Food cupboard reviews

Wai Wai Beef Casserole Noodles

Published on November 2nd, 2019 Wai Wai
4 out of 5

Look at the pictures – that steak was delicious, but I take full credit for that. Noodles were a little overcooked but that’s because I was preoccupied with the steak. This ended up being a really full-flavoured beef broth. But it’s incredibly difficult to review something that takes second stage to that gorgeous steak. All I… [Read More]

ASDA Curried Chickpeas

Published on October 26th, 2019
3 out of 5

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.

Pasta ‘n’ Sauce Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Published on October 19th, 2019
3 out of 5

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.

Pot Rice Chicken Risotto

Published on October 12th, 2019
2 out of 5

First mouthful very salty. This turns out to be a little ‘bomb’ of flavour powder that hadn’t been mixed properly. (I did stir this thing, several times). Tastes like mushroom soup. But even with that texture, the rice is still quite chewy. Claims to have 2% chicken, but I couldn’t find any. VERY hot. Burned… [Read More]

Mama Cup Rice Vermicelli Shrimp Tom Yum

Published on September 21st, 2019 Mama
2 out of 5

This was pretty poor. First of all, it’s wrapped in an unnecessary layer of plastic. I’m trying to get more eco conscious and this really isn’t helping. The pot seems way oversized for what noodles are in there, but this is an illusion and it does actually fill up and absorb the water well. But… [Read More]

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

Published on September 14th, 2019
3 out of 5

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]

Loyd Grossman Pasta Italia Tomato & Chilli

Published on August 22nd, 2019 Loyd Grossman
3 out of 5

Unlike a Pot Noodle or a bang-and-zap microwave meal, this thing actually requires cookery. Think butter, water, and careful stirring, and all the washing up that goes with that. If I’m already cooking, I may as well go the extra mile – so I roasted a duck leg. Then I opened the only other tin I… [Read More]

Mama Cup Chicken Flavour Noodles

Published on July 20th, 2019 Mama
2 out of 5

Good portion of noodles. Amazed that all the water got absorbed – check that fill line! A little bland at the beginning, but a subtle chicken flavour coming through. But salty towards the end. “Textured soy protein”, rather than real chicken. Maybe I’m spoiled by other pot noodles LINK. But they’re really unappetising looking, and… [Read More]

Naked Noodle: The Big One Fiery Chicken Panang Thai Egg Noodles

Published on July 13th, 2019
2 out of 5

Given the sheer size of this pot (and the name, “The Big One”, which is a promise it had better well keep), I was disappointed to open the lid and find only a small mound of noodles at the bottom. I had a choice of 3 fill levels depending on how thin I wanted my… [Read More]

Ko-Lee Bang! Bang! Noodles Chicken Feel Good Flavour

Published on June 29th, 2019 Ko-Lee
3 out of 5

You know how those Beano and Dandy comics grabbed your eye as a kid? Well, the same trick works on adults, so long as food’s involved. Yes, the packaging is a trifle ‘sudden’, and once I saw the claims of “Feel Good” flavour, I had to give it a go. The prep Battle through the… [Read More]