Simply Cook: Review


Simply Cook have a simple plan. To design delicious recipes, and then send you a kit that allows you to recreate them.

Simply Cook don’t send the full ingredients through. They do, however, put the flavours together and give the the instructions / list of further ingredients needed to make their food.

The box sent to us had four kits. BBQ Tandoori Chicken, Malay Laksa, Beef Massaman and Bokkeumbap.

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Bokkeumbap, apparently, “is hugely popular Korean style fried rice dish that makes great use of leftovers and provides a super quick and satisfying meal”. The kit consisted of Gochujang (a red chilli pepper paste), Doenjang (a Korean soybean paste) and Garlic Paste.  The Beef Massaman kit came with Massaman Paste, Ginger Chicken Stock and Tamarind.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, I decided to cook both kits at the same time for four of us. Game on!

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Prepping the ingredients didn’t take long. It’s a healthy mix with loads of vegetables in both dishes.

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Cracking open the kits filled the kitchen with some lovely smells. The recipes were very straightforward and took less than 20 minutes each.

But it’s not the cooking that’s the big deal here. It’s not complex to put together. This is more about the flavours – that’s what you’re ordering here. Simply Cook are providing big tasting flavours that aren’t run of the mill. There’s no room for blandness. So, how did it come out?

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The Bokkeumbap, a vegetarian dish, was nourishing and full of black bean flavours. An almost sticky rice with a rich depth to it and the unusual addition of a fried egg on the top, but it worked. It worked a treat!

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The Beef Massaman was another triumph. The Massaman may be a mild curry but that doesn’t mean it didn’t have a full, well rounded flavour. It tasted delicious.

The advantages of having the spices and recipe and then buying your own ingredients is obvious. You can swap out any ingredients that you don’t like (we changed cabbage for kale) or even swap fish for chicken – or anything you like. It also keeps for a good while. The combinations are not run of the mill, either. If you’re looking for a meal idea for a special occasion, then this is a great place to look.

The price? For four meal kits, it’s just £8.99. That’s ridiculously low considering how much flavour they pack into those pots.

110 Comments

  1. Karl Borowy
    1 June 2016
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    CHURRASCO CHICKEN

  2. susan b
    1 June 2016
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    The Iranian Vegetable Stew looks delicious.

  3. janet humphrey
    1 June 2016
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    Chicken Tinga looks like the sort of meal we would enjoy

  4. Kim M
    1 June 2016
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    Would love to try the Jerk Chicken

  5. iain maciver
    1 June 2016
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    jerk chicken

  6. Margaret Gallagher
    1 June 2016
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    Giant fish curry looks delicious

  7. The jerk chicken looks really tasty!

  8. darren matthews
    1 June 2016
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    jerk chicken looks great

  9. Cristín Williams
    1 June 2016
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    Chicken Tagine, any Tagine always reminds me of my honeymoon

  10. joanne casey
    2 June 2016
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    I like the look of the Beef Massaman, I wouldn’t mind trying that

  11. Ray Dodds
    2 June 2016
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    Jerk chicken

  12. Lorraine Stone
    2 June 2016
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    Thai red prawn curry

  13. ROBERT MCINTOSH
    2 June 2016
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    The jerk chicken

  14. Charlie Cheung
    2 June 2016
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    Thai red prawn curry for me!

  15. Caroline Hunter
    2 June 2016
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    Iranian vegetable stew looks delicious 🙂

  16. lucy higgins
    2 June 2016
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    Iranian vegetable stew

  17. Fiona Paley
    2 June 2016
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    The wild mushroom penne looks delicious.

  18. Natalie Charman
    2 June 2016
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    Jerk chicken

  19. Char Keddy
    2 June 2016
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    Chicken tagine – one of my all time favs! xx

  20. 2 June 2016
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    thai red prawn curry

  21. pete c
    2 June 2016
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    mine is Churrasco Chicken – looks lovely

  22. amy bondoc
    3 June 2016
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    the CHAR SIU BBQ PORK definately appeals to me ill have to ty make it !

