When Menulog contacted me with an offer of some vouchers to giveaway to my readers, I was interested but also hesitant. While I have ordered takeaway from a website before, I'd never used Menulog so I thought I'd give it a whirl and let you all know how easy/hard it was.
Being the tech savvy gen y'er that I am, I had no doubt that I would be able to navigate through the menu log website with ease... the real test would be if my baby boomer Dad could! I asked Dad in the days leading up if he would be my guinea pig and try out the Menulog website. He reluctantly said he would do it on the condition that if it stuffed up, we wouldn't blame him. Deal!
Dad sat down at the laptop and I told him to find the Menulog page which he did without problem.
The website loaded and like a pro, he typed in the suburb and clicked "Let's Go"... it was at this point that Dad hit a problem. The website showed a messages saying it was "too busy" to show the page. I have a feeling that had I not been sitting there, Dad might have said "bugger this" and picked up the phone to order.
I quickly reloaded the website and on the second time around, it worked without a hitch. We selected Anokha Indian Restaurant in Maylands. Observing Dad, I noticed that the web design was very instinctive and he was able to navigate without any confusion or hesitation.
After the order was processed, we received a text from Menulog which confirmed that the order had been received and gave an approx delivery time. The delivery time was estimated to be about 1 hour from the time of ordering however much to our delight, it came about 30 minutes before the scheduled time.
Anokha Indian RestaurantThe beef rogan josh, chicken korma and nann breads arrived super hot and were divine. Fragrant with plenty of sauce and a decent amount of well cooked, tender meat.
We requested 'medium' when we ordered however I think they were definitely on the mild side. I'm nervous to suggest ordering 'hot' if you like a bit of spice because you may end up with a curry that will burn your taste buds and have you sweating and sniffling while you curse me for suggesting that you order a hot curry. I think we might order one medium and one hot curry in future... watch this space and I'll let you know just how hot 'hot' is.
For those who know Maylands, Anokha has replaced Indus Indian Cafe on Guildford Rd (which was previously a drive through coffee place). The meat curries start at $17.95 and go up to $21.95, while breads are around the $4.50 mark.
Menulog and Anokha got two thumbs up from my Mum and Dad and they have said they would definitely order again.
For your chance to win one of two $15 Menulog vouchers, simply tell me what your favourite takeaway treat is.
You can enter by commenting on this blog post or Facebook.
T&C: Not redeemable for cash. Judge's decision is final. Competition ends Monday 16th June 7pm (WST). Enter as many times as you like. Winners to be notified via email or Facebook message and provided with a voucher code. You are welcome to invite me over for dinner to share your takeaway. I reserve the right to eat the last spring roll.
Disclaimer: The meal described in this post was sponsored by Menulog. Vouchers have been provided by Menulog.