My dearest long-time readers, I’m sure by now you would know that Mr Bao and I go out a lot for dinner And one of the main reason is because we’re too lazy to cook on weeknights and do the cooking on the weekends. But to be honest, another reason why is because…I really can’t cook to save my life lol I can bake and do magic with my oven but I never seem to be able to nail down any savoury dishes. And because Mr Bao is so much better and he enjoys cooking, I usually just leave it to him ~
But there are nights, when we don’t really want to head out and too tired to cook, we’ll get takeaway but that still requires us going out and collecting it. That’s why I was very interested to try our Eat Now’s new service when they contacted me. They’re a new online takeaway website, where you enter your postcode, the restaurants that delivery will come up, you choose and order online and very shortly someone will knock on your door with your dinner!
It was a cold Wednesday night, when I decided to try out Eat Now, unfortunately, not many restaurants around us were participating. Scanning through the list, I was surprised to see one of our local Canton Chinese Restaurant was on this list and that’s what I settled on getting that night.
The interface of the website is quite straightforward and self-explantory, you pick what you want and it’s placed into ‘Your Order’ on the right hand size of the webpage. The menu was quite decent, with a good mix of entrees, soups, mains, rice and noodle dishes and most surprisingly dessert! However, we did find it a little disappointing that there weren’t many Chinese Roast options, because the restaurant is known for their roast pork belly and char siu.
Once we’ve placed our order, we just paid with our credit and patiently waited for our food to arrive. This is actually the first time I’ve ordered food online, because I’m always skeptical that when you order food online, something will go wrong hahaha Yes I’m old school like that
We were surprised by the delivery time, only took them around 20 minutes to deliver to our house, and because we ordered over $35 of food we got free Prawn crackers!
I think we made a good choice a one rice, one beef and veggie and one chicken dish ~ Pretty balanced meal if you ask me hehe
This is my Mum’s favourite fried rice dishes, basically it’s a fried rice with egg through it, then topped with a mix of seafood, chicken and veggie in a thick soy-based sauce. Because the sauce is placed on top it gives the fried rice so much flavour, even though I’m not a fan of rice, I can still eat a bowl or two ~ Even though it was takeaway, it still tasted pretty good and not much different to when we’ve had it at the restaurant.
This is the Beef in Black Bean Sauce with mixed veggies, it’s not very authentic that they used broccoli and zucchini but the beef was cooked well not too tough and sauce was good. We just found it a tad too salty.
Mr Bao came home late so I was trying to fool him by putting the chicken ribs into a nice plate we’ve got at home and claimed that I made it! Hahaha don’t think he believed me though!
Even though I didn’t cook dinner, I still managed to bring food to the table, well sort of hahha Mr Bao looks satisfied doesn’t he? hahaha
Oh yes this is the Fried Chicken Ribs in Salted Egg Sauce which I plated up very nicely It was our favourite dish that night, with that delicious salted egg sauce all over the deep fried Chicken Ribs. Even though it had been in the take away box, it wasn’t too greasy and still kept it’s crunch. Would definitely order this again!
Remember how I said that they was dessert on the menu such a surprise they had banana fritters, pineapple fritter and most importantly Deep Fried Ice-cream. I was worried that the ice-cream would’ve melted and made the batter really soggy by the time it reached our place. But it was fine and even though it wasn’t as crispy as it could be fried fresh it was still decent and I really liked the coconut in the batter.
Overall, we had fun ordering from Eat Now, and think it’s a great service to have on super cold nights when you simply do not want to step outside of home! We were impressed with how easy it was to order the food and how efficient the restaurant was at delivering it. We would have liked to see more restaurants on Eat Now and to have more variety, but we do understand that they’re just starting up and will take some time ~
This is a sponsored post by Eat Now, but meal was paid for individually and all opinions are honest and based on time of visit.