Monday 10 February 2014

A Hungry House this Chinese New Year

The 31st January saw the turn of the Chinese New Year, and as always I seized my chance to grab a Chinese takeaway to help celebrate the year of the Horse.

Every year we take the chance to enjoy a big Chinese feast, usually cooked up by my rather talented Mother, whose home cooked Chinese Banquets have become a little bit famous amongst close friends and family. This year though the New Year fell on a day that she was due to go jetting off to Iceland for a week, and so we decided to celebrate anyway, but with a local takeaway instead!

In the spirit of all things Chinese we teamed up with the guys over at Hungry house, to help make a big deal out of this often neglected event here in the UK. They sent out some goodies in the post for us to decorate our humble abode, and even some fortune cookies.

Having never used Hungry House before I was interested to see how we got on with it. I downloaded the app to my phone and registered through the Facebook option. It was easy enough to get the food ordered and then we simply had to kick back and relax as we awaited our tasty Chinese takeout to arrive. I found the service we received over all very good, the food was nice and hot when it arrived and of course hit all the right taste buds on the way down.

Leo enjoyed eating ample amounts of prawn crackers and of course dipping them in the Sweet and Sour sauce. This is Leo’s little trick whenever we indulge in a Chinese!

The one aspect of the order that I would like to see stepped up is how long it takes from placing the order to the arrival of the food. Having ordered with this take out before independently I know the food is delivered much faster. The order confirmation speculates an estimated arrival time but it was almost an hour 40/50 minutes after the order was placed. This was fine for us, but had we ordered and been in a hurry to get out it could have meant that we would have had to re-think our plans.

Over all the service at Hungry House was great and I will definitely be using them again in the future. I love the convenience of being able to use an app on my phone to order our takeaway and have the menus laid out in front of me. It would be nice to see more of our local takeaway restaurants signing up to Hungry House so I may have to find a way to get them signed up.

How did you all spend Chinese New Year this year?

Disclaimer: I was issued with a Hungry House Voucher, Amazon Voucher and a party pack for our New Years Eve party.

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