Fusia Shrimp Lo Mein from Aldi - a Review
This is a review of Fusia brand Shrimp Lo Mein from Aldi grocery stores. I bought this product from the frozen food section of Aldi for just under $4.
This is a premade meal and the bag contains shrimp, vegetables, sauce, and lo mein noodles, and takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Fusia Shrimp Lo Mein feeds 2 big eaters or 3-4 light eaters, so it is a decent amount of food for the price as well.
As you can see, you can cook the entire meal on the stovetop with one skillet, so cleanup is pretty easy, too.
The directions say to run the sauce packet under warm water while the vegetables, shrimp, and noodles are cooking in the skillet, but I find this to be a largely unnecessary step.
Leaving the packet on the counter while the food is cooking tends to thaw it enough that it can be mixed with the food at the end of the cooking time.
If the sauce packet is frozen rock solid when you begin to prepare it then you may need to follow the package instructions, but I have not seen the packet freeze that thoroughly in my freezer, even at zero degrees.
Aldi always adds way too much sauce to their premade meals, in my opinion, so I'm glad the sauce packet is separate.
Usually I add about half of what is in the package to my frozen Aldi meals, but the Shrimp Lo Mein is very mild, and half of a package of sauce for this item isn't really enough. I have found that 2/3rds to 3/4ths of the package works best.
Also, although the package doesn't specify that you cover the main dish while cooking, I would recommend it unless you like your broccoli and carrots very crispy and some of them slightly lukewarm rather than piping hot.
This is a pretty good meal for the price; lots of healthy vegetables and pretty light as far as premade meals go. The flavor is very mild - not spicy or tangy, and the noodles are good as well.
Overall a good buy for the money, but make sure to cover your Shrimp Lo Mein while cooking it and use only a partial sauce packet to maximize the flavor and texture of this meal.