Before I gave birth, both me and hubby discussed and we decided to take confinement catering, instead of confinement lady. Which I was quite glad about, because it makes me more hands-on. And I pretty much love the feeling of being involved in taking care of my baby 🙂
I researched on quite a few of confinement catering companies, and decided to choose Natal Essentials because of the reviews online – not too salty, not too oily, big portion (like 1.5 times of usual portion for ladies), no MSG.
The best part is I can request to change some of the ingredients in the dishes, eg. liver, hong zao, kidney, pig’s trotter etc. See their menu here.
I am pretty much happy with the food, except that it’s the same menu every week. Luckily I am not particular with that haha. And sometimes the food came spilled and it was quite messy to take the containers out and eat.
Good: Confinement catering provides convenience for mummies, and is cheaper than engaging a confinement lady. You can get nutritious and balanced diet with its veg, meat, rice and soup. The portion is big as well. I managed to share a little bit of the meals with hubby, till my appetite grew larger as days passed, I could finish an entire meal on my own. It’s decently yummy, with no MSG, which is good.
Bad: Sometimes the food came spilled; sometimes the food came with some variation in timing. I also encountered one of their delivery uncle who was a little rude.