Product Description: Frozen product from the Tai Pei brand containing rice, peppers, onions, strips of beef and sauce inside a wrap. My wife purchased this product at our local Wal-mart store while she was out shopping a few days ago and I ended up making this in our microwave and eating it for lunch earlier today.
Review of Tai Pei Bang Bang Beef Wrap
I tried this product when I was home for lunch earlier today. Read to find out what I thought of it.
I had never heard of this product until my wife purchased it and brought it home a few days ago. And, to be perfectly honest with you, I had quite a few doubts about it, simply because it sounded like something that would be better if it were fresh rather than frozen.
As a result of that, I actually avoided eating this until today, when I went home for lunch and realized there wasn't much else to choose from. However, as it turns out, this was actually quite a bit better than I thought it would be.
One thing I found I liked about this product right off the bat was the convenience. Since I choose to drive home for lunch (something that costs me about 20 minutes of my lunch hour), I generally like foods that don't take too long to make. This product definitely fell into that category. All I had to do was put it in the microwave for about 90 seconds (flipping it over about halfway through) and it was fully cooked. There aren't many products out there that are easier than that.
When I started to eat this, I was concerned about the taste. The wrap smelled a bit spicy while it was cooking in the microwave and, while I'm not opposed to spicy foods, it's normally something I do try to avoid when I have to return to work. However, while the wrap had a bold, peppery flavor to it, it wasn't anything that was overly spicy and, once I got used to the pepper part of it, was actually really good.
The wrap also proved to be much more filling than expected. When I first saw this, I thought it wouldn't be enough and I would have to find something to eat with it. However, it was surprisingly satisfying and I didn't need to find something else after all.
My only real complaint about this product is it was much messier than I expected it to be. I had this wrap in the microwave for less than the recommended cook time and the fillings were spewing out of the wrap when I took it out and I ended up having to use a fork to eat it. As a result of this, even though the instructions don't specifically call for it, I do recommend putting this wrap on a plate before you cook it and do have some serious doubts about being able to eat this in a car, etc. without making a big mess in the process.
|Danby Designer 0.7 cu.ft. Countertop Microwave, Black/Stainless Steel|
700 Watts of Cooking Power 10 Power Levels Easy-to-Read LED timer/clock
As I mentioned, it is a bit messy (or, at least the one I had was) and, because of that, there might be some limitations about where you can eat this product. However, overall, I thought this was a surprisingly good frozen wrap and would recommend it as a result of that.
My Grade: B
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