What constitutes good customer service? According to this website, there are 8 rules that need to adhere to if a business wants to provide good customer service with the very first rule being to answer your phone. Infographic source: The Balance
This will probably be the last post on quarantine food for the obvious reason – the rest of the menu was more or so a mix of the previous meals. I guess this is due to the control of the meal by the Ministry of Health and not left to the creativity of the hotel chefs (but then again it could be worse).
Another reason for having a similar dish served on a daily basis was probably is the cost factor. Having limited menu would probably make it easy for the hotel to plan their purchases and prepare the meals.
One of the key things that caught my eyes when it comes to daily meals during the 14 days quarantine is this – the label on top of the meal box. It explains 2 main things namely the date & timing when the meal needs to be finished and the fact that the Ministry of Health vetted through the daily meal to ensure a balanced meal.
A big part of the “fun” of being quarantined down in a small room for the next 14 days without anything much to do is to watch for the 3 meals of the day that will be hand-delivered to the small table just outside our quarantine room. Of course, one also needs to be prepared with standby food of their own – in my case, 3 in 1 cereal, biscuits and packet drinks.
Continuing with the 2nd part of the Cambodian series on online food delivery services, the choice of a great, fast and cheap meals are now all at one’s fingertips. Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels
The next 3 parts in this series would be on the various dishes ordered online using delivery services from Foodpanda in Cambodia, a true blessing in disguise for those working late and do not want to be walking around looking for food in time of a major pandemic. Photo by Erik Mclean from Pexels
Perhaps it was a blessing disguise but back in March when the lockdown in place, we had no choice but to start ordering food, grocery, vegetables, etc online and names like Foodpanda, Grab, Lazada and yes, McDelivery was fast becoming a household name. Before March, we had never had to order online for food because we either cook dishes at home or just drive out to “tapau” from outside.
(News snippet – upset a group of people in this country, you will end up getting a dead chicken on your doorstep. Well, it used to be a cow head. That is what will happen when you have people thinking with their emotions and not their intelligence. Image source: https://modernfarmer.com)
Sometimes, organizing a departmental lunch can be more complex than implementing a full-scale project. On the other hand, sometimes it is easier if it is cheap, healthy, tasty and a standard menu tied to it. Image source: http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com.
Lately, we have been finding harder to get by without having a good dose of vegetables – going for the ‘big job’ has not been as smooth as it used to be.
The Iranian shopkeeper near to our Tehran apartment often hear me saying “Morq…morq….” and he would laugh. Morq is one of the few Persian words that I know to communicate when we are hunting for our sundry for a cookout at the apartment. By the way, Morq means chicken in Farsi and one need to know this so that one doesn’t end up getting beef or mutton or unknown meat for food.