A number of weeks ago, I was contacted by Eat Now to ask if I would be interested in reviewing their food delivery website. I am all about businesses that are always open to constructive criticism to improve themselves so I was happy to participate.
Also, I thought that ordering in and just chilling would be a great way to spend the weekend with your mates.
I must first start off by stating that this experience was based solely on eatnow.com.au only. I haven't used other online food delivery websites so I can't be sure how this compares to the rest.
First thought was that there were more participating outlets in the list than I expected when I typed in my postcode. Also, I found the entire layout to be very simple, clear and straightforward (which I liked). There was nothing more that I needed to see, and nothing less. It made the entire shopping/browsing experience much more comfortable.
Favourite feature is definitely the sidebar with the order summary. It's good that it doesn't move as you're scrolling down the menu on the left. Keeps things clear and in check. Last thing you want is to be happily clicking away and not realise how much you've spent only until you checkout.
To be honest, I was a little disappointed at the end that I needed to sign up an account to checkout. Fortunately, the sign up process was quite quick as it was only a one page process and had very little things for me to fill out. The entire process from start to finish was short and straightforward.
Other features that I liked was the option to pay by cash. Not everyone likes using the credit card. Also, the SMS confirmation as soon as we placed the order was reassuring. Our food came in exactly 45 minutes, as specified.
Overall, I found Eat Now to be not bad. Quick, clean and definitely easy to use. Although to be honest, I'm not too sure if I am one to use this online service often. It's not that it's not good, but just because I tend to cook more at home than order in or eat out. But, I do remember a time when I was in uni and used to host study groups at my place all the time and would order takeout for dinner sometimes too. This would've definitely been handy then.
So, for people who order takeout often or are looking to try, this website is for you.
If you're keen, you can also checkout my friend Julie's review of Eat Now: here
To test out Eat Now's service, we decided to order from Kass Kass, a newly opened Korean restaurant that seems to be famous for its Korean Fried Chicken (as recommended by my friend Daisy)
Spicy Beef Ribs Stew -- $22
Spicy Pork with Kimchi and Tofu -- $22
Half Half Chicken -- $28
(with Sweet Spicy and Original)
There seemed to have been a lot of talk that Kass Kass was better than the famous Gami for their Korean Fried Chicken (KFC). Personally, I found them to be different. The chicken from Kass Kass were smaller and a little bit overcooked. Although, I see how some people may find the sauce at Gami to be too runny. Although in terms of the KFC, I still find Gami to be better. The chicken is always so succulent and incredibly crunchy.
You can also checkout my previous post on Gami and why it's still one of my favourite places to eat with friends: here
Even though I may not prefer the KFC at Kass Kass, I still like their other offerings in the menu. My initial concern upon looking at the menu was the price. A little bit steeper than usual but the portions that night were quite big. They offered a lot more dishes compared to Gami (as Gami tends to be more of a drinking spot/watering hole than sit down meal).
The Spicy Beef Ribs Stew was delicious. Incredibly tender and flavourful stock. Also really enjoyed the grilled pork with kimchi and tofu. Thought the tofu was nice and refreshing against the rich meat. Overall, don't mind Kass Kass at all. If I want to just go for Korean Fried Chicken, I'm sticking to Gami. If I want to eat a bit more than just KFC, I'd head over to Kass Kass.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and based on own personal experience at the time.