Try a taste of the orient at home.
Prepare for a taste sensation! With our Magic Pandas range of dishes, you can enjoy all your favourite Oriental food at home. All our dishes are made from authentic recipes, using traditional ingredients and cooking methods.
Because we make everything with fresh and natural ingredients, Magic Panda is healthy and nutritious. Our dishes are all very easy to cook - just follow the simple intrustions. You can easily prepare anything from a quick snack or platter of hors d'oeuvres, to a full 4-course meal - the combinations are endless.
To be honest, after having tried GENUINE Nasi Goreng, I must say the promotional hype is on par with the national average B.S. rating of food products. From the half-advertised-size burgers, to the lasagne pulp meals, there is a definite level of over-exaggeration when it comes to the visual representations of the enclosed foodstuffs.
This is, sadly, another subscriber to that doctrine. With it's frankly scary-coloured rice, and it's hidden assortment of veges buried at the bottom in a single, stubbornly frozen lump, despite over-cooking, this was quite a disappointing dish.
The recommended cooking time was 4-5 minutes. After the full 5 minutes at 1100w of full power, the dish still contained a sizable block of ice, containing much of the rice and almost the entire compliment of vegetables and meat-bits. It took a good stirring and a further 4 minutes of full to finally have a thawed-and-cooked meal... creating a skin of crusty, hard rice on top, which had to be lifted free (in a single solid ring I might add) and disposed of.
Overall, the final taste was somewhat bland, and the surplus of rice left it a somewhat texture-challenged meal. I don't forsee me buying this again. Or if I do, I think I will partially thaw it first, to minimise over-nuking it. Despite being filling, it left me rather unimpressed.
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An intense lime flavour reminiscent of "Mum's lemon honey".
Mix through natural yoghurt or whipped cream and use dollops with a dessert; a delicious dip for strawberries on a fruit platter; a toast topping or merely eat by sinful spoonfuls.
For availability details and ordering: www.limes.co.nz
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