Best Recommended Canned Tuna

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Little did people know that tuna apparently belongs to the mackerel family of which it makes a lot of sense since both are impressive – edibility wise. However, what makes tuna triumph over others is the fact that it can be eaten almost with anything and canned ones are no exception. With bountiful amount of canned tuna to choose from, here are some of the recommended ones that will definitely make the cut for your taste bud. 

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    Ayam Brand: Cili Tuna

    When they say its cili, Ayam Brand really means it. The taste of spiciness really kicks in when the first bite is taken. Perfect for a different kind of taste to the tongue unlike the usual canned tuna with mayonnaise, this product cater for daredevils who would like to opt for some adventure. Packed in a green-coloured can, it really does bring forward the epitome of what sticks out among the crowd. Ayam Brand has been consumers’ favourite for generations and its Cili Tuna is definitely promising for the curious out there.

    Best With

    Best as spicy curry puff filling, but also works well as spread.

    Average Price

    5.90

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Level of Spiciness: 7 out of 10.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Ayam Brand: Tuna Chunks in Water

    Another of many tuna versions of Ayam Brand, this can is the classic chunks of tuna in water. Compared to brine that has a high sodium content, this version is less so but still maintaining some sodium in the mixture. The tuna chunks stays together pretty well, that also contribute to its chewy texture. You can get the prominent tuna taste as it contains no other elements other than tuna chunks, water and salt. The amount of the salty water is around half of the can so the tuna stays well preserved in taste and chunkiness.

    Best With

    It could act as a topping to your favourite salad, or a seafood meal.

    Average Price

    6.20

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Level of Chunkiness: 8 out of 10.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    TC Boy: Tuna Solid in Brine

    If you are looking for an authentic taste of tuna go for TC Boy’s tuna in, wait for it, brine. Solidly packed in salt water, the can is literally filled with chunks of tuna fillet massively cut for the original taste of the white meat to stick around. The brine is supposedly to improve the flavour and moisture content of the cuts which of course it will definitely retain the dampness. Every little bite is filled with juicy meat – who would not want that? 

    Best With

    Pastas, or mix it with some greens and tomatoes for the ultimate salad taste.

    Average Price

    5.75

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Chunkiness: 9 out of 10

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    TC Boy: Solid Tuna in Sunflower Oil

    TC Boy markets its Tuna Solid in Sunflower Oil as low sodium, white meat tuna fish. Tuna is already a good substitute of protein for those on a diet, and with lower sodium content, it would ensure a healthier option. The sunflower oil downplays the taste of the tuna chunks thus giving it a more neutral taste. Its slightly flaky texture makes it easier to unravel and break down the meat for an easier digestion, without worry of having to munch for a long time. Experience the wholesome goodness of natural tuna with aided help from the nutrients of sunflower oil. 

    Best With

    Salad or something healthy for those on a diet.

    Average Price

    5.75

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Level of Chunkiness: 5 out of 10.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Ayam Brand: Deli Spread with Tuna

    Feeling like munching on a relaxed Saturday evening? Try spreading the Ayam Brand Deli Spread with Tuna on bread or cracker. This product will not only fill your empty stomach, but it is also ideal for light munching. Mixed with mayonnaise and pickle cucumber, this canned tuna is a very good source of Omega 3, Selenium, Niacin and Vitamin B6 and B12. Did we mentioned that it is also 30% reduced in fat? Such an ideal choice for people who are particular on what they are eating. Non-tuna fans, would love this product due to the strong taste of mayonnaise compared to the tuna itself.

    Best With

    Crackers

    Average Price

    5.90

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Ratio between Tuna and Mayonnaise: 1:2.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Marina: Tuna Chunks in Vegetable Oil

    Talk about oiliness! Marina really outdoes everything else. Even so, the amount of oil does not overwhelm the freshness of tuna chunks in it. With what used to be white meat has now turned into brown due to the amount of oil inside, the chunks of meat still manage to retain their authenticity and juiciness. Ideal for cooking, the tuna is served in bulk of solidness of which exactly why it is perfect to be paired with salads. As the strips on the fillet is still evident, totally reassuring on its credibility. 

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    5 out 10

    Best With

    Ideal as a topping for pastas, or to be cooked as part of any suitable dish.

    Average Price

    5.70

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    TC Boy: Sandwich Delite Tuna in Mayonnaise

    Who would have thought that tuna in mayonnaise can get any better than what is usually offered. This specific product of TC Boy does not only contain mere tuna with mayo, it is also packed with corn kernel, bits of carrots, and onion – all were mixed in water chestnut. Although the chestnut is not obvious to the taste, however this product centres on low-fat ingredients to be packed together, promoting a healthier option for consumers. 

