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As someone who is a fan of Thai cuisine I was very excited when I got the opportunity to introduce the new line of ‘Five Tastes’ Asian meal kits and sauces.
“Five Tastes – which is named because it aims to balance sweet, sour, salty bitter and savoury – is the first ever new-to-market brand launched by Simplot, which owns well-known brands including Birds Eye, Leggo’s, John West, I&J, Edgell, Lean Cuisine, Quorn and Chiko” (extracted from foodmag.com.au and Simplot.com.au). The ‘Five Tastes’ range comprises the Australians’ favourite Thai food such as Pad Thai, Green Curry, Red Curry and Laksa. As someone who likes cooking things that are easy and “fussfree”, I’m always on the lookout for simple, and tasty meals to save myself time.
In conjunction to the new launch, there were a couple of exciting ‘Five Tastes’ challenges where several Australians were flew to Thailand to test the authenticity of the meal kits and sauces in amongst the locals, in a true cooking reality show fashion.
I had watched the following three challenges, and found myself laughing and cringed at the last video. So it’s definitely worth a watch:
Five Tastes Challenge #1: A Night On The Wok
Brodie and Ash, newlyweds from Queensland were sent to Bangkok, Thailand to prepare and cook Five Tastes Pad Thai on a street cart on one of Bangkok’s busiest eating strips…
Five Tastes Challenge #2: One wedding and a Curry
Steven and Chris, who aren’t great cooks, were invited to a wedding in Chiang Mai, Thailand. But not just as guests. They had to cook ‘Five Tastes’ Green Curry for the ceremony.
Five Tastes Challenge #3: A Hopping Good Lunch
Di and Lara, glamour mums from Perth, can certainly cook, so they were very calm when we challenged them to cook ‘Five Tastes’ Red Curry for farmers in the hills of Northern Thailand. (Emily: hop is the key here…)