OpenRice‘s app was the most used app when we were holidaying in Hong Kong. The app’s usefulness lies in the fact that it offers foodies vast information on restaurants, news and various articles that made food hunting so much easier.
Whenever we are looking for food, OpenRice’s app would be our go-to-app to check on nearby available eateries, real users’ reviews and photos. Frankly speaking, it has never failed us.
Now you can easily create ‘makan’ sessions and invite your friends and family to join in. Simply pick a restaurant of your choice in the app, then click on the “Invite” button. The rest of of the steps are very straightforward and you will have an event set up in no time.
After that a link will be sent to your invitees through Whatsapp, LINE or Facebook which they will use for RSVP. Even if they do not have OpenRice’s app installed, not to worry because they will be able to respond using any web browser.
If a restaurant has not been decided (isn’t that always the case?) you can still send out invitations to them to discuss where and when to meet. After the meal, you all can vote for the individual dishes and the restaurant’s overall performance too. Maybe your friend hated a dish but you loved it, while another thought it was just OK – talk about it, sharing is the point!
Besides Hong Kong, the app also covers Malaysia, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore and many other countries to come in the future. So it’s not surprising that the app now has a database of more than 80,000 restaurants, and increasing daily based on users’ submission.
That’s why it doesn’t hurt having OpenRice installed on your phone. It’s a Travel One Apps for all that lets you enjoy looking for food while traveling across Asia. One click is all it takes to switch to another country to save yourself from the hassle of language barriers.
Even when I am not looking to eat, I would log into the app and read their specials and editor’s picks. It’s one of the things I do every other day while I am commuting to work.
The editor’s picks can be considered as collections that feature popular cuisines or restaurants of specific themes, trends, concepts or locations. Lets say you are a Japanese buffet chaser, then you’d really need to check out their “Top 10 Japanese Buffets in KL“. Others include “20 Must-Try Restaurants in Subang Jaya”, “10 Best Korean BBQ Restaurants in Klang Valley” and so on – you get the drift. It helps you to keep up to date with the latest and hottest restaurants in town, so you will never run out of places to dine in.
There are just so many things you can do with OpenRice’s app that I honestly can’t list all of them here. Not to mention their latest update includes a lot of improvements and features that are practical to our lives, and not added just for the sake of it. To check out the app’s new feature, head on to http://my.openrice.com/info/campaign/revamp-v5/index-en.html for more information.
Lastly, I have teamed up with OpenRice again and this time, we want to buy you coffee! We are giving away 10 Starbucks vouchers worth RM50 each. All you need to do is download and install OpenRice’s latest app, submit a photo (or review with a photo), share it on Facebook and tag @malaysiafoodntravel and @OpenRice Malaysia.
If you already have the app installed, don’t worry because this contest is open to all existing OpenRice app users as well. As usual, I will pick the winners based on the best submissions between 18th and 22nd April and announce them on 23rd April. For extra brownie points, talk about the features that you like or wish to see on the app. Good luck and have fun! Here’s the gist of the contest again:
- Download and install OpenRice’s app for Android or iOS
- Make a screenshot of your photo submission in the app
- Share it on Facebook and tag @malaysiafoodntravel and @OpenRice Malaysia and remember to set it to public
- Write anything you want (on the shared post) that you think can help you win the vouchers
- The submission period is between 18th and 22nd Apr 2016. Winners will be announced on 23rd Apr 2016.