A TinyOwl Experiment and My Travel tales with Food

The tiny owl, stepping out of its nest , wanders across the open skies, amidst the moonlit darkness, fluttering its wings, in search of a delicious food (prey) for the night, hooting its way through. It may take several hours before it could find something worthwhile to eat .Sometimes even nothing. By then it may even lose its energy to swoop down on the prey, fight and get its reward. Things one has to do, to find food ! 

Until now, it was no different being a bird or human. Both roamed the city wide and far in search of  good food and ended up with almost nothing everyday or something that you were forced to eat with no other option

If only the tiny owl knew that there was a mobile app in its own name, which did all the hard work of finding restaurants, picking up the food, package it nicely and have it delivered to your home within the hour. That could probably save all its energy for the night, as it can peacefully concentrates on its hooting now

Some really live on the motto of “We travel for Food”. I have seen people travel far and beyond to try out new cuisines and food varieties. I pride myself of being a passionate member of such a community of people who can go up to any extent to get their food.

I don’t settle for just any other food that’s available at the moment and certainly don’t mind waiting a bit to get that food experience. For some eating food is an hobby, for some food is a daily ritual to just survive.

For a person like me, food can be a divine pleasure that I relish and relive the moments when I get to eat it. Being called only a “foodie” can definitely be an understatement as it doesn’t define exactly the enthusiasm and the craziness level I can achieve when it comes to food. Despite a vegetarian it hasn’t restricted me to try out global cuisines from Chinese, Italian, Mexican and even Thai which has their own variety of Veg dishes. So food to me is like an addiction which I can’t live without and the same kind of food can certainly bore me fairly soon
So here’s the list of the food fixes and cravings I’ve had since childhood and places I’ve gone to just get a taste of it
Andhra Food

The sound of an Andhra Thali can really fire up my taste buds like no other cuisine . The enormity of the rice , the variety of side dishes that accompany the rice and of course the crispy crackers they give makes it totally an enjoyable “unlimited” meal, all for just Rs.50
I remember the times during college, when after a consecutive 4 hours of classes in the morning, we used to skip the college canteen/nearby hotels , take a bus and go find an authentic “Andhra Mess” which was located at least 8-10 Miles away. All for that typical Andhra food experience . The food fix I can get out of such a meal can be totally something

Office Team Lunches

Once in a quarter we have the benefit of going out for a nice team lunch . We’d carefully select a restaurant that serves a buffet with at least 8-10 starters which is more important than the main course.. Somehow a meal without a decent array of starters would never give that satisfaction irrespective of how good the meal is. The first thing that comes to the mind would be the Barbeque based restaurants, which specializes in a huge list of unlimited starters on the table.
A starter based food fix is something I always crave for, even if the main course doesn’t live up to the expectations
The important thing about such a lunch is ,we’d starve ourselves from the previous night to ensure we do full justification for such a meal

Roadside Dosas

When we finish off a evening show movie or a casual outing , I’d expect to have a quiet and a quick dinner, preferably not in a fashionable restaurant but rather in a small roadside eatery. I always have a mind map of my favourite roadside joints, that provides hygienic and tasty food like Dosa , Vada, Poori etc and also very easy on the wallet. I’d argue for hours with anyone to say that one cannot get the taste of this hot piping Dosa anywhere. That Dosa fix is something I totally crave at nights

Madras Filter Coffee

I am of the opinion that the best way to begin a day is by not doing Yoga or running in the beach or reading the newspaper or working out. Hands down, the best way to get that “morning fix” is to have a steaming cup of strong Madras Filter coffee preferably in a silver or stainless steel tumbler that adds to the taste and brewing smell
The shot of caffeine in a filter coffee form is something I’d totally recommend to get the absolute morning “fix” one would definitely need .
Key point to be noted : Do not mess with anyone who hasn’t had their morning fix of a filter coffee yet.

Chats and Pani Puris
Yes the mere mention of Gol Gappes, Dahi Papdi Chats, Samosas and Bhel Puri can be enough to arouse the tastebuds. The sweet and spicy mix of water dipped Puris, the curd dipped Papdis and the Alu stuffed Samosas is something every should experience in a local Chaat corner once in a while.

My Not so Good Foody Tales:
As with so many good memories on the delicious meals we have had, there are equally number of forgettable memories we’ve had in restaurants. Some of these include

1. Rats and Cockroaches roaming around freely in the restaurant floor causing instant panic among the people
2. Unhygienic conditions while cooking can make the meal a complete disaster. One can lose their appetite as well as the desire to eat at that restaurant anymore
3. Poor service : With 20 tables and only few waiters, it can really take a long time for the food to come and one can definitely get irritated
4. The wrong food : It is partially ok when you dont get what you ordered, but what’s not acceptable is being served non vegetarian food when you specifically asked for a vegetarian dish
3. More than anything , an incorrect bill presented to you can totally tick me off and take of the whole experience you’ had

The Ultimate Food Solution : Tiny Owl

So just when I was thinking how difficult it is to travel around to different restaurants and order various things, TinyOwl launched their app in Chennai like a blessing
The click to order system in their app is literally child’s play . They offer a huge load of restaurants for every cuisine possible, one can simply choose the desired meal and click order . Make the payment upfront if you prefer and your order is already getting packed and on its way !
No more hassles of going around the city in search of a a meal or even a particular dish..
The location is auto detected with GPS, surrounding restaurants are filtered, I scan through the interesting menus of all the restaurants, add the items to my car , and the best part , apply a nice coupon code for an awesome discount (I’m sure you can find one in one of the coupon sites) and le behold. The order is confirmed and you get to munch on your favorite meal soon enough

Couple of years ago who would have even thought that ordering food from different restaurants and having it delivered with no extra charge ( in fact with even a discount in some cases) would be like a hassle free experience and can be done with a few clicks in an app inside a mobile phone !! TinyOwl represents that pinnacle of technology when it comes to a Food ordering experience !

Pic Source : TinyOwl IB Page


The Tiny Owl Experience :

Having installed the app , I was quite eager to try out this and I should say the experience was quite something . Even a dinner at a 5 star restaurant may have not matched the experience,variety,price , taste of the food items and the quick delivery service of the TinyOwl guy right to my doorstep

I was able to filter out the best restaurants in my surrounding areas, choose all the cuisines I liked , namely (North Indian, Italian, Chinese, Mexican and of course South Indian)
Surprisingly I got some hidden deals that popped out when I was considering some Pizzas  (which included a Buy one Get one Free offer!!) and it was an Italian Dinenr treat indeed that day !

The biggest enjoyment in life is not reveling in luxury , travelling in expensive cars or staying in 5 star hotels. Pure enjoyment comes from eating what you like and when you like . Period. The food fix one gets while eating their delicious treat can really mark a positive memory for them.
And this is what TinyOwl offers. An experience of Food !

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