Review: InnovAsian Cuisine’s Lemon Grass Kitchen

Review: InnovAsian Cuisine Lemon Grass Kitchen

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for InnovAsian Cuisine. I received coupons for Lemon Grass Kitchen frozen meals to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.  

InnovAsian Cuisine’s Lemon Grass Kitchen is a new line of restaurant-quality frozen Thai and Vietnamese meals! I was recently invited to try some Lemon Grass Kitchen entrees with my family and share my thoughts. Continue reading too, as one of my lucky readers will have a chance to win a coupon for a FREE Lemon Grass Kitchen entree too! We enjoy many varieties of Asian foods, so we were looking forward to trying Lemon Grass Kitchen. Nationally, these entrees are available at Walmart and Safeway stores. Choose from the following varieties:

  • Beef & Broccoli Noodles
  • Chicken Pad Thai
  • Lemongrass Chicken Stir Fry
  • Red Curry Sauce with Chicken
  • Shrimp Pad Thai
  • Thai-Style Chicken Fried Rice

We selected three 18-ounce entrees for a Thai-themed dinner at our house: Beef & Broccoli noodles, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Thai-Style Chicken Fried Rice.

All of the entrees have both microwave and stovetop preparation instructions. The boxes state that microwave is “preferred.” I decided to cook the Beef & Broccoli Noodles on the stovetop, cooking the other two entrees in the microwave.

Inside the box, each entrees ingredients are separated into individual bags. Here you can see the vegetables, beef, noodles and sauce from the Beef & Broccoli Noodles.

When cooking on the stovetop, the instructions stated to heat the noodles with a few tablespoons of water, then add the rest of the ingredients.

When cooking in the microwave, add all ingredients to the dish, cover, and cook for 5-6 minutes.

The broccoli beef was my favorite! It was very tasty and was ready to eat in less than ten minutes.

Here’s the Shrimp Pad Thai! My husband and one of my sons thought this one was their favorite. If I had it to cook over again, I’d have made this one on the stovetop too. I think the consistency of the noodles and the thickness of the sauce was better in my pan-cooked entree than in my microwaved entree. You have to add water to reheat, and this sauce came out just a bit watery to me. (I bet the sauce would have cooked down perfectly in the pan.) It had a good flavor though – not too spicy, but definitely not mild either.

The Thai-Style Chicken Fried Rice was the easiest to prepare, as everything was already mixed in one bag. I put this in the microwave in a Corning Ware dish with a lid. It cooked up well and the rice was exactly “right.” You know how rice reheated in the microwave either comes out too wet or too dry? This rice was take-out restaurant quality. It had a hint of a citrusy flavor too that we all liked. The box recommended serving it with lime wedges, and that little splash of lime made the rice even tastier.


UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! The winner is ConE! Want to try InnovAsian Cuisine’s Lemon Grass Kitchen yourself? I’m giving away a free-product coupon to one lucky reader to enjoy the Lemon Grass Kitchen product of his or her choice! Simply post a reply in the comments! This giveaway begins today, August 7, 2014, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on August 13, 2014 at 11:59pm CST, and on August 14th, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator! Why not share the flavor of the InnovAsian Cuisine’s Lemon Grass Kitchen entree you’d like to try? Everyone can print a $1.50 coupon for Lemon Grass Kitchen entrees too! When you click on the coupon link, the Lemon Grass Kitchen coupon will automatically become clipped to your coupons.com print queue. InnovAsian Cuisine’s Lemon Grass Kitchen entrees retail for $6.47 at Walmart, which is where I picked mine up.


More about Lemon Grass Kitchen: InnovAsian Cuisine’s new Lemon Grass Kitchen line brings innovation and adventure to your freezer thanks to renowned chef and restaurateur Mai Pham. Chef Mai helped to create Lemon Grass Kitchen, one of the first lines of frozen Thai and Vietnamese meals, making the challenge of creating flavorful and unique dishes a breeze. Dishes are easily prepared in the microwave or on the stovetop and best of all, there’s no MSG or trans fat. Spruce up mealtime in as little as 4 minutes with entrees like Chicken Pad Thai, Beef & Broccoli Noodles, or Thai-Style Chicken Fried Rice in. Prefer to add your own flair? Bring your inner chef to life by adding your favorite fresh garnishes like spicy chilies to the Red Curry Chicken or basil and cilantro to the Lemongrass Chicken Stir Fry. • InnovAsian Cuisine’s Lemon Grass Kitchen has a delicious variety of entrée flavors like Chicken Pad Thai, Beef & Broccoli Noodles, and Red Curry Chicken to make Thai-style cooking quick and easy. • Lemon Grass Kitchen is one of the first Thai frozen food lines. It was created by Chef Mai Pham to easily bring and Asian flair to the freezer without the difficulty of cooking a meal from scratch. • The Lemon Grass Kitchen Line features quality ingredients individually packaged for superior freshness and constructed to prepare well in the microwave or on a stove top. o Free from MSG and trans fat. o Prepare in the microwave in under 6 minutes, or on the stove top in less than 12 minutes. o These meals can be customized. Simply add ingredients like peanuts and bean sprouts to the Shrimp & Chicken Pad Tai, add basil and cilantro to the Lemongrass Chicken Stir Fry, or chilies and lime wedges to the Thai-Style Chicken Fried Rice. Learn more about Lemon Grass Kitchen on the web. • InnovAsian Cuisine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnovasianCuisine • InnovAsian Cuisine Twitter page: https://twitter.com/EatInnovAsian


Legal: This post is sponsored by InnovAsian Lemon Grass Kitchen. Responding to this post with a comment qualifies readers to enter. Duplicate posts do not increase chances of winning. The contest began at midnight CST on July 30, 2014 and will end at 11:59pm CST on August 5, 2014. One winner will be chosen via random-number generator on August 6, 2014 and announced the same day. Winner will receive one free-product coupons to purchase an InnovAsian Lemon Grass Kitchen entree. Prizes, information, and giveaway have been provided by InnovAsian Lemon Grass Kitchen. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for InnovAsian Cuisine. I received coupons for Lemon Grass Kitchen frozen meals to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Winner will be contacted via the Private Messaging feature of JillCataldo.com and via email. If a winner does not reply to the message within 48 hours of notification, that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be chosen. Fulfillment will be handled by JillCataldo.com. Giveaway is only open to residents of the United States. Odds of winning are determined by number of eligible entries received. Good luck to everyone!

Comments

  1. pezpup says

    I would like to try the Thai-Style Chicken Fried Rice, I’m a sucker for any kind of rice! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. dancingwolves says

    …I was spoiled getting those from Dominicks on $5 Fridays with coupons…but I digress.

    My son will eat the Broccoli Beef products so I am willing to try.
    Is the Pad Thai a spicy dish?

    With any frozen meals like these, stove top always works out better and it usually is only 10-12 minutes anyway and not dry. Sometimes I add some Teriyaki Basting sauce to stretch the flavor out on some of these products as I am married to “gravy/sauce man” who likes a lot of sauce with his meals.

  3. ConE says

    I would love win one of these. I am a Fan of InnovAsian products, Their General TSO is the best! I think the Broccoli Beef would go great for our Asian Food Night.

  4. sue2266 says

    All of these sound so good and I love all of the vegetables that are in these dishes =)

    Beef & Broccoli Noodles
    Chicken and or shrimp Pad Thai
    Lemongrass Chicken Stir Fry
    Thai-Style Chicken Fried Rice

  5. mamadarby says

    I absolutely love the do it yourself Asian cuisines! It really looks delicious thank you for this great post! :)