What are some good, quick boxed international lunches?
February 23, 2008 12:58 PM   Subscribe

I really love these easy-to-prepare, not-too-expensive A Taste of Thai/India/China meals for lunch. What else would I like?

My local grocery stores don't stock very many things like this, but with Amazon Groceries, I figure I can get pretty much anything shipped to my door.

The Asian stuff is great, so any other brands/styles/flavor recommendations are welcomed. I'd also be interested some other international flavors, like Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, et. al.

Emphasis on easiness to prepare and quality of ingrediants.
posted by nitsuj to Food & Drink (12 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
This is absolutely my favorite microwave meal: Cederlane Three-Layer Enchilada Pie. I've recently discovered that their Burrito Grande is pretty delicious, too.
posted by you're a kitty! at 1:09 PM on February 23, 2008

Trader Joe's has these awesome Thai tuna and potatoes in curry pouches in both yellow curry / mild and red curry / hot.
posted by XMLicious at 1:09 PM on February 23, 2008

Comida Loca soups. The local Whole Foods used to stock them, but now I order it online. Try this green chile chicken soup or a whole bunch of other options.
posted by jujube at 2:18 PM on February 23, 2008

I absolutely love these. Easy to prepare, delicious, natural ingredients.
posted by essexjan at 2:44 PM on February 23, 2008

Best answer: And they're available on Amazon.
posted by essexjan at 2:46 PM on February 23, 2008

Yeah Trader Joe's has a whole selection of Indian foods in pouches for $2 each. Palak Paneer, all kinds of curries and lentils, mmmmmm.... takes 5 minutes to heat in boiling water. There are also TJ's Jambalayas, etc. also in pouches.

Picture of Jambalaya
posted by Hello, Revelers! I am Captain Lavender! at 3:30 PM on February 23, 2008

I like Goya Paella
It's a box of rice and powdered stuff packaged with a can of mixed seafood.

It is only remotely related to paella, but lots better than, say, a bologna and white bread sandwich.
posted by hexatron at 3:50 PM on February 23, 2008

Anything by Annie Chun.
posted by invisible ink at 4:06 PM on February 23, 2008

Best answer: Two words: Tasty Bite!!
posted by i less than three nsima at 6:11 PM on February 23, 2008

I am a big fan of the relatively new Kashi frozen meals. They are really healthy (whole grains, no weird ingredients) with fresh, gently ethnic-y flavors. Filling and tasty and healthy - my trifecta. Favorites are the Coconut Lemongrass Chicken, Black Bean Mango, and Southwest Style chicken flavors.
posted by Miko at 7:17 PM on February 23, 2008

There is some great canned Indian Food at Mama Jean's on Campbell.
posted by sourwookie at 8:10 AM on February 25, 2008

Oh, and I think the Tasty Bites are avaliable at Akin's on Battlefield.
posted by sourwookie at 8:12 AM on February 25, 2008

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