One thing that strikes me about living in London is the variety of food available for home delivery. In Singapore, if you are too lazy to cook, you can just walk out to the nearby hawker centre, coffee shop or foodcourt to have a quick meal or buy a takeaway meal.
The usual options will be fishball noodles, chicken rice and western food (talking about Western food, this is a topic for another day) at around $3.50/ S$4 a head. A hot teh si (ceylon tea with condensed milk- we must go into details one day) will cost another $0.80/ S$1.00. If you can't be bothered to venture out of your home, your options are limited. You can only have fast food (Kentucky fried chicken, Mac Donalds or Pizza Hut) for takeaway.
I am aware of only one home delivery service which delivers local diishes such as roti prata, chicken rice, hokkien mee etc from hawker centres, coffeeshops and selected restaurants islandwide. It is "DaBao", which literally means takeaway in local lingua. I tried it on several occasions when I had cravings for roti prata late at night. You had to wait for your food though. It takes approximately 1 hour to arrive and even longer at peak times. Overwhelmed by a sense of nostalgia, I just tried to visit their website at Dabao.sg, but it doesn't seem to be in existence anymore. Could anyone pray enlighten me?
In London, the number of shops offering home delivery service is astonishing, though essentially what they are offering are kebab, Chinese food (think sweet and sour pork, chow mein) and Indian food (curries). Every other day, you will get leaflets and pamphlets from such outlets advertising their menus.
I have tried Indian takeaway once (taste quite good), but I have my reservations about Chinese takeaway food (which tends to be really sweet!). Of course, if you so fancy, you can have the good sandwich and salad for home delivery as well, but since that is my usual staple for lunch, I will have good old savoury food for dinner. Slurp...
ASAP - cheap takeaway Asian food in City of London