Brand Focus: Mr Lee’s Noodles

Brand Focus: Mr Lee’s Noodles

As they say “When in doubt, eat pot noodles”, well there is no doubt that I love pot noodles! Whether it’s rice noodles or you typical Chinese noodles! So when Mr Lee’s Noodles tweeted that they were looking for bloggers to review their products I jumped on the occasion. Now follow me and keep on reading to know why I was so excited by these noodles…

Mr Lee’s Gourmet Oriental

Noodles in a Cup

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As a newly former student I have a really good relationship with pot noodles.. They were (and still are to be honest) my go to meal when I can’t be bothered to cook, don’t really fancy anything that’s in my fridge or have 10 minutes tops to have lunch. If a used to just eat them as they came, with time I have developed yummy recipes around asian noodles (welcome to real adulthood…). When I saw a review of Mr Lee’s Noodles on a blog I was really intrigued and wanted to give them a go. Now let me tell you why!

Quality noodles at a fair price

What make these noodles interesting and delicious is the fact that Mr Lee is a quality focused brand. Like most of you (probably) I didn’t really now anything about dehydrated foods or frozen foods. Just that basically frozen vegetables can sometimes be better than “fresh” vegetables. That’s about it.

However, these cups contain what we call “freeze-dried” ingredients. Basically ingredients are not exposed to high temperatures in order to be dehydrated, but placed in a refrigerated vacuum where ice disappears in the form of escaping water vapor (thank you google). Now if like me this doesn’t mean much to you, it actually is better. The ingredients do not lose their nutritional values, the taste stays the same, and products can be kept longer. It’s a win-win process.

And if that wasn’t enough these cups do not contain any nasty E numbers, preservatives or anything. They are also low in fat, sugar, salt and calories. What else could we ask for?

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Hong Kong Street Beef & Shaolin Monk Vegetables

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Hong Kong Street Beef & Shaolin Monk Vegetables

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Shaolin Monk Vegetables

Top notch packaging

If the food is the most important part, I also loved to packaging and the brand’s voice! The design of the cups is really modern and is full of humor. Each cup has an asian quote which I think is nice. So at least you don’t get bored when waiting for your water to boil!

The cups also come with a pair of chopsticks and a bag for you to carry your cups easily. Perfect if you want to bring them to work :). The chopsticks also have the “A man with one chopstick goes hungry” on them.. (love that quote!)

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My opinion on Mr Lee’s Noodles

Even if I had read a good review about these noodles I wasn’t getting my hopes up. I’m like St Thomas on that one: only believe what I see… So I was really pleased to find out that these noodles met the review I read.

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Shaolin Monk Vegetables

You can see that the vegetables have nice colours and don’t look grim. The flavors are also great. Me and my parents have only tried the Hong Kong Street Beef medium hot cup and Shaolin Monk Vegetable cup (non spicy) for the moment, just to test the water. And boy we are wondering how hot the “very hot” cup will be! But as we like spicy food we know we will still enjoy it.

As you can see we shared 2 cups between the 3 of us and that was enough to fill us up. Each cup contains enough for 2 portions (if you are not a big eater). So at a retail price of £2.99 (or £17.94 for a pack of 6) you’ve got your money’s worth.

Did I also mention that they are gluten free? And that some are suitable for vegetarians?

Did you know about this brand? Do you like rice noodles?

See you soon, love

Kirsty

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98 Comments

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      They really are! And you can ass so much to them it’s great ^^ x

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      They actually are a British brand based in cornwall! Never heard of them either before seeing the review 🙂 x

  1. March 19, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Going to have to try these! Your photos are beautiful by the way! 😍

  2. March 19, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Why have I never heard of these? Noodles are my favourite! Thank you for sharing!!!

    Chasingmydesire.com

  3. March 19, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Suitable for veggies!! No way! These actually look really good and I can never find noodles for vegetarians so I usually have to go to the effort of making my own. Fabulous review x

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      I always go for the duck flavored ones so wouldn’t no much about the struggle but so glad these noodles can fit any diet because they are great! x

  4. March 19, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Oh these look interesting! I agree as a student, your diet especially around exam period is usually pot noodles and super noodles! These look and sound like they’re actually, dare I say it, good for you! Love the post will definitely be having a look 💛

    http://Www.atartanrose.com x

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      I understand perfectly! You feel like eating vegetables at the same time which makes you feel less bad about it :p x

  5. March 19, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Ooh they look delicious! Xx

  6. March 19, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    These look so good! I love noodles for easy lunches at work. I’ve been stuck on Kabuto noodles for a while, so will have to try these for a change 😊

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:09 pm

      They are quite filling to, so perfect for work as you usually feel hungry quite quickly at work ^^ x

  7. March 19, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    These look yummy! I may have to try them out for the office xx

  8. March 19, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    These look incredible for noodles in a cup! If you’d just shown the ‘after’ photos of the noodles in a bowl, I’d never have guessed that they came in a pot! The vegetables look like they have some nutritional value, and the fact that these pots are low in salt too is a great plus! I NEED to buy these!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      You can really taste the difference for the salt! I’d never really noticed before but while eating those I didn’t have that after salty taste! So perfect for people that don’t like salt 😀 x

  9. March 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Oooh those noodles look delicious! I’m a huge fan of pot noodles, and they remind me of when I go on holiday as I used to eat them a lot whilst travelling (because sometimes it can be a nightmare when you land really late at night and all of the shops are closed).

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Never thought of putting some in my bag while travelling! This is such a good idea 😀 x

  10. March 19, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    These look soooo good!!

  11. March 19, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Ooo these look interesting! I love Noodles, just because they’re quick and easy to make haha x

    astoldbykirsty.co.uk

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      I love them for that too and the taste 😛 also love trying out new asian recipes that include them 😀 x

  12. March 19, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    How did I miss this opportunity I live on noodles half the time (gotta love being a student) and these look so yummy and tasty…unlike some instant noodles you can get and aren’t a disturbing bright yellow colour.
    Alicia x
    http://www.aestheticobsessed.co.uk

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      I guess you could still send them a message.. you could get a collar :p x

  13. March 19, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I love instant noodles! Don’t think any of these are vegan though 😞😞 x

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      You could check it out, I think some are but not so sure :S x

  14. March 19, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I’ve actually reviewed their noodles on my blog last month! They are SO good and there are SO many flavours to choose from! My favourite was definitely the Hong Kong Street Beef! X

    Jeff. | NAMELESSJEFF

    • March 19, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      I think it was actually your review I read lol! It’s what made me want to try them 😀 x

  15. March 19, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    These look great! I really want to give these a try now, I actually love instant noodles, they are an absolute life saver when I’m in a rush! Love your pictures! thanks for the post :).

    Ellie Xx | http://www.make-it-up.co.uk

  16. March 19, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    These sound so good! Your photos are lovely and they look so quick and convenient and actually healthy!

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      They are actually really healthy 🙂 which is amazing! x

  17. March 19, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    I love noodles! I’ve been eating them so much since I’ve been sick. I’ve never heