Thursday, June 9, 2016

Meal Replacements

One fine day while looking for dinner, I saw these at the Xndo shop and decided to purchased some to try! My pre-wedding shoot is 3 months later so I need to watch my food intake. But food is like the highlight of my everyday so if I'm asked to skip my meals, it's a definite no-go. Hence, I thought this kind of meal replacement is awesome - I get to eat real food, and at the same time eat lesser without feeling like I ate less? Haha.

Each box comes with two pouch inside - rice and meat separate. Pour out both contents into a bowl, microwave for 2 minutes, then can eat already! Even if not dieting also quite convenient ya?

Day 1: Taiwanese Braised Chicken Rice
My first impression was... "Why so watery one??" and "wah the rice portion really quite little...."
I kiasu, microwaved it for 3 minutes instead of 2 minutes as instructed, end up the sauce spilled all over the insides of my microwave. Haha. Thereafter I only microwave 2 minutes for all the other boxes.

Verdict: I was surprised because the taste is really quite okay, and the portion is sufficient. It is slightly spicy though... Not really the type of Ru Rou Fan that I like.

Day 2: Singapore Chicken Rice
I was craving for chicken rice so I excitedly went home to microwave this pack instead of buying from outside. When I pour out the contents, I was like, "Why watery again?" So I decided to pour into separate plates since usually chicken rice is not soaked in soup one right?

Verdict: The rice tasted very very very weird and plasticky. I guess that's why we are supposed to pour the meat and sauce on the rice to eat together. The chicken was alright too, but not the type of "chicken rice" taste that I was expecting. In the end I only ate half because really not nice.

Day 3: Pepper Fish Rice
Verdict: This one is quite nice! Slightly too peppery, but the fish is nice and the carrots were soft and sweet.

Day 4: Bak Kut Teh
By this day I was quite sian of these meals already. Want to eat unhealthy, oily food from the hawker already! Haha. Luckily, Bak Kut Teh is also quite nice, though it's not as good as the real Bak Kut Teh outside. Oh I also realize that the Xndo rice consist of two types of grains....

I think my verdict for Xndo generally is that it's an awesome alternative for people who need to eat a full meal. Although taste-wise there's still room for improvement, it feels alot better than skipping meals/drinking only juice/fruits etc?

Hope the supermarket can stock up on more variations of microwaveable food because I like how it's so convenient. Can buy at one go and keep at home, especially the nearest coffeeshop to my house is quite some distance away.

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