Product Reviews, Restaurant Reviews and Recipes: All GLUTEN FREE!
Purchased from Ilumi online. For nutritional values and company information: http://www.ilumiworld.com/products/view/aromatic_thai_red_chicken_curry This dish is £3.75 with rice bags £1.00 and are stored in the pouches which do not need to be stored in a fridge. The cooking instructions are easy: microwave after opening and breaking up the mixture. Have to say I was a little sceptical about this long-life food which doesn’t need to be kept in a fridge but was pleasant surprised by the great tasty dish. The Curry is quite wet with lots of sauce, as you would expect from a Thai curry, and despite being microwaved, the sauce is thick and creamy (which will be from the coconut milk) with a good spicy flavour. It was not too hot, certainly not burn your mouth curry but a depth of flavour which you would expect from something which had taken hours over a hot stove to cook and not binged in a microwave. The chicken pieces vary in large chunks of meat as well as flakes mixed into the sauce. Officially it’s 40% chicken.
The Ilumi Kitchen is based in County Durham and have been making GLUTEN-FREE, MILK-FREE and NUT-FREE dishes for over 10 years. They have quite a selection of ready meals which include their latest addition Northern Chinese Style Chicken and Mushrooms (£3.75) as well as sauces and soups (such as Beef Gravy and Spicy Harira Soup, both £1.75). According to the packaging and website the spices included in this dish were Ginger, Lemon Grass (<1%), Lime Leaves (<1%), Garlic, Galangal (<1%), Sea Salt, Cumin, Ground Coriander (<1%), Lemon Zest, Turmeric and Chilli Powder.
They often have new offers on for customers including £10 off if you spend £25 and you’re a new customer, as well as promotions once you have registered. Recently they promoted their newest dish (Northern Chinese Chicken with Mushrooms) as a free meal when you spend £35.