I started ordering less and less from Dahmakan because I got tired of the meals and I was not happy with the quality and consistency of the food.
One of my major complaint is the lack of variety of vegetables and the way the vegetables are cooked.
Like in this Beef Stew. Hard carrots, overcooked broccoli.
I did not like the Beef Stew because it was not the beef stew I was expecting. This one tasted very much like the Beef Chilli Con Carne that I tried earlier (except that one was delicious). There was way too much cumin in this beef stew.
Next I tried this fantastic looking Beef Ragu Fettuccine.
What was in the box looked pretty good as well.
I thought the beef ragu was delicious but sadly the fettuccine was overcooked and soggy. The cherry tomatoes were lightly roasted and were very juicy and enjoyable.
It being a weekend, I gave myself a treat by getting an Apple Crumble.
It wasn't as pretty as in the photo.
The filling was paste-like, not sweet enough and did not have any apple or cinnamon flavor. It was all flat and bland.
I enjoyed the beef ragu so much that I ordered it again.
Again, the pasta was overcooked and the beef ragu was not as good as the first time. But on a positive note, the portion size was just as generous.
In conjunction with the recent Deepavali celebration, Dahmakan introduced a few Indian inspired dishes. I tried this Masala Royale.
It was very fragrant and heavily spiced. Generous portions and for once the carrots were very tender. There was even a side of pickled onions. But I overall found the meal too oily and heavy.
Then I was attracted to this Black Pepper Spaghetti.
A very good generous portion of chicken leg and spaghetti awaited me in the box with a serving of black pepper sauce.
But it was so bland and oily. Even the chicken was bland. I added freshly cracked black pepper and (roughly chopped) Italian parsley to jazz it up.
As I was eating this in front of the TV, my cat came up to me eyeing my food. So I gave her a small piece of chicken. Then she came back for more. Haiz...
|My sleepyhead cat.|
So that was my last Dahmakan meal and I terminated my Select membership. But I am open to future possibilities. Who know I might get lazy again hee...hee...