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Friday Favorites: Deliveroo

29 April 2017
Or, how to be a total recluse.

Seriously though. The one good motivator for me to leave the house is hunger (it’s the one good motivator for everything), but now that I’ve discovered you can have restaurant-quality food delivered to my doorstep faster than I could get myself to the shower? Game over.

It’s the dream y’all: proper meals without having to dress up and deal with people. And I get to prop my feet up and watch Netflix. Mmnmnm.

For the uninitiated, Deliveroo is a service that lets you order from nearby restaurants, to be picked up and delivered by their own fleet of riders. And by restaurants, I don’t mean just the typical pizza and fastfood joints - there’s a wide variety ranging from the hole-in-the-wall Nasi Lemak stall to hipster cafes to fancy schmancy fine dining establishments. The only limitation is, well, whatever’s near you. I happen to be spoilt for choice because the East is teeming with good food. Here are a couple of my favorites (although I’m sure there’s tons more waiting to be discovered).

Muchachos {Deliveroo Editions}

Muchachos is a Mexican joint all the way down in Keong Saik Road, but is available to Katong residents via Deliveroo Editions (until May, if I’m not mistaken). I ordered the Carne Asada burrito, and it was humongous and devoid of fillers - just lots of chunks of juicy steak and lots of rice and beans and avocado (had to pay extra but so so worth it). I liked it so much I ordered the exact same thing the very next day. Yas.
P.S. They also sell Mexican Coke, made of real cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup. I personally find it nothing revolutionary - it does taste different, but I can’t say it’s necessarily better, flavor-wise.

Sacha & Sons {Deliveroo Editions}

Sacha & Sons is a take on New York deli food, which I am completely unfamiliar with. But you can't really go wrong with thick slices of meat sandwiched in a sesame seed bagel in my book And they’re crazy generous with the pastrami, too. Easiest way to my heart, if you ask me.

Alt Pizza

Confession: I’m not too fond of pizza (I know, I know, I’m a monster), just because I don’t particularly enjoy meat drenched with cheese. Alt Pizza, however, does not go overboard with the fromage, and they offer several options, including a DIY, which makes me very, very happy (I had chorizo with kale and artichokes and it was lovely in a way that probably only I can appreciate lol).

Rice and Fries

I don’t quite get their concept, but (1) crab meat risotto, and (2) luncheon meat fries (with salted egg dip!!! OMG). End of story.

Honorable Mention

Nando’s. The service in their restaurants is usually abyssmal, except when they have this competition where the staff of branch with the highest rating gets sent to Universal Studios for free or whatever, in which case they become insufferably overbearing. But I do love their peri-peri chicken so I just have it delivered. Win.

Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh. Perfect for when you’re under the weather. Doubly perfect because you don’t have to get out of your pajamas yay.

Fatboy’s The Burger Bar. Their YOLO burger has fried onion strings, a sunny side up egg, fried luncheon meat, and a tower of mozzarella sticks. Oh, and a giant beef patty. I’m pretty sure my arteries constricted a bit just by typing this. It’s seriously good, and seriously bad.
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