Since of late, my life has become way too hectic to get organised to cook meals for my family and for myself. To make matters even more complicated, I loathe the taste of greasy fast food. Overpriced take away was simply out of the question.
Fish from the taste of Java menu. Image courtesy of Your Fork.
Finding an answer to my dilemma was not as difficult as I perceived it to be. It was as simple as jumping online; selecting a menu I fancy; placing an order and leaving it at that. The food is cooked for me and delivered to my place - hence leaving me to handle my work without worrying about my next meal.
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Home delivered meals are an emerging trend, but itís not easy to find online home delivery websites which offer variety that kept you interested. During my quest for variety, I stumbled upon a new but inviting website called Your Fork. This Sydney based home delivery company is exactly what I was looking for.
A british style roast done in Aussie. Image courtesy of Your Fork.
Menus at Your Fork change on a weekly basis. Their current menu includes a choice from a traditional British meal, and a Borneo inspired spicy meal for Wednesday deliveries. Though the British menu of a chicken roast with accompaniments as the main; together with peach, apricot and almond crumble as the dessert sounded quite tempting; the spice lover in me went for the Borneo inspired meal of a fragrant rice dish called Nasi Lemak; a chicken curry by the name of Kapitan with rice, and a sago pudding for dessert. This meal was nothing but top restaurant quality. The potions are exactly as promised. Enough to fill up two hungry adults.
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Taste of Java from the Friday Menu is one that I am looking forward to savouring, especially since the profile of its creator chef Taju says he follows traditional Indonesian recipes that were passed on to him by his family.
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The food from Your Fork interested me so much so that I was prompted to call Roshan, the man behind the idea to find out whatís on offer for the next few weeks. I was overjoyed to find out that they have taken on board two new chefs. Among their contributions to Your Fork would be two of my all time favorites dishes: Lamprais, a spicy rice dish and Stringhopper biryani, a dish made similar to a traditional biryani - of which uses stringy noodles instead of rice.
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Deliveries of Your Fork dinner boxes are fixed for Wednesdays and Fridays. More home delivery days are added on demand, as they did during the busy Christmas time.
Nasi Lemak - true authentic taste. Image courtesy of Your Fork.
Since I am new to the home delivered dinner box scene, I had to walk my way through the ordering process. Nothing complicated, its pretty straightforward and this is how it goes. Obviously first would be to get on to the Your Fork website, and then you have to go on to the menu you prefer; and then decide how many dinner boxes you need. The time is then right to go ahead and place the order.
The beauty of it all is that these meals are not coming from a mass production line. All of the chefs who cook Your Fork meals are passionate cooks who have spent time mastering their culinary skills as a hobby. These chefs are eager to let others have a taste of their creations. And this is the main reason why they ended up with Your Fork.
Payment is online itself. I was delighted that they have PayPal facilities. Alternatively, you can use a credit card to pay for your meals.
Where: Your Fork has confirmed that they cover the entire Sydney metropolitan area.
Why: Convenience. Excellent taste and great value for money. Your meals are delivered right to your doorstep.
Cost: $20 for two servings
When: Deliveries are done on Wednesdays & Fridays.
Good for kids: Yes
Take away: Online and delivered to your door.