Effective Tips for Restaurant/Cafe Hunt Down - Food Hunter Take Note!
June 29, 2016
There is no end of tasty food out there, it’s just the matter of you able to find it or not. Looking for great food isn’t hard, and almost every corner of our land has great food if you know how to search for it.
Putting in a little bit of your great effort, you can have luxury meal and new dining experience every week instead of wandering into the same boring food place again since last week, last month, last few months…..
But well, to find out new food places required a little effort but in Malaysia, the food businesses are extremely wide and it’s always possible to look out for new food place as long as you know how to find it.
Google Map, as well as other GPS system that you know and comfortable with, is not just a tool that helps you to reach a certain destination. The fact that it’s known as Global Positioning System is because it can detect and identify the landscape and explore the detail in one area.
Google Map is particularly complicated for me but undeniably, it’s extremely useful to find out new restaurant and food places. I found a wide list of restaurants that I never heard of when I simply look around in one area. I even found some food places that no one had reviewed before
Well, that could mean the food place is bad sometimes but it’s an opportunity for you to be the first to review, isn’t it?
Review first or Adventure?
Thanks to the power of many food bloggers and the search engine, reading the review of a restaurant and cafe is extremely convenient. You can always read the review and other related information of a restaurant before you decide to visit it or not.
In my opinion, it’s totally up to you if you want to review it first or just give it a try regardless of what other people say. Feel free to pick your choice:
Profile Analyst - Always read review from other customers can save you time and money for not visiting to a food place that could waste your money. You can also learn what’s good food you can go for instead of trying something that could ruin your appetite. But that also limit yourself for trying out something that people did not explore. You may miss out great food when you learnt that some people comment that particular food is bad, but it may suit your taste.
Wild Adventurer - Adventurer always willing to try out new food instead of just taking the particular food that people love. Due to the nature of adventure, adventurer may fall into bad experience and get to taste food that is not as good as the best recommended food in the food place. But they also have great chance of exploring into much better food that no others realized.
When choosing between the two options above, you can decide which method you want for a better dine in experience. I would say both way is good, it’s totally up to your own preference.
Budget Plan is Important
Unless you have too much of money, else budget plan not only helps to avoid unnecessary spending and overspent, it also help you to decide a list of foods that allow you to enjoy and at the same time, able to save and control your budget.
Understand its Surrounding
Environment of the food place is really easily to overlook. A lot of food place has nice atmosphere and great environment in the inside, but the outside is totally overkill. Places like Damansara Uptown has lots of great foods and places, but looking for parking is extremely difficult.
The main thing about surrounding is parking. You need to know the availability of parking not just exactly outside the food place, you also need to find out alternate parking area in case the nearest one is full.
Busy district always causes pain to drivers when comes to looking for proper parking. Sometimes the parking is near but really expensive; and sometimes it’s far but still expensive.
You need to find out the available options so that you don’t need to get into the same queue like everyone else and follow the same fate as they do, which consume more of your patrol and the precious time of your day wasted just in queue for parking.
If you are not driving but walking, the shortest and safest route to reach the food place is the main thing you need to look into.
In Malaysia, walking around the street is suicidal thanks to the weather. If you are able to avoid route like right beside the road, which is hot and dangerous, and walk by shop lots or shopping mall, with decent amount of people and less isolated places and really safe especially for ladies, that will be good choice.
This required great understanding from your departure point until the food place, which required lots of planning and studies to find out the best traveling path.
Next, you need to know how long you should stay in the place. It’s always best if you could stay there as long as you want. But some places are not safe during the night time, such as Petaling Street that is full of homeless people during the night.
If you are traveling to a new place, try your best to survey the safety and crime rate of the area. But always take precaution of your own belongings and safety wherever you are because there isn’t anywhere that is exactly safe here.