You know, I have never tried food delivery (except for Pizza Hut and Dominos in the very distant past). Not even Grabfood. Not even Foodpanda.
A while back I read about dahmakan from a few blogs but was not moved to give it a try. Then very recently, I read about it again on Eat what, Eat where? Based on the positive review and the fact that lately I have been too busy to food prep, I decided to give it a try.
Kris has already written an excellent and comprehensive review on dahmakan, so I will just share with you the makan part hah...hah....
So. For starters, Kris shared her invite code which entitles the receiver to a RM40 credit to be used to off-set against initial orders. So far, I have made 3 orders and have had RM10 set off against each order. So I have another RM10 at my disposal for order # 4.
Let's see what I got. For my first order, I simply had to try the Braised Beef Brisket with Mashed Potatoes and Tomato Salsa (RM31.00, I paid RM21.00 after RM10.00 credit). I was quite excited hee...hee....
I chose the 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm time slot but there was a delay. My order arrived at 1:20pm. The rider came right up to my office to deliver this very nice paper box with apologies for the delay.
Oh.... that looks good!
Oh yes, it was very tasty indeed! The beef brisket was very tender and well seasoned. I loved the mashed potatoes as it had some chunky bits and it paired well with the beef.
As for the tomato salsa, it was not much of a salsa to me, basically just roasted cherry tomatoes with a bit of herbs. The corn was all right, a bit difficult to eat at the office. Portion wise, it was just right, though I could eat more hee...hee... So I got on to a good start with this choice.
Now order # 2. Satay Chicken (RM23.90, I paid RM13.90 after RM10.00 credit). This time a different rider delivered and I had to go downstairs to collect from him. That's ok, I do need the exercise.
Upon opening the box, I could smell the aroma of curry leaves from the curry leaf infused rice. I was pleased to note that chicken thigh (tender and juicy) was served instead of breast (which I detest).
The seasoning on the chicken was subtle and allowed the more than decent satay sauce to do its job. The amount of sauce was just nice to coat the chicken, though I would not mind a bit more.
The portion of rice was quite generous and so was the chicken. My only complaint is that the rice was a bit mushy. Other than that, I enjoyed this meal and it was very filling (due to the rice).
Now for meal #3, the most good looking of the lot. Roast Chicken Breast with Corn Salsa and Gremolata (RM24.90, I paid RM11.90 after RM10 credit and another RM3 which I don't know how I got it).
Since I ordered this for home delivery, I have a bit more time to tinker around and tell you long stories.
This is how it looked on the menu :
OK, why chicken breast you ask? Don't you hate chicken breast? Well, I just had to try it because of the corn salsa and gremolata, ok? Plus I'm a sucker for pretty pictures.
I chose the 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm slot and later I got this message :
Then in a little bit I got this message :
So I got ready (made sure I removed my bedak sejuk) and then another message :
Okie dokies, I gotta go downstairs and be ready to take delivery.
I eat early, so without further ado...
I definitely have better lighting at home and this meal looks pretty presentable.
The green gremolata sauce is pretty much like chimichurri so I liked it. As for the corn salsa, it was just ok for me. And as expected, I did not enjoy the chicken breast and the seasoning used.
This meal was very filling as the portion of chicken was very generous. But I won't repeat order this one because it's not to my taste.
So. What will I use my last RM10 credit for? Looking at the menu, there are a few I am contemplating :
Or this :
We'll see ............
To anyone who is interested in getting the promo code for the RM40 credit (first time users only), you go visit Kris and ask her for the code, ok? I also got code lah but I am very busy for the next few weeks and may not be able to reply emails. Or even cook. Hah!