One of the most romantic ways to surprise a loved one on Valentine’s day is undoubtedly making them a home-cooked meal. Imagine coming back home after a long day out, and being greeted by a full course meal personally prepared just for you? How sweet is that! But deciding what to cook can be difficult. I mean, there are just so many recipes and dishes to choose from. So, here at foodpanda, we’ve gone through the trouble of handpicking recipes we think are perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner! Hell, we’ve even gone through the trouble to prepare you a full 3-course meal menu. You can thank us later.
Crab Meat Soup (Sup Cha)
There’s nothing better than a delicious, clear soup to start off a 3-course meal. This Vietnamese soup will sweep both you and your significant other of your feet with its refreshing nature, and explosive tastes. Plus, it’s extremely easy to make, so you won’t have to worry too much about preparation!
Kaki Cheese Mayo
Not a big fan of soup? Don’t worry; Kaki Cheese Mayo is another excellent appetiser dish to consider for your home-cooked dinner date. It’s a simple dish that is sure to make your special someone feel as if they’re dining at a 5-star hotel. I mean, how often do you get to eat fresh oysters at home?
Roast Duck Salad
Maybe your significant other is a big fan of salads. But why go for something typical like Caesar salad, when you can cook up something fancy like a bowl of Roast Duck Salad instead? Not only is this dish filling, but not too filling at the same time, but it’s incredibly healthy as well. Your partner will be thanking you for including this delicious, and romantic meal into your dinner plans.
Main course meals
What’s a romantic dinner date without a classy main course meal? A ribeye steak will really set the mood of the whole night by setting the standards. Plus, cooking a ribeye steak will surely impress your partner both visually and via her taste buds as well!
Alfredo pasta is both simple and beloved by all. You can never go wrong with this recipe! It’s an extremely versatile dish as you can switch around the pasta used (spaghetti, fettucini, etc.) to one that your loved one prefers most. And as a bonus, it saves a lot of time to make!
Raw beef might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure is fancy! Steak tartare will add that extra classy, and elegant flair to your home-cooked 3-course meal. If your other half is someone a little more adventurous with food, then this will be the perfect addition to your romantic dinner.
This child-like dessert will definitely bring a big ole’ smile to your partner’s face. A great way to finish off the whole meal, churros (paired with a melted chocolate dip) is a simple, nostalgic dessert everybody loves. What can go wrong with churros?
If you don’t know what this is, it’s okay; I got you. Raspberry millefeuille is a French dessert with rough pastries, crème pâtissière and fresh raspberries layered on top of each other. Although it might look very fancy, don’t be fooled. This dessert is actually really easy to make! (But, if I’m being honest, your partner doesn’t have to know that. The more impressed they are by your cooking, the better!)
White chocolate & cardamom tart with raspberry dust
This one is another raspberry dessert. With its stunning appearance, you’re sure to impress your valentine’s with this bad boy. The pop of colour the raspberries bring to the white chocolate, and cardamom tart makes it look all the more sweet and romantic.
Pink Strawberry Cheesecake
The pink hue of this cheesecake is what gives it its romantic vibe. It’s both delicious, easy to make, and it’s almost guaranteed that your special someone will love it! Plus, it looks good, too.
Chocolate fudge is a typical chocolate dessert you can’t possible forget about. Although simple, sometimes less is more. If your significant other has a big soft spot for anything chocolatey, then this is the perfect dessert choice for you!
Their Favourite Meal
There you have it – the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner recipes! However, in the end, the most romantic meal you can make for someone is a meal that shows how much you know them. Even if what they like isn’t necessarily the most romantic dish by regular people standards, the fact that you even know what their favourite meal or cuisine is, is romantic enough. So, if you couldn’t find a recipe on this list that caught your attention, maybe turn to something closer to home instead.
Not really one to cook? Don’t worry. Take your Valentine to a lovely restaurant in Bangsar, TTDI or even in Sea Park for a romantic dinner. You can even order your favourite meals from foodpanda instead! Just a few clicks and food will be right at your doorstep.