Whenever I’m really, really, really too lazy to do anything in the kitchen, I rely on Almost Gourmet for a good meal. Owned by Joyce Miranda Romualdez, Almost Gourmet promises to serve up great meals which are affordable, tasty, and come in reasonable servings. Patrons of the service include office workers who want a healthier alternative to pricey restaurants and not-so-healthy fast food outlets, but don’t have the time to fix up their own meals to bring to work, to people at home who simply want to have a yummy lunch or even dinner.
The meal packs are quite varied. They have various takes on seafood, beef, pork, and chicken, with the dishes being served with a helping of vegetables or your choice of white rice, brown rice, or garlic rice. Adding variety to the selection are numerous pasta dishes and salads, the latter of which is usually served with one of Almost Gourmet’s own line of dressings, called Algo Sexy Blends Dips and Dressings.
Apart from serving up meal packs, Almost Gourmet also makes huge batches of food that are perfect for parties. The company has also recently ventured into a new project: Algo Frost Bites Cook-It-Yourself. You can choose either Australian rib-eye or prime rib steaks with free mushroom gravy, or herbed chicken parmesan sticks with free honey mustard, as well as breaded fish sticks. Either way, you can have a quick, easy, and tasty meal once you’ve cooked them at home.
I started ordering from Almost Gourmet late last year when I first discovered the service, so I’ve tried quite a lot of the meals already. This week, I only ordered two: Garlic Beef Tapa (P140) on Tuesday…
…and Tuna Lemon Cakes (P135) on Wednesday. This is one of my favorites.
As always, you won’t hear me complaining about the food. It’s nice and hearty and I really like the size of the servings: not too big, and certainly not inadequate. I absolutely approve of how brown rice is available as an option, too. I’ll be posting more Almost Gourmet meals here in the future, so keep an eye out for them!