I love nothing more than good Chinese food. And by good, I mean non-greasy, full of flavor. I can throw a stick and hit 5 local Chinese restaurants near us. But that doesn’t mean they are good. It involves a lot of trial and error to find one that is worth going back to.
But sometimes just because I have a craving for Chinese food, it does not mean anyone else in my family does. Isn’t that the way it always goes?
So I can do one of two things.
Pack up the kids, go and get some for me and hit up a drive thru on the way home so the kids are happy. Or I can suffer through it.
Usually I pick the latter. Opting instead to ignore my craving until it goes away.
And then I got a glorious email sent to me.
Social Moms is partnering up with Tai Pei Asian-style restaurant-inspired frozen meals. And just like that my craving is satisfied.
Now first things first, if you are intested in trying these out but don’t want to spend a ton of money, I am here to help. A fabulous Buy One Get One Tai Pei coupon and to let you know that these little beauties cost under $3 each. I call that a win win.
No matter what you are looking for Tai Pei is sure to have something to satisfy. Tai Pei selections include single-serve entrées and single-serve and multi-serve appetizers:
● Entrées: Beef & Broccoli, Bourbon Chicken, Cashew Chicken, Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken Chow Mein, Combination Fried Rice, General Tso’s Chicken, Orange Chicken, Pepper Beef, Shrimp Fried Rice, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Sweet Teriyaki Chicken
● Appetizers: Chicken Egg Rolls, Chicken Potstickers, Pork Egg Rolls, Pork Potstickers, Vegetable Egg Rolls, Battered Green Beans, Edamame, Mini Chicken Spring Rolls, Savory Chicken for Lettuce Wraps, Spicy Mini Chicken Egg Rolls, Mini Vegetable Spring Rolls
Besides coming in cute little Chinese take out style boxes, these bad boys go from freezer to table in about 5 minutes. They are perfect for a quick lunch.
No need to unwrap or thaw. Just set the entire box, wrapper and all in the microwave for 5 minutes and then enjoy.
I picked up the Beef & Broccoli, Bourbon Chicken, and Orange Chicken to try. Today for lunch, the Orange Chicken.
5 minutes in the microwave and I had this:
So good! It had big chunks of chicken, plenty of veggies and a great portion of rice. There were a couple of things that really stood out to me. The veggies were perfectly cooked while still being crisp. A real rarity for anything from the microwave. And the sauce. Oh, the sauce was exactly what you would expect from a restaurant. It was flavorful, sweet, with just the perfect hint of spicy.
Tai Pei also has new Tai Pei Asian Garden entrees. I wasn’t able to find them at my local grocery store just yet, but I will keep looking. Each single serve meal contains around 300 calories, 8 grams of fat or less, and real ingredients including lean meats, crispy vegetables, brown rice and whole grain noodles.
They come in these great varieties:
Hunan Beef & Broccoli, Chicken Fried Rice, Spicy General Tso’s Chicken, Ginger Chicken, Glazed Chicken Potstickers, Mango Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Orange Chicken.
Tai Pei says there is “Good Fortune in Every Box™, ” and after trying these Asian style entrees, I would have to agree with them.
Have you tried Tai Pei before?This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Tai Pei® blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.