  23. Holly Gibson
    3 June 2016
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    The Malaysian Laksa looks yummy!

  24. Ruth Harwood
    3 June 2016
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    Iranian Vegetable Stew

  25. Sheryl Keene
    3 June 2016
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    I need to try the Iranian Vegetable Stew! It looks delicious!

  26. Fiona K
    3 June 2016
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    Grilled Halloumi Salad

  27. Jo Carroll
    3 June 2016
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    Churrasco Chicken sounds yummy. x

  28. Ian F
    3 June 2016
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    Bokkeumbap.

  29. Jennifer Bailey
    3 June 2016
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    The Chicken Tagine sound lovely

  30. Nora
    3 June 2016
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    Iranian Vegetable Stew

  31. JODIE BEAUMONT
    3 June 2016
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    the jerk chicken!

  32. Solange
    4 June 2016
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    Jerk chicken

  33. Karen R
    4 June 2016
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    The Iranian vegetable stew looks good!

  34. ElizM
    4 June 2016
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    the thai red prawn curry

  35. Emma Cale
    4 June 2016
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    Yum!! Looks great

  36. helen tovell
    4 June 2016
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    the chicken tinga look and sound lovely

  37. Rey Chunara
    5 June 2016
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    I love curries and I like fish so it would be the Goan Fish Curry for me

  38. Laura Pritchard
    5 June 2016
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    The CHURRASCO CHICKEN

  39. Herbert Appleby
    5 June 2016
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    I’d go for the THAI RED PRAWN CURRY as my favorite.

  40. Kerry Taylor
    6 June 2016
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    My hubby loves Malaysian food, so it’d be the Laksa for us!

  41. 6 June 2016
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    Fried Plantain with Spinach Stew

  42. Rachel Butterworth
    6 June 2016
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    The Churrasco Chicken looks delicious.

  43. Mike Gerrie
    6 June 2016
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    Char Siu BBQ Pork

  44. Clair Dukes
    8 June 2016
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    GRILLED HALLOUMI SALAD LOOKS GORGEOUS!

  45. Liam Bishop
    8 June 2016
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    Hot Cajun Meatballs! They sound delish.

  46. Anthony G
    8 June 2016
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    Churrasco Chicken 🙂

  47. Ms Aideen McElhone Patel
    8 June 2016
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    Chicken lickin dinner 🙂

  48. Debbie Burfoot
    9 June 2016
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    Jerk chicken ????

  49. Rai
    9 June 2016
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    The Balinese chicken looks interesting.

  50. karen wells
    9 June 2016
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    cajun chicken with red pepper sweet potato mash.

  51. Alison Johnson
    11 June 2016
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    Hot Cajun Meatballs

  52. Gillian Brewster
    12 June 2016
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    So much choice buy sticking to a classic which I absolutely love Thai Green Curry.

  53. Sarah Parker
    12 June 2016
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    Jerk chicken

  54. tricia cowell
    12 June 2016
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    I like the sound of jerk chicken, I have never tried

  55. Patricia Avery
    12 June 2016
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    Chicken Tinga 🙂

  56. Simone lee
    13 June 2016
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    Lamb Keema Matar

  57. Lisa Parker
    13 June 2016
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    Jerk Chicken as it is very popular in our house x

  58. emma walters
    14 June 2016
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    love the look of the murgh kari

  59. Emma Dormer
    14 June 2016
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    thai green curry

  60. Alica
    15 June 2016
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    The Vietnamese pork looks lovely!

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  62. MANDY DOHERTY
    19 June 2016
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    Cajun Chicken with Red Peppers

  63. carole n
    19 June 2016
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    the goan fish curry looks delicious

  64. Sheri Darby
    21 June 2016
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    The Iranian Vegetable stew looks really delicious

  65. Katie Harmer
    22 June 2016
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  66. Catherine
    23 June 2016
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    Malay Laska =Sounds yum
    I’d like to try them all tho

