3-star reviews

Waitrose Vegetarian Jackfruit Biryani

Published on December 28th, 2019

As an out-and-proud meat eater, and lifelong Indian food fanatic, I was highly skeptical of how jackfruit might stack up against, say, chicken tandoori. Peeling back the plastic, I thought there had been some mistake – this actually looks like chicken. Great big chunks of white matter, complete with strands of muscle. It does such… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Pot Noodle Sticky Rib flavour

Published on December 21st, 2019

When I think of sticky ribs, I picture 4th July in America with a Budweiser and  a TBC So you can imagine my surprise when I tasted this and found it’s more like a Chinese takeaway. Which, come to think of it, is more of a British staple than American style sticky ribs. So I’m… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Tesco Thai Green Chicken Curry with Jasmine Rice

Published on December 7th, 2019

Bastard hot (temperature wise). Somehow retains its heat for ages. Do not eat in a hurry. Strong Thai flavour. Not much chicken. Separate compartments keeps the rice really sticky – but may also serve as a disguise for smaller portions. I’m onto you, Tesco! Tasty, but I was still hungry afterwards.

3 out of 5

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Mangalorean Chicken Curry

Published on November 18th, 2019 Sainsbury's Taste the Difference

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]

3 out of 5

Speedy Chef 2 Doner Kebabs

Published on November 9th, 2019 Speedy Chef

Cooked for 2 mins as instructed, in a more powerful microwave than instructed (800W) and took a bite; it was still frozen in the middle. So I put it back in for another minute and a half. That meant it came out PIPING hot, and I struggled to eat it. I was almost the first… [Read More]

3 out of 5

ASDA Curried Chickpeas

Published on October 26th, 2019

About 2 mins in the microwave. Difficult to get out of packaging without scaling fingers – whole pouch gets hot! Verdict? “Tastes like Christmas”. Specifically, cinammon, cloves. Also cumin. Nice flavour. Mild. Goes well with a main course.

3 out of 5

Pasta ‘n’ Sauce Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Published on October 19th, 2019

A little bit of a faff – have to measure out water and milk and waste a saucepan (the washing up! 😫) Ends up being FREAKIN’ HOT, so watch your mouth. Tastes good, if a little al dente in texture.

3 out of 5

Sainsbury’s be good to yourself chicken biryani

Published on September 28th, 2019 Sainsbury's be good to yourself

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.

3 out of 5

John West Creations Salmon with Wild Rice & Lentils, Honey & Ginger

Published on September 14th, 2019

This dish has lots of salmon – big chunks of it. The salad itself is very sweet. But otherwise is nice and healthy, with plenty of lentils and chickpeas. It’s definitely not very big overall – more of a side dish than a main. Think this was just under £2, which for salmon is not… [Read More]

3 out of 5

Wasabi Chicken Kastu Curry

Published on September 7th, 2019 Wasabi

Disclaimer: I bought this in Sainsbury’s, not at Wasabi. Think it’s awesome that that’s even a thing. Battered chicken is not very reliable when it comes to microwave instructions – many manufacturers wuss out and force you to use the oven – but not here. Wasabi may have specified a long cooking time (6/7 mins… [Read More]

3 out of 5