Do you prefer self cooking or delivery?

@smiley83 (1536)
Malaysia
May 26, 2010 10:47pm CST
hey friends... Well, I do prefer to get myself in the kitchen to cook but, I just can't make it as i do live in hostel during the semester where we are not allowed to cook.. so, my hosteling life is basically based on delivery..while during the semester breaks I would surely go back home but I don't get the chance to cook all the time!! as mum & our maid are always on the kitchen leaving no space for me to share something unless if I could what about you?
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25 responses
• South Korea
27 May 10
I love cooking to.... but during weekdays i feel really tired after working.... so usually i just ate cereals for breakfast and call delivery foods... at lunch or dinner.... but during weekends, i make sure That i cook something special that i almost using my time just for cooking only....
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@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
yeah I do agree with you too...it is a great decision to make as truly after working you feel so tired that you have energy left for cooking!
@manousina (118)
• Greece
27 May 10
I love cooking.I cook every day. i can be at the kitchen for hours. i am very happy when i have friends as guests and i cook for them. you feel very proud when everybody says how tasty is your food, how did you done that ???? i love it. cooking at home is healthier, cheaper and more tasty.when i have guests i never take delivery i think that's offensive.of course sometimes i take delivery but i don't prefer it.
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@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
yeah I do agree with you very much..although, I don't have the chance to cook at home but every time I try to cook something if no is available otherwise I would be kicked out LOL but yeah cooking by ourselves have a special sensation!! I like it & I prefer to cook by myself..it just makes us feel so happy
@durgabala (1362)
• India
27 May 10
I just love cooking. I have never had the chance to stay in a hostel. So most of the time I used to cook at home. My mother is a great cook and she has taught me variey of dishes. After marriage my cooking style has changed and now I cook to satisfy my kids too. My husband is a foodie so its even more interesting to cook.
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@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
Awh that is very interesting!! honestly, I don't know how to cook well..as I don't have the chance to cook by myself in hostel & at home, mum would usually cook by herself without having anyone to interfere her..sometimes the maid cooks too but we love mum's cooking :)
@balaman (147)
• India
27 May 10
Hi Smiley. i love to cook my own food to my taste and do some R&D while cooking. I do cook for parties for friends and for other occassions in our house. My wife will help during that time for cooking small quantities say like for 30 -40 persons. For huge quantities i employ a cook/chef to finish the menu for quantity above 100 nos.
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@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
Hi dear!! how are you doing? Awh I very much like to do that too!! but at hostel, I can't make it otherwise I would be fined with $50 each time!!
@advokatku (4039)
• Indonesia
27 May 10
I prefer to self cooking. That's more save money, right? however, under certain conditions, for example, out of boredom with the food home or because arrival guest in large numbers, order food or buy food ready to eat, it is a fun way
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@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
yeah i do agree with you..we usually do that too at home but at hostel, I got no choice but to eat the same food that is available for us
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
27 May 10
my wife is a good cook, so we eat home cooked meal everyday, but sometimes we eat out. its like giving her a break from thinking and cooking for me and my son. so we both enjoy those things. we also do deliveries specially when we are both craving for pizza. it is sad to see that in your hostel you are not allowed to cook. for it is better to eat cooked meals for you can choose what to put and how to cook it.
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@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
awh yeah you are right as cooking requires so much thinking as mum usually tells us that working is much better than cooking as cooking needs time to think over what to cook and no everyone sometimes agrees over the same food hahahah it is very hectic process *_* yeah it is very sad that we are not allowed otherwise we would be fined with $50 each time!! we are really getting bored eating the same varieties daily as it is very seldom for the cooks to change the type of food here in hostel!!!
@amelly (1558)
• Malaysia
27 May 10
i would love to self cook but delivery won't be so bad..but if i ordered food everyday,i will be bored of the same taste and it cost too..cooking will be time consuming provide ya know how to cook well and tasty..
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
yeah I do agree with you..cooking or delivering the same thing daily would be boring..It does happen to me a lot especially during my time in hostel where we have no choice but to eat the same varieties!!
@amelly (1558)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
been in your shoes before in boarding school..sometimes the food there is nice but at times it just yuck!!
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 10
Awh tell me about it It makes us really sick at some points
@ann101 (519)
• China
11 Jun 10
I like the taste of fast food but I only eat occasionally.It's not healthy and can easily get you to put on weight.Every time I go back to my hometown,my parents are the same too,they love you so you can sit aside to enjoy the love and do cooking in your own home when you have a family of your own.You will have a life time to do cooking then,so don't worry about this.
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 10
Aha!! that is good to find someone having the same experience too yeah, in uni, we got no choice but to eat delivery food
@prinzcy (5086)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 10
I love to cook. Unless I want to be pamper or too tired/lazy to cook, I'll make my own meal. And if I need to cook, I don't intend to let others in the kitchen, even my mom. It's too crowded! Not that the kitchen is small but there will be too many opinions on this and that. Some want to cook this that way and some not. It'll be annoying. I used to stay in a hostel myself so I know about that no cooking rule. But we were provided free food by the management so I don't depend on delivery. I only brought a kettle as that's the only appliance allowed. Not much I could do with electric kettle at that time.
