The Booth Delivered – Menulog + Giveaway

As much as Mr Bao and I like going out and I love any excuse to dress up, put some make up on (sometimes perhaps too much lol) and head out for date night. Some days when I work from home, I literally roll out of bed in my pyjamas and will log onto my computer and stay in my PJ’s all day, with no make up on and put no effort into my look. And on days like these I would usually ask Mr Bao to get us takeaway for dinner. But then there’s another issue, sometimes when I tell Mr Bao what I want he’ll accidentally forget (yes men) or order something else because he thinks I’ll like… But I think I’ve found a new solution for this :) And that is to use an online takeaway website instead like Menulog.

Menulog

I was given a $30 voucher to try the services provided by Menulog, I’ve used another similar website before and found the interface to be more or less the same. You type in your postcode/suburb and it will generate a list of restaurants who take orders and deliver in your area. I let out a little squeal when I saw ‘The Booth’ on the list, because it is one of my favourite Taiwanese restaurants in Melbourne! As you all know my love for Taiwan!

Placing the order

Placing the order

I was really impressed with the menu online, it practically had everything you could order in the restaurant and at the same price. There is a $5 delivery free which I think is reasonable to cover for petrol and time used to deliver the meal. It’s quite easy to navigate, you choose what you want, it has the price on the right, press the ‘+’ button and it will be automatically be placed in the panel on the right and when you’re done, press ‘Place Your Order.’

Pay for order

The next page is where you enter your delivery details and pay for the order. I really liked the function where you can choose when you want the delivery to be sent, so I can order my dinner at lunch time at work and ask for it to be delivered at a specific time.

Menulog

We asked the delivery to be sent ‘Now’ and we were immediately sent an SMS confirmation with an estimated delivery time of about 45 minutes. It arrived in about an hour which is slightly longer than we expected, but knowing how busy The Booth gets every night, we will probably order earlier in advance next time.

Let the Feast begin!

I admit, I probably over ordered, but this is about the same amount we would order when we go to the restaurant and I really do like their food :)

Green Tea with pearls $4.7 and Matcha Milkshake $6

Green Tea with pearls $4.7 and Matcha Milkshake $6

Let’s start with the drinks ~ Mr Bao ordered the Green tea with pearls one of his favourite bottle drinks and I obviously got a Matcha Milkshake. I’ve had this at The Booth before and it can be a little inconsistent at times, sometimes too runny or milky. But they got it spot on this time with good matcha flavour and smooth texture. Who would’ve thought it was possible to get a matcha milkshake delivered to your door step :)

Chicken Wrap $9

Chicken Wrap $9

We shared a Chicken Wrap as a little appetizer, if you’ve haven’t had this type of Taiwanese wrap before, think of it as a Taiwanese pancake very similar texture as a Roti but a little more doughy with a crispy layer on the outside. The filling is slices of chicken with a sweet sauce similar with Hoisen sauce. One of my favourite dishes from The Booth, the pancake was not as crispy as I’d like, but I understand because it was placed in a box and the steam would have created moisture and softened it.

Special chicken rice $9.5

Special chicken rice $9.5

For my main, I got another usual Special Chicken Rice which is deep fried drumlets with rice, tomato sauce, fried egg and veggies. It’s a pretty affordable all this for only $9.5. They used a paper bag for the fried chicken which arrived piping hot and still crispy and it tasted the same as it does in the restaurant.

Three Cup Chicken Rice $9

Three Cup Chicken Rice $9

I’m not sure if Mr Bao has ordered the Three Cup Chicken rice before, but he felt like it that night. For those who don’t know Three Cup Chicken is given the name because it uses equal quantities of sesame oil, Chinese rice wine, and soy sauce. The chicken is then braised in these ingredients to make it into a stew. We both really enjoyed this dish and thought the chicken had great flavour and probably a more ‘takeaway’ safe dish to order, because it doesn’t change the texture or flavour at all. 

