Category Archives: Singapore

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!

#2262: Dream Kitchen Curry

Here’s one we found when in Renton, Washington’s Uwajimaya a while back. From what it looks like on the label, this is a private label for a big distributor here in the USA by a company in Singapore.I love curry but have been a little confused by this series. Let’s give it a looksie.

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and fill to line with boiling water. Let sit covered for 3 minutes. stir and enjoy!

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

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An included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Interesting – not really detecting much of a scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like your standard carrot, corn and spring onion.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, spring onion, hard boiled egg and pork. The noodles hydrated well with a slight tint of sponginess. The star here is definitely the broth which was more akin to a sauce by nature. It was giving; full of nice Japanese curry taste. This is that kind of tasty almost sweet kind of curry. The vegetables hydrated decently and worked well enough. 4.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 854195002109.

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