Part 2 of dinners with HelloFresh
Asian night tonight! On the menu we have speedy stir-fried beef and Hokkien noodles and Asian greens. Yum
This is my second experience cooking with a HelloFresh meal kit, which sends all the fresh ingredients to your doorstep at the beginning of the week, along with a recipe card with clear and easy to follow cooking instructions.
Take a look at the original recipe here. The ingredients you needed to supply yourself included olive oil, soy sauce (I use the light type) and brown sugar or honey – things the average pantry probably already contains.
I’ve cooked similar stir fry dishes before, and I’m quite a fan of Hokkien noodles and hoisin flavours so I had a feeling I’d like this meal.
It certainly didn’t take long to prepare or cook! It helped that the beef came pre-cut into strips, so that saved me from any meat preparation. Only the veggies needed chopping. Admittedly I was a little distracted by the baby while cooking this dish, so I think I overcooked the beef a bit because it ended up being tougher than I would’ve liked…
Overall I was happy with the result though! The veggies were bright and the noodles were well coated with the tasty hoisin/soy sauce.
Cooking difficulty = super easy
Quantity = we had enough for each person to come back for seconds during dinner time, with a little left over for my lunch the following day. Would’ve also preferred to use a smaller red capsicum, because there was a bit too much of that.
My overall rating: 7/10 (ginger flavour was a bit strong, and with Asian stir fries I prefer to also have some baby corn or an even greater variety of veggies)
Husband’s rating: 5/10 (didn’t have enough variety of flavours, not a fan of Hokkien noodles or capsicum)
Will it be on the menu again? Yes to the sauce! But probably with a different variety of veggies. I’d also interchange the beef with pork or chicken – whatever takes my fancy at the time.
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One more HelloFresh dinner coming up this week – let’s see whether it’ll be the best one so far.
Featured image from HelloFresh.