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 10
yeah the same thing here..as the moment I step my feet in the kitchen; everyone would mostly show up opinionated over this and that that make the whole thing upside down and make me regret doing the overall thing! though, I love cooking so much... As for the hostel; well, the food is not free & it is way to expensive for the students specially! but we got no other options but to buy! As for the kettle, yeah I do have it but it is only used for boiling water! I'm thinking to have a rice cooker next semester although, it is not allowed but there are so many students using illegal electrical cooking stuff.. so, i'm thinking about getting the rice cooker though i'm still not so sure about it...
@kourdapya (926)
• Philippines
28 May 10
I'm sure everybody loves the home cooked meal, but sometimes we are very busy and no one will prepare the food for us, delivery is very convenient. YOu just dial the phone and minutes later the food is ready. But we must be cautious about these kind of food with regards to our health. We all know eating too much fast food affect our health.
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
yeah you are right.. outside food is great as long as we are cautious enough!! homemade food is surly trusted than outside food but we don't have enough time to cook especially during weekdays!
• Philippines
28 May 10
I prefer home-cooked meals, and especially, I know how is it cooked and the ingredients by using fresh meat or vegetables.. I cook during my free time on weekends, i like to experiment to have some unique dishes..
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
awh that is really great to create new & unique dishes *_* I love that too :)
@manojt2 (179)
• India
28 May 10
Hi, I love cooking too, but I don't know how to cook. The few things I can cook is rice, omlette and tea. I love cooking and I feel everyone should know certain things about cooking so that he does not starve in emergency. Luckily for me my wife is a great cook and she has made me lazy. Also my father cooks some special dishes but I am way too backward.
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
Hi back :) awh that is really cool that you do help your wife though you rely mostly on her & your father's sweet dishes LOL yeah you are right as everyone should know how to cook few things at least & I am very much starving to cook by myself as i'm deeply in love with self cooking although I do like to eat outside too *_*
• China
28 May 10
I am prefer myself cooking than delivery, cooking is very interesting, you can do anything your enjoyed, the delight for doing is bigger than others, I think so. do you?
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
yeah I do agree with you very much..I love cooking too & I wish if I could get the chance to spend hours in the kitchen than studying LOL
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
28 May 10
Hi smiley! Wow! I would be thrilled if I could get delivery all the time!lol I wish I could afford it anyway! I don't mind cooking, but sometimes I'm just not in the mood for the mess, not so much the cooking part! And it is now Summer where I live and it is going to get hotter and hotter and that will make it more and more difficult for me to even think about cooking or eating large hot cooked meals for that matter! But, we do have to eat, so I will have to cook something! I just will not be cooking as much in the oven!lol
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
hey Opal!! how are you doing dear? well, it seems you are fed-up of spending so much time in the kitchen LOL yeah I do agree with you as during the summer we would not starve for hot or spicy meals as much as having cold stuff or easy made things like sandwiches instead of hot macaroni or rice though we do need them too.. here we are having summer all the time & you wont imagine how terrible the heat is especially these days that we don't feel hungry for hot meals at all!!
@lilxkaos (132)
• United States
27 May 10
i don't cook that much. i usually eat take out. if not take out there somebody at home cooking something good to eat
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
Aha!! so, you do bring somebody there!! it does feel good to have somebody with U instead of eating a lone..
• United States
27 May 10
I have a family of 5 people and usually I cook a homemade meal everyday and they seem to love it. occassionally we will go out or order a pizza sometimes. But I prefer my husband to cook on the grill he is so good at it.
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
Awh that is really great to have a cooking cooperation between you & your husband :) blesses to all of you :)
@zhangxia (87)
• China
27 May 10
i don't know know how to cook .i couldn't even imagine myself in kitchen .i must mess everything up .say i cannot found the pleasure in kitchen .i am not a good chef .
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
Awh so, you rely on delivery? or your mum's cooking? well, me either as I don't have the chance to practice myself!
@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
27 May 10
I am goes with cooking on myself as I can be satisfied to eat more than delivery. There are more differences in delivery and cooking our own food. Limited is the delivery whereas the food that we cook is better and we can eat more, share and have it for the next meal if there are things left. Lesser expenses than delivery one. I am not satisfied well with order cause it is less food than we have.
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
yeah I very much agree with your point that delivery doesn't help us to fill up our plates unlike cooking at home where we are free to do that :)
@gracie04 (4556)
• Philippines
27 May 10
I'd prefer to cook meals myself. Deliveries are pretty expensive. i have learned how to cook when i was 21 years old. kind of late but better late than never! my specialty is Filipino cuisine such as sinigang na baboy(sour soup pork), sinigang na bangus(soup sour milkfish), beef steak, menudo, afritada, fish in coconut sauce, sauteed bittergourd, tinola, chicken and pork adobo, prawns in lemon butter sauce, dory, etc... however, i am not sure if i can still prepare dishes when i get back to school.
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
Awh that is really cool!! you learned how to cook at the age of 21? and you said that it is late?? my gosh you are too early compared to me that i'm 25, yet, I don't know how to cook very well :( I don't have a great chance to cook by myself!!
@Itulung (107)
• India
27 May 10
I would rather prefer self cooking than delivery. It's fun cooking and having something what we have cooked.:)
@smiley83 (1536)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 10
Thanks again! and welcome to Mylot as it looks you are still new here based on your elevated points :)