Wanchai Ferry Review and Giveaway

datePosted on 08:34, July 12th, 2010 by Small Town Mommy

I know, it has been forever since I have offered everyone a review but I try to be positive and I haven’t had anything nice to say.  But that is about to change and I am even going to throw in a giveaway to sweeten the pot.

If you read Small Town Mommy regularly, you know that I had some type of stomach bug last week.  It was unpleasant for all involved, but especially for me.  Of course, I am a mom.  So, it doesn’t really matter if the very thought of food makes me want to hurl.  I still have to figure out what everyone is having for dinner.  Luckily for me, MyBlogSpark and Wanchai Ferry cared that I was sick (okay, they probably didn’t really care that I was sick, but they provided for me anyway).

I was invited to review the newest Wanchai Ferry frozen entree, Beef and Broccoli.  It had been sitting in my freezer for a little while, but this was the perfect opportunity.  It didn’t require a lot of planning and I didn’t have to expend a lot of effort.

It was very easy.  The beef and vegetables go into the pan with a little water.  You cook it for a few minutes and then add the premixed sauce.  While the sauce is cooking, you microwave the rice.  When I made it, I did add additional broccoli and some additional brown rice (the dinner comes with white rice so my kids were thrilled with the choice of 2 rices).

To be completely honest, I don’t usually prepare frozen entrees.  I am kind of a food snob.  But this was a lifesaver when I wasn’t feeling well (and it is cheaper and healthier than ordering a pizza — it has broccoli).  The kids ate it and they said it was good.  Since I was planning to do a review I thought I should try it as well.  I was thrilled that it didn’t make me sick (if I said it helped my stomach, that would be a health claim and not allowed by the FTC, but I did feel fine after I ate it).  The sauce was slightly sweet which is why I think the kids liked it.  It wasn’t spicy at all but it was still flavorful (it also wasn’t too salty, which can be a problem with frozen entrees).  I would definitely recommend having one in your freezer in case you don’t feel like cooking but your family members still expect to eat (I know, the nerve).  One package feeds 2 but it fed all four of us (okay, 3 of them and I had a few bites) with the extra rice and broccoli that I added.

If you want to try it, you can click here to access a coupon to save $1.60 (I don’t know how much your grocery store charges for it, my grocery store charges $7.99).    In addition, I am giving away a Wanchai Ferry prize packages to one lucky reader.  The prize package will include a package of the frozen Wanchai Ferry Beef and Broccoli entree.  In addition, you will receive 2 tea sets.  The items will all be shipped separately so if you have a crush on the UPS guy, you will get to see him 3 times (and remember, a lot of UPS guys carry dog biscuits).  I am sorry to everyone who is outside of the U.S., but this giveaway is only open to residents of the US.  The entree comes packed with dry ice which has all kinds a rules for safe handling.  Since I don’t feel like repeating all the rules. just don’t touch the dry ice.

To Enter:

The Giveaway will be open until Friday, July 16.  Leave me a comment below, telling me what is your favorite Chinese food.  I know you didn’t ask me, but my favorite is Dragon and Phoenix.  You can also leave me a comment to let me know if you have ever eaten Wanchai Ferry frozen meals and what you thought (or you can even leave me a random comment, just make it relate somehow so I don’t assume it is spam).

That’s it.  I know I usually have a bunch of other hoops for you to jump through but I realize it is summer and everyone is probably hot and tired.  So all you need to do is leave me a comment.  So go ahead, get started… What is your favorite Chinese food?

MyBlogSpark and Wanchai Ferry sent me a prize pack so I could try the meal to write my review.  All opinions are my own (and hopefully wont tick anyone off too bad).

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betchai on July 12th, 2010 at 12:56 pm
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i have not tried personally any frozen food, maybe i am a food snob, i like cooking, but you are correct, during the times we don’ feel well, the frozen foods can come in very handy. i don’t know what my favorite Chinese food would be, hard to choose when there are too many from the list :)

Courtney Bosch on July 12th, 2010 at 9:31 pm
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I love General Zso’s chicken! (Crap, did I spell that right? I don’t want the General himself to come after me!) I am not a big frozen food fan myself, but when I worked outside the home I was taking Lean Cuisines and WW Smart Ones for lunch. Despite the overload of sodium, they were quite tasty, and of course super convenient! :)

Karen on July 13th, 2010 at 12:01 am
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I love Almond Chicken with that gravy sauce they have on it and will eat just about anything with sweet n sour sauce. When I was young I put ketchup on everything and now it is sweet n sour sauce. I esp love it on Fried Rice!

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} on July 13th, 2010 at 1:27 am
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My favorite Chinese food is Beef and Broccoli :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Elle on July 13th, 2010 at 7:10 am
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I love Sesame Chicken…thanks to you now I want Chinese food and it’s only 9am. Glad you’re feeling better.

Julie From Momspective on July 16th, 2010 at 3:47 pm
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Sesame chicken (white meat) with fried rice and crispy noodles that I dip in duck sauce.

Julie From Momspective on July 16th, 2010 at 3:51 pm
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I have Wanchai ferry in my pantry!