We’re still unclear on when exactly restaurants will reopen post-Circuit Breaker, so for now, food delivery is still the default option for living large at mealtimes.

Never have food delivery options in Singapore been so vast, and as we all know too well: when choices abound, confusion looms in the corner. But fret not, we’re here to decode your dinnertime and make it better with our top picks of what to order this week right here.

Buona Terra’s ready-to-cook pasta kits

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Pasta has become an isolation favourite given how easy it is to spin into a proper meal, and if you love good ol’ boxed pasta and sauces from a jar, trust when we say that getting a ready-to-make kit with freshly-made noodles and sauce is the next level you need.

Italian restaurant Buona Terra has launched a series targeting home cooks (we use this term loosely, you just have to be able to use a stove to get with the programme), and the first release are simple pasta kits that you can whip up in a minute.

Available on its own or as an addi tional order to dishes from their delivery menu, these nifty kits offer three different pastas and three sauces to pick from. The combination is entirely up to you, but the options thus far are Tagliolini, Tagliatelle or Pappardelle with either pesto, crab and tomato or amatriciana-style sauce (from S$32++ per jar). Pasta without the sauce can be ordered as well for S$8++, though you have to contact the restaurant directly for this option.

All components are put together from scratch by the chef and comes delivered in a box that generously feeds one, with simple garnishes like cheese, salt and olive oil to go with. Because it is all pre-made, these come together faster than off-the-shelf pasta, and taste leagues better. Our favourite is the amatriciana-style sauce with taglionlini, where tomato, guanciale and cheese mingle to hit all the right notes of salt, umami and fat.

Call +65 6733 0209 or SMS/ WhatsApp to +65 9456 3147 to place an order. The kits are also available on buonaterra.oddle.me with a minimum order of $50. Delivery fees apply.

Wildfire Chicken & Burgers’s SRF Wagyu Burger

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Wildfire Chicken & Burgers has reopened, this time with its flagship outlet located in the city centre. What you know and love about the brand remains: fresh fried chicken prepared daily (never frozen is one of their mottos), and burgers made with USDA-certified black angus beef, topped with an array of trimmings, from a classic cheeseburger to truffle mushroom.

Their wagyu burger (from S$13++)is a standout on nights where you’re looking to indulge. Brioche buns sandwich a melt-in-your-mouth Snake River Farm wagyu patty charred to perfection, accented with cheese, onion, and a chipotle mayo.

Fries (S$3++) and dessert are a must. The restaurant serves Basque burnt cheesecake (S$6++ per slice) for the latter — the cherry on top of the sinful meal you deserve.

Order here. Limited servings available daily.

SPRMRKT has a newly expanded menu and this time, the casual restaurant name with outlets in Dempsey Hill and Cluny Court is introducing a vegetable-forward dinner menu on top cafe-style favourites.

Take your pick from the moreish starters of kimchi and cream cheese paired with crispy sheets of flex seed and cucumber wedges ($12++) as well as the cauliflower and broccoli cous cous topped with umami haloumi cheese ($20++).

Out of this selection though, it is the dessert that has our attention — specifically the lychee and rose chiffon cake ($8++). Its body has the ethereal lightness of cotton clouds while the slick blanket of cream is as sweet and perfumed as a spring blossom.

To order, visit e.sprmrkt.com.sg/

Beatrice Bowers and Azimin Saini