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Sunday, 6 December 2020

GRAB THAI GO - Authentic Thai Noodle Kits & Sauces


Grab Thai Go is a new range of sauces and noodle meal kits made by a team in Thailand to recreate the smells and flavours of Bangkok. New to the UK market, the kits offer a fast alternative to creating genuine Thai dishes. Little preparation is required and full instructions are provided, just add your meat, seafood, fish or vegetables and within 15 minutes you have a meal.

The origins

Already an established business in Thailand, Grab Thai Go was founded by Thai Entrepreneur Preeya Choojan, who the range as a result of not being able to find any Thai meal kits and sauces in the UK with the vibrancy and taste of those she enjoys in Thailand.

Every element is Thai-made, using local, seasonal ingredients, combining salty, bitter, sweet, sour and spicy flavours, and can deliver a hot spicy punch.

The range

The range consists of 4 noodle meal kits:

- Aromatic Green Curry Noodle Kit
- Turmeric Yellow Curry Noodle Kit (Vegan)
- Sweet & Sour Tom Yum Noodle-Soup Meal Kit
- Tangy Pad Thai Meal Kit

In addition there are 4 cooking sauces:

- Cashew Nut Stir Fry (Vegan and Gluten Free)
- Turmeric Red Curry Stir Fry Sauce
- Roasted Sweet Chilli Stir Fry Sauce
- Sweet Basil Stir Fry

The Practical assessment

I tried the Tangy Pad Thai Meal Kit, the Aromatic Green Curry Noodle Kit and the Cashew Nut Stir Fry.

The quality of the ingredients is good and the flavours are well-balanced; the kits are relatively straightforward; 5 minutes to cook the noodles and a quick stir-fry of some meat then add the sauce is pretty much all there is to it.

I struggled a little with the instructions and identifying the various packets of Thai essentials, but got there in the end. There is a QR code on the inside of the packaging which, apparently, links to some cooking video tips. If I knew how to use a QR code, it might have been handy.

I most liked the Thai green curry; it is one of my favourites in any case and this one is as good a kit as I can remember having, much easier than attempting to cook from scratch yet with few of the compromises of instant sauces.

I'll be honest, when completed, mine didn't look to much like the picture on the front of the packet, but it tasted good for a quick, easy inexpensive lunch.

Overall, the product is good, it's just the packaging / presentation that could be improved:

- reduce the amount of information
- more pictures, fewer words
- make the cooking instructions really foolproof
- make it easier to know which packet is which
- put the instructions on the outside of the packet

The environment

Grab Thai Go's trays and lids are reusable, the trays are biodegradable, and all other elements can be recycled.

Prices

Kits: £2.99
Sauces: £1.20

Availability


Charity

For every pack sold, we donate 1 Thai baht to The Education for Development Foundation. The money changes lives through education. It’s a way of spreading the happiness, you enjoy Grab Thai Go and Thai children enjoy an education that sets them for a lifetime of success. www.edfthai.org/en

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