Restaurant Dining at Home: Food Tasting By FoodPanda, Malaysia

Hunger pangs are like uninvited guests; they come knocking without any warning and will not leave unless they are entertained. But how many times has it happened that you are too lazy to cook or swamped beneath a heap of files at work or simply want fine dining in the comfort of your own home? In such circumstances, home delivery becomes your hunger’s best friend, however either you need to have all the brochures of restaurants that deliver in front of you or all the numbers stored in your phone. Living in Malaysia, I have been faced with difficulties when attempting to order in; reason being either I am unaware of most restaurants that deliver or it takes me atleast 15-20 minutes to place the order over the phone due to language barriers, hence more often than not the order that arrives at my doorstep is never totally correct. Enter foodpanda.my, Malaysia’s premier online delivery system which opens a virtual gastronomic world for you to satiate your appetite depending on your mood. With the click of a few buttons, you can entertain your palate as well as your desires.

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Last week, Foodpanda held a bloggers meet to give us an insight into their workings and more importantly the diverse variety of edible gems available on their site. They chose a unique venue to showcase four of their partnering restaurants. Paper+Toast was the host along with being one of the highlights of the evening. It is a deli-style restaurant with its first floor used for conferences, meetings and even individual work-stations can be rented for the day. They gave a presentation on 3 of their bestselling items; Uptown Sandwich consisting of Cajun spiced chicken, avocado, roasted tomatoes, the newly introduced Sloppy Joe Sandwich which had Toasted corn bread, Australian minced beef with black pepper sauce and French Toast Skewers, a novel way to serve this breakfast staple. All these are also available for delivery via foodpanda.my.

Paper+Toast Menu

Most people who want light lunches during a grueling day at work can order from Simply Sandwiches. The enterprising entrepreneur explained her produce to us ranging from Tuna Sandwiches to Egg Sandwiches to their most popular BBQ Chicken Sandwich, all made with the freshest ingredients and in healthy wholemeal bread.

Simply Sandwiches

A unique combination of ingredients and flavors were on offer by Puzzini Pizza. It can safely be termed as fusion thin crust pizzas influenced by both Swedish and Western cuisines. Termed Sweden’s favorite pizza, the Karl Gustav Pizza is made from beef kebab, lots of cheese, fresh tomatoes, onions, black olives and topped with a kebab sauce. An unusual concoction was found in Pizza Haga which comprised of Beef pepperoni, streaky beef, roasted chicken chunks, roast beef with fresh paprika and bathed in Haga Sauce, a creamy sauce with a pungent lemon flavor. Lastly, there was Pizza Mamma Mia loaded with chicken meatballs, baked mash potatoes and Mamma Mia Sauce.

Puzzini Pizza

For the less adventurous who prefer to order the tried and tested flavors, they can opt for Canadian Pizza. Thick crust pizzas with a plethora of toppings to choose from. Better on the pocket all pizzas are 2 for the price of 1. Highlighted at the event were the Canadian Classic (Shredded chicken, chicken pepperoni, fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and cheese), Mexican Fiesta (Spiced ground chicken, onions, red chilies, capsicum, jalapenos with spicy salsa sauce and cheese) and Chicken Canadian Supreme (Chicken pepperoni, black olives,capsicum, mushrooms and cheese).

Canadian Pizza

My picks of the evening were the egg sandwiches from Simply Sandwiches and the Pizza Haga from Puzzini Pizza. The egg sandwiches reminded my of my school days when my mother would pack egg sandwiches for my lunch. Pizza Haga challenged my palate with its unique flavors, for once the concentration was on overpowering tomato sauce but on the unconventional haga sauce combined with fresh paprika. It is definitely something I would order again via foodpanda. The highlight of the evening was not just the lavish spread of culinary bites but also it gave all us food bloggers a platform to interact and share our thoughts on each dish.

Culinary Spread

With over a hundred restaurants on its site currently, foodpanda.my is a very convenient way to order in for those living in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya areas – including Bangsar, Mont Kiara, Bukit Bintang and Cyberjaya. Satisfy your culinary cravings on a lazy or busy day via foodpanda.my