  67. JULIE WARD
    23 June 2016
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    Lamb keema matar

  68. Sam McKean
    25 June 2016
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    Beef Massaman sounds great!

  69. ailsa sheldon
    25 June 2016
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    Jerk Chicken

  70. Pam Francis Gregory
    25 June 2016
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    Love the look of the Hot Cajan Meatballs

  71. Tee Simpson
    25 June 2016
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    Thai green curry

  72. Christine Caple
    26 June 2016
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    Cajun Chicken with Red Pepper Sweet Potato Mash

  73. Kim Styles
    26 June 2016
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    The recipe for SPINACH & PANEER CURRY looks delicious and is one I shall try

  74. michelle o'neill
    26 June 2016
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    VIETNAMESE PORK

  75. Heather Haigh
    27 June 2016
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    Hot cajun meatballs

  76. Nicki Simpson.
    27 June 2016
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    Chinese spiced duck

  77. Kathleen Bywaters
    28 June 2016
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    Vietnamese Pork

  78. Kerry Kilmister
    28 June 2016
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    Hot Cajun Meatballs

  79. Anthea Holloway
    28 June 2016
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    Balinese Chicken

  80. donna l jones
    28 June 2016
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    Giant fish curry looks lovely

  81. olivia Kirby
    28 June 2016
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    Vietnamese Pork looks delicious!

  82. Lisa Wilkinson
    28 June 2016
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    Murgh Kari

  83. jo liddement
    29 June 2016
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    Thai Yellow Fish Curry

  84. Allan Wilson
    29 June 2016
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    Vietnamese Pork

  85. Helen A
    29 June 2016
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    Hot cajun meatballs

  86. Susan Peart
    29 June 2016
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    MURGH KARI looks lovely

  87. Jayne Kelsall
    29 June 2016
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    The Jerk Chicken looks gorgeous .x

  88. Stacy Fenemore
    29 June 2016
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    Bokkeumbap sounds lovely x

  89. 29 June 2016
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    Jerk chicken is my fave.

  90. Sarah Mcknight
    29 June 2016
    Reply

    VIETNAMESE PORK

  91. Lisa Everaert
    29 June 2016
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    Cajun Chicken with Red Pepper and sweet Potato mash – looks divine xx

  92. Mary Baldwin
    30 June 2016
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    Jerk chicken – I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never tried it, but I’m sure it is a recipe the whole family will enjoy.

  93. Kim Neville
    30 June 2016
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    BALINESE CHICKEN sounds delicious

  94. Victoria Prince
    30 June 2016
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    My favourite recipe is the Cajun Chicken with Red Pepper Sweet Potato Mash 🙂 Sounds delicious!

  95. Debi Gillard
    30 June 2016
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    Vietnamese Pork is lovely (I have made that one and would love to make it again) These boxes are really fabulous – everyone should try them (and no – I don’t work for the company lol)

  96. Jemma Dwyer
    30 June 2016
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    love The jerk chicken

  97. Claire Butler
    30 June 2016
    Reply

    lamb keema matar

  98. Chris Fletcher
    30 June 2016
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    I loved the sound of the bibimbap!

  99. carol boffey
    30 June 2016
    Reply

    Jerk chicken

  100. Kat Glynn
    30 June 2016
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    I do love Thai Green Curry 🙂

  101. Jessica Townley
    30 June 2016
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    Jerk chicken looks delicious x

  102. Samantha R
    30 June 2016
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    Bibimbap looks delicious.

  103. Jodie Harvey
    30 June 2016
    Reply

    the jerk chicken

  104. Sheila Reeves
    30 June 2016
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    Goan Fish Curry sounds delicious

  105. Jaelin Farrow
    30 June 2016
    Reply

    Thai Green Curry 🙂

  106. Melissa Red
    30 June 2016
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    The Vietnamese Pork sounds nice.

  107. Brenda Wilkes
    30 June 2016
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    Bokkeumbap – to be honest I have never heard of it before!

  108. alice lightning
    30 June 2016
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    hot Cajun meatballs sounds scrummy

  109. Natalie Crossan
    30 June 2016
    Reply

    Thai red prawn curry

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