Ever wanted to get fresh cockles, clams or stingray delivered straight to your doorstep? Say no more.
Here’s a fairly new takeaway and delivery concept selling seafood that will knock your socks off — Food Coma.
Operating out of a central kitchen space in the Kovan area, Food Coma specialises in Thai-inspired shellfish dishes that are both fresh and tasty. In their own words, the food is guaranteed to leave you craving for more.
Here’s what we tried (and utterly enjoyed):
Food Coma’s signature cockles, or hum are a must-order. The Large Teo Chew Cockles (S$16) were fresh, briny, and most importantly, clean, carrying a mild sweetness perfumed by garlic, chilli, and coriander.
Those with a higher spice tolerance can order the fiery Signature Thai-style Cockles (S$16). We all know cockles are aphrodisiacs, but it was the tongue-tingling homemade chilli padi that took centre stage, making for a truly titillating experience.
If you live life by the mantra “the bigger, the better“, you can also find XL Cockles (S$16) and XXL Cockles (S$16). They’re sure to delight the folks at your next birthday bash or social gathering. However, given that the cockles are air-flown in daily, the availability of all sizes cannot be guaranteed.
Sambal stingray and an ice cold beer on a Friday evening simply hits different. You can have the same experience in the comfort of your own home by ordering the Boss Stingray (S$16), which boasts soft, flaky flesh topped with sliced onion and generous lashings of homemade sambal belacan.
Coupled with an invigorating squeeze of lime, the sambal belacan was solid, with the perfect balance of heat and acidity.
The word shiok simply falls short in the face of the Black Pepper Prawns (S$24). Live prawns tossed in an incredibly umami black pepper sauce with caramelised notes of coffee, kecap manis, and kam heong — this was the stuff of my dreams.
Even better, you can get these finger-licking good crustaceans for just S$12 from now till 30 June 2022. You must, must order this.
Moving on to the grilled meats, their take on the Thai street food staple, Moo Ping (S$5 for 3pcs), is also not to be missed. We gobbled up these tender and juicy marinated pork skewers with charred bits (the best part!) in no time at all.
Other options include the delectable Kami Drums (S$11), X-Beef Cubes (S$11), and Garlic Pork (S$11).
Take a break from the bold and bodacious flavours with a palate cleanser you probably won’t find outside of Thailand and Vietnam — the King Kong Punch (S$8), a “salad” of pineapple, green mango, and java apple (better known as jambu) served alongside a unique seafood spicy dip.
I did fall into a blissful food coma after chowing down on what Food Coma had to offer, but boy was it worth it. Fingers crossed they launch a proper dine-in concept in the (near) future, but for now, you can place your orders here.
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