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Ratio between Tuna and Mayonnaise: 4:1.

    Best With

    Made into sandwiches

    Average Price

    5.45

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Marina: Chilli Tuna

    The colour scheme used for the can of chilli tuna from Marina is a deep red, which is quite apt for the flavour. When the can is opened, the liquid base looks fairly light compared to other cans of chilli tuna. It also has smaller bits of spring onions, chilli and much more. Upon the first bite, the spiciness hits early on, and slowly heightens with time. This will certainly work for those who are looking for a bit of kick in their serving of tuna. The spiciness does not overwhelm the tuna enough to nullify its juiciness and freshness, and instead both elements work well together. So if you are looking for a can of tuna that packs some heat, give Marina Chilli Tuna a try.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

    Best With

    With pasta or on pizza.

    Average Price

    5.90

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    8/10 (Spicier than most chilli tuna, but not overwhelming, while the small bits of onion and chilli give more bite).

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    Rex: Tuna Flakes in Oil

    Upon first glance of a can of tuna flakes in oil from Rex, it makes it very clear to the consumer of the consistency of the tuna flakes in the can, which helps set the pace for consumption. One thing that's easy to notice when you first open the can is that there isn't an excess of oil used as the base for the tuna. This is also reflected in the taste as the oil does not overpower the the juiciness and the freshness of the tuna. The oil helps to make the fresh flavour of the tuna richer, while not overpowering. Rex Tuna Flakes in Oil have done a good job in striking the balance between the oil base and tuna flakes, and have done it better than most.

    Best With

    Salads.

    Average Price

    5.30

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Ratio of Tuna to Oil: 1:1 (Very balanced mix of tuna and oil).

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Rex: Chilli Tuna

    Rex is a seafood company that has gained Jakim’s ‘Halal’ sign that ensures the trustworthiness of each of its products. Same goes to its tuna brands; Rex’s Premium Quality Chilli Tuna is the must-have spicier version of tuna fish. In the proper chilli way, this can of tuna packed quite a punch in smell and taste. The first bite would bring out the prominent chilli oil flavour that would lead to hotness at the back of your mouth if you were less careful. There is quite a lot of water in the mixture but this actually lessens the oiliness of the chilli. It has a texture of flaky chunks that easily disintegrates and mixed together with the oil and water. That coupled with visible coriander pieces makes this a complete meal to share and enjoy.

    Best With

    It could be made into a main or side dish to enjoy with rice or bread.

    Average Price

    5.00

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Level of Spiciness: 6 out of 10.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Ayam Brand: Tuna Mayonnaise

    With over twenty variations of tuna flavours, Ayam Brand is one of the most famous brands in Malaysia when it comes to canned tuna. The packaging is in a chequered vibrant blue, with the classic rooster brand logo, it exudes familiarity for a brand that has been around in Asia since 1892. Ayam Brand Tuna Mayonnaise has a soft texture, smooth enough to use as a spread for sandwiches. The crunchiness from the bits of onions and pickled cucumber that is mixed in with the mayo is a pleasant difference to the overall texture of the tuna blend. Note that you can taste all the major ingredients in every bite; the tuna, mayonnaise, onion and cucumber, salty and peppery, all in one can. 

    Best With

    Ideal as filings for sandwiches.

    Average Price

    5.90

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Ratio between Tuna and Mayonnaise: 1:1.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Rex: Tuna Spread with Mayonnaise

    Upon first looking at the can of mayonnaise tuna from Rex, one will notice the serving suggestion on the side of the can. This is a great feature of the cover as it helps the user know where and how they can even begin to enjoy it. This can of tuna has a good balance of chunky and flaky, giving a all-rounded textural experience. The tuna itself still retains a lot of flavour and freshness, while the mayonnaise complements that well with its slight sweetness and richness. This greatly helps give a full yet balanced flavour overall. In short, Rex Tuna Spread is the great blend of mayonnaise and tuna that will work well in your sandwiches.

    Best With

    Sandwiches or salads.

    Average Price

    5.22

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Ratio of tuna to mayonnaise: 3:2 (More mayonnaise than tuna, but not overpowering).

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Bumble Bee: Chilli Tuna

    Your first impression for this one would not be so great. The packaging can be improved and the tuna itself looks like ‘rendang’. But wait until you try it. Bumble Bee Chilli Tuna has a nice taste to it with just the right amount of spiciness. When it comes to the texture, the tuna looks mashed which makes it perfect to be use as a bread spread or a sushi filling. This American-based brand can be considered as underrated for its delicious taste. 

