Prima Taste offers favourite Singapore ethnic delights in the simplest form of ready-to-cook pastes and premixes. Each item comes complete with essential ingredients and condiments, providing a full complement of authentic tastes and flavours that are consistently delicious anywhere in the world! For example, Hainanese Chicken Rice comes with a premix and sesame soya sauce oil for the chicken, fragrance oil for the rice, and chilli, ginger and dark soya sauces to serve with, providing you the ultimate in convenience. Their mixes are available in major supermarkets / hypermarkets. Cold Storage Carrefour Giant Isetan Meidiya Shop N Save NTUC Sheng Siong
The wholegrain rice was the long and crunchy type, with the tender beef slices offering a savoury accent to the meal. Not just an aroma bomb out of the microwave, PrimaTaste’s flavour definitely matches its mouthwatering smell - and it’s healthier than most fresh kopitiam options too. For a kitchen klutz like me, this microwave meal is truly a scrumptious godsend.
You can find a box of Prima Taste’s meal kits in most of your neighborhood supermarkets, whether it’s NTUC or Cold Storage. All you have to do is buy the extra ingredients required (usually rice, meat, additional condiments) and follow the instructions on the back. You can also adapt the recipe to make it your own. My maid makes an amazing chicken curry using the Prima Taste Hainanese Chicken Curry Premix as a base, and she’s received a ton of compliments whenever we prepare it for a party or potluck supper.
Prima Taste offers other products such as their cooking sauces and Ready Meals, which are perfect for those late-night mugging sessions. Prima Taste is also an excellent gift to send to friends living abroad who are homesick and are craving for a bowl of laksa or mee siam.
I love how convenient these pastes are and the instructions are crystal clear. There's no need for creativity to prep your local dishes, just cook as they tell you and the dish is as legit as it gets. I cooked Chicken Rice (which serves about 5-7 people) for a potluck in Sweden and everyone couldn't stop raving about it. It's almost like having Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice in the comfort of your dormitory. There's even black sauce and spicy chilli sauce in the pack. Shiok.
These packs range from 5sgd to about 10sgd and are readily available at all supermarkets. I usually tend to stock up on these when they have a 1-for-1 sale.
The variety of ready to cook pastes and pre-mixes offered by Prima Mix is indeed, commendable. For example, I never thought Hainanese chicken rice could come as a premix. But it appeared before my eyes. The experience also reminded me of combat rations, SAF style, where you get loads of dishes prepared, you guessed it, 10 years before. However, please don't mistakenly assume that Prima taste makes its premixes 10 years before and vacuum packed it to maintain freshness (definitely not).
Hence, I decided to start off with laksa, a favourite dish of mine. Unfortunately, I decided to pour everything in and added in a ton of hot water (the way to prepare instant noodles) and even put a plastic lid on. The result was a mini implosion when the air pressure inside got too much for the lid to accomodate, messing up the floor of my bunk. Since then, I have not been enlightened as to the proper way of cooking premixes (don't come near me when i'm doing so) but enjoyed my meal tremendously.
Worth a try! Catch other wonderful, authentic flavours such as bak kut teh and char kway teow too! Amazing!
The Laksa flavour from Prima is the best - while it is being cooked, the aroma of the noodles can fill my entire kitchen before wafting into my nose all the way in the living room, tempting me to take a taste of the noodles. Once I take my first spoonful, I can't stop - I'm immediately dragged into a noodle-rampaging stupor, where eliminating the delicious noodles is the key goal.
During those days, I would get Prima Taste's pastes and premixes for mee rebus, mee Siam and even the new instant laksa in bulk which was easily available from their oriental stores. Being the closest taste to our kopitiam food here, I am not surprised that they are popular among students.
Even though I am back in Singapore now, for easy home cooked meals during the week nights, I don't hesitate buying Prima Taste.
I tried the chicken rice box today and managed to prepare a delicious chicken rice. I liked that the box had clear instructions as to what I should do, considering that I'm a cooking greenhorn. Everything that you need is in the box and the only thing I bought was the chicken and some coriander as flavourings. The rice was flavourful, and not too soggy and it had the chicken essence in it. The chilli was too mild for my taste but the garlic dip provided added a great taste.
Given my positive experience with the chicken rice today, I'm definitely going to try the other dishes and learn how to prepare great meals for myself! It also makes good gifts, especially if you have overseas friends, as it's easy to pack home, instructions are clear and sharp and it's not very expensive.
I recommended him Prima Taste and he was skeptical at first so he bought just one packet to try cooking in Singapore first. He told me the taste was close to the Singapore taste and when he left for Canada again, he brought a few packets of the different types of Singapore food he missed with him. A good way to bring the Singapore taste with you when you emigrate or need to work overseas for long period.
Prima Taste offers a spectrum of local delights, from Beef Rendang to Chilli Crab. All you have to do is open the box, follow the instructions, and you can't go wrong.
Recently, I tried making the Hainanese Chicken Rice as well as the Laksa dish. They were simple and quick to make. Rather fuss-free and required no thinking as well, surprisingly. The only preparation that needs to be made is to purchase the fresh ingredients (which obviously don't come in the box).
Prima Taste makes a good gift for children studying abroad, a little taste of home encapsulated within a box. Alternatively, friends from distant lands could purchase a couple of these boxes home as well, so that they can enjoy our local delights even when they're back in their home country.
Ever since, I've tried using the Laksa and Prawn Mee sachets at various cook-outs with great success. Every single time, I'm amazed at how the local flavour and taste has been compressed and condensed into a sachet. The paste in the packet is always fresh and the resulting gravy is thick and packed with flavour!