What dish’d say about themselves on their website:
Where did it all begin? dish’d was conceived by a small dedicated group of food enthusiasts within Simplot Australia back in 2011. The goal was to create a new and exciting way for people to experience innovative and delicious food from around the world. Easily.
I had to catch the bus to the shops to pick up my Fitbit Charge and one of the ads in the bus was for dish’d. I usually find myself attracted to food. And dish’d had an introductory offer of $30 off the first purchase over $50. So I decided to give it a go.
Ordering and delivery was easy peasy.
I ordered approx $150 worth of food (bill came to $120 because of the offer).
The food came in two polystyrene boxes packed with dried ice. You’re warned not to touch or hold the dry ice but of course, I only read the warning after I picked it up and held it in between my fingers.
Delicious and inexpensive. Here are the few things I ordered and what Gambit and I thought note that Gambit is slightly fussier and needs a larger portion size than me, so his comments may reflect that:
|PRAWN AND CRAB MEZZELUNE WITH DURUM WHEAT SEMOLINA AND WHOLE EGG PASTA||Unfortunately the mezzelune came out mushy. Maybe I overcooked it but besides mush, it didn’t taste like seafood.|
|BASIL & PINE NUT MEDAGLIONI WITH DURUM WHEAT SEMOLINA AND WHOLE EGG PASTA||Again, not sure about the pasta, it was mushy. However the flavour of this dish was lovely.|
|THAI VEGETABLE GREEN CURRY WITH JASMINE RICE, THAI EGGPLANT, POTATO AND KAFFIR LIME LEAVES||I loved this dish.The flavour was delicious and it was very easy to heat up in the microwave.|
|VEGETABLE LASAGNEWITH WHOLE EGG PASTA, BÉCHAMEL AND GRANA PADANO CHEESE||Gambit had this dish and he said it was pretty good but he needed to maybe eat two.|
|PEARL COUSCOUS SALAD WITH CAPSICUM, CHICK PEAS, EDAMAME AND OLIVES IN A SHERRY VINEGAR AND DIJON MUSTARD DRESSING||To be reviewed.|
|WHITE AND RED QUINOA SALAD WITH SWEET POTATO AND ZUCCHINI IN A DRESSING OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND LEMON JUICE||To be reviewed.|
|VEGETARIAN MOUSSAKA LAYERED WITH POTATO, EGGPLANT, ZUCCHINI AND MUSHROOMS||This dish was OK. It was a little saltier than I would have liked.|
|PORCINI MUSHROOM AND BLACK TRUFFLE PAPPARDELLEWITH DURUM WHEAT SEMOLINA AND WHOLE EGG PASTA||I loved the shape of the pappardelle. The smell was divine and the taste was pretty good.|
|THAI PRAWN RED CURRYWITH JASMINE RICE, PRAWNS, BABY CORN AND KAFFIR LIME LEAVES||One of my favourite dishes. The flavour was excellent and the portion size was spot on for me.|
|CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT CRÈME PAPPARDELLE||Definitely looked a lot better in the photo than how it tasted. I couldn’t taste the chocolate so it was just like eating a dish of pasta.|
|HAKE EN PAPILLOTE WITH GRILLED ZUCCHINI, CHERRY TOMATOES AND PESTO SAUCE||I think they must do fish the best as all the fish dishes are exceptional.This one had a lovely flavour with the pesto.|
|PRAWNS EN PAPILLOTE WITH ZUCCHINI, CARROTS AND EDAMAME BEANS WITH LEMON CRÈME||Gambit had this dish and again, said the flavour was excellent but a bit too small of a portion for him.|
|COD EN PAPILLOTE WITH JULIENNE CARROTS, FENNEL AND ALMONDS IN A CITRUS SAUCE||The en papillote, whatever that was, was really delicious. Again, the fish was perfect.|
|SEA BASS WITH BULGARIN AN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, LEMON AND DILL SAUCE||I really liked the bulgar, something I don’t cook myself. The fish texture was not compromised with it being frozen.|
|SEA BASS WITH SPINACHIN A TOMATO, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND PARSLEY SAUCE||Gambit had this one as he likes spinach. He said it was excellent, but again, too small of a portion.|
|SEA BASS WITH PEARL COUS COUSIN A TOMATO, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND PARSLEY SAUCE||I enjoyed this dish because I don’t usually make pearl cous cous. Again, I enjoyed this whole dish a lot.|
|SEA BREAM WITH VEGETABLESIN AN EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, LEMON AND MUSTARD SAUCE||This was one of the first dishes I tried and the flavour was excellent, despite how simple this dish is.|
|PARMIGIANO REGGIANO® CHEESE PERLINEWITH DURUM WHEAT SEMOLINA AND WHOLE EGG PASTA||This was the best pasta dish I bought. I served it with some tomato and onion sauce. The texture of the pasta was lovely.|
|ZUPPA ORTOLANAWITH VEGETABLES AND CEREALS||This soup was OK. I had to make it twice to make sure I didn’t do it wrong the first time. The flavour is quite subtle but it did make me feel healthy eating it.|
|ZUPPA CONTADINAWITH VEGETABLES, CEREALS AND LEGUMES||to be reviewed.|
Overall, I would definitely repurchase, if I was going to be around in Sydney, but I am already thinking of ordering it for my foodie friends as a present. I’d say give it a go before the intro offer runs out.
It’s the BEST frozen meals I’ve had, especially the fish ones.