December 2, 2016

Taste Test: Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai

Backpackers pantry pad thaiIt’s been a while since I reviewed a prepackaged freeze dried food so I decided to be adventurous and try Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai.  It is a vegetarian noodle dish, and the family elected to eat other foods so I was the only one who tried it.  I was a little “iffy” about the dish at first, but since it was so easy to prepare I figured, “Why not?”

Backpackers pantry pad thai contents
Backpackers pantry pad thai contents

The first step is to take out the peanut butter packet and the chopped peanuts.

Peanut butter and chopped peanuts

Then you squeeze the peanut butter into the dried noodles.  I tasted the peanut butter packet and it tasted like unsweetened peanut butter.  Then you add 2 cups of boiling water, then wait 20 minutes.  The instructions said 2 1/4 cups but I did not want it to be watery so I reduced the quantity.  I gave it an extra 5 minutes to make sure the liquid was all absorbed.  Lastly, you add the crushed peanuts and mix well.

Backpackers Pantry pad thai -prepared
Backpackers Pantry pad thai -prepared

I tasted the Pad Thai and was pleasantly surprised.  It needed a bit of salt, since I like my food on the salty side.  Okay, so it does not win the Most Appetizing Appearance Award.  But the flavor and texture were actually pretty good.   I liked it enough to finish one serving and save the rest for lunch the next day.  The package I bought was a 2 serving pack for about $7 at REI.  I would not mind eating it again, so I give it a thumbs up.

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2 Comments on Taste Test: Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai

  1. I am always surprised at how good the dehydrated foods are when I try them. I am always skeptical… But the quality seems to be there, and they do a fine job when I am hiking… I was at the Campmor (www.cammor.com) store yesterday looking at a few different brands to give a shot.

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