Thai/Indian/Chinese ready meals only £1.29 or £1.59. at Lidl. ***Bargain***
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Thai/Indian/Chinese ready meals only £1.29 or £1.59. at Lidl. ***Bargain***

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Found 27th Jan 2009
These ready meals are fantastic value and are a great standby to keep in the freezer. The large frozen Chinese and Indian ones (550g) are down to £1.29 and the fresh slightly smaller Thai, Indian and Chinese ones (450g) are down to £1.59. The Thai green curry one is really tasty and I've already cleared out my local Lidl! The chicken in black bean apparently came first in a taste test.
Frozen ones 550g:
- Chicken in Sweet & Sour Sauce with Egg Rice
- Chicken in Black Bean Sauce with Egg Rice
- Chicken Korma with Pilau Rice
- Chicken Tikka Masala with Pilau Rice
- Chicken Balti with Pilau Rice
- Chicken Jalfrezi with Pilau Rice
Fresh ones 450g:
- Chicken in Sweet & Sour Sauce with Egg Rice
- Chicken in Black Bean Sauce with Egg Rice
- Chicken Tikka Masala with Pilau Rice
- Chicken Balti with Pilau Rice
- Chicken Jalfrezi with Pilau Rice
- Thai Green Chicken curry
- Thai Red Chicken curry
It says these start 2nd Feb, but already available in Leatherhead.

21 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.lidl.co.uk/uk/home.nsf/pages/c.o.pc.p.Ready_Meals/$file/5958.jpg
Chicken in black bean taste test: ]Here
http://www.lidl.co.uk/uk/home.nsf/pages/c.o.tat.o.Chicken_in_Black_Bean_Sauce/$file/4463.jpg

Now that is cheap

Are they sold frozen?

Wouldn't mind a few of these but no room in the freezer at the mo so would have to be 'fridgerated

1.29 - frozen
1.59 - chilled
Pretty good for the money - have tried them before.

They seem to include chopped bay leaves in the Thai green curry - I always have to pick them out.

thatscheap;4204874

Now that is cheap



That's because its dogmeat, chemicals and colourings.

Picard123;4205810

That's because its dogmeat, chemicals and colourings.



Ce n'est pas vrai.

Original Poster

Picard123;4205810

That's because its dogmeat, chemicals and colourings.


So just eat the rice and the packaging if you dont like dogmeat; the rest of us find it rather tittilating on the tongue!

AH... the FRESH ones were just £1.49 last night in Coventry Binley Rd branch (near Morrisons), frozen ones were the same price, £1.29.
(This branch is having a "relaunch" at the weekend, (as it is a bit "undiscovered" yet!), maybe the pricing is different for this reason?)

I am not a ready meal fan (but someone in the household IS!) however this range is as good as any you will find at any price! Even I find the fresh Thai Green curry excellent, portion size is good, although being a hog... I could eat two, of ANY! :whistling:

vyseyboy;4206183

Ce n'est pas vrai.



Since when did posters on here ever justify the wild comments they mouth off?

Last time I looked, Lidl's fresh Indian meals (can't vouch for the rest of the range) were made by Noon -- same company that makes own-brand microwave curries for Sainsburys, Morrisons, Waitrose etc. So while that's not necessarily a cast-iron guarantee of quality, I doubt they'd risk contaminating the rest of their lines with dogmeat

BionicC;4207362

Last time I looked, Lidl's fresh Indian meals (can't vouch for the rest … Last time I looked, Lidl's fresh Indian meals (can't vouch for the rest of the range) were made by Noon -- same company that makes own-brand microwave curries for Sainsburys, Morrisons, Waitrose etc. So while that's not necessarily a cast-iron guarantee of quality, I doubt they'd risk contaminating the rest of their lines with dogmeat



this will keep the kids happy next week thanks

vyseyboy;4206183

Ce n'est pas vrai.



bonjourno

The chicken never tastes right with these frozen meals.

Gort1951;4208138

The chicken never tastes right with these frozen meals.



Being no fan of ready meals, I would say every brand of them I have had has been different, some being plain disgusting, but certainly the FRESH ones have been STREETS ahead of any ready meals I have had, particularly in this respect (even thought the Patak's frozen Indian meals are just about OK-ish but the meat is nothing like as pleasant as these) and the frozen ones are a little behind the fresh - although as I say, it is not something I personally have frequently , even though I usually have them in the house for others.

I rarely buy anything other than Indian/Thais style curries though, at least they tend to be broadly edible, less expensive, and far head of more expensive other types of ready meal options - perhaps it is beacause they stand up to the storage and reheating process better than most? I have tried things like more traditional meals eg. liver & onions(!) & dishes with mashed potato "glue" that were plain revolting

Also, what is the point of pasta ready meals? Pasta cooks quicker & MUCH better the traditional way, and Lloyd Grosman/Bertolli sauces are taste better than any frozen or fresh ready meal I have experienced - & some sauces made from fresh are actually quicker & easier too than their frozen or microwave equivalent!

lidl = saviours of the world

xstrio;4207508

bonjourno



Vous avez voulu dire Buon Giorno?

I heard that Birdseye have beef burgers that have been frozen for up to 5yrs.

Gort1951;4214290

I heard that Birdseye have beef burgers that have been frozen for up to … I heard that Birdseye have beef burgers that have been frozen for up to 5yrs.



Troll

The Chicken In Black Bean Sauce is good.
Sometimes on offer at 99p

stamfordblue;4214890

The Chicken In Black Bean Sauce is good.Sometimes on offer at 99p



I think at the moment, that is a "WAS," not a "sometimes" £1.29 IS the equivalent offer for now:-(

Prices in Lidl, like everywhere are not going downwards and the better offers are generally not as low as they have been - add in the rising costs from Exchange rate for imports, and I get the feeling we will be looking at today as being the good old days in a few months :-(
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