Fun fact 1: I once brought a Chinese cabbage from Singapore to Paris.
I hid it in my haversack (ok, I did not hide, I just packed it along) and it travelled with me from Singapore to Munich and Austria before finally getting cooked into a delicious Asian-style soup in Paris, Montmartre. I love Wong Bok. I love Asian food. One biggest headache for me when I travel is Chinese food, or rather, the lack of.
Fun face 2: I am actually quite a Scrooge when it comes to food while I’m travelling.
This is especially so when I’m in Europe. Firstly because the food there is expensive and its standard is not as high as the price. Secondly, I am often on quite a shoestring budget and I’d really rather spend my money elsewhere.
Fun fact 3: Although I co-own a café, I can’t cook to save my life.
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This is a common sight at the bnb when I travel:
In Paris with friends…
In Rome with my family…
Just look at the amount of instant noodles and canned food I have on the table. In short, when I’m out on the roads, all I ever wish for at the end of the day is a plate of good Asian food! But packing local food while travelling is always a pain because there is only that much instant noodles one can eat before one starts losing hair; not from all the unhealthy ingredients, but from the hair-pulling because of the frustration with same food everyday. Hahaha!
On my most recent trip to USA, I was hooked up with Prima Taste and I totally discovered the magic of their new Wholegrain LaMian and Ready Meals!
It was absolutely delicious! A and I call it “serious instant noodles” now, because it’s so seriously good and tastes just like the real thing cooked by a freaking hawker! Hahaha!
These are not just regular instant noodles, Wholegrains LaMian from Prima Taste is made with 51% superfine wholegrain flour, and consuming 1 serving of these noodles fulfills an adult’s recommended minimum daily wholegrain requirements. These noodles are steamed, not fried, and there is also no added MSG, preservatives, artificial colouring or flavouring.
The noodles are super springy and I totally love it!
In my bag, I also brought along some of their new Ready Meals and they are freaking god-sent while I was in San Francisco! It’s sometimes fun to cook our own meals while we’re overseas, but on some days, we can get SO tired from all the sightseeing and walking, we just want to laze around once we reach the apartment.
Prima Taste Ready Meals is at the top of my MUST-PACK food when I’m preparing for a long trip. I’ve seen a fair share of pre-mixes with flavours like Chicken Rice, Briyani etc. But THIS!
Gosh! All it takes is 90 seconds in a microwave!
Along in my bag was the fragrant Curry Chicken with Rice, Nonya Sambal Chicken with Rice, Beef Rendang with Rice and Chicken Claypot Rice! Doesn’t it sound so yummy already! :p
I am a freaking Ready Meals addict because other than it being freaking delicious, they are actually a much healthier choice compared to many other instant foods. Dude, they actually packed it up with vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and prebiotics!
Wholegrains are great for me during long trips because it helps digestion and, ahem, prevents constipation. Haha! They do add bulk to the diet and helps me feel full and reduce the risk of me overeating. Wholegrains prevent damage of blood vessels and reduce risk of heart diseases too!
Prima Taste Ready Meals are mad easy to prepare – all you gotta do is rip open the packet, pop it into the microwave and voila! FOOOOOOOOD is ready to be served.
(If you don’t mind having it not warm, you can actually enjoy it straight from the packet! No refrigeration is required at all.)
My favourite flavor of all is the Beef Rendang with Rice! It also comes with chunky beef cubes, and is really flavourful! Very satisfying when all you had was Western food for daysssss. :p
So if you’re planning on a long trip soon (or thinking of what to stock up at home to prepare for late night suppers), do pick up the Prima Taste LaMian or Ready Meals!
All product packaging features QR Codes that links directly to step-by-step cooking instructional videos that demonstrates preparation methods for “Standard”, “Enhanced” and “Indulgent” versions of the product. Mmmmm~