Taiwanese Meat Stick Soup $6.5

Taiwanese Meat Stick Soup $6.5

It was a little chilly that night so Mr Bao and I decided to order the Taiwanese Meat Stick soup as well. Taiwanese soups are generally thicker than the Canton style soups, we’re use to drinking in Hong Kong. This soup was full of Taiwanese meat balls, bamboo sticks, woodear, mushroom and radish ~

Sweet Soya Bean Curd with Pearls $6

Sweet Soya Bean Curd with Pearls $6

For those who have visited Taiwan you would know the Taiwanese love their desserts and The Booth do a great job in replicating these dishes. They offer the snowthies which is like a crushed iced dessert but the ice-cream is shaved so lightly that it has the texture of snow. Being realistic this is very hard to be delivered, but I was impressed with the selection of deserted they offered. I chose the Sweet Soya Bean curd because it’s been a while since I’ve had that and paired it with pearls. It was the perfect way to end our meal and night.

Overall, we enjoyed our experience ordering through Menulog, it was quick, easy and most importantly we got our Taiwanese food fix without having to go out ;) If you haven’t tried ordering takeaway and having it delivered before, I would really recommend you trying because we all deserve a break once in a while especially working mothers! I have so much respect for you!

Now thanks to Menulog, one lucky Reader is going to have the chance to win a $40 voucher to this service out for themselves :)

The Booth on Urbanspoon

To enter this giveaway
- Leave a comment and tell me how often you order takeaway and have you tried Taiwanese food before?
– For more entries please ‘Like’ me on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter ~ If you’ve already done that please let me now! Thank you!
– Giveaway ends on the 7th June (Sunday) 
– You may reenter daily, one entry per day
– Winners will be chosen by me personally and announced on this blog and notified via email on the 8th June 
– Open only to all Australian residents (Sorry International Readers!)

Congratulations to Ben Travia you have won a $40 coupon to Menulog!

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I will be emailing you with the voucher and details :) Thanks again for entering in the Giveaway!

Daisy@Nevertoosweet and Mr Bao received a $30 voucher from Menulog the remainder of the bill was independently paid for. 

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28 thoughts on “The Booth Delivered – Menulog + Giveaway

  1. Steve May 30, 2014 at 8:56 am Reply

    Love Taiwanese food too! Hardly go down to Box Hill nowadays, but used to live 1228 :) Haven’t tried the Booth yet, but will have to add it to the list! Oh, and don’t get takeaway food that much… I think ;)

  2. Ling May 30, 2014 at 9:03 am Reply

    Jealous that the booth will deliver to you! Miss hitting box hill for food.

  3. Narelle Rock May 30, 2014 at 9:34 am Reply

    I would order takeaway food around once per month, have never tried Taiwanese food before, although it does look delicious!

  4. Narelle Rock May 30, 2014 at 9:36 am Reply

    follow on Twitter and Facebook also

  5. Jayne Nguyen May 30, 2014 at 9:38 am Reply

    My boyfriend and I eat takeaway around twice a week and we’re new to our area so we’re keen to try a whole bunch of places to find the good spots! We haven’t tried Taiwanese before so perhaps that should be our next target. I follow you on both Facebook & Twitter :)

  6. Michelle @ The Bakeanista May 30, 2014 at 10:29 am Reply

    I love takeaways!! The easiest when I’m lazy… And that’s quite often hahaha!! I’ve had Taiwanese before. Been to The Booth once and loved the beef noodles. Can’t wait to try the green tea!

    P/S: oh, I also stalk you on twitter, Instagram and Facebook haha. And sometimes what’s app too!

    P/P/S: pick me? :P

  7. Choc Chip Uru May 30, 2014 at 11:46 am Reply

    Can I just say what a great choice of order? :D
    And I love MenuLog they do work wonderfully well!

