Monday, 6 October 2014

It all began…

…as we drove home from somewhere and thought about collecting a Chinese takeaway en-route from our regular restaurant, The Chef Peking, in March.

We struggled to remember what was on the menu, despite it being a restaurant that we've been to for a while, so we went for the ol' favourites, namely:

  • Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls (with sauce)
  • Beef and Green Pepper in Black Bean Sauce
  • Crispy Shredded Chilli Beef
  • Egg fried rice
  • Prawn crackers
  • … and a portion of chips!

But it made me want to have a menu on my phone, so that we could have the same travelling munchies and look at the menu at the same time. So, I simply scanned the menu and stored the menu on my phone. And then promptly changed my phone a week or so later.

It was when my parents and sister asked about seeing the same menu on their phones whilst out and about, along with one or two others that I decided to look for our local takeaway menus online, but to find nothing.

A simple web-page later and a couple of simple links added for maximum effect, and the menus were available for us to use.

And since then, and much to my wife's delight, I've been gathering menus and piling them up, from where-ever we've been away.

Later, it tickled my brain enough to all-out on it, and ended up making the behemoth that is The Menu Pile as you see it today.

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