The concept of getting food from vending machines is now here in SG! Chef in Box 24/7 vendcafé serves hot meals & drinks, orange juice and snacks. The dishes are pre-cooked, frozen and packed to retain the freshness and nutritional value of the ingredients which are then delivered to the vending machines. The vendcafé also offers halal certified mains which are divided into Local/Western delights.

Local Delight menu ranges between $3-$5 with dishes like Curry Chicken with Rice, Claypot Chicken Rice, Yang Zhou Fried Rice with Brown Rice, Mutton Rendang with Briyani Rice, Ikan Goreng with Sambal Goreng Rice, Nasi Goreng Istimewa, Vegetarian Nasi Briyani, Japanese Curry Chicken Rice, Seafood Hor Fun, Vegetarian Bee Hoon and Wholegrain Vegetarian Been Hoon.

Western Delight menu ranges between $4-$5 with dishes like Grilled Salmon with Mixed Vegetables, Roasted Chicken with Muchroom Sauce, Braised Chicken in Duo Olive Pronto Sauce, Chicken Bolognese with Spaghetti, Chicken Spaghetti with Cream Sauce, Chicken Penne with Cream Sauce, Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs, Grilled Salmon with Spaghetti in Tomato Concasse and Salted Egg Yolk Pasta with Shrimps.

Placing an order was easy. However, the machine only accept $2 & $5 notes and coins. Alternatively, you can use contactless payment via Credit Cards or Nets Flash Pay. Do visit them early to avoid disappointment with limited choices. Each meal takes approximately 3 minutes to be heated up and each customer is entitled to purchase 2 meals at a time and food are replenished every few hours.

The area has very limited seatings so I decided to bring them home to eat. There are also options of purchasing a hot meal which takes a few minutes to heat up or a frozen meal where you can reheat and consume it in the comfort of your home.

The food tasted quite alright with the right amount of ingredients. The tenderness of the meats are good too. This would be a convenient midnight hunger fix for me since it’s just a walking distance from my home.

I ordered Ikan Goreng with Sambal Goreng Rice, Ayam Maska Merah with Dhall Rice and Claypot Chicken Rice 》$4.50 / $4 / $4