Tingkat ( Lunch & Dinner )

Posted by Sheryl Tsang on 12:21 AM
Cuisine : Chinese. 1 pax and above. Service is available from Mondays to Fridays excluding weekends and publica holidays. . Menus are rotated on a monthly basis. 10-day trial package is available. 

Lunch and dinner is available islandwide, except : Sungei Kadut, Tuas and Jurong Island. Delivery to CBD areas is available at additional costs to factor in parking and ERP charges. 

All meal come in disposable microwaveable containers. Customers can select for 1 pax up to a family of 6 pax. To order, simply fill in your details below and we'll get back to you promptly.

First Encounter With Tingkat

Posted by Sheryl Tsang on 1:05 PM
Being a Stay-at-home-Mum (SAHM) who has an infant constantly attached to her presents problems of a very basic kind. For example, while I'm busy making sure my son is well-fed every 3.5 hours, how am I going to settle my own lunch and dinner?

I have no time to cook, or even if I were able to squeeze in the time to cook, buying groceries is inconvenient, nay virtually impossible, because I'd have to lug little Daniel about (and he's so fragile, he can't even hold his neck up yet!)

So Husband and I decided to try this "tingkat" catering service. Basically, meals are delivered to your doorstep in metal containers (tingkats). You can order 4 dishes or 3 dishes + 1 soup and the meals are different every day for a fairly long time, so you don't get tired of the same food over and over again.

Here is a picture of our very first tingkat meal, which we received today. The verdict? Well, it certainly wasn't gourmet cuisine, but it was decent (not too oily, tasty and fresh). Thank God for tingkat catering - otherwise poor mums like me would be starving to death (or subject to oily hawker food every day!) YAY.

This article was taken from My little Cyberspot.

Types of Tingkat Carriers

Posted by Sheryl Tsang on 1:39 PM
Tiffin carriers, or tingkats, as they are known locally are essentially multi-tiered food containers. In ages past when hawker centers and eateries were not as readily available, workers would pack food in these containers for their lunch break. With the advent of better technology, these once humble containers have evolved to include thermal features that help keep food warm for longer periods and those with anti-spill seals. Designs have also been updated to keep up with changing trends.

Apart from packing lunches, tingkats with their various designs and capacities are great for picnics and outdoor activities.

Here we feature several designs that are currently in the market.

Tingkat of Yester Years
Basic Stainless Steel Tingkats
Picnic Ware Tiffin Box
Aladdin Modular Lunch Set
3-Tier Stainless Steel Tiffin Carrier
4-Piece Insulated Tiffin Set

Also known as Tiffin, Tingkat Is A Global Phenomenon

Posted by Sheryl Tsang on 8:51 AM
In Old Dhaka there are a number of markets. In these markets there are many shopkeepers who sit there from the time they open the shop to the time the shop gets closed. Many of these shopkeepers don’t take their lunch with them from their homes. 

Have you ever wondered how they get their lunch? They get their lunch from people who go to their homes,carry it from their to shops and give it to them. They are the tiffin distributers. These people work under a particular person with whom these shopkeepers make a contract. 

The shopkeepers pay to the people with whom they make the contract and the tiffin carriers are paid a fixed amount monthly by their employers. They are assigned a particular area in which they go from house to house and collect the tiffin boxes and then go to the markets and distribute the tiffin boxes.Most of the tiffin distributers are women who are middle-aged or above. This is probably because these women didn’t find any alternative source of income. We do not get to see these type of people in other parts of Dhaka. Only in Old Dhaka such a profession seems to exist. This is what is wonderful about Old Dhaka. There are such different types of professions that one comes across in that area.