    Best With

    As sushi fillings

    Average Price

    4.90

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Level of Spiciness: 5 out of 10.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Ayam Brand: Tuna Flakes in Sunflower Oil

    Ayam Brand Tuna Flakes in Sunflower Oil are made using tuna chunks that are separated into pieces mechanically. This will give you a good quality of tuna in smaller pieces and ease you to mix it with other ingredients. The fact that it is put into sunflower oil, makes the tuna taste less fishy and gives you a very nice texture when you munch it. This product can be an ideal choice for frying. Since the sunflower oil is healthier than the usual cooking oil, it can be used to pan-fry your meal without adding any more oil. People who wants to lower their cholesterol level can consume this product as it contains Carotenoids.  

    Best With

    Mixed with pasta

    Average Price

    5.90

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Ratio between Tuna and Oil: 2:1

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Marina: Tuna Mayonnaise

    The tartness of the mayonnaise gives a nice acidity to this one. A balance of flavours and coming from a can we are impressed! Marina Tuna Mayonnaise apparently comes with a surprise vegetable toppings that elevates that mayonnaise taste. This one would go so well on a salad, the carrots, green beans and carrot will surely complement your salad. A definite surprise in a can, Marina Tuna in Mayonnaise provides a healthier variation to the shelf at your nearest supermarket. For lighter chunks of Tuna, this is a top choice for those who prefer it light and easy and not as thick as your average Tuna in Mayonnaise.

    Best With

    Salads with some hard boiled eggs on the side.

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Level of Chunkiness: 4 out of 10; Ratio between Tuna and Mayonnaise: 3:2.

    Average Price

    5.70

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    TC Boy: Tuna with Chilli Padi

    Spicy Tuna lovers will love the twist on this TC Boy Tuna with Chilli Padi.The addition of celery in the mix of tuna and oil gives a fresh balance to the taste. This one is sweet yet the spiciness kind of balances the taste just the right amount. It’s not too spicy though comparing with other brands. This particular one is on the smooth side in terms of texture and it is packed with lots of flavours. For its balance of spiciness and sweetness I reckon this is an all rounder and will cater to various tastes. This would be great on toast, on its own or even for two - three portions of spicy tuna pasta.

    Best With

    Toast, pasta or even fried rice.

    Average Price

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Level of Chunkiness: 1 out of 10; Level of Spiciness: 5 out of 10.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    TC Boy: Tuna Mayonnaise Salad Spread

    TC Boy Tuna Mayonnaise salad spread comes with a crunch, the combination of water chestnut, corn, carrots and onion gives an additional crunch to the taste and I know a lot of people who likes that kind of addition to their tuna salad. The tuna smell is on the average side and the mayonnaise is as creamy as it gets! Just spread this on lightly buttered toast and it will go a long way. You can’t go wrong with this one, it's a plain spread packed with flavours from the tuna and mayonnaise. The addition of water chestnut definitely gets you wanting more and it complements well with everything else in the can.

    Best With

    Salads, toasts or simply spread on bread.

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Level of Chunkiness: 1 out of 10; Ratio of Tuna to Mayonnaise: 1:1.

    Average Price

    5.45

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Marina: Tuna Chunks in Brine

    MARINA is a Malaysian-based brand that produces canned tuna in vegetable oil and in brine. This brand was very famous for delivering quality seafood products before venturing into canned goods. They offer a range of tuna recipes that has a combination of herbs of the Orient and rich spices. MARINA Tuna Chunks in Brine can be the perfect ingredient for salad dishes. It is fresh, original, and suitable to be mixed with other ingredients. Surprisingly this product doesn’t taste very fishy. Even though tuna chunks in brine always gives out a strong smell and fishy flavour, this one is definitely worth a try.  

    Best With

    Mixed in with salad

    Average Price

    5.90

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Mixed in with salad

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

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    Big Value: Light Tuna Chunk in Vegetable Oil

    Big Value Light Tuna Chunk in Vegetable Oil is lightly seasoned. It is great for sandwiches or even when you feel like cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Its vegetable oil gives an interesting volume to the taste and the huge chunks provide flexibility in your preference to your final dish. In addition the oil provides enough moisture to the chunkiness. Huge tuna chunks can easily be dry and tasteless but Big Value somehow manages to create a balance in the two. Being on the cheaper side, Big Value Light Tuna Chunk in Vegetable Oil is definitely worth your money!

    Level of Texture/Intensity

    Level of Chunkiness: 8 out of 10; Ratio between Tuna and Oil: 2:3.

    Best With

    Sandwiches or to be used in cooking.

    Place(s) To Buy

    GIANT

    Average Price

    4.60

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