Review: Fried Chicken Meal

Post by Mark

I don’t eat homemade food, not because I don’t like it but because I think if it takes you more time to cook it then it takes to eat it, then its not worth it. Recently I started getting microwavable food and its been a good experience. I used to think microwavable food cost KD1.5 and upwards which to me wasn’t a good deal since I could get a McDonalds combo for KD1.2, but I checked the freezers recently and you can now find meals for 500 fils and upwards. So I decided I will start buying the meals and reviewing them starting with Banquet’s “Chicken Fried Chicken Meal”.

The picture on the package looks very appetizing. What you get is fried chicken, mashed potatoes and corn. The only issue I have with the package is that on the back where the directions on how to microwave the meal is located, a large sticker with the ingredients and stuff written in Arabic is stuck on it. Very practical, how am I supposed to know how long to microwave it for if the instructions are covered!?

When it came time to cook the meal I had to remove the white sticker on the back to reveal the instructions. The instructions are easy, take out the tray, remove the transparent film cover, cook on high for 3 minutes, open microwave, stir mashed potatoes, shove back into microwave and cook for another 3 minutes. The final result? Doesn’t look very close to the picture on the package. In fact, it didn’t look appetizing at all, I even considered tossing the whole thing out because it looked as if I had cooked it wrong.

So how was it? Surprisingly good! Very strange, it looks like crap but tastes pretty good. The mashed potato was great, the corn tasted very similar to the corn at Chili’s and the chicken, although soft, tasted very cool. I was eating it and Nat was looking at me in disgust, I told her it tasted a lot better then it looked but she refused to try it.

How much did it cost me? Only 750fils! This is an incredible deal really, the taste was pretty good and although the meal wasn’t very filling, its perfect for dinner. I would definitely buy it again. Final score is 3.5 out of 5. It lost big points on the presentation.


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8 comments, add your own...


  1. Jackie says:

    Yummy if its as good as you say it tastes hehe although presentation could have more work on it ;r

  2. It does look better on the box.

  3. Latifa says:

    it does lol!!!!!!

  4. holla says:

    man these are tv dinners, they’ve been around since before tv’s were invented heh and always been shite.

    I guess they would appeal to you since you think mcdee is so awesome. i am sorry mate but your taste in food is pretty sick ;) just make sure to wash it down with a nice cold beer and it will cover pretty much anything even having to deal with the stupid arabi stickers.

  5. Maryam says:

    hehehe I use to eat this alot back in the states…. I miss my microwavable food

  6. chonkjita says:

    heyy omg i waas readin this for hours
    have u eva tried savory beef and mashed potatoes= sooo gud!!!!!!!!!!!!!YUM


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