In a line– A delivery only outlet in Gurgaon for customisable Vegetarian Bento box and Dimsums.
Cuisine-Asian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese.
Price for two– Rs. 450(approx)
The famed dabbawalas of Mumbai certainly need no introduction. They are able to deliver fresh home cooked tiffins right at your office without making even a single error.
While we don’t have such a service operational in Delhi Ncr, we do rely a lot on food delivery outlets for our wholesome meals at a price that doesn’t burn a hole in our pockets and ensures good health alongside.
Though we would have had a lot of pizzas and burgers, its time for us to try something different and make the most out of delivery based outlets. Obento, a delivery only outlet in gurgaon, offers personalised bento boxes(dabbas!) to vanish your hunger pangs as you dig into their hot bento box filled with the goodness of fresh vegetables. You can choose the date and time of the delivery along with the payment option as well.
Bento is a box shaped container filled with noodles or rice along with sauce and vegetables/meat that is good enough to feed one person and is common in Japanese cuisine.
With just three simple steps of choosing your base, sauce and vegetables, Obento enables you to become a chef by choosing your own favourite combinations without having to work hard in the kitchen.
Other than bento box, obento also offers vegetable dimsums and sui mai to satiate those Asian food cravings.
Unlike an original bento box, which has individual compartments with some sort of delicacy in each compartment, the bento that arrives from Obento has everything mixed together.
A few days back I had placed my order a day prior to the date I had set for delivery of my obento box and vegetables sui mai. The selection of the ingredients was convenient because of the easy to use application which makes crafting your own obento a very easy task. Though downloading the app for a box of bento box might not be the most convenient thing.
I chose regular noodles with schezwan sauce along with mushrooms, carrots, pok choy, bell peppers from veggies section and crushed peanuts from the add ons section.
Inspite of being packed and in heat, the noodles and the vegetables were not overcooked and schezwan sauce turned out to be spot on.
The colorful vegetable sui mai tasted nice along with the creamy dip that came along with it.
I’d certainly love to try the dimsums that they have to offer in the limited menu.
Overall, though I had a great experience when it came to the food, I would have liked to see a few more dishes in the menu. Probably a non-vegetarian bento and dumplings and the addition of a few desserts can help to bring together a complete meal. The pricing is fairly good and the quantity that comes in a bento is good enough to be shared by two persons.
Value for money- 3.5