Category Archives: Prima Taste

Prima Taste Ready Meal – Beef Rendang With Rice

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Beef Rendang With Rice - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Here’s the second of four short little looks at Prima Taste’s new Ready Meals line. This one’s beef rendang. Rendang is an Indonesian dish of beef that’s cooked in coconut milk with lots of seasonings. There is wet and dry Rendang – the wet is what I’m guessing we have here. Here’s a little more info from Prima Taste –

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 still need to investigate this! However, let’s check out this Ready Meal!

Prima Taste Ready Meal – Beef Rendang With Rice – Singapore

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Beef Rendang With Rice - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

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

Prima Taste Ready Meal - Beef Rendang With Rice - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

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 - Beef Rendang With Rice - Singapore - The Ramen Rater

Finished (click to enlarge). Didn’t add anything, but had thought about throwing in some fried onions I have for a little crunch. So what gets me about these is the rice – it’s not mushpot and as you can see, the grains of Basmati aren’t a clumpy mess. The beef is everywhere in decent size and it’s moist and tasty. Glad they sent two of each variety because I think my wife will want to try this one. Oh yeah – 5.0 out of 5.0 stars -0  my tongue is definitely happy with this one! Thanks again to Prima Taste for sending this along!

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!

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!

Product Samples From Prima Taste

Got this neat dual box package in the mail the other day! What’s inside? Let’s see…

Product Samples From Prima Taste – Singapore

Very well packed!

A layer of Prima Taste Fish Soup (click to enlarge)!

Three of Prima Taste’s products (click to enlarge) – Prawn Soup, Laksa and Curry.

The trio of Juzz’s Mee (click to enlarge) – curry, creamy chicken and original spicy. Since exporting chicken from Southeast Asia is tricky to do to the West, they’ve come out with a chicken free creamy chicken I’ll be reviewing soon!

They also sent a couple of posters (click to enlarge) – you’ll be able to see them in The Wall Of Fame section soon!

Finally, a Juzz’s Mee poster (click to enlarge) – thank you very much!

A Recipe Using Prima Taste Laksa

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Prima Taste Laksa Rice

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I usually wake up at 5 in the morning, take a ton of pictures, edit them, get a post ready and then around lunchtime do the actual pictures and cooking and review. I’ve done it this way for a while and it’s a pretty good schedule for me, especially with a one year old in the house with his own schedule. Today I thought I’d take a day off and maybe have something different for lunch.

I was planning on having some Prima Taste Laksa LaMian – the Wholegran version that’s #1 on this year’s The Ramen Rater’s Top Ten Instant Noodles Of All Time 2016 Edition. But then I thought maybe I’d mix it up a little. The recipe I used was an experiment, but here it is below.

 

Prima Taste Laksa Rice

Ingredients

1 pkg Prima Taste Laksa (actually, you could use any brand of noodles as long as it has seasoning sachets and isn’t a dry noodle)

instant rice

garnishes (I used hard boiled egg, mung bean sprouts, fried garlic, chicken, tofu puffs, coriander and Sriracha chilli sauce)

 

Method

Okay it’s really simple: everyone’s had fried rice, right? Well, you usually have to cook the rice. So instead of cooking the rice in water, why not use instant rice and let it cook in instant noodle broth? Most instant noodle recipes I see have this snarky ‘toss the seasonings – those are bad’ kind of attitude. This one actually is the opposite – toss the noodles and use the seasonings! You could have a ton of different varieties – I really liked the Prima Taste Laksa today, but think – beef, tom yum, seafood – it’s pretty much endless. The trick is guessing how much of the instant rice to add. This pack calls for 500ml boiling water, then to add the seasoning sachet contents and bring to a boil. I then added 1 1/2 cups of rice. and covered it. I looked at it a few times, giving it a stir here or there. It ended up being the right amount – but for a pack of noodles that calls for 400ml boiling water, that amount of rice could be too much. I also added in the chicken while the rice cooked in the broth. Afterwards when it was all done, I fluffed the rice and added in all the garnishes. It came out really good! something new to try!