Hubby and I have always known our Neighborhood Chinese Restaurant delivers, but we never tried them. Whenever we go there we always order their ramen and honestly I can't imagine ramen being delivered - what a mess that would be, or so I'm guessing.
So when we did try their delivery, we ordered fried rice instead and look what came ^.^ They actually delivered the food with real tableware! How cool is that? Hubby asked the delivery man how we would return the plates to them, and he said to just leave them stacked outside our door and he would pick them up on another delivery round (they're really popular around the neighborhood). We did as told, and what do you know, the washed plates mysteriously disappeared from our door steps a couple of hours later! And we didn't even hear the delivery guy coming up the stairs right outside our door to pick the plates.
Now if only restaurants in the US would do this, especially the mom-n-pop places that are popular in certain neighborhoods, there would be a whole lot less of styrofoam trash piling up in the world. Of course this involves a sizable amount of public trust, which is one of the best things about the Japanese society. Ahh...there are times when I just love this country ^.^
See my previous posts:
- Neighborhood Chinese Restaurant
- Neighborhood Chinese Restaurant Part II