Big flavours with Belgian classics

Esther Lew

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Enter celebrity chef Emmanuel Stroobant's Kingdom of Belgians and enjoy classic dishes in the comfort of home.

With the hot weather coming down on us, there is nothing better than a refreshing Prosecco or a Trappist beer to go with some comfort food. Celebrity chef and restaurant-owner Emmanuel Stroobant shares some family favourites in his delivery menu for Kingdom of Belgians, a casual bistro housed in 8 Rodyk, a condominium in Robertson Quay.

Have a taste of Belgian summer classics in a thoughtfully-designed bento box meal that travels well and is best enjoyed cold with no reheating required. The four-course Bento Box ($39.90) features traditional Gray Shrimp, stuffed in a cold tomato; Filet American, a steak tartare served with a side of milk bread; a creamy Potato Salad, and Grandma’s decadent Chocolate Brownie. Spread a generous amount of flavourful tartare onto the bread and take a satisfying crunchy bite, followed by a bite of smooth potato salad. The gray shrimp stuffed in tomato was light, sweet and creamy on the palate, nicely finished by a sip of beer. It was a meal that arrived on my doorstep looking good and tasting great.

For more hearty bites, try the traditional Boulet Liegeois ($24), which is doused in shallot beef jus and served with golden raisins and a side of fries; the Beef Carbonnade ($28), a thick beer-based beef stew cooked in Leffe Brune; or the Steak Frites ($38) topped with a fragrant house-made herb butter.

To go with these Belgian classics, choose from Belgian bottled beers ranging from Chimay, Trappistes Rochefort and Leffe. Bundles are available for Single Diners (from $38) and Family Meals ($88), while Beer Bundles (from $18+) and Beer Buckets (3 for $40+ / 4 for $54+ / 5 for $68+) are also available.

As a sweet treat for the family, the Liege-style Belgian Waffles (6 pieces @$15; 12 pieces @ $28) is sure to please with its crispy exterior and soft centre. They come in playful renditions such as the raspberry-glazed Pretty in Pink; passionfruit with rainbow-sprinkled Choco Moves; and the hazelnut jam with crushed hazelnut Hazel & Dazzle. My favourite was the Mandalorian of dark chocolate dusted with coconut flakes.

No minimum spend is required for residents living in the six condominiums within the Robertson Quay precinct, while island-wide free delivery is available with a minimum order of $100.

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