Each frozen entrée has all the ingredients needed to prepare a great-tasting, complete Chinese meal for 2 in only 14 minutes! They come in five delicious flavors including Orange Chicken, Shrimp Lo Mein, Spicy Garlic Chicken, Sweet & Sour Chicken and Sweet & Spicy Shrimp. Additionally, all of the entrees have no added MSG!
See? No MSG:
I added the chicken to a pan to cook for 3-4 minutes. I was a tad disappointed in the amount of chicken, but that’s primarily based on Hovering Hubby’s big appetite. Since Princess Nagger wasn’t interested in having any, I decided this will be the rare time I allow her to have something else than what hubby and I have for dinner. And since I’m supposed to cut back on any ‘fried foods’, the amount would work great for hubby and his huge appetite, and I’d have a few pieces of the chicken to try for myself. Generally if an entree says ‘Meal for Two’, I will buy/cook two of them to make sure there’s plenty for hubby and Princess Nagger and I – since usually between the four of us it’s more like 3-1/2.
The vegetables, while they looked excellent and fresh, definitely were a small portion – certainly not enough for two people who actually like vegetables, especially since one of those people (hubby), tends to eat enough for two people all on his own.
The small quantity of vegetables were even more pronounced when I followed the instructions by removing the cooked chicken and setting that aside, adding 1/4 cup of water, the vegetables and the included (delicious tasting) orange sauce:
I knew I was going to need to do something, so since I had a package of Steam Fresh veggies in the freezer, I added those to the pan (not pictured) to bulk up the veggies. I finished cooking as per the instructions – overall it was less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
They included a package of microwaveable jasmine rice (my favorite rice), but I didn’t realize it was included (even though it says so on the package…) Though in my defense, the other manufacturers usually include the rice mixed in with the rest of it, not as a separate package which isn’t enough. Wanchai Ferry included a separate package that would have been almost enough for the two of us, barring hubby’s voracious appetite. I made jasmine rice separately in my rice cooker, so I’m saving the (frozen) package of jasmine rice which can be zapped in the microwave when I’m craving a rice dish in a hurry!
Adding the extra bag of vegetables didn’t rob any of the delicious orange sauce taste – in fact, I think my hubby probably preferred it that way, as he was able to add his usual extreme hot-sauce without it being overpowering, or the orange sauce overpowering the heat of his hot sauce.
I was pleasantly surprised at how tender and juicy the chicken was – those kind of ‘chicken nugget’ pieces tend to be on the dry side, but not these! Bottom line is it was an excellent meal, very tasty, and I even have a container of left-over rice and veggies in the fridge to enjoy later. I highly recommend trying out Wanchai Ferry’s new entrees – you won’t be sorry. If you’re a big eater like my hubby, be sure to have some extra veggies and/or chicken on hand to add to the mix.
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Here’s a close-up of the bowls – aren’t they pretty?
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