3-star reviews

Hungry Joe’s Chicken Curry with Rice & Naan

Published on January 26th, 2019
3 out of 5

I’ve not come across Seriously Hungry Joe’s before. With a name like that, it’s got an expectation to fulfil, and boy does it fill it. For a microwaveable meal, this is a big curry – there’s plenty of curry, plenty of rice, and a naan, which should leave you feeling pretty full. The downside is the… [Read More]

Feasters Big Eat Cheeseburger with Crispy Onions

Published on January 19th, 2019
3 out of 5

Lots of bits here – I feel like I’m assembling a lego set. And I also feel bad for the environment – all those sachets can’t be going anywhere good. After assembling my masterpiece, I took a big bite. The onions give a nice crunchiness that provide a contrast against the rubbery backdrop of the… [Read More]

hEAT ‘EM UP Breakfast Wrap

Published on December 29th, 2018 hEAT 'EM UP
3 out of 5

This frozen snack is very minimal in its packaging. Are there two wraps? Does it come with cheese? What’s actually inside the wrap? Behold, fellow reader – Student Munch has done the work for you and answered life’s eternal questions. This is one wrap, cut in half. It’s presumably intended to be eaten in one… [Read More]

Feasters 2 Flamegrilled Burgers

Published on December 15th, 2018
3 out of 5

2 burgers for £1.80 = 90p each. These are probably not going to be good. Ok, they’re basic – no cheese, no ketchup; just a hunk of processed meat between two stale slices of bun. And, it kind of shows. It’s a bit dry and tasteless – great if you’ve brought your own ketchup, and if… [Read More]

ASDA Slimzone Chicken Dinner

Published on December 8th, 2018
3 out of 5

This frozen meal had been in my freezer a few weeks, and you know sometimes you just need a health food injection? I was craving some vegetables, and this is allegedly 2 of my 5 a day. It took quite a while in the microwave – about 10 minutes – but the instructions were simple… [Read More]

Kohinoor Lucknowi Adraki Bhuna cooking sauce

Published on December 1st, 2018
3 out of 5

Wow, this is actually pretty spicy. A good, rich bhuna. Onion based and dark in colour. Too spicy though, for what it is. Taste profile: chili, a touch of cumin and ginger, but mostly just heat.

ASDA Extra Special Chicken Jalfrezi & Pilau Rice

Published on November 24th, 2018 ASDA Extra Special
3 out of 5

Quite spicy. Delicious, tender chicken – it has clearly been finished on the grill and has a lovely charred quality to it. There are about five pieces – which is about right for a ready meal. Nice big chunks of peppers. Quite a slow cooking time (6.5 mins). Combined with price and average portion size,… [Read More]

Chef Select Nasi Goreng

Published on November 10th, 2018
3 out of 5

HUGE portion, as far as microwave meals go. Easily serves two people, which is often a lie on microwave packaging but it’s totally true here – I couldn’t finish it. I was worried it would be too dry and bland so had the soy sauce ready, but the food is seasoned enough already. In fact,… [Read More]

Lidl Deluxe Moussaka

Published on October 14th, 2018 Lidl Deluxe
3 out of 5

20 mins cooking with film, followed by 10 mins without. The meat is oddly citrusy and bland, in a forgettable sauce under an overlay potato-y layer (moussaka shouldn’t have potato at all IMO) and a congealed egg layer that never quite mustered the enthusiasm to brown. I counted three slices of aubergine (or eggplant –… [Read More]

King Pot Noodle Original Curry flavour

Published on September 9th, 2018
3 out of 5

Nice curry flavour, not too hot. Think of a coronation chicken sandwich without the chicken… or the sandwich. Mango sauce provided gives a nice undertone of sweetness and clovey goodness. King size doesn’t seem much more filling than a standard pot noodle – I’m gonna have to double check the grams of noodles and compare!… [Read More]