Bought this meal as I was home alone this week and thought it would be an easy meal to make. Sure enough it was a perfect, easy meal. I'm very fussy with chicken and it was lovely no vains or anything in. Sauce definitely wasn't tasteless as others have said although I could have done with more. Rice was also lovely and fluffy just as jasmine rice should be.
Just not up to the standards expected
Tried to write a reasonable description of this meal with its strange instructions but your site seemed to be doctored to prevent anyone describing it. The meal was supposed to be in a two compartment receptacle but instead the rice, chicken and curry were stacked in a single compartment. Instructions were to microwave for one minute and then put the chicken in the oven for 20 minutes. Needless to say, it took three minutes in the microwave to enable the chicken to be partially hacked off the still frozen rice and gloop. The film lid had split into strips when I tried to take the chicken out so the remainder of the microwave time was without a lid. Eventually it was all pretty tasteless and a dismal drop in Tesco's standards. Just an afterthought - Did the chicken really come all the way from Thailand?
Ok, typical ready meal.
Its ok no big complaints. Would have liked chicken to be softer
The anise makes it sweet, needs more rice too.
The flavor is nice, except for the anise. While some curries have anise in the recipe, others don't. For me at least, it makes it taste like candy and a bit too sweet. Also could have some more rice and sauce too.
Disappointing sums it up. Bought it as the City Kitchen product was not available as usual. Hoping this would be a good substitute. The maize covering does nothing for the chicken and there is far too much tasteless and soggy rice. The sauce is okay but not enough of it but the amount of chicken just about right. I shan't be buying it again and will stick to the City Kitchen product of the same name instead.
IMPORTANT NOTE: CHICKEN REQUIRES OVEN. Rice/sauce requires microwave. With that out of the way, I LOVE this meal! I am a little surprised and bewildered by the expectations some reviewers seem to have for a "spicy" curry. Katsu is traditionally more of a gently sweet curry, served with sticky white rice-- and this totally delivers on that premise. As someone who used to live in Japan, the sauce easily comes the closest to authentic I've had from not just Tesco but from any readymeal in general. And best of all, the chicken is all one cut of clean breast, not rubbery/reconstituted nonsense. I really love this curry and I hope they never stop making it.
Chicken katsu curry is my favourite mea so when I saw this product I was excited to try it. My verdict? ABYSMAL. How did this product get on to the shelves tasting like this? The curry sauce had no flavour whatsoever and most certainky wasn't katsu. Flavourless rice and a tiny piece of chicken. I honestly don't see how this product was given the green light. Very disappointed.
Free from taste
The version I had was as titled above, plus the words "Free from". Hmm. I'll tell you what it was free from: taste. The chicken had no taste, the rice had no taste, the sauce had no taste. That covers it! The word curry seems meaningless, there was no bite in the sauce whatever. This was the most bland and tasteless meal I have ever bought from Tesco in 30 years.
Confused about why there are so many bad reviews, love this ready meal would definitely recommend! Rice is fluffy, sauce is the perfect amount and the chicken is not chewy like some other ready meals.
Bit fiddly but nice for a change. Quite a good flavour.