I don’t usually go in for ready meals, but I always make an exception for the food at Marks and Spencer. They’ve been adding to their selection in recent months, with a new range of quiches and tarts at €2.99 and the Cook Asian 1234 choice at €8.99.
Last weekend at M&S all the good stuff had gone from the Dine in for Two for €12.50 offer. So I picked up the Cook Asian 1234 choice. For €8.99, I got Marinaded British Chicken, Mixed Pepper Vegetable, Black Bean Sauce, and Rice.
What was good about it?
Pop the chicken in the wok and cook for a few minutes, add the vegetables and cook for a few minutes, add your sauce, mix in the rice, and heat through.
It was more than enough to feed two and it was really delicious: fresh, spicy, and well-balanced, with neither too much nor too little sauce. By combining the four items together you save over €5.
What was bad about it?
I think that the full price for the individual items is far too high to begin with. And just a little bit more chicken wouldn’t go astray.
Still, all your meat, veg, rice or noodles, and a sauce for €8.99 is good value. You can also choose from beef or prawns and four other sauces.
It’s all very fresh and tasty, and while it’s still a quick and easy convenience meal, it’s a bit more fun than popping a plastic dish in the oven or microwave. I will be buying this again and I’ll definitely try out the prawns and the beef.