Chinese reviews

Tesco Meal For One; Sweet & Sour, Chinese Chicken Curry

Dec 17 2017

I was impressed when I picked this out for £2 at my local Tesco. It felt big and heavy. I actually had to read the packaging to confirm that yes, it is a meal for one, and I could legitimately pig out on this without any feelings of guilt or remorse. When I got it… [Read More]

Golden Dragon Pork Sui Mai

Nov 11 2017
Golden Dragon

A bit of a faff to cook – no microwave option, and assumes you know how to steam things. I don’t. Still, I improvised, and the dumplings looked amazing being slowly sweated to a warm temperature. I left it for more than the instructions said, but still found my first mouthful quite cold so had… [Read More]

Morrisons Chicken in Black Bean Sauce with Egg Fried Rice

Jul 2 2013

The onions are very lightly cooked and crunchy. Generous quantity of chicken, though it is on the dry/chewy side. The rice is a bit of an extra faff around, requiring watering mid heating. The end result means the rice is not dry, though the lifeless pieces of egg and peas don’t add anything to the… [Read More]

Mug Shot Noodles Chinese Style

Apr 16 2013
Mug Shot

Looks like tape worm in a mug. Not very appetising. Even after the 5 minute guideline, the noodles are still crunchy. Nice Chinese flavours but a bit weak- though perhaps I added too much water. I had either a massive mug or a tiny mug, and I decided I’d rather be able to fit it… [Read More]

Iceland Crispy Battered Prawns with a Sweet Chilli Sauce

Apr 12 2013

The chilli sauce is very thick, overly sweet, and generally quite sickening. Those who have read the Iceland Lemon Chicken review will have a deja vu moment here. However, the sauce is actually edible this time! The prawns are tasty and crispy. For £2, if this were a takeaway I’d be pretty impressed. It’s worth… [Read More]

Sainsbury’s Chicken noodle soup

Mar 28 2013

The noodles have no texture, flavour or vigour. Nicely surprised by real pieces of chicken, albeit tiny. Authentic Chinese flavour, but no SUBSTANCE. Feels a bit like eating the sauce from a chinese dish, but without the dish. Tasty enough, would have again. Serving suggestion: add your own pieces of chicken/mushrooms. Though, admittedly, this kind… [Read More]

Iceland Chinese Chicken with Noodles

Mar 2 2013

Tasty noodles, nice and eggy. Tasty sauce- has a subtle ginger and garlic flavour and a nice spicy kick of chili. The sauce has been artificially thickened, like in many Chinese restaurants. Plenty of chicken, which is soft and tender. The only downside is the pretty poor packaging and fairly slow cooking time.

Vitasia Chicken Chop Suey

Feb 26 2013
Vitasia

The first mouthful was underwhelming, but this was one of those meals that grew better with time. I didn’t trust a tin that lists “chicken fat” as one of its ingredients, but the end result is quite a rich and tasty sauce! As you can see from the picture, this is a big portion size,… [Read More]

Iceland Lemon Battered Chicken

Nov 15 2012

Absurdly sweet sauce. Has enough sourness to it but too much sugar- this tastes like it should be spread on top of a cake. The sauce is sickening and I really don’t know who could have given the go ahead on this one. Lazy students, beware- this cannot be heated in a microwave. A fair… [Read More]

Heritage Chicken in Black Bean Sauce with Egg Fried Rice

Apr 27 2012
Heritage

Very salty- the sauce was a struggle to eat here. Apalling packaging. This is one of those ready meals that has two layers of film, none of which peel off nicely, either before or after heating. This means making an absolute mess and potentially burning yourself by slicing a square of film off the packaging… [Read More]