Most of us are very blessed to have such great diversity of food choices around us and with the launch of UberEATS in Malaysia, enjoying such privilege is within a couple of taps on our smart phone. With the power of Uber’s technology, we are now all spoilt with not only choices for culinary experiences, but the flexibility within our own comfort zone; all at the touch of a button from anywhere and everywhere. In another word, we consumers can enjoy the right food the way we want it, at a planed timing, at any venue of our preference. Whether it is home or office, or even mobile work stations, there should be no excuse to skip your meals. I’m benefiting a lot from food delivery because of my long and uncertain working hours so when I got my invite to the launching ceremony, I had to share it on my social media.
Starting 21st September, UberEATS smartphone app officially launches in Malaysia with Kuala Lumpur being one of the first to enjoy the delight of food delivery service by the same technology that made ride-hailing a norm around the world. Very well planned and organised, the launch ceremony and party at Le Blanc (Bangsar) recently was more than impressive. Shri Chakravarthy Gopalakrishnan, General Manager of UberEATS (Malaysia and Singapore) gave us a brief of what it’s like ordering food via the app.
Guests were treated with adorable presentation and tasty restaurant partners showcasing what they have to offer. While savouring the fancy ice cream flavours from inside scoop and tasting delicious good food from the Real Food, Sitka also exquisitely prepares tasty bites. On top of that, Uber Eats delivery partner delivered the dish that represents Malaysia most- the Nasi Lemak, and treated the guests with tasty nasi lemak in convenient bento boxes from the Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa.
UberEATS begin serving KL neighbourhood with Kuala Lumpur central business district, Bangsar, and Damansara Heights being their first few but is rapidly growing very quickly to cover more areas in the near future. Payments are made with credit or debit card and there are no minimum order required albeit a small RM 5 flat of delivery fee for every order.
Bringing consumers, restaurant partners, and delivering partners together; braving traffic, constant battling of parking bay, and the dreadful queues is no longer the potential package that comes with our meals. I made my first order and albeit the slight error of address input, my Uber delivering partner called upon arrival and sorted it within seconds. At the same time, I was on the online chat and team Uber whom also resolved my error in less than 5 minutes. All that and I still received my and fresh sashimi sushi delivered right to my doorstep in approximately less than 30 minutes (that’s the time I usually take to prep myself to go out for my meal).
And to test the efficiency of communication between user on the app interphase, I’ve included my special request for extra wasabi. Ta da!!!! Got my extra wasabi nicely and neatly packed in my delivery package. Kudos to that.
So guess what I did with this extra time I had? I managed to complete my styling sketches for my client’s approval, and paid some bills online.
The app is new, and some areas are yet covered within their delivery but be rest assured that it wouldn’t take them too long to deliver to more areas in Malaysia. If anyone is interested to try out the breeze or to rediscover the lost art of not cooking, here is the promo code to enjoy RM 15 off your first order : eats-syg20ue
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