Work Lunches: Goodness Gracious Gourmet
Our "Work Lunches" series focuses on your non-traditional food establishments, the ones without brick and mortar locations. For nomenclature purposes, we'll call them Online Restaurants
Goodness Gracious Gourmet
FOLLY: Earlier this year and last year, I was a Goodness Gracious aficionado, I used to order it a lot for lunch and I'd also recommend it my colleagues.
NOSA: Never ordered, until now, because her daily menu is pretty rice-y and I'm not the biggest fan. Ordering for this review took like 3 weeks because I kept waiting for the day she had something I really wanted.
FOLLY: I hated the packaging back then and I still hate it now.
NOSA: I actually don't mind it. It doubles as a cereal bowl in my house now. Don't judge me
FOLLY: Anyways, a few weeks ago Nosa had never tried GGG so he said we should. We always like to try these work lunches places twice but each time I'd try to order, it was always sold out.
NOSA: I lucked out and got her last order both times I ordered.
FOLLY: I got fed up of ordering, so for me, we're just going to go with this one review of the Suya Surf & Turf.
FOLLY: I understand prawn is expensive and what not but this was the price of an entire meal at some restaurants and I didn't think it was worth it.
NOSA: Yeah, I have a little issue with her pricing but I'll get to that in a bit.
FOLLY: Part of that [Ed Note: Buyer's remorse] is on me though, as I shouldn't have ordered chips for delivery because I don't know what else I was expecting other than a soggy mess.
FOLLY: The suya steak was unbelievably hard in places and could be likened to Kilishi (Nosa would have loved it).
NOSA: Kilishi and fries won't work.
FOLLY: What was good though was that the shrimp was exceptionally well seasoned, the yaji got into every single crevice of those crustaceans.
NOSA: The first time around, I got the Asian Beef & Vegetable Stir Fry.
...and on my second go, I got the Grilled Chicken in Tomato, Roasted Chili, and Basil Cream Sauce with Spaghetti.
As for me and my house, the spaghetti > the noodles.
FOLLY: Lowkey, they look the same to me.
NOSA: The noodles were a little too spicy for me. I understand I might not be the target market for the noodles, but goddamn, my lips were on fire when I was done.
The spaghetti was nowhere as spicy as the noodles. Not as "creamy" as I thought it would be either. That said, this might be my favorite thing from her.
FOLLY: Favorite thing but you've only had two things. How sway?
NOSA: The spaghetti was just about right and the chicken wasn't overwhelming, which is a good because I still hate chicken.
FOLLY: I must add that GGG has significantly increased their prices over the past year. In light of the economic situation, it's definitely understood, but I feel the price increases have been a little too steep compared to other providers.
NOSA: To be fair, at a proper restaurant, this would be super cheap, but I totally get where Folly is coming from. As a work lunch, this isn't sustainable. But then again, my salary and your salary aren't the same so get it how you live.
FOLLY: It's a little too expensive for me, but then again I'm poor.
NOSA: The food is alright though. Won't knock it.
Suya Surf & Turf -N3000
Asian Beef & Vegetable Stir Fry - N2000
Grilled Chicken in Tomato, Roasted Chili, and Basil Cream Sauce with Spaghetti - N2500