Monday, August 18, 2014

[GIVEAWAY + REVIEW] My Tandoori Indian Restaurant, Green Valley via Menulog Food Delivery

Don't forget to check out the giveaway at the end of this post! :)

It's August so the weather is having its mood swings. One week it's bright and sunny with clear blue skies. The next week it's cold, windy and rainy. Then there's a sudden blackout on your street and you are having post-gym hunger cravings (true story). That's where Menulog Food Delivery comes in to save the day. With its own mobile app, you can easily order takeaway online without needing to wait for the electricity to turn back on (though I would recommend eating with a torch or candle next to you). 

Long time readers may remember that I have previously reviewed Menulog late last year which was an enjoyable experience getting food delivered to my workplace - apart from a minor mishap with the delivery date from the restaurant (but it was still on the dot). However, I am one of those people who believes in second chances especially when Menulog resolved it immediately without any added burdens.

Menulog has been expanding its list of more than 3500 restaurants offering online delivery and takeaway across Australia. You can use it anytime, anywhere and it's free to use! You can even pre-order in advance if you wish. If you do not have the Menulog app on your phone, it is available to download for free on iTunes and Google Play.

Simply type the postcode or the name of your suburb on the app and you can access countless restaurants available within your area whether it's takeaway or delivery. For a suburb as obscure as Sadleir, I was surprised to see a decent selection of restaurants in the area offering Italian, Lebanese and Indian cuisines. 

Since the weather was cold and wet and I already had pizza a few days ago, I decided to go for Indian food this time with My Tandoori as my restaurant pick based on ratings, reviews, specials and the delicious selection of dishes on the menu. Though be mindful of the Minimum Delivery cost!

Select your dishes from the menu and make your order. There are options for certain types of dishes like curries such as the level of spice whether it's mild, medium or hot.

After you made your choices, review and confirm your order then enter your contact and delivery details and voucher code at the checkout. Finally you enter your payment details and away we go! 

After the order has been processed, you receive an SMS confirming your order and expected delivery time. Get your stomach ready!

This time, the friendly delivery guy arrived on the dot which has definitely put a smile on my face. Imagine our excitement when we opened up the large bag afterwards.

We started out with the vegetable samosas with slightly spicy mint chutney on the side. The vegetable filling had lots of unusual flavours and seasonings which were crumbled and mashed together inside layers of crispy pastry. Despite the delivery time, the samosas still remained crunchy.

Vegetable Samosas ($6.90 for 2) 

There was actually many different types of naan bread available on the My Tandoori restaurant menu including plain, garlic, cheese, Keema (stuffed mince) to name a few. Because the folks enjoy eating garlic bread on the side in the past, I opted for the garlic naan. It did not have that strong garlic taste but was still light, fluffy and perfect to dip with the curries.

Garlic Naan Bread ($2.50) 

Finally we dug into the curries starting with the Beef Korma. While the beef was not too soft (but not too hard), the curry had a mild, rich, nutty and creamy taste with a hint of coconut milk which balances everything out in this dish. In fact, the beef helped to soak up the curry juices especially once the milky and creamy taste took over the taste buds. Really liked that the beef cuts used in this curry had no fatty parts attached.

 Beef Korma ($15.90)

The Chicken Tikka Masala was a favourite for me and the folks out of all the dishes. It was a tad spicier than the beef korma since it was cooked in various spices but still mild enough to handle if you aren't a fan of spicy food. It was also incredibly flavoursome and aromatic with loads of soft and tender tandoori chicken. Perfect for dipping with naan bread. The thick and rich curry was so good that we nearly finished this off before the food coma took over. 

Chicken Tikka Masala ($15.90)

Really enjoyed the dishes I've had tonight even though it's pricier compared to other local restaurants especially in South-West Sydney. The minimum delivery cost was $35 so I had to order a few more dishes than my stomach could handle but at least there are left-overs to eat again on a later day. After this experience, I am definitely keen to order from My Tandoori Indian Restaurant again at a later date to discover more essential Indian dishes whether it's by delivery, takeaway or dining in. 

