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Stowaway Gourmet Miso Salmon Okayu

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
photo: Stowaway Gourmet Miso Salmon Okayu breakfast

A tasty, unusual freeze-dried meal.

Pros

  • light weight
  • ease of preparation
  • flavor

Cons

  • texture
  • sodium

Labeled as a breakfast item, this was thoroughly enjoyable as a midday, mid-hike meal. The salmon presented as large, hugely flavorable chunks of meat that fully rehydrated. Green onion and seaweed were readily identifiable. The miso was pleasantly salty, although just a little overwhelming by the end of the meal. And glory of glories, my gut did not perform its usual objections to a large portion of tofu!

My main complaint, however, still resides with the tofu. I have little doubt that this is more or less accurate to an okayu prepared in Japan, and it does generally support the expectation of a breakfast. But it cooked up as a kind of soft curd. A soft mush, with chunks of salmon, some rice, and some vegetables scattered throughout.

Entirely subjective! But it did not satisfy my palate. I would have been MUCH happier with this meal as entirely rice-based.

But otherwise, I can absolutely recommend this as something very different from the usual freeze-dried fare!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15

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Specs

Price Reviewers Paid: $15.00
Protein 25 g
Dietary Info Pescatarian / Gluten-Free
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