For thousands of students nationwide, the dreaded exam season is looming which will mean hitting the books bigtime for the next few weeks. Whether you're doing some last-minute cramming for an exam, completing your coursework or finishing off that epic dissertation, one thing's for sure, a good diet can go a long way in helping you get the grades.
So-called brain foods have been proven to aid memory, improve concentration and increase energy levels. Particular winners are wholegrains foods, oily fish, leafy vegetables and fruits high in vitamins and antioxidants, such as blueberries.
This is all well and good but in the highly stressful time of exams when time is of the essence, it's often hard to find time to get to the supermarket let alone cook up a superfood feast. Well luckily this is where hungryhouse comes into play! Not just famed for the traditional takeaway fare of pizza and curry, there's also numerous healthy options available that'll help your overworked brain stay on track and maintain your high energy levels. Here's a few hungryhouse takeaway ideas that'll help you get the grades you want.
Do you ever have that OMG moment when you tuck into a proper takeaway? With Chinese restaurant New May Flower near by, our Review of the Week winner Nicola has had a few. Despite that, even she wasn't prepared for her most recent order. Read on to hear how the crunchy springs rolls, and divine chicken balls managed to raise the bar even higher.
In 1762 when John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, fatefully asked for ‘some slices of meat between two pieces of bread’, he probably never imagined that he would be starting a culinary trend. I’m sure that someone uttered the fateful words; ‘it’ll never catch on’.
250 years later and the world of sandwiches is bigger and more diverse then ever, from the humble cheese and tomato, to the majestic BLT.
In homage to this king of stomach fillers we carried out our very own scientific study (i.e. a Facebook poll) to discover the nations favourite sandwiches, here’s what we learnt.
In case you’d somehow missed the big news, this week is national doughnut week! Yes, a whole week dedicated to this most mighty of snacks and all for a good cause too as the proceeds made from the sale of doughnuts at participating bakers across the UK will help to raise money for The Children’s Trust, a national charity which provides care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities and health needs.
At hungryhouse, ordering a takeaway is all about choice. Not just the choice of different foods on a menu, but also the choice of different restaurants and cuisines. Unfortunately though, it's not always easy to discover what else is out there.
If only someone had some sort of solution... maybe someone like our Review of The Week winner Adam?
Some classics are best left untouched. I'm referring to classics like The Dukes of Hazzard (suffered from a terrible film remake) or The Who song 'My Generation' (suffered from a remake by Hilary Duff). But I'm going to suggest that the classic pizza does not belong in this category.
Don't get me wrong; a classic Italian pizza with tomato sauce, fresh grated cheese and pepperoni is a legendary thing. However, I will argue that there are endless possibilities when it comes to pizza. Mind you, this is a statement coming from someone who likes pineapples on pizza, truly believes there is no wrong way to eat a creme egg and doesn't mind a good rationing of HP sauce on BBQ meat.
That being said, I'm going to share my delicious recipe for Thai chicken pizza.
Ever got the feeling that as much as you love your regular takeaway, you really need to try something a little different? Something with a little more excitement? Well, for all those who haven't used hungryhouse to discover something different in their area, here's our mini guide to some of the more extreme options out there.
At hungyhouse we are passionate about what we do, because we know that online takeaway can mean many things to many people. One person's monthly treat can be another person's weekly ritual. It's not often though that we hear the world of online takeaway described as 'a lifeline' for those in need.
However, it seems that 'a lifeline' is exactly what it proved to be for our Review of the Week winner Elizabeth.
Elizabeth wins £25 hungryhouse credit to use in case of emergencies (or whenever she next fancies a treat!).
Sacha Baron Cohen is back, this time as Admiral General Aladeen, reigning dictator of the Republic of Wadiya. The World Premiere of The Dictator is to be held in London on May 10th, 6 days before the theatrical release on May 16th. And guess what? We have two tickets to the premiere for you!
With the stunt he pulled at the Oscars, the World Premiere of The Dictator in London is sure to be filled with plenty of Sacha shenanigans! Click here to win your pair of tickets to the World Premiere. Hurry up though; this competition ends on May 6th.
07/05 UPDATE: The winner has been notified! We hope to get photos from the premiere. We'll keep you posted.
Everyone knows that the most important element of a takeaway is, of course, the food. But what about the service? As many of our reviewers know, the difference between a good takeaway experience and a great one is often the the person delivering it.
These unsung heroes who are dedicated to appeasing your hunger with delicious treats, often go unnoticed... unless of course, they go that extra mile (excuse the pun). But, as our Review of the Week winner John found out, these guys really do make all the difference.
John wins £25 of hungryhouse vouchers to put towards another 'excellent' meal!