My first @menulog experience #menulog

Tonight I tried menulog for the first time. I recall Shari from Good Food Week writing a review about menulog in August 2014 and I’ve been meaning to try the service ever since. I’d recently received an e-mail from menulog about a prize for a MacBook Air so I thought I should give it a go. My love of Mac computers put me over the line 

It’s pretty easy to get into menulog. Just enter the postcode you’re wanting the food from or delivered to and a list of available restaurants is displayed. I heard from a friend that when she travels for work if she doesn’t want to go out she looks up the menulog app and orders straight to her hotel room. You can choose from delivery or pick up. When I looked up the delivery options none of them struck me as food I wanted tonight. I looked at the pick up list and Malaysian Chapter caught my eye immediately. We’d been to eat at Malaysian Chapter in September 2014 and I really enjoyed the experience. 

The ordering system is really easy. Click to select exactly what you want and everything is calculated in real time as you go. As a first time user I also received a 15% discount which was nice. 

I chose pappadums, beef rendang, coconut rice and roti. The total was $20.78 after the discount and I asked for the food to be ready at 6 pm. I should mention I was able to do the ordering while on a break at work and everything was dead easy. I paid by PayPal which made life easier. If you don’t have a PayPal account you can pay with nearly all available credit cards.

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As I started driving home I received a text message confirming my order.

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When I arrived at Malaysian Chapter my meal was ready and I was out of the door in a jiffy. 

I could have eaten the food straight from the takeaway containers but I’m a sophisticated food blogger 

Beef Rendang on coconut rice with roti and pappadums from Malaysian Chapter in Belconnen NIKON D7100 with 40.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/8, 1/60sec, ISO 400
Beef Rendang on coconut rice with roti and pappadums from Malaysian Chapter in Belconnen NIKON D7100 with 40.0 mm f/2.8 at 40mm and f/8, 1/60sec, ISO 400

So how was it? Well the menulog service worked like a charm. No complaints there. The food? The food was good. Takeaway is never as good as the full restaurant experience and my only yearning was for more sauce with the rendang so there could be more to soak into the yummy coconut rice. I think the roti would have tasted better in the restaurant but it was still nice. 

Will I use menulog again? Yes I will. Will I eat at Malaysian Chapter again? Yes I will.

Tell me dear reader, have you used menulog? What was your experience?

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4 Responses

    1. Thank you. I should have tried to keep more of the green stuff on show but as I was spooning it from the takeaway container it rolled over 😉

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