A terrible failure of taste and ingredients
Oh dear, after 16 years living and working in Thailand my interest was piqued by Thai Style Green Curry - what a disappointment. For a start, the overall flavour is bland. Thai Green Curry (TGC) is a delight for the palate balancing several ingredients. It was 'go-to' dish in Thailand. But the sauce is the most worrying part - it's gloopy. Gloopy? Looking at the list of ingredients I noticed corn starch. No one uses corn starch in a TGC. Also, there's no listing of coconut milk, an absolutely essential ingredient in any TGC. So I'm guessing that the combination of water, coconut and cornstarch is being used instead. It doesn't work. I was extremely disappointed at the lack of authenticity. Perhaps the get-out clause here is 'Thai style'. I could go on about some of the other ingredients, but won't. All I can say is, if you know and love your Thai food, avoid this until someone who loves Thai food gets a firm grip on the recipe.
Used To Be Lovely, Chicken Now Awful
In the past I have really loved this curry and so was delighted that it was available again. However, Tesco must have changed the supplier or their standards as the chicken was rubbery and obviously not whole chunks of chicken but the comminuted stuff which is the bits of chicken stripped off the bone and pressed and shaped. The flavour of the dish is lovely - however the rubbery chicken really let it down.
The chicken was tough. It happens a lot with these ready meals. So I am going to stop buying them.