The chicken is nice and juicy – but it’s not breaded, which for me is a KEY part of a katsu curry! Such a shame. I guess there are too many calories in breadcrumbs…! Even the sauce doesn’t taste like katsu – it has more of a lemongrass/Thai flavour. It comes with a sticky jasmine… [Read More]
Sainsbury’s has a real thing for laksa. Apart from the soup I reviewed in 2012, I haven’t seen it anywhere else. I think this is an iteration on the same product: a creamy, lemongrass-rich sauce with fresh vegetables and chunks of chicken. There’s more chicken than last time (though it still feels a bit mediocre)… [Read More]
The ragu is not rich, it’s basically tinned tomatoes with some garlic. It’s not bad, but it’s nothing special. There’s a pitiful quantity of cabbage, which just about tips the balance for it being 1 of your 5 a day. The meatballs allegedly contain beef and pork, but all I can taste is vegetable. It’s… [Read More]
The ingredients list aren’t hugely promising: “smoked British formed ham with added water”. Formed ham. With added water. Doesn’t exactly make your mouth water, does it? Still, each chunk of ham feels suitably meaty at the chew. The meatballs are better ignored. They taste very much of sage and breadcrumb; it’s hard to imagine there… [Read More]
Posh packaging – got a little cardboard flap to show you more info you’re unlikely to read. Slippy packaging too – it all slides out of the plastic and onto the plate like a satisfying non stick pan. Portion looks meagre when emptying out each individual compartment, but it goes a long way. Creamy like… [Read More]
Bland, and quite dry, owing to its virtuosity. The fact that it’s only 397 calories means you’re still quite hungry after. In its favour, the chicken has flavour and is quite succulent, and the dish is 1 of your 5 a day.
Tasty, good chunks of beef, nice crunch on the potatoes, polenta makes the gravy nice and thick. Generous portion for one. Only has an oven cook option, and definitely not healthy, but good comfort food. A slow-cook, indulgent treat.
This didn’t look very appetising in my local supermarket – a splat of tomato on some rather fake looking meatballs, under a pile of spaghetti that will inevitably disintegrate on heating in the microwave. Still, I fancied something Italian, and I thought I’d review this for the benefit of you, my lovely dear reader. First… [Read More]
Potato doesn’t brown like the picture suggests. The bacon pieces are few and far between, and when you actually fork a piece, turn out to have a spammy taste. The potato is bland and uninteresting, given little flavour by the butter that smothers it. Filling, but not fabulous value for money. As already mentioned, bacon… [Read More]
These are a taste from my childhood, so perhaps I’m a little biased. These aren’t high quality meatballs by any stretch of the imagination: they have an odd, rubbery texture. They don’t taste particularly meaty. They don’t resemble anything on earth. But damn it, the sauce is a well balanced blend of tomato and sweetness,… [Read More]