PINSTOVE- APP REVIEW

Hello. Today I am going to talk about a revolution. Ever since mobile app industry started flourishing there are so many apps coming up that caters to our daily needs. Be it online shopping or gaming or travel needs. The food industry is also taken by storm by the mobile app world. One such revolution name is Pinstove.

Pinstove is an app that is easily available in Google Play and Apple AppStore. As nicely put in their website https://pinstove.com/ this app provides a facility to order home cooked meals as we like it.

Now why would we order home cooked meals when we can make them at home. Let me cite some reasons for you:

  1. On days when it is raining and you are in a mood to enjoy the rains than to sweat in the kitchen.
  2. On those no-cook Sundays when you desire for that much-needed rest.
  3. On those days when you already have a jam packed schedule of household chores.
  4. On those days when you run out of grocery and crave for malai kofta or a sadya.
  5. On those days when you need to be with your child preparing them for the exam.
  6. On those days when you don’t want to settle with 2 minute noodles.
  7. On those days when you have an interesting movie or match on in TV.

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If you are still not convinced about the above reasons then have a look at the wide range of menus that you can choose from. They are neatly categorised for breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner. Moreover, you can also advance book items likes cakes.

Screenshot_20170805-122206The food is prepared by home chefs. They are people who have years of experience and family secrets associated with their food. They are people who want to provide quality family meals. They are people who like to cook good food and share it. They are people who want to earn an income from what they do every day.

Screenshot_20170805-130645HOW IT WORKS:

  1. You download the app.
  2. Open app.
  3. Register yourself as Pin Diner
  4. Choose your menu/dish. Don’t forget to check the reviews of the chef. It also indicates the spiciness level of the dish.
  5. Make your selection.
  6. Pay via internet banking or any wallet.Screenshot_20170805-124013
  7. Check the status of your Order. It lists the expected time of delivery.

Simple isn’t it? All you need is your mobile and internet to order home cooked food arrive right at your doorsteps.

Screenshot_20170805-123338FEW MORE FACTS:

If you are a chef, then you can register yourself and register yourself as Pin Chef.

You can also register to become a Pin Pilot to deliver food.

You can rate and provide your feedback about the delivered food.

You can order food in advance for a whole week. Also you can provide your ratings of whether you liked the food or not.

Screenshot_20170805-130721MY VERDICT:

I liked the experience. I could do my other work and not be worried about cooking food. Instead of ordering restaurant food I would like to order food from another home. The dishes are not overpriced. The quantity is also good. The dishes that we don’t regularly cook is also available to be ordered. I saw some native snacks that belongs to a particular region up for order. Would definitely try them some other time.

Note:

  1. This is a sponsored post.
  2. All opinions expressed here are my own based on my experience.20170805_13510820170805_13504320170805_135037

 

 

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PANKAYAM – A RESTAURANT REVIEW

20170722_120437Hello There. So this is the first time I am doing this. But everyone at any point of time does things for the first time right? Today’s post is a restaurant review. Now I am not a regular restaurant visitor as other food bloggers are. :O

20170722_120535Yeah you heard me right. I am a person who on weekends finish the household chores so I am not overloaded during the week. I am a person who likes to try new recipes over the weekend. So it is not very frequent that we visit restaurants. But when I do I like to go to good ones.

20170722_120539About the Restaurant:

‘Pankayam’ means an oar. It is a part of a boat. And you will see the same reflected when you enter the restaurant. The ceiling has fishing net hanging on wooden oars. The furniture is all wooden and makes use of earthy and reusable things. The chairs back cushion is wrapped with sack cloth. The lamp I am told is made from fevicol tins. As you enter you see a classy moped and at the reception are the classic naranga muttai (lemon candies) and gas muttai. There are drums placed behind the moped where neatly arranged glasses are placed. Further if you go to the other section of the restaurant you will see a huge rustic looking wooden boat hanging from the ceiling. Overall “Pankayam” restaurant gives you a beach interiors minus the smelly fish and the ocean sound. The ambience is tastefully done and elegant.

20170722_12055620170722_12061720170722_12113820170722_121227.jpgThe food:

Coming to the most important part of any restaurant – the food. Sadya is served in banana leaf with kadu maanga (mango pickle, chamanthy (coconut chutney), pachchadi (yogurt mustard curry), avial (veggies in coconut sauce), thoran (veggie with grated coconut), kappa (mashed tapioca), papadam (papad), boiled rice, parippu curry (lentil curry in coconut paste), sambhar, rasam, moru curry (yogurt curry) and lastly payasam.

Then they come with a platter of fish fries to choose from. Atleast 6-8 varieties of fishes to choose from. To wash everything down you have lemon juice served with the sadya.

20170722_121111The Taste:

Sadya was nicely done. The star of sadya was the chamanthy. It was coarsely grinded (as it should be) with just the right spiciness. Parippu curry was another attraction of the meals. Sambhar was good enough too. The side dishes were silent (they did not shout big and bold flavours but was cooked well and tasty) but proper accompaniment to the rice. Rice was properly cooked. Basically a very good sadya.

20170722_12115220170722_12120020170722_122626The fish fry dominated my palate. The masalas were just strong enough to enhance the flavour of the fish and not empower it. The best thing that I liked about these fish fry was that it was not served with raw or sautéed onions which can sometimes make the fish soggy. It was served as it is. And it was topped with the remaining crunchy tasty masala (the crunchy bits of curry leaves, garlic and dry red chilly among others. We had ordered for karimeen, para and konchu fry. Perfectly cooked, delicious and crispy.

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Will I eat there again?

Yes definitely. I want to see what more they have to offer. I want to try crab and fish curry dishes there next.

My Verdict: 

If you are a Kerala food lover then definitely try it once. If you are seafood lover then definitely try it once.

Note:

  1. This is not a sponsored post.
  2. All the views expressed are solely mine based on my experience.
  3. I am not very happy with the picture quality too.