Our first lunch in the Circuit Breaker period was food from Maddie’s Kitchen. We ordered our food online using the Oddle online food ordering service.The website is https://maddieskitchen.oddle.me/. Since takeaways and home delivery are going to replace dining out we thought we should try out the Oddle.me system.
Maddies is a simple restaurant in Far East Plaza, Scotts Road. My colleagues have tried the food at Maddies and have good things to say about it. You can find more information and photos of the shop at our review here. The website contains the restaurant menu which is simply laid out with the dishes available for takeaway or home delivery. Some of the dishes had photos of them, some without.
Ordering Food from Maddies with Oddle online
The original intention was a modest lunch. We had our eye on the $6 pork chop set (picture above), the seafood char bee hoon ($10, picture below) and a ngoh hiang ($10 for 2 portions). But as we started keying in the online order, we started to realise that there was a minimum order of $50. Either we abort and try elsewhere or proceed to order more. We chose the latter we could use the extra food for dinner, thereby taking care of our meals for the day.
Which was how we ended up with the additional lor bak ($8.20 for medium size), pork chop ($8.20 for medium portion) and French beans with minced pork ($9 for a small portion). Our food bill was $51.40. Delivery cost was $8, making a grand total of $59.40.
The Food Delivery
The ordering process at Maddies using Oddles online was quite painless. Payment was made by credit card at the time of ordering. No cash on delivery option was available. The estimated time of delivery was a narrow window of 11:45 am to 12:00 pm. The doorbell sounded almost exactly at 1145. The scheduling and timing was impressive.
The above picture shows our food in their delivery containers other than the pork chop and ngoh hiang (top right corner) which had been transfered onto a plate. These deep fried items were sent in paper bags which were almost soaked through with oil. Fortunately the delivery time was short (traffic must have been light) as the items were still crisp and not soggy. The rest of the food arrived still warm and in good shape. Curry for the pork chop rice came in a separate container as per our request.
The food tasted great as was described in the earlier post. It is straightforward tze char food with the convenience of home delivery. The $6 pork chop set was the best value for money dish followed by the seafood char bee hoon which had some large prawns in it.
The lor bak and fried French beans were saved for dinner and tasted very good with plain steamed rice. When mixed up together, it reminded me of lu rou fan from Taiwan.
#02-10/11/12/13Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 63650501
Opening Hours: 11 am to 9 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard
Maddie’s Menu is on the Oddle online website
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