I’ve always felt that cooking for just one or two persons is “expensive” – the amount of groceries you buy and the time you spend preparing the food just doesn’t seem worth the effort. Just ask someone who lives alone.
Especially in Asia where we can easily find food nearby almost anytime, not many people would choose to prepare their own meals. As someone who is diet conscious, I’m constantly in a dilemma. Hawker food may be fast and cheap, but most of them aren’t the healthiest choices. Would I want to cook more often for myself? Yes, but I hate having to buy more than what I need at the supermarket and end up wasting all the unused ingredients.
ChefBox is a new start-up that attempts to solve this problem in Singapore. Since it’s only my mom & I at home this week, my mom is skipping grocery shopping since she doesn’t expect to cook much. I let her browse through the Weekly Menu and she ordered “Shogayaki Ginger Pork in Sake” to attempt to cook at home. Even with just six recipes to choose from, my mom found the menu interesting and was already looking forward to the next week’s update.
The ordering process was very straightforward, and within I faced some issues as the delivery timing options were limited, but am sure that will be easily improved in time. Overall, the experience was smooth. Simply pick a recipe you like, fill up the order form with your contact details and your ChefBox should reach you at your specified delivery time. There is no fixed subscription at the moment, so you can decide as and when you prefer to explore a new recipe!
Here’s how my box looked like… along with the recipe and cooking instructions at the back. It also tells me how much calories I’m consuming, which is great for weight watchers! As a first-timer, it is fun to receive a ChefBox – I look forward to learning how to prepare a new dish, know what exactly I’m consuming, and I no longer have to make trips down to supermarkets or waste any ingredients.
ChefBox will be working with a charity organisation to match every box ordered with a meal donation, so show support and spread the love. 🙂 If you’re interested, ping Max (@maxjang_) on Twitter.
This article first appeared on VulcanPost.