Costco’s newest food kit is a Yakisoba stir fry option that includes rotisserie chicken, noodles, sauce, and a great vegetable blend. But how does it taste?
My husband and kids have been on a serious Japanese food kick for quite some time, so we’re no stranger to the delicious noodles and sauces popular in that cuisine. Just last weekend, my husband and seven year old were watching YouTube videos on how to make Yakisoba, and they’d decided that was the next recipe they wanted to tackle (I’m the main chef in the family, but if I get a night off it’s pretty much guaranteed we’ll be having Japanese food!). Lo and behold, merely a day later, we make our monthly Costco run to discover this new meal kit and it’s exactly what they were wanting to make. Mama’s getting a night off!
Our kit cost $15.63, and included everything we needed except oil. The directions are clear and concise, and read:
Using a large saute pan, heat pan to medium high and add 2 oz oil. Add the vegetables and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes. Add the noodles and sauce and cook for 1 minute until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees as read by a thermometer.
Nice and simple, right? Since our eldest wants to be a chef and our youngest wants to do whatever his brother is doing, we had all hands on deck to help with this one.
We ended up needing a second pan, because our biggest saute pan wasn’t big enough; my husband reiterated that we really needed a wok. We followed the directions precisely, and the meal came out great!
The vegetables included carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, and a snap peas. They were fresh, delicious, and chopped well (no giant chunks that needed further chopping). The chicken was tender, the noodles perfectly cooked, and the sauce flavorful without being overpowering. Combined, it was a huge hit. Every bite was full of flavor and texture, and the kids loved it, too. Despite the ample amount of food in the kit, we barely had any leftovers. One kid had at least three bowls, and the other had at least two bowls. They also were willing to finally try bell pepper, so I’m calling that win either way!
This kit was super easy to do, and easily fed our family of four. I loved the break of not having to do all the prep work for such an involved dish, and cleanup was nice and easy too.
This is my favorite meal kit we’ve gotten from Costco so far. Considering it easily fed all four of us, I think the price the great. We’ll definitely be buying this one again!