June 30, 2013

Food Porn: Amber's

I remember when my best friend used to come to our house just to kill time. She would always have a box of pichi pichi with cheese so I would not make her go home. HAHAHA I miss those days. Anyway, Amber's has grown bigger since then: their food is still sumptuous with the exception of the calamares- being so rubbery in texture. 


However, their delivery mechanics have become a bit annoying. When ordering from Amber's, we always get palabok, spaghetti, pichi pichi, barbecue, shanghai, and calamares. Considering that they have a fixed delivery charge of 100php in my area, I thought that there would be no minimum order already. 

I was wrong. 

I wanted to order 1 box of palabok, spaghetti, calamares and pichi pichi for my brother and I.  Additionally, I wanted 4 barbecue and 4 shanghai, but the lady said that I have to order at least 10 of each if it's for delivery. I reasoned that there was already a fixed delivery charge and that the delivery time is 3 hours from the time I called so perhaps they can pool the preparation with the other orders for barbecue - which I'm positive is always on queue. But the lady wouldn't agree - saying that it was SOP for barbecue and shanghai orders to be at least 10. 

I was very disappointed with that rule. Defeated, I went on with my orders along with the 10pcs of barbecue for 20php each for just my brother and I. It was an expensive lunch, I must say. 




 

I like Amber's but I don't think I'll order again in the near future. I think it's more cost effective to just take a cab to and from the restaurant. That would cost me around 120 only, but if they still require me to order at least 10pcs of barbecue and shanghai, then, they can put those back in the freezer. I'll just buy from Goldilocks.




2 comments:

  1. hmm. that's pure bad service. :(

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    1. Well, at least the lady was nice and not rude at all. I think she wasn't in any position to not follow their SOP but yeah, I hope they change this rule.

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