Apologies for those of you that don’t follow the wonderful world of web 2.0 (and the annoying habit of all those who do terming everything new and better “2.0” – let this be your first experience), but I have discovered something amazing. Something spectacular. Something that may cause me never to leave my lovely new apartment again.
A little something called Food by Phone.
And it rocks.
First of all, I get a little over excited about delivery service for any restaurant since I grew up in a town of about 8,000 with no potential of delivery, ever. Once I got to university and experienced the true joy of having food delivered to your door, I discovered the double-edged sword of having to talk to the delivery people on the phone to place your order – which got significantly worse when we moved to Germany and had to do the ordering in German (and lets not even get started trying to analyze the conversational disasters that we’ve already experienced trying to talk to anyone on the phone here in Thailand).
Well, as could be expected, the concept of delivery service is perfected in Bangkok. Food by Phone allows you to order from over 100 Bangkok restaurants of all cuisines and price-ranges, online. Yes, that’s right. No language difficulties, no searching for menus, no guessing which meal is best from each restaurant. The site includes the top 20 dishes being ordered at the moment, records your past orders, and allows you to purchase grocery store items (including beer) along with your order. Plus, you can order from as many restaurants as you want in a single order for a minimal fee.
Honestly, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Alex and I just ordered Indian (for me) and chicken wings and onion rings (for him). All I had to do was click on the various food items I wanted and a half hour later the guy shows up with our orders from two different restaurants.
Now, I have to ask: Is this a local phenomenon? Or do other cities have the same type of thing? Cause I think it’s going to be pre-requisite for the next place I move….