Its been a month since starting this healthy lunch box business and I must say I am overwhelmed by the response I get from the orders and feedback from customers (some good and some bad) – I take all feedback constructively as I believe its the only way to grow and become better. Overall I know there is definitely a demand for healthier meals in KL. Even amongst my friends, almost 70% of them in KL are either hitting the gym, going on a low carbohydrate diet or just limiting their visits to the mamak stalls. People know that a healthier lifestyle means eating well and burning off those unwanted calories.
Just this week, I was interviewed by BFM (Business FM) and it was a major joy getting my first media appearance with my favourite radio station. Listening to their radio station every time I drive and suddenly being asked to go on air is like a smile on your face you can’t get rid of. I took the opportunity to explain to the listeners on how I combined my food science degree with my passion, hence the birth of Chopstick Diner. You can listen to the podcast here http://www.bfm.my/open-for-business-ili-sulaiman-dish-by-ili-elaine-ho-chopstick-diner.html
Also, over the weekend The Malay Mail Online published an article on their interview with me. I have been a regular contributor to The Malay Mail Online for the past 1 year. They publish one of my recipes almost every week under their Eat and Drink section, all of which you can find under the “Recipes For You”section on www.chopstickdiner.com. For the interview The Malay Mail Online had with me, you can read it here http://www.themalaymailonline.com/eat-drink/article/chopstick-diner-lunchbox-a-salad-delivery-for-the-healthy-eater
We’re off to a good start. Thanking each and every one of you for your support