Friday, February 28, 2014

Foodpanda - Online Delivery Services ❤

When I was about to go out for dinner the other day, the rain came just right on the dot when I was about to leave. I decided to go for dinner with my friend at Sunway Pyramid and since the rain was damn heavy, I cut my intention and stayed at home. I know there's an online food delivery service in Malaysia which can help me to solve my problem - Foodpanda. (:

To those who don't know, Foodpanda serves to spread their services not only in Klang Valley but also to more cities with more restaurants and cuisines which definitely help the working adults to solve their problems especially they don't have the time to cook. I already started working a year and a half ago and seriously I never really have the time to cook despite busy schedules on weekends too. 

It's pretty simple to order your food through Foodpanda actually. I am going to show you some of the simple steps / instructions for you guys.


First of all, type www.foodpanda.my and register yourself if you haven't.


After that, fill up all your particular details and click 'Register'.


Next enter your city that you are staying now. The location I am staying is at Subang Jaya. So you can actually see from the photo above that Sunway - Subang Jaya - Puchong are categorized together. Don't worry about the city though. The main point would be the location. I am currently staying at USJ so type 'USJ 1 or USJ 2' or whichever is the correct location for you. After that click 'Find Food Now!'


You will see that there's 36 restaurants in USJ area from Wendy's, TGI Friday's, Tony Roma's, Taang Shifu, Italiannies just to name a few. Most of the restaurants are located at Sunway Pyramid or Empire Shopping Gallery since these two shopping malls are quite near to the place I stay. There are Hungry Hog, Big Chomp Burger and Chatime too which are located at SS15 are also part of the restaurants listed in the USJ area.

Since that day I was craving for TGI Friday's. I decided to browse through the list of food they serve for online delivery. There are a lot of food listed from appetizers, salad, soups, pasta, steaks and etc. I started to feel hungry while scrolling for food to order. :P You can order their food by clicking to this link: http://fridays.foodpanda.my/



I ordered Caesar Salad, California Club Sandwich and Buffalo Wings (6 pcs) since I was very hungry. It was pretty simple to order through Foodpanda webpage. Just click 'Add' to the food you want to order and your order would appear on the right (shown in the photo below).


There's a minimum delivery of RM15.00 and delivery fee of RM4.00 but that didn't bother me much as I know the food I wanted to order exceeded RM15.00 for sure. *wide grin* You can actually check the order before you proceed to checkout. The total bill only add to 6% of government tax.

After you click 'Proceed To Checkout', you need to fill up your details on the street and postcode on the place you are staying to ensure that the delivery man send the food safely to your house.



You can also choose the payment option if you have the voucher code. I clicked on 'Cash On Delivery'. You will only pay the cash once you have received the order on your address. Other than that. you can also select the loyalty card and enter the card number. Since I am a member of BCARD, so I filled up that section to entitle for BCARD points. (: After that, you can place the order now. It is pretty fast and simple, isn't it? *wide grin*


Successful order would appear as above. You would see the time of the delivery arrive at the house with the order number too.


You would then receive SMS and email that the meal would be delivered in an hour. (:


Overall experience
The food was delivered to my house about 5 minutes late because it was drizzling outside. Despite the drizzle, he still came all the way to deliver the food and apologized to me for being late. I paid the cash to him after I received the food. The food came with three boxes of TGI Friday's boxes and plastic bag with the name of the food written on top of each box. Cool!



I liked how they packed each of the food because wrapping the food with aluminium foil would maintain the freshness of the food and at the same time the food would not turn cold so fast. *thumbs up*

When I opened the California Club Sandwich, they separate the sandwich and the fries and placed them in two different aluminium foils.
 
California Club Sandwich - RM28.90

California Club Sandwich
 Mesquite smoked turkey breast, crispy beef bacon, turkey ham and Monterey Jack cheese on toasted ciabatta bread with tomatoes, shredded Romaine lettuce, guacamole and mayonnaise. Served with crispy fries  

When I tasted the crispy fries, it was still hot. *nom nom* The burger was soft and nice especially the turkey ham.



They even cut the sandwiches into half so that I could easily grab that with my own hands. Aww.. So sweet! (:

 Buffalo Wings (Single) 6 pcs - RM17.90

Buffalo Wings
Traditional upstate New York- style chicken wings marinated in our spicy sauce, then deep-fried. Served with crisp celery sticks and tangy Bleu Cheese dressing

Caesar Salad - RM19.90

Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce piled high tossed with tangy Caesar dressing and garnished with croutons and freshly grated Parmesan cheese


There's a minimum delivery of RM15.00 and delivery fee of RM4.00 but that didn't bother me much as I know the food I wanted to order exceeded RM15.00 for sure. *wide grin* You can actually check the order before you proceed to checkout. 

The total bill only add to 6% of government tax. So I find it quite worth it as I do not have to pay for the service charge of 10% if I were to eat in the restaurant. Plus I can save some time looking for parking at Sunway Pyramid since it's always hard to look for parking space in the mall. I can also save money on petrol since I do not have to go all the way there just to have dinner at TGI Friday's at Sunway Pyramid. The delivery fee of RM4.00 is affordable for me as I already saved some of my time and money.

You might think that the above portion may look small but sorry it's big to the extent that I could not finish my Caesar salad at all. =( I decided to keep some of the salad for my breakfast on the next day. (At midst of having healthy lifestyle with healthy diet. Lolol! But ignore the sandwich and buffalo wings ok? :P)

Anyway ordering food through Foodpanda was a good experience for me as it was quite simple. Do you know that you can do pre-order first in case the shop was closed on that day itself? It's not a bad idea to online through Foodpanda after all. You will get to save a lot of time too if you and your colleagues choose to eat in the office without spending most of the time on the road just to go out for lunch. It's totally hassle-free once you have registered as the member. You will only look through the menu and decide what food you like to eat for lunch or dinner or tea time. Foodpanda is something that I would look forward to use more often in future. (:

You can either order via their website @ www.foodpanda.my or order your food via smartphone. To those who are interested, you can download their app here: http://www.foodpanda.my/contents/apps. (:

Have fun ordering via Foodpanda! *wide grin*  


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