. Here are the 12 F&B brands providing glorious ready meals for you!
The Soup Spoon
As a soup category leader in the local F&B scene, The Soup Spoon has been creating a soup culture where soups take centre stage in a meal. The Take-Home Soup Packs is The Soup Spoon’s endeavour to allow customers to enjoy delicious soups in the comfort of their own homes and offices. They also have Ready-to-Eat Meals such as Chinese poached Samsui chicken with fragrant ginger scallion sauce, spruced up with superfood red rice. The food is delivered chilled, and guaranteed to be fresh for 7 days. Simply remove the label before heating it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/the-soup-spoon for more!
Chef-in-Box creates quality meals in a box. Using only fresh ingredients, the Halal-certified bento meals are thoughtfully prepared by a team of chefs; and are available in a wide variety of flavours, such as Local Delights, Western, Malay, Indian and Japanese cuisines. Tingle your senses with a taste of Thailand with this piquant Thai favourite of all time – Stir-fried Basil Chicken with Green Curry Fried Rice. The dish promises a complex flavour and fragrance with minced chicken stir-fried with an abundance of basil leaves, and paired with everyone’s favourite green curry reimagined as fried rice.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/jr-group for more!
Want a bit of spice in your life? Enjoy the ready meals from Prata Wala! Prata Wala is an Indian quick-service restaurant chain serving Halal-certified North and South Indian cuisine in a trendy and casual setting. Their ready meals include Bombay Fish Masala Biryani, Butter Chicken Biryani, Curry Chicken Biryani, Curry Mutton Biryani and Paneer Butter Masala Biryani. Our favourite? The Butter Chicken Biryani! The grilled chicken is marinated in a delightful yogurt and spice mixture, and simmered in a rich tomato, cashew nuts, butter flavoured gravy. It is served with biryani rice.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/first-gourmet for more!
CP Food has over 10 gourmet ready meals from Thai, Western, Japanese and Chinese cuisine, and they are available island-wide. The most popular dish has to be the Shrimp Wonton Noodle with vegetable. Do try the Four Seasons Grilled Duck with Egg Noodles! Expect beautifully brown skin, tender and juicy duck marinated with a special mix of spices and herbs, all on a bed of egg noodles.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/cp-brand for more!
Want something lighter? Shake Salad is your best buddy in healthy living. Its automated salad kiosk provides consumers with fresh, premium and pre-packaged healthy food to help consumers keep a well-balanced and nutritious diet even amidst their hectic schedules! Try the Chopped Salad with fresh baby spinach, quinoa, tomatoes, corn kernel, raisins, roasted pumpkin seeds and crumbled feta cheese.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/shake-salad for more!
Grabbing a quick bite at 7-Eleven takes a new and more delectable turn with its high quality, fresh-chilled Ready-to-Eat (RTE) meals under its 7-Select brand. They have created iconic local dishes such as Nonya Dry Mee Siam, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Chicken Bolognaise, Butter Chicken Biryani and more. The Hainanese chicken rice features tender steamed chicken meat and fragrant rice, complete with spicy chilli with hints of ginger and garlic.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/7-eleven for more!
BoBo Fishball POP
Fancy a snack? How about something savoury served with a yummy cheese dip? Pop ‘n go with BoBo POP! Get an instant fix of piping hot savoury snacks from BoBo’s new vending machine concept, featuring SIX of their best-selling finger food! Top the snack with their delicious melted cheese dip which comes with every POP-pack that is priced affordably from $ 2.60 to $ 3.80. POP by and have a taste of the crowd-favourite Chicken Cheese Meat Ball, or premium Fried Fish Balls and Cheese Tofu!
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/halifa-bobo for more!
Joo Chiat Kim Choo
From a humble stall at 34 Joo Chiat Place, Joo Chiat Kim Choo has now grown to be the best rice dumpling brand in Singapore. They preserve the authentic flavours of a recipe passed down through generations. The rice dumplings are made with the finest ingredients, and they carry a taste of tradition. You have to try their traditional Nonya dumpling which is filled with lean pork sautéed with winter melon strips and mixed with various spices.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/u-marketplace-enterprise for more!
Polar Puffs & Cakes
Polar Puffs & Cakes, Singapore’s longest running family-owned retail bakery chain, was the first confectionery to launch its vending pastries oven across the island in May 2017. Consumers can purchase piping hot pastries at any time of the day. The pastries are baked daily at Polar’s central kitchen and will be stocked up several times a day in the “Vending Oven” to ensure that the pastries are crispy and fresh at all times. The Curry Puff is a true classic – it has a crispy and buttery pastry filled with spicy curry, diced chicken and onions.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/polar for more!
Gourmet Ready offers a large range of healthy Halal-certified food ranging from Mediterranean dips, to comprehensive Asian meals, to traditional English pies. With a low salt, low fat and balanced carbs philosophy, Gourmet Ready has rolled out ready meals such as the Thai-inspired prawn and chicken red curry with snow peas and beans. It is a perfect balance of spicy, sweet, and sour flavours.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/gourmet-ready for more!
Taste Asia specialises in halal food products from a variety of Asian cuisines. Simple place a box in the microwave for a few minutes and it’s ready to eat! The food is pre-packed in microwavable containers and you can look forward to a classic and a signature range of Asian dishes such as the flavourful Lotus Leaf Rice with Chicken served on a traditional lotus leaf.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/select for more!
RedMart is Singapore’s leading online supermarket. Not only can you get an extensive range of groceries, with the convenience of home delivery, you can lay your hands on ready meals too. The RedMart Lasagne, an Italian delight, sees Australian beef and tomato ragu layered between sheets of egg pasta, before the ensemble is topped with a creamy béchamel sauce and grated Parmesan cheese.
Visit https://www.justnice.sg/mustbite/redmart for more!
This post was brought to you in partnership with Ms.Cherlynne, as part of the Just Nice campaign. For more information, please visit https://www.justnice.sg.