It’s fairly well known that Korea has incredible delivery services – you can order just about anything you can think of, to just about anywhere you want.
You can be in a crowded area by the Han River at night, and call one of the many fried chicken shops nearby and have some chicken & beer delivered to you, fast! somehow they will always find you, wherever you are in the crowd – and If you order something that comes on a plate or in a bowl, the delivery person will even come back once you’ve finished your meal, and pick up the used dishes so you don’t have to worry! Amazing!
Often while studying in Seoul, some friends and I would order some delivered lunch so we could eat on the grass on campus and enjoy the nice weather rather than sit in a restaurant. It was really convenient, and quite unique.
When I was with friends, It wasn’t a problem for them to call a restaurant to place an order for me– but after school, living alone in an apartment, my foreign accent and korean speaking ability would often confuse the restaurant worker on the phone and a few times I couldn’t order exactly what I wanted. This could get a bit frustrating for me as well as the person taking the order, but I recently found a fantastic solution!
배달의민족 is a fairly new app (free on both Iphone & android) which not only lets you search for nearby restaurants to order delivery foods from, but you can also order online using the app, and pay instantly by credit card! Perfect!
Here’s how it works:
-Download the app from the Itunes store or Google Play store, depending on your device.
-Type in your location and select the closest address
-Choose the kind of food you feel like eating by clicking on the icon, or search for a specific food in the search bar.
-Browse the restaurants nearby with the food you want, and click on the one you wish to order from.
-Search their menu for the specific dish you want to order
-Depending on the dish, select the size and quantity.
-Log in using your ID & Password, or you can use your Facebook account.
-Add your address & details.
-Claim your rewards points or coupons.
-Pay by credit card, then wait for your food to be delivered!
This app is a life-saver for helping you to find restaurants in your area to get delivery from, and also for 바보 외국인 like me who are hard for restaurant workers to understand on the phone! Check it out and enjoy your delivery!