During this extraordinary period of the pandemic, when everyone is staying at home for self-quarantine, frozen foods become necessary. We’ve tried almost every frozen food we can get at various groceries and supermarkets and here are the tastiest ones.
Yellow Jackfruit Curry with Jasmine Rice | Trader Joe's
This Thai-styled curry is filled with the taste of pineapple, coconut and cashew. The curry is very fragrant, and the sauce does not have a large taste of jackfruit. It is a light, slightly spicy curry, and it tastes better if you add a little bit of salt in it.
Mini Vegetable Samosas | Trader Joe's
This mini vegetable samosas is filled with vegetables and Indian spices wrapped in a crisp and flaky pastry. They are a good choice for breakfasts, appetizers and afternoon snacks.
Lamb Vindaloo | Trader Joe’s
The lamb is tender and the curry sauce is tomato-based and full of coconut milk flavor. Also the sauce is spicy but it goes perfect with the meat and rice.
Mandarin Orange Chicken | Trader Ming's
Every year, Trader Joe’s asks their customers to vote for the best frozen food. The Mandarin Orange Chicken is always on top of the list. It is described as ‘tender chunks of juicy chicken in a crispy breading with a sweet and spicy sauce’.
Trader Ming’s Cha Siu Bao | Trader Joe’s
The bun itself is white. It has the texture of soft bread and tastes slightly sweet. It's filled with a deliciously addictive sweet barbecued pork.
Bibimbap Bowl | Trader Joe’s
One of the secrets to a truly great bibimbap is the sauce, and Trader Joe's seems to really get that. This package contains a separate sauce packet that's meant to be thawed in a glass of warm water rather than cooked with the dish. Having a bowl of spicy bibimbap is a good lunch meal choice. The hot sauce in this Korean bibimbap is much spicier than other hot sauces bought in the supermarket.
Korean Style Short Rib | Trader Joe's
This dish, known as galbi, is absolutely a fine thing to eat at any time. It is also a wonderful and easy meal at home. If I don’t know what to eat for dinner, this dish will be my priority.
Asian Markets: 99 Ranch, H-Mart, Zion Market
Instant Samgyetang | Harim
Samgyetang is one of the most special dishes in Korea. It is a perfect combination of meat and nutritious food. H-Mart's Instant Chicken Soup is highly recommended. Just defrost and boil. Its nutritional value is extremely high and it’s not greasy at all. The chicken in the soup is extremely tender. You can easily separate the flesh and bone.
Takoyaki | Nissui
It is recommended to be microwaved at 150 degrees. It tastes a bit dry, but with Mayonnaise and Teriyaki sauce, it tastes perfect!
Soon Tofu Soup | BCD Tofu Soup
A box of tender tofu and a packet of spicy soup sauce are packed in the BCD Tofu Soup. After boiling a pot of water, put the soup sauce in the pot. Then you can add everything you like in the pot! A variety of ingredients and soft tofu, bubbling in the pot. The flavor of the tofu soup is very strong, so no other seasonings are needed. This soup You can add vegetables, seafood and meat inside, and their flavors will be nicely blended into the soup.
Boiled Eel | Unagi
H-Mart's frozen Japanese-style grilled eel is very easy to cook. Take the frozen eel and place it on a foil paper. Cook for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 400 degrees. The sauce is slightly sweet and light. You can mix the sauce and the eel in a bowl of grainy rice.
Spicy Stewed Noodle Soup | Fortune Avenue
The soup has a delicious beef flavor. It is so great that everyone who has ever tried it loves it.
Tender Beef with Onions on Sticky Rice | AJINOMOTO
You can buy a bowl of this kind tender beef rice in any 99 Ranch Market. Each full-boiled rice is wrapped in a sweet Japanese teriyaki sauce, served with onions and thin beef slices, and very close to the flavor of Yoshinoya beef rice. However, some people have complained that this rice is a bit sweet.
Cooked White Rice | CJ
This Korean bibimbap can be cooked in the microwave for two minutes. Spread hot sauce, sesame oil, and vegetables on hot rice. It doesn't taste very spicy, but is fragrant with sesame oil. This kind of bibimbap is available at Korean supermarkets such as H-mart and Zion Market.
Other Grocery Stores
Spaghetti With Meatballs and Sauce | Banquet
This spaghetti tastes similar to the Italian red sauce spaghetti, but it turns the beef filling in the red sauce into meatballs. The meatballs are big. Remember to sprinkle some black pepper on the dish to make it more delicious.
Korean Sweet and Spicy Beef Rice | Lean Cuisine
This brand has a lot of Asian-style frozen foods, like Korean, Thai, Japanese, and Chinese. It is definitely your first choice when you want to try some asian flavor dishes.
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