Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.
Easy to prepare, suitable for microwave or stove. Made from natural ingredients, a healthy and fast meal.
We all like noodles, whether as a snack food or as a side dish, so were looking forward to trying this variety. We had already tried the shiitake mushroom flavour in this range and enjoyed it, so were looking forward to trying this one too. Although we examined the packet closely, we could not find any particular flavour assigned to this one although the picture on the front featured seafood and the listed ingredients included oyster sauce and fish sauce. So we decided it should be referred to as Seafood Vermicelli.
Having learned that it is important to break up the noodles before adding the liquid and flavour sachet, I made sure to do a thorough job of the "smashing". This avoids hard lumps in the cooked product and ensures a smooth, even-textured result. This is especially important when the product takes more than a couple of minutes to cook in a microwave - in this case, up to seven minutes - because microwaves are notorious for cooking unevenly if the food is clumped and then you end up with burnt or dehydrated bits.
Our family loved this variety. The flavour was strong and sweet, with a delicious aftertaste of anchovy, and the noodles were cooked to perfection after seven minutes' microwaving (including two pauses for stirring). We had them as a side dish with our meal and the children were annoyed to find there were no more - they had both requested a second helping. We also thought the noodles would be quite nice allowed to go cold and then stirred through a salad or seafood cocktail. This is something we will buy again as Mr Eight does not like rice, so it would be a good alternative for him and something we know he would enjoy.
I did have reservations about the packaging. It was well-nigh impossible to read the instructions as the important bits were in yellow on a beige background, and even with a strong light I could not make out a lot of the words. Luckily there were also pictures of the preparation process, so I went with those and just used my common sense. It was also difficult to see the water fill line when the noodles were still in the packet, but once they were taken out it was easy to spot.
Given that the product has a shelf life of a year, it would be a useful item to keep on hand. The sugar content is 6% which means it needs to be regarded with caution, but overall the ingredients are all natural products and very tasty to boot. Oh - and I loved the logo of the chopsticks threaded through the bar code. Very cute!
Random listing from 'Food'...
All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.
"Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life."