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Prima Taste Ready Meal – Curry Chicken With Rice

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Curry Chicken With Rice

I know, I know – you don’t have to tell me that this isn’t an instant noodle, but the folks at Prima Taste sent me some of these neat meal pouches and I wanted to let people know about them. You cut a little slit in the side towards the top and microwave for 90 seconds. Boom – curry chicken rice!  Here’s a quote from the company:

Our Ready Meals are made up of 75% White Basmati Rice, 20% of Brown Basmati Rice and 5 % of Multigrains so it has high dietary and soluble fibre.
To promote good bacteria in the gut, prebiotics are also added! . And because it can be heated up in two ways – 90s by microwave or immersing unopened pouch in a covered pot of boiling water for 8 – 10 minutes, it is a convenient and nutritious food for all to enjoy at home, at work or even when out camping.

I had no clue that there was anywhere to go camping in Singapore – I thought it was like one huge city. I’ll have to investigate this! However, let’s check out this Ready Meal!

Prima Taste Ready Meal – Curry Chicken With Rice – Singapore

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Curry Chicken With Rice

Here’s an infographic (click to enlarge) about this new line of products that they sent to me.

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Curry Chicken With Rice

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). So if you don’t have a microwave, you can also boil these in water for a while until they heat up!

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Curry Chicken With Rice

Finished (click to enlarge). I didn’t add anything. What’s interesting to me is that the rice comes out very well; it’s not a big mushpot. Also, there’s a decent amount of chicken in here – good sized chunks abound! I don’t really have any experience reviewing such things, but I really like it – my tastebuds say 5.0 out of 5.0 stars!  don’t know if you can actually find this in the United States, but I hope so soon. If you’re in Singapore, they should be pretty easy to find. Thanks to the folks at Prima Taste for sending these along – I think I’ll post the other ones as well pretty soon!

Another Big Donation From Colin

Another Big Donation From Colin

I got an email a week or so ago from Colin, a reader from Massachusetts who has been regularly sending me noodles from time to time. Let’s see what’s inside this big box!

Another Big Donation From Colin – United States

Another Big Donation From Colin

Lotsa stuff (click to enlarge)!

Another Big Donation From Colin

Wow (click to enlarge)! Lots of different things from all over! Thanks – I’m on it!

Box From Japan: Ramen Subscriptions Are Back!

After a short hiatus, I received an email from Javier. Javier runs Box From Japan, a website where you can get different subscription boxes full of interesting Japanese things! They have a ramen box – which comes with 4 varieties of instant noodles from Japan. They also have a cando box which has a ton of different kinds of Japanese candies which are odd and interesting. Even a Pokemon box! Let have a look inside this one!

Box From Japan: Ramen Subscriptions Are Back! – Japan

A note packed with the noodles (click to enlarge).

And here are the noodles (click to enlarge)! Even comes with four sets of chopsticks! Thanks to Javier for sending this along! Go check out www.boxfromjapan.com out today!

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

Exotic Noods (www.exoticnoods.com) is a monthly subscription box – 4 varieties from around the world arrive at your door with chopsticks and info on them. Pretty great, especially if you don’t know what to try, don’t have an Asian grocery anywhere near where you live… Many reasons to check out an instant noodle subscription service. I think the best reason is to try something new and expand your palate! This box is a ‘premium’ box – wioth a lot of extras! Let’s look inside!

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box – United States

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

Lots of things inside!

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

Okay – so these two (click to enlarge) won’t be found in their subscription boxes. They were brought back specifically for me from Taiwan – thank you very much!

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

You get a nice little booklet with info on the instant noodles (click to enlarge) – a little background on each one as to where they’re from and what they’ll be like.

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

Wow – nice set (click to enlarge)! A couple of very nice nabeyaki bowls from Japan and two South Korean varieties in cups. What’s more, the premium box features garnishes. There’s Korean mustard, gochujang, and spicy sesame oil as well as a little envelop and some chopsticks.

Exotic Noods Sends Their New Premium Box - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles - subscription box

What in the envelope? Some different seasoning sachet (click to enlarge)! Nice little additions to make things even better. Thank you for the samples! Looking forward to reviewing them! Check out www.exoticnoods.com to find out more!

More Product Samples From Prima Taste

More Product Samples From Prima Taste - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

When I get a package here, it’s turned into a kind of celebration. So the head of festivities is Miles – a box comes and he’s ready to beat on it like a drum! I think he’s going to be a percussionist when he grows up – which I’d definitely be okay with. However, maybe he’ll be a noodle reviewer and follow in my footsteps – who knows; he’s not even two years old yet haha! Let’s open the box!

More Product Samples From Prima Taste – Singapore

More Product Samples From Prima Taste - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Ah familiar things…

More Product Samples From Prima Taste - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

These are both on the current 2016 top ten list (click to enlarge). Always like to have varieties from the previous year on hand when making decisions about the next list – which will be coming the Monday closest to April 20th, 2017!

More Product Samples From Prima Taste - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Have a look at these (click to enlarge). These are awesome – you do a little cut in the corner to vent, then microwave at 800W for 90 seconds and you have a nice bowl of rice with sauce and meat! I’ve so far tried the Nonya Sambal Chicken which is extremely good!

More Product Samples From Prima Taste - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Mr. Miles is very inquisitive –

More Product Samples From Prima Taste - Singapore - The Ramen Rater - instant noodles

Here’s the Sambal Chicken I tried (click to enlarge). I tried to get Miles to take a bite, but he got his angry yuck face. See, he doesn’t like meat. Hasn’t liked it really ever. The only time he has was this sweet crunchy pork snack from Taiwan. I like it though and think this stuff was really great – super convenient and tasty! Thank you for the samples!