We Tried These Frozen And Ready-To-Cook Items At No Brand
We take the guesswork out of what to buy and try!
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Miguel Talao
If you've ever walked inside any No Brand store in Metro Manila, chances are you may have been overwhelmed with all the choices. No Brand is a popular store chain in South Korea which opened its first branch in Manila in 2019. Visit any branch and you'll see that the shelves are full of Korean food items, snack options, and even frozen and ready-to-eat food packs that are easy on the pocket.
Have you taken a look at their chiller and frozen food section? No Brand also has a selection of Korean ice cream and even kimchi. If you haven't tried any of the ready-to-cook or frozen items, here are a few recommendations that you should definitely add to your cart:
Galbi Dumplings, P479.50 (720 grams)
This pack of dumplings is so convenient for those days when you don't have much time to prep. You can cook and serve it in so many ways: thaw in the microwave and then give it a quick sear on the stove, steam it, or drop it in the pot in the last few minutes when you are cooking instant noodles.
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers, P1,225 (800 grams)
No need to marinate! These skewers are great cooked over a grill and it produces slightly sweet and tender chicken pieces.
Fried Chicken Kaarage, P826 (800 grams)
Simply thaw, fry, and you're good to go! This pack of chicken kaarage will save you on those days when all you can manage is fry chicken. What you get: crispy and crunchy fried chicken that satisfies.
Cheese Sticks, P785 (1 kg)
Love cheese sticks but don't like the hassle of making them? Now, you can just cook it straight from the freezer with this bag of cheese sticks! Fry until golden brown and you get breaded cheesy sticks that have a melty center inside. Perfect for merienda or movie night at home!
Fish Cutlet, P739
If you are avoiding pork, beef, and chicken, grab this pack of fish cutlets that are ready to fry. You get crispy breaded fish on the outside and tender, flaky fish inside. Pair with your favorite sweet chili sauce or serve with a side of veggies!
No Brand has branches located at Robinsons Place Galleria Ortigas, Robinsons Place Galleria South, Robinsons Place Magnolia, and Ayala Malls Circuit. You can also shop via MetroMart, GrabMart, and now on GoRobinsons.
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