I am fortunate to be one of several bloggers invited to try out the new Tupperware Tapau Set. "Tapau", to the uninitiated, is our colloquial term for "take out". I remember my "take outs" in America would come in paper bags or boxes. In Singapore, our food would instead be packed in styrofoam or plastic containers. The better, greener way, of course, is to bring your own container(s), whenever possible. Remember, BYO is ECO - a great tagline by Tupperware!
When the Tupperware Tapau Set arrived at my door, I was pleasantly intrigued. It looked nothing like the tiffin carrier or soup containers I have at home. Here was something which looked more like a ... toy? LOL. I guess I wasn't expecting to see something so lightweight, and in a cute, sunny orange, at that.
Nonetheless, I was quite eager to try what must be the distinguishing feature of this product - the Noodle Holder. It is a perforated dish that fits snugly within the container, and has indents on the sides for easy and safe handling. Here's how you assemble it:
And to market, to market, to get some of my favourite fishball/mushroom noodles for lunch.
What you see is what you get. I want to keep things real, so nothing has been touched, rearranged or styled. I ordered dry noodles (just not a fan of the soup version), but the container was deep enough to hold plenty of soup.
Close-up: The beansprouts were still crunchy and the noodles kept relatively al dente. Taste test - pass! :)
I noticed some gravy had settled at the bottom of the container. Perhaps that prevented the noodles from getting soggy.
Anyhow, I threw my noodles back in and tossed it up into one delicious mess!
In the event you need to reheat your food in the microwave, there is a vent cap for steam to escape. Yes, the Tupperware Tapau Set is microwave-safe, so heat and eat!
Now, my honest opinion. Overall, a great product that is well thought out in design (especially the noodle holder) and solid enough for use over a very long time. The one glitch I encountered was with the covers. They were a bit stiff and I had to exert some force to press them shut. Are they meant to fit extra tight to ensure non-spillage? I am guessing most likely that.
Well, I will be trying this Tupperware Tapau Set on more occasions, so we'll see how it works out for me. Watch this space!
This post is sponsored by Tupperware Singapore. The opinions expressed are 100% mine. No photos or text may be reproduced without seeking prior permission. For more information on the Tupperware Tapau Set, please visit their website here. All information provided is accurate as of press time.
The Tupperware Tapau Set retails at S$49. Here are contacts if you want to purchase it in Singapore:
Bukit Batok 93685252
City, Maxwell Road 98420690
Jurong East 96172683
Toa Payoh 96335008