It’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?”
The first step is to take out the peanut butter packet and the 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.
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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