Monday, March 19, 2018

[Granny Marys] in Hong Kong

Just when I was not shopping for food, I happened to discover Granny Marys at Eat East.
I never bother going into Eat East because they only sell Chinese Ready Made Meals but I went in that day because I was bored.
When I saw Granny Marys JUST collection in the freezer, I seriously looked twice because it was English food in a Chinese store!
Anyway, I was thrilled there was another option for English dishes.
The JUST collection does not have pasta/rice which is makes it great for sharing.
The advantage is that these can be microwaved which makes them very suited for Hong Kong as people don't use ovens here.

Without thinking, I bought most of the range but sadly forgot to buy the Cottage Pie.

As soon as I got home, I was so excited to try them but sadly I could only try 2 boxes because they are quite big portions.
It was really hard to decide which one to try because they are all British classics.
Luckily, they don't stock the full range or I would probably have to buy it all!!!!
In the end I chose Chili Beef (with pulled beef) as it was pulled beef and not minced beef.

Basically you remove the card sleeve, pierce the film, microwave it for about 4 minutes, let it stand for 1 minute and put it in for another 3 minutes.
I paired the chili beef with Indian Rice.

The taste was fantastic with chunks of pulled beef but I underestimated how hot it was and it is spicier than other ready to eat chili con carnes and curries that I have tried.

I also tried the Parsnips in spiced honey because I have to try everything at once if I can because I just can't resist food and all being my favourite British classics!!

It had a lot of frost surrounding the parsnips despite I was consuming it on the day I bought it.
This is a common problem in Hong Kong and nothing to do with the Granny Marys.

[Problems with Chilled & Frozen foods in Hong Kong - further reading]

Now back to the food!

The parsnips were sweet with a nice hint of cracked black pepper.
The sweetness was quite soothing after that hot Chili Beef.
I can't wait to try the others soon but I am so busy with restaurant invitations that I don't have time and appetite to eat at home.

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