Takeout Kit Meal Subscription Box Review – July 2017

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Takeout Kit is a meal subscription box aimed at helping you explore international food at home.

Each month, Takeout Kit will send along the ingredients to a globally inspired dish that ups the ante on your favorite takeout cuisine. According to Takeout Kit, all of their ingredients have a two-month shelf life, so you can cook your meal right away or wait until you have a free night to indulge.

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The Subscription Box: Takeout Kit Around the World Subscription

The Cost: $25.00 for 1 kit per month, or $48.00 for 2 kits per month. Shipping is free!

The Products: The ingredients you need to make takeout-inspired meals from around the globe.

Ships to: U.S.

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Takeout Kit‘s menu assortment is quite extensive. Currently, you can choose from 10 offerings.

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The meal this month is Burmese curry noodle soup, also known as khao soi in Northern Thailand and Laos. It’s a soup-like dish made from both deep-fried crispy egg noodles and boiled egg noodles, pickled mustard greens, shallots, lime, ground chillies fried in oil, and a curry-like sauce containing coconut milk. You’ll find more facts on each dish’s handy info card. This version is vegetarian, but you can also easily customize your dishes and opt for meat here.

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On the flip side of your info card, you’ll find the recipe along with a graphic guide to what supplies you’ll need (pots, pans, etc.).

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Serves: 3-4

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Wonton Strips – Estimated Value $1.00

These are included as a topper for each steaming hot bowl of curry noodle soup. I was glad that there would be a bit of crunchy element to look forward to!

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deSIAM Thai Yellow Curry Paste, 2.4 oz. – Value $3.45 (buy a pack of 6 for $20.69)

After reading the Amazon reviews, this really is the best curry paste available. Seemed to be very authentic and difficult to find in grocery stores, so I was excited to give it a go.

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Aroy-d 100% Coconut Milk, 16.9 oz. – Value $9.83

This box of coconut milk is what gives the curry sauce its creamy consistency. Just snip open the top with some scissors.

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Pigeon Brand Fermented Hot and Sour Pickled Mustard Greens, 5 oz. – Value $3.99

I’ve never cooked with pickled mustard greens. These act as sort of a heavy garnish and give the dish a bit of its signature sour flavor.

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Egg Noodles – Estimated Value $1.00

Some may take the noodles to be the main ingredient of this dish, but I’d argue that it’s the curry sauce. Regardless, these little nests are pretty important.

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This takeout box was filled with spices and tiny flavor packets like an onion, shallot, garlic blend, ground kaffir lime leaves, coconut sugar, vegetable stock concentrate, and Thai chili flakes.

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Shirakiku Fried Bean Curd – 10.01 oz. – Value $7.98

The only time I’ve had fried bean curd has been with inari (deep fried tofu sushi pockets). It’s slightly sweet and spongy, and you get plenty of it in this box.

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Now onto the dish itself! The first step was to dunk the egg noodle nests in boiling water until tender.

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While your noodles are cooking, you can work on your curry sauce. It’s so nice that everything is already ready-to-go, so you don’t have to think about measuring or chopping.

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In go the coconut milk, curry paste, veggie broth concentrate, water, coconut sugar, and onion, shallot, garlic mixture to simmer away. I added the fried bean curd once the sauce took on the correct level of thickness in its consistency.

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Drain the egg noodles and keep them running under cold water to stop the cooking process.

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Last step in the curry sauce: ground kaffir lime leaves.

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Your noodles will go in the bottom of each bowl (this meal serves 3-4, but I started off with 2 and saved the rest for leftovers).

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Top with the curry soup/sauce (I’ve been using both terms because it’s somewhere in between the two). Then, add your pickled mustard greens, wontons, and Thai chili flakes (optional — add more for lots of kick!).

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There ya have it! I often order khao soi at Thai restaurants and use both a fork and spoon (and sometimes chopsticks if I’m feeling daring), so I served this dish with both utensils. Slight spicy, a little sweet, and super satisfying.

Verdict: I’m really happy with my first Takeout Kit experience. I would have never had the guts to attempt khao soi on my own, and I love that Takeout Kit offers such unique options. Now I have a new recipe in my arsenal should I choose to recreate this on my own! These authentic specialty ingredients have a value of roughly $27.00 though. That makes this $25.00 kit a good value. It would be terrific for someone with a busy lifestyle and adventurous palate and would even make a lovely gift. Bonus points for the leftovers tasting even better, too!

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Written by Jess Cole Payne

Jess Cole Payne

Jess’s love for subscription boxes began with a makeup and skincare fixation. She’s looking forward to broadening her horizons in discovering new products within the lifestyle and food world of subscription boxes.

Posted in Food Subscription Boxes, Meal Kit Subscriptions, Subscription Box Reviews, Takeout Kit Reviews| Tags: takeout kit | 6 comments


  1. Thanks for reviewing Takeout Kit, Jess! I wanted to send a small correction on the pricing. One kit per month is $32, 2 kits per month is $62, and 3 kits per month is $90. There are also prepaid 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions which make great gifts! You can purchase any of the meal kits or a sampler individually if you prefer not to subscribe too. Looking forward to sending you the next kit soon! Seems like your readers may be interested in the Moroccan Shakshuka…would you like us to send you that one? You would be the first to review it since it’s so new 🙂

  2. What a great review! Looking forward to more kitchen/cook/ingredients box reviews by you…. Specially boxwalla that I’m always interested but never convinced enough to order…

    • Thanks, Gloria! Excited to do some more work in the kitchen!

  3. Just tried the exact kit on Friday and it was so easy and so yummy! We had about half left over and it was equally good reheated the next day. We were really impressed with Takeout Kit. I love the shelf stability of the ingredients; there’s no waste if I don’t get around to making the meal right away. Takeout Kit would be awesome, I think, for teaching kids to cook. Super excited for our next kit; we’re going for the Moroccan meal.

    • Good choice on the Moroccan meal! Definitely looking forward to what Takeout Kit has to offer beyond this kit.

  4. Your meal looks delicious but not something anyone in my house would like. I did check out their site and like that you can order a meal without a subscription. I think I’ll try it that way.

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