Not just for snacks and sodas
7-Eleven is probably (definitely!) not the first place you think of when considering your lunch or dinner options, especially with so many amazing restaurants in the 852. However, for those (all too frequent!) hectic days when you simply can’t muster enough effort to cook, but would prefer to save the expense (and admittedly also the effort!), of eating out, 7-Eleven has got you covered day or night. You might just be surprised by how many tasty options they have ‘in-store’ for you…
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If you’re on a tight schedule and need to grab-and-go, then you can bag yourself some delicious (and speedy!) local delights. Conveniently, you can order your dish as part of a set meal for only $23, which includes a starter and/or dessert and drink. With favourites such as Siu Mai, BBQ Pork Buns, Garlic Udon Noodles and Malay Sponge Cake on the menu, there’s bound to be something that tickles your fancy! If you’re just looking for a quick snack to the kill the hunger pains, you could opt for Thai Style Fish Cakes, Chicken Skewers or Mini Cheese Sausages ($10.50 to $14) available in two to five pieces.
When it’s been a long day and you really aren’t in the mood to cook (everyday for me!), ready meals can be a great way to enjoy a nice home cooked dinner without the preparation (or actual cooking!). 7-Eleven has a huge selection prepared food to suit every taste, from Chicken a la King or Braised Pork Chop with Rice ($29), to Fried Udon Noodles with Seafood ($29), and even a classic Carbonara ($23) – simply pop them in the microwave or oven for a few minutes and “Bon Appetite!” If you’re so ravenous you might be tempted to eat en route home (#nojudgement), why not grab one of the Chicken Legs or Wings ($17 to $21) in a variety of tasty marinades, which can be eaten hot or cold.
We all know that 7-Eleven is great for getting your sugar fix, but did you know that beyond the KitKats and Twixs there are also some delicious baked goods to be had? Mini Swill Rolls ($6.50), Chiffon Cakes ($6.50) and Cream Buns ($5.80) line the shelves, along with slices of Marble, Raisin and Walnut Cake ($8.50) from the renowned Kee-Wah Bakery. For something a little less sweet, you can also choose from a seemingly endless variety of buns, including and Ham & Egg, Soft Cheese and Tuna Fish ($6.50-$8.50).
We can’t ignore the grab-n-go cold food on offer as 7-Eleven has a huge selection of Salads ($35), Wraps ($28-32), and Sandwiches ($13.90), which are made without additional sauces and butter, so they’re just right for anyone who is lacto-free. However… we suggest proceeding with caution. This goes for the local Onigiri ($13.90) , Squid Kimchi ($20.90) and Sushi Rolls ($16.90) too. If they’re your thing, then by all means go for it, but we’ll be sticking to the pot noodles and crisps…