With so much competition in the food delivery game, services like Foodpanda and UberEats really need to come up with new innovations and include new restaurants on their repertoire to retain their clientele. Deliveroo already upped the ante when they announced a pretty cool and alternative (albeit unnecessary) way of getting food to you for the coming Chinese New Year (yes dragon boating). And just last August, they expanded their offerings for Deliveroo Editions, their novel delivery-only kitchen.
Staying ahead of the curve, the London-based start-up is now introducing another three new concepts for Katong residents (why only them though?) to choose from. Joining the ranks of Muchachos, Sacha & Sons, Pho Stop and many others, are a burger spin-off from popular Greek restaurant Blu Kouzina, a new Singaporean rice bowl concept by two-time Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand recipient New Ubin Seafood and even more Mexican food courtesy of Los Jefes.
Blu Kouzina’s second branch comes hot off the heels of their Greek grain bowl restaurant Vios by Blu Kouzina, which was launched in August. Named The Burger Break, they have some mouth-watering offerings like their rendition of the classic beef burger (juicy beef patty packed with tomatoes, onion, lettuce and gherkin between lightly toasted Brioche buns; $12.90) and their chick burger ($13.80), a tender grilled chicken fillet topped with pesto mayo sauce and vegetables.
Much like your typical nasi padang or cai png stalls, the Truly Singaporean Rice Bowls by New Ubin Seafood offers a variety of, well, premium savory rice bowls that come with New Ubin’s famed dishes, like the Smoked Pork Curry Rice bowl, which comes with their house-smoked pork smothered in their homemade curry, truffled buttered corn, cherry tomatoes and soft-boiled egg ($15.99); or the flavorsome ribeye steak rice bowl ($16.99), served together with their signature Heart Attack Fried Rice. But if these don’t entice you, simply make your own bowl ($8.99).
These two restaurants don’t actually have a physical outlet, which means their menu is exclusive to Deliveroo Editions. This last addition however, is one of Singapore’s most authentic Mexican joints, Los Jefes. They even have a legit Mexican grocery store over at Sunset Way where they stock fresh Mexican spices and ingredients. Set up by a Mexican couple, this joint makes some mean quesadillas, burritos and tacos. Try the ever-popular Pastor Taco ($12.50), which has pork marinated in Los Jefes’ house blend of Mexican spices; or the Baja Fish Taco.
The only question left is, when will the rest of Singapore get to enjoy this service?