Slightly underwhelming in flavour but there are options for many dietary requirements
It was a cold winter day and we were on the hunt for a warm, healthy option lunchtime option. Abokado was recommended so after feeling reassured by the website we trudged on down.
Their strap line is ‘hot, healthy, fast’ which they are. All that is lacking is flavour. Or more accurately put – good flavour.
Flavour aside, the menu offers a wide variety of sensible meal choices to choose from including wraps, salads, soups and sushi.
In addition, all the nutritional information you need, including an intolerance chart, can be found on their website as a downloadable pdf under the ‘Nutrition’ tab. The intolerance chart contains information for people who are dairy, wheat and/or gluten intolerant and also highlights which meals are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
What we tried
Teriyaki Chicken and Brown Rice
This is a poor menu addition in our opinion because of its high sugar content. Although it contains a good amount of fibre – courtesy of the brown rice and veggies – it was just too sweet for our liking. We even tried taking the edge off of the sweetness with teriyaki sauce but to no avail. This box has a lot of potential but we feel the recipe needs to be revisited.
Shrimp Dumpling Udon
Another establishment may have filled the container to the brim with noodles and popped in a couple of prawns for good measure but this dish had just the right amount of noodles – not too much and not too little. It tasted as though it was made with powdered chilli as opposed to fresh chilli, but at 336 calories you can’t go wrong. After finishing it we did feel like we had room for a little more but if you are watching your calorie and fat intake, this is an ideal dish to go for.
Sizzling Coconut Real Roast Chicken Pot
This was our favourite of the options we tried as it was filling and the flavor balance was just right. Furthermore the carb-protein ratio left us filling content. The saturated fat content may be a cause for concern for some people, but it’s worth pointing out that a number of studies have shown that saturated fat from coconut is actually good for your heart.
What We Liked
Nutrition and Allergy is easy to find and understand
The wide choice available for people with special dietary requirements
What We Would Do Differently
Include a few more dishes with a better carb-protein ratio
Revisit the Teriyaki Chicken recipe
Who Can Eat Here
As there is extensive information on the site we will only make a few suggestions here:
Value For Money
Chicken Teriyaki and Brown Rice £4.99
Shrimp Dumpling Udon (Large) £5.49
Sizzling Coconut Real Roast (Large) £5.49
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