Gone are the days when food deliveries in Singapore are only limited to pizzas, burgers, and fast food.
With Deliveroo around, the varieties of dishes that can be ordered from cafés to restaurants just keep increases. Good news for us consumers, especially those bored with the usual kind of dishes.
For those who has yet to try Deliveroo, all you need to do is to download and app and play around to test out the features. Promo Code ”DFDROO” to enjoy 3 FREE Deliveries off your 1st three orders. Valid till 31st August 2017.
To put the Deliveroo riders to the test, I did a Facebook LIVE to see if they can deliver the food ordered on time, and still looking/tasting good.
(Click PLAY to have a look. Everything is spontaneous, and there are some funny parts.)
Here are also 10 Possibly Unexpected FOOD You Can Order From Deliveroo:
Chatterbox – Mandarin Chicken Rice ($28.90)
One of Singapore’s most famous chicken rice. The packaging was top-notch, with my lunch arriving in a lime green and black box, the separate chicken rice components suitably fitted into compartments within.
A box for the juicy chicken, bowls for the fragrant rice and soup, and small containers of chilli sauce, ginger paste and dark soya sauce. A consideration to order for corporate business lunches.
A reader asked if the food arrived warm or not. Steam was coming out from the soup, certainly was.
Senmi Sushi – Chirashi Don ($20.81)
A beautiful Chirashi Don with a selection of sashimi cubes of salmon, tuna, swordfish, shiromi, sweet omelette and cucumber in a sushi rice bowl.
Despite going through the delivery process, all the pieces arrived still neatly arranged – nothing fumbled what-so-ever. Fresh, generous portions, oishii.
Andong Zzimdak – Andong Jjimdak ($49.15 for 2 to 3 pax)
From Korea to Singapore. Was actually surprised to see Andong Jjimdak on the Deliveroo menu. Spicy in taste, huge in portion, and great for sharing, Andong Jjimdak is a seasoned and simmered chicken dish that originated in Gyeongsangbukdo, Andong.
It contains fresh chicken meat mixed with carrots and potatoes and marinated in spicy ganjang (Korean soy sauce) based sauce, on a bed of thick chewy sweet potato noodles.
Only draw-back was the dish took about an hour to come, but the rider kept apologizing for his error.
Crystal Jade Kitchen – Shrimp Wanton Noodle Dry ($10.50)
Happy to see Crystal Jade Kitchen come on board Deliveroo services, because my family generally prefers to order Chinese food during gathering.
That means anything from Dim Sum, Roast Items (yes Roasted Honey BBQ Char Siew), Noodle, Congee, Soups and Wok Fried items are all within reach of the app.
The springy noodles arrived complete with hot soup and condiments of the must-have chill sauce and green-cut chilies.
Wild Honey – European Poached Eggs ($24.61)
For the lazy day at home, when you want brunch in the comfort of your room.
The “European” comes with a box of poached eggs, sautéed mushroom wrapped with Italian prosciutto. The Hollandaise sauce was kept in a separate container so that the bread didn’t turn soggy.
Put it to the test: Both eggs oozed in gorgeous yellow. Passed.
Gin Khao – Khao Phat Dtaeng Moe, Watermelon Fried Rice ($27.61 for 2)
“Gin Khao” means “eating rice” in Thai. I have seen their signature Watermelon Fried Rice makes its rounds on social media and thus was curious to try.
Thai-style fried rice with interesting ingredients such as cashew nuts, pork floss and watermelon spheres for bursts of sweetness. Not losing its ‘wok-hei’ too.
The only thing is, I was half-expecting the rice to be served in cut-out watermelon. Guess it didn’t happen.
Café Insadong – Red Bean and Sweet Potato ($13.80)
This, I am really curious. Can a bingsu, that shaved fluffy ice Korean dessert be delivered?!
The Red Bean and Purple Sweet Potato Bingsu arrived the fastest! In about 20-25 minutes or so.
The dessert was contained in an ice bag (not dry, but ice bag), with ice cream in another container.
Surprisingly, the ice hasn’t melted too much, so it is actually possible to order bingsu at the comfort of your homes/offices as long as you consume it quick enough (I don’t encourage refrigeration again, as it would spoil the texture.)
Angelina – Le Mont Blanc ($14.00)
Yes, THE Angelina Mont Blanc, made in Paris, sent to Singapore, deliveroo-ed to my place.
If you think about it, one of the hardest things to deliver in terms of food, are the pastries and cupcakes. As long as the packaging is not done properly, slight shifts will cause the frosting cream (for cupcakes) to be ruined – not a pleasant surprise for a birthday party.
The Angelina Mont-Blanc arrived well taken care of – covered in combs of sweet chestnut purée vermicelli, smooth light whipped cream beneath the layer, and meringue as its base.
Tuk Tuk Cha – Thai Iced Tea Ice Blend Slushies ($4.80)
For the next office party, you can consider ordering some Thai Milk Tea, Thai Milk Coffee, Thai Green Milk Tea, Hojicha.
Still too conventional? To bring it a level up, then Thai Cha Yen Ice Blended Slushies, so cooling and aroy the next party won’t be boring anymore.
Salted Egg Yolk Cream Puff ($2.25 for one)
Since salted egg yolk is so IN in Singapore… These are something different. Crisp thin shell cream puffs filled with golden salted egg yolk custard in a crunchy salted egg yolk biscuit. WOW.
Deliveroo services customers in 26 zones (and increasing) across Singapore, and you can order within your zone.
A flat fee of $3 is charged for each delivery for any orders. For orders less than $25 – a surcharge of $5 is charged on top of the $3 delivery fee. The average delivery time is 32 minutes, and Deliveroo delivers every day from 12pm to 11pm.
The 26 zones are: Aljunied, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Timah, Central Business District, Chua Chu kang/Bukit Panjang, Clementi, Hougang, Jurong East, Kallang, Katong, Kaki Bukit, Novena, Pasir Ris/Changi, Queenstown, Sembawang, Sengkang/Punggol, Sentosa Cove, Serangoon, Tampines, Tanah Merah, Tanglin and Woodlands.
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