Thanks to Menulog (and because I'm a nice girl), I've got 1 x $25 Menulog voucher to giveaway! For your chance to win the voucher, use the Rafflecopter app below to follow the prompts:
1. Like The Random Foodie on Facebook
2. Follow randomgrrl on Twitter
3. Leave a comment on the post below answering the following question: What's your favourite dish or cuisine to eat on a rainy night? 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions:
1. This giveaway is open to Australian residents.
2. Giveaway closes at 12:00am AEST on Monday 1st September 2014.
3. The winner will be notified by email and announced on the blog and relevant social media sites on Monday 1st September 2014. 
4. Voucher is valid for delivery, credit card payment and one-use only.
5. The voucher will be emailed to the winner as supplied by Menulog and expires 1 month after winner selection.

Good luck everyone!

Disclaimer: The Random Foodie received a voucher courtesy of Menulog. Opinions are however, my own.

My Tandoori Indian Restaurant
Shop 6, 170 Green Valley Road, Green Valley NSW 2168
(02) 9608 8023
Tue-Sun: 4:00pm-9:30pm
My Tandoori Indian Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Menulog Sydney:


  1. Pizza and Coke is the way to go!

  2. I love a nice hot vegetable curry, soft warm basmati rice and naan and crispy, fresh pappadums... the rich, warm aromas and delectable spices are so warming and comforting on a chilly rainy night!

  3. It has to be super comforting and remind me of my childhood so Cottage Pie or Bangers and Mash with onion gravy followed by a steamed treacle pudding with homemade custard. Yummo!

  4. When it is a cold and rainy night, and my drapes are drawn, heater is on, I enjoy a bowl of home made vegetable soup with crumpets

  5. Asian! Vietnamese, Chinese or Thai, it doesn't matter, I eat them all, rainy night or not!

  6. Indian from Grand Taj in Brisbane - amazing Butter Chicken with samosas to drool for!

  7. On a cold and rainy night, you should be accompanied by Thai. Dream of Pad Kee Mao... Think of hot flat rice noodles oozing in chili & basil flavours! This delicious dish will warm you inside and outside! Hot delivery from your local Thai from menulog! What more could you ask for?

  8. I'd love a delivery of Indian food right now. It's freezing cold and rainy!

  9. Italian - Pizza and Garlic Bread for me :)

  10. Chinese chilli prawns and steamed rice - it keeps me feeling toasty warm from the inside out!

  11. Thai Green Curry - comforting, warm and oh so tasty!

  12. Fish and chips of course! It's even better if I imagine that we're near the seaside.

    Cheers Sharon Fawcett

    sharon 7999 at yahoo dot com

  13. Something that warms the body but also the heart, a cuisine that brings back fond travel memories: thai green curry! Yum, yum, YUM!

  14. I love thai food, Pad Thai on a rainy night, even better if they deliver!!


  15. Pizza for sure, its my ultimate comfort food and I tell myself supreme is almost healthy because of all the vegies ;)

  16. Hot Chicken,mix beans Casserole

  17. A curry with rice,
    Warms you through with that spice.
    A tasty butter chicken or korma,
    They've say "can I have more, mum?"

  18. Thai - guarantees 'Satay'sfaction especially on a rainy night

    Roberto Colombi

  19. It's a toss up between Mexican or Italian for me :)

  20. Indian

  21. A good Thai curry

  22. The vegetarian gourmet "DAZ'S SPECIAL" from my local pizza shop is perfect to curl up in front of the fire with - no cutlery required!

  23. Fried rice and chicken and corn soup - Chinese takeaway yum yum :)

  24. I love Chicken Tika Misala from Sitar Indian Restaurant with a garlic naan....mmmm keeps the blues away and the warmth within from the cold rain.
    Charisse C

  25. Thai!

  26. Warming, spicy butter chicken with fragrant jasmine rice and a big chewy naan bread to sop it all up. Yum.