Local restaurants and cafes are offering a little help to put your cooking skills to the test.

By now, we’re pretty sure you’re already one step closer to becoming a master chef at home. You want to make full use of your time at home by learning how to cook, trying out new recipes and even be creative in the kitchen. But we understand cooking is not for everyone.

Here’s where we come in with a little help from local restaurants and cafes who are providing starter packs to inspire you to make your own meal — especially if you’re already running out of ideas on your next food delivery.

Make those days at home a little more special especially if you’re throwing yourself a birthday ‘celebration’, as you clink champagne glasses with your friends via Zoom or Houseparty while showing off your creations. It’ll be even more fun if all of you get the same starter kit and cook them ‘live’ together.

Additionally, you’re also doing your part to support local businesses as they too struggle to make ends meet during these trying times. While we continue to add more as the list grows, here’s where you can order your quarantine starter packs to get you cooking like a pro.

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1
VCR

VCR has launched Home Starter Packs to inspire its customers to prepare a cafe-quality breakfast during their home quarantine. These packages include VCR’s staple sourdough, chipolata sausages, turkey ham, tomato bean sauce granola and strawberry coulis. Create your very own ‘big breakfast’ by adding your favourite ingredients like eggs, avocado, leafy greens, mushrooms and tomatoes. You can also find the step-by-step instructions on its Instagram page.

Available for self pick-up or delivery.

 

Address
2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur / 31, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-2202 1115
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2
Butcher Carey

If you already have bottles of wine delivered to your doorstep, plate up a perfectly cooked steak to go with it — just for some self-satisfaction at home (at least you can say you made it yourself). Butcher Carey offers the perfect cut for you to choose from. Simply add butter and a sprig of thyme into a hot pan, sear the steak on both sides for a couple of minutes according to your preferred doneness, and let it rest for a while before serving with sides of mash, roasted vegetables or cauliflower rice.

Available for self pick-up.

Address
A-0-10 Plaza Damas 3, 106, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+6019-3380811
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3
Little People

Miss having fresh pasta and couldn’t be bothered to make them from scratch? Little People offers freshly-made pasta for you to cook at home — fuss-free. There are three handmade pastas available, including tagliatelle, pappardelle and pink beetroot pasta — each comes with a choice of carbonara, pesto or slow-cooked tomato sauce. Each starter pack is good for three servings. Throw in additional ingredients like bacon, sausages, seafood and vegetables to give it your own twist.

Available for self pick-up or delivery.

Address
G-01, Avantas Residences 162, Jalan Klang Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-79719209
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4
Skillet X Beta

Chef Raymond Tham and his team at Skillet@163 and Beta KL are dedicated to sharing some love through food with their food delivery services as well as the pre-packed DIY Menu featuring signature dishes from both restaurants. Once received, you need only two steps in your own kitchen to put together a fine dine-worthy meal. We especially love the Foie Gras, Pan Seared Scallops with Lawas Risotto, as well as the Confit Pongteh Duck Leg. For dessert, the Musang King Durian Mousse is an indulgent treat to go with a glass of cognac. Here’s your chance to show off some culinary skills to your significant other, especially for any celebrations at home.

Available for self pick-up or delivery.

Address
163, Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur, 10, Jalan Perak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-21812426
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5
Char Line Asado + Bar

Beat the queue at the grocer and have Char Line prepare the meals for you and your family. The South American-inspired wood fired grill restaurant and bar has prepared six handy MealBox options for you to have a bit of fun as you lock down your cooking skills during the quarantine period. Simply select the choices (cooked or uncooked) and specify the number of pax required. Among the six are Cherry Tomato Linguine with Wild Rocket, Steak Sandwich with Bone Marrow and Caramelised Onions, Crab and Cream Cheese Tortellini with Soy Butter Sauce, as well as the vegan-friendly Eggplant and Tofu Rice Bowl.

Available for self pick-up or delivery.

Address
Plaza Damansara, 43, Ground Floor, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+60126975883
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6
Dewakan

The only Malaysian restaurant to ever debut in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list has launched the Cook Like Dewakan Food Kit. This is your chance to experience Dewakan in the comforts of home while having fun with chef-crafted meals inspired by the impressive menu at the restaurant. Each menu is designed by Chef Darren Teoh, and it changes weekly — from Corn-fed Chicken Confit to Beef Short Ribs, you know you’re in for a treat. Once delivered to your doorstep, finish cooking the pre-cooked delivery with a little help from Dewakan via video tutorials and instruction cards.

Available for self pick-up or delivery.

Address
Dewakan, Level 48, Skyviews, Naza Tower, Platinum Park, No. 10 Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
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7
Entier French Dining

Bring home the creations of Chef Masashi and his team with the easy-to-assemble cooking kits for you to enjoy a home-cooked hot meal at home. There’s the asparagus with kombu butter, pasta dishes as well as Entier’s famed chocolate souffle that you simply need to bake in the oven at 180c for seven minutes. 

Address
Ground Level, Alila Bangsar, 58 Jalan Ang Seng, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
Phone
+603-22683819
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8
Botanica + Co

Sweet or savoury, get some assistance from the team behind Botanica + Co to get you cooking and baking at home. There are kits for chocolate pudding, banana cakes, chocolate chip cookies as well as basic pizza. Simply follow the simply step-by-step instructions and you’ll be well on your way to be the next master chef.

Address
58, Jalan Ang Seng, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur
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Martin Teo
Content Editor
Martin loves traveling the world to see ancient ruins and classical architecture. He enjoys the culinary experience of various cities but (still) refuses to eat anything insect-like. On a daily basis, he finds time hitting the gym to compensate for the amount of food he needs to eat just to write an article.