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Tesco ready meals - authentic!

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AndMore Fri 08-Mar-19 13:47:20

The Tesco's chicken curry & sweet and sour & egg fried rice & noodles £2 supermarket meal-for-1 Chinese style microwaveable ready meal tastes EXACTLY as you would expect a £2 supermarket meal-for-1 Chinese style microwaveable ready meal to taste.
"I can't believe they let me put that in my mouth.

SpoilsburyToastGirl Fri 08-Mar-19 13:51:27


Alwaysawomantome Fri 08-Mar-19 13:52:21


Witchofzog Fri 08-Mar-19 13:54:59

Well no one made you eat it grin They are never going to be authentic. Especially not at that price

ColeHawlins Fri 08-Mar-19 13:55:49

So authentically crap, then?

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 08-Mar-19 13:56:05

What did you expect?

TinselAndKnickers Fri 08-Mar-19 13:56:31

You mugged yourself off there OP grin

DaffodilPower Fri 08-Mar-19 13:58:36

grin haha!

Dakiara Fri 08-Mar-19 14:03:46


missyB1 Fri 08-Mar-19 14:05:19

I can’t believe you wanted to put that in your mouth!

Hoppinggreen Fri 08-Mar-19 14:07:06

A Chinese friend of mine always takes the piss about “English people” who order sweet and sour anything and friend rice so with the best will in the world it was never going to be authentic

PinkHeart5914 Fri 08-Mar-19 14:08:03

Ready meals aren’t really known for being authentic and certainly not the £2 ones.

They are fine if you don’t have time to cook or whatever but you can’t open one thinking all this will be authentic

winsinbin Fri 08-Mar-19 14:14:10

I just read the ingredients list. It contains delicious traditional Chinese ingredients like palm oil, potato starch and bicarb. And the third largest ingredient by weight is sugar. No wonder it tastes so good.

TrendyNorthLondonTeen Fri 08-Mar-19 14:23:05

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BrokenWing Fri 08-Mar-19 14:28:11

I used to be a fan of ready meals in my youth but haven't had one for years until recently. I'm trying to lose some weight and thought they could be easy and useful for portion control topped up with some fresh veg.

The Tesco ones I tried were inedible - Chicken and chorizo jambalaya was more like a spicy soup with white rubber stuff in it than a rice dish. Never again, I would rather have basic/quick beans or eggs on toast.

ideasofmarch Fri 08-Mar-19 14:28:43

Caveat emptor.


Sparklesocks Fri 08-Mar-19 14:29:26

If you’re paying £2 for a ready meal I think that’s what you have to expect! It’s never got to taste like a real Chinese meal.
Food like that is good if you’re on a tight budget and need filling up but best to avoid if you want a higher grade of quality!

AudTheDeepMinded Fri 08-Mar-19 14:32:17

I would say if you're on a budget you'd be better off with a JP and tin of beans. Ready meals are not a cheap option, convenient, yes.

Garthfield Fri 08-Mar-19 14:33:42


BlueMerchant Fri 08-Mar-19 14:35:56

Settled down to enjoy the 'authentic' Chinese meal for 1 from Tesco too one night. Putrid!

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