Mountain House makes the best freeze-dried, just-add-water backpacker food I've consumed to date but the Chicken Teriyaki with Rice fails. Here's why:
Maybe I spent too many years consuming military MREs but I actually enjoy most of the modern freeze-dried meals. I mostly use Backpacker's Pantry or Mountain House but am finding I can make my own backpacker food quite readily (more on that later).
Got Specs:Servings 2.5
Weight 141 grams (5 oz)
- Easy! 16oz of boiling water, 9 minutes and done.
- No dishes! I eat right out of the bag. I hate doing dishes at home! Just imagine how much I hate doing them on the trail.
- Quantity! This package advertises 2.5 serving. I find it will feed 2 hungry adults hikers quite readily especially if combined with some a side dish of fruit or trail mix.
- Taste! The Chicken Teriyaki with Rice failed the test test of everyone in the party. Even the kids in the group called it "Too sweet".
- Be sure to remove the oxygen-absorbing packet from the inside before adding water!
- Stir very thoroughly as soon as you add water and when complete! Shake occasionally while "cooking".
- If you intend to eat out of the package like I do ensure you have an extra long spork lest your hands get covered in bug-attracting teriyaki.