Tingkat dinner delivery from Kim’s Kitchen: Day 1

This blog is pretty much a reflection of my life. Well, to update you on what’s happening in my life right now, we sacked our foreign domestic helper (typical maid issues) a week ago. So now, I have to take care of my almost 2-year-old toddler and 9-month-old baby on top of doing all the household chores. My mother-in-law comes over in the day to help out with the kids. But as those of you who are parents would know, taking care of two kids at these ages is no easy feat.

One thing that takes up an awful amount of time and energy is cooking dinner. In the first week, I still cooked dinner for the adults in the family — my parents-in-law, hubby, and me. But the grocery shopping, prep work, cooking, and cleaning process was taking up a lot of time and effort. At the end of the day, I was so tired out I didn’t have any more energy left for my kids. And so, for the moment, I’m taking the easy way out — ordering tingkat dinner delivery.

Googled and found out that Kim’s Kitchen seems to be the most popular tingkat dinner caterer in Singapore. According to their website, “thousands of households” depend on Kim’s Kitchen for dinner.

1 July 2013 dinner.

1 July 2013 dinner.

I placed an order for 10-day trial dinnerS$148.73 (after GST) for 3 persons. Opted for 4 dishes instead of 3 dishes + 1 soup. I prefer to cook my own soup.

Trial order comes in disposable containers; actual order comes in metal tingkat containers.

Our food was delivered around 4.30pm today.

Prawn paste chicken wings.

Prawn paste chicken wings.

Couldn’t detect any prawn paste taste in the chicken. However, the chicken was quite tasty on its own. Meat was slightly dry.

Steamed egg

Steamed egg with ham

Best dish of the meal. The steamed egg was yummy — tasty but with a homemade flavor. I didn’t even know those tiny bits in the egg were ham, until I read the menu.

Curry vegetable

Curry vegetable

The curry sauce looked watery (not much coconut milk), but was very spicy.

Stewed radish

Stewed radish

This is the replacement dish for soup — stewed slices of radish. Quite flavorsome with good texture, but not memorable.

Considering that this meal was cooked on a mass production scale, it was better than I’d expected. Although the food was for 3 persons, it was sufficient for the 4 of us as my parents-in-law are small eaters.

Will have to finish the trial before we can decide whether the food is good enough for us to continue the tingkat service. Stay tuned for updates!

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