    I have tried Taiwanese, though there is not much locally for me! But I takeaway all the time :)
    Thanks for this giveaway!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  8. gourmetgetaway May 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing this great news! I see they have an extensive list. If I were there with you, I’m sure you won’t feel over-ordering LOL.

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  9. anastasiastarz May 30, 2014 at 9:53 pm Reply

    With the apartment being in the CBD we rarely ever get take-away (delivered that is :P) though when in the suburbs there isn’t much around. I have yet to try Taiwanese food, but we’re looking forwards to getting that huge piece of fried chicken and Gong Cha!

    Liked you on fb, and following on twitter.

  10. IOLA CHAN May 31, 2014 at 12:42 am Reply

    taiwanese food! yummy! was going to try the booth delivery last week, but went for sth closer coz was REALLY hungry! haha…

    already like (FB) & follow (twitter)

  11. hotlyspiced May 31, 2014 at 9:59 pm Reply

    I haven’t tried Taiwanese food before and I’m trying to think if I even know of a Taiwanese restaurant near me! Like you, I always seem to over-order when I order takeaway. Tonight I ordered Chinese for me and pizza for the little guy (we’re the only ones home). And now I have a fridge full of leftovers. I’ve heard of Menulog and know it’s a great service. I think I order takeaway at least once/week xx

  12. Shell June 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Never tried Taiwanese food but this looks yummy! If I’m bad I have take away too often and if I’m good once a week!

  13. Melissa Jones June 2, 2014 at 4:42 pm Reply

    I’ve tried Chinese food which is one of my favourite cuisine. Have no idea whether Taiwanese is similar or not. When I don’t feel like cooking, I will get takeaway.

  14. Melissa Jones June 2, 2014 at 4:43 pm Reply

    Following you via FB & Twitter.

  15. Benjamin Travia June 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm Reply

    Maybe only a couple of times a year. I prefer the ritualistic, social experience of eating out. But I’ve never had Taiwanese food!

  16. Benjamin Travia June 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm Reply

    I like you on FB and follow on twitter @travodo88.

  17. MisanthropicFicus June 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm Reply

    I wonder if there are many Taiwanese places in Perth…

  18. Benjamin Travia June 5, 2014 at 8:27 pm Reply

    I wonder how many Taiwanese places are in Perth…

  19. Kim m June 5, 2014 at 9:59 pm Reply

    We get takeaway abour once or twice a fortnight, but I have never had Taiwanese food before, but I would love to!

  20. Kim m June 5, 2014 at 9:59 pm Reply

    I like you on facebook
    Kim maree

  21. Kim m June 5, 2014 at 10:08 pm Reply

    I follow you on twitter
    @CoKimmmm

  22. Melissa Fedrigo June 6, 2014 at 9:08 am Reply

    I order takeaway at least once a week-once every two weeks! a nice night off from cooking!! I have tried taiwanese food…yumm!! liked on facebook too! :)

  23. Janine June 6, 2014 at 7:08 pm Reply

    I quite like The booth, but have only ever dined in. Great to know I can get it delivered, now that we have a child and it’s winter – it’s too hard to get out. I’ve been meaning to try their wrap, as everyone seems to rave about it. I have looked at menulog, but never taken “the plunge”, as have never been too sure of what to expect. Great concept, and glad to hear it can be trusted.

  24. AmberB June 6, 2014 at 8:14 pm Reply

    Have never tried Taiwanese before but the food you ordered looked delicious!

  25. Benjamin Travia June 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm Reply

    I probably just need to know where to look.

  26. Sarah T June 7, 2014 at 11:46 am Reply

    We get takeaway once a week/fortnight on a Saturday night. It always means less dishes and work for mummy! And I’ve never tried Taiwanese food before but it sounds amazing!

  27. Sarah T June 7, 2014 at 11:47 am Reply

    Also following on twitter and liked on Facebook :-)

  28. Benjamin Travia June 7, 2014 at 6:32 pm Reply

    and have the time and money to enjoy it properly.

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