While CJ's changes their pasta and fresh, ready-made sauce range regularly, this particular pasta and sauce has stood the test of time and has been around for years. It's their Cantonese Duck Ravioli with their Oriental Stock with Sweet Soy, Onion & Garlic. This combo ends up being an Italian/ Asian fusion, so we added bok choy and porchini mushrooms to the stock for an all-round cracker of a meal.
To say that this is a delicious dinner is an understatement! The duck ravioli is absolutely packed with duck and tastes rich and flavoursome. The Oriental Stock with Sweet Soy, Onion & Garlic is a bit on the sweet side, but compliments the ravioli brilliantly. It's a clear, aromatic broth that is swimming in onion-y, garlic-y goodness. The duck ravioli was $16.50, and stock was $10 which served 3 of us perfectly, so for under $10 each, we dinned on truly restaurant-quality food at home.
CJ's has a range of other ravioli including Coconut Prawn with Lime Garlic & Shallot; Chicken Brie & Smoked Almond; and Sandcrab with Lemon & Basil. They also conjure up plain egg pasta and gnocchi. On the sauce front, there are eight to choose from including Mushroom with Bacon Roasted Garlic & Parmesan; Roma Tomato with Olive Tapenade & Slow Cooked Onion Confit; and Creamy Tomato with Spinach & Macadamia Nut Pesto. It's hard to stand there and read their menu without drooling onto your lapel.
The team at CJ's makes everything by hand and steer clear of any artificial ingredients, which goes a long way to explaining why their concoctions are so tasty. You can create your own CJ's combo by checking out various delis across Brisbane, or visiting their shop in West End.
Website: CJ's Pasta