November 26, 2010 7 Comments
There are just some days where you don’t feel like going out, yet you are craving for a specific food from a specific place. Well, those days hit me as often as regular days do, especially with the unpredictable weather and how bad traffic is nearing the holiday season. I made a discovery that could really save me from the insanity of being torn between satisfying my craving and going out to endure traffic and extremes of weather (really hot or really rainy). I tried QuickDelivery.ph which is a site where you can order food from a lot of restaurants ranging from fastfood, pastry to fine cuisine. Their promise is to deliver the food hot – if it’s suppose to be hot – and cold – if it’s suppose to be served cold. Let’s put that to the test then.
Out of the many choices, inspired by one of our favorite TLC shows, Man Vs Food (we hate Adam for doing our dream job), we took on Zark’s Burger. Why? Well, I can give you 1 compound word as a reason – TOMBSTONE! What is TOMBSTONE? You’ll see in a second… It’ll be hard to miss… ^_^
The Quick Delivery Service
Everything starts with the website, QuickDelivery.ph, where they have a selection of restaurants (just click on “ORDER NOW” to get the list) and you can see each of the restaurant’s menu by clicking on the menu links. Our craving for something worthy of Man Vs Food challenge took us to Zark’s Burger (right at very bottom of the list).
One thing I wish they would improve on is the menu. I would like some photos on the menu just so I get an idea what I’m ordering. Although each item has description of how the food is cooked or the ingredients used, something visual, at least for the “must try” items, would be better.
The number to call, after choosing from the menu, is 2121212. Simple enough to remember especially if you just take note that they deliver TOanyONE (get it?). The person who took my call was pleasantly friendly and very accommodating. It was like he was really happy to take my order! Of course he was! ^_^; They had some thinking to do when I said I wanted Zark’s Burger but I lived in Parañaque (Taft to Pque…) but I said I was willing to wait and that I’m aware the food quality may not be same as the restaurant due to the distance the delivery man would have to travel. I understood all that and they finally said YES, we can deliver! WHEW! I would have really been disappointed if I couldn’t order TOMBSTONE.
After being quoted 60-90mins, an hour later, our orders arrived! This is fast enough for me considering where my order came from. I was really not expecting a whole lot in terms of how the food would look when it got to us because just the delivery experience from the usual fastfood restos where sauces would drip out of the styro or the coke just spilling everywhere. But lo and behold, every single item -as soon as we unveiled them from layers of foil, paper wrappers and styro – would look like they were brought out straight from a kitchen!
One thing though, I think ice melted in the ice tea because, although cold, they tasted like a lot of water and just little iced tea. Maybe it would be better to put the ice on a separate container that can preserve it’s “iceness”, and just add it to the drink as a finishing touch before giving it to the customer, or maybe just giving the customer the ice on a separate plastic. I didn’t think of instructing them during my call, but I wish I had told them not to put ice because we have ice at home. Maybe next time…
ABOUT THE RESTAURANT and THE FOOD
Here’s the exciting part! Zark’s Burger is probably one of my foodie dreams that just came true! HUGE BURGERS with REAL QUARTER POUND or HALF POUND PATTIES which will leave you full until the next day! No kidding! And the taste is incredibly wonderful! Just the flavor that was drilled into the thick patties is exceptional! Those patties are heaven, really! Like too much of a good thing! Am I exaggerating? Well, see for yourselves!
WHAT WE ORDERED
Here’s what we ordered:
Nachos P65.00 (Tortilla chips topped with cheese sauce and home-made tomato salsa on the side.)
Wings N Chips P95.00 (Crispy chicken wings (classic buffalo or barbeque buffalo) – We chose Barbeque Buffalo
Deep Fried Burger (Half Pound (1/2) P185.00, Quarter Pound (1/4) P150.00. DEEP-FRIED Mushroom cheeseburger w/ a choice of sauce on the side! This should be on your TOP 10 FOODS TO EAT BEFORE YOU DIE LIST w/ fries.) – We chose half-pound and Tartar sauce.
Tombstone P500.00 (Two pound cheeseburger covered w/ cheese sauce & served w/ 200 grams of fries!)
This, my friends, really got me excited! It was wrapped in foil, really hot, really really amazing! Like one of the wonders of the world! Without further ado, I would like to introduce you to TOMBSTONE!
I have a great idea for this burger! You can have it delivered to your office, or your house at one of your friends’ birthday party, and have an eating competition! Just challenge people who can finish the mammoth of a burger in the quickest time! I’ll do that with our family and challenge my brother. But for the meantime, I need more practice, at home! So I might have a Tombstone delivered via Quick Delivery again soon!
Mario and I enjoyed the experience of a food adventure right at the comfort of our home. It was a nice new experience instead of having the usual fast food. And both Quick Delivery and Zark’s Burger delivered true to their promise. Delivery to any one with food staying hot or cold as they should be – for Quick Delivery and HUGE burgers from Zark’s Burger!
Quick Delivery: http://www.quickdelivery.ph/
Telephone No: 2121212
Office Hours: 10:00AM to 10:00PM (Monday to Thursday) and 10:00AM to 10:30PM (Friday to Sunday)
* GC provided by QD for blogging purposes but the whole article
is 100% the opinion of the writer and was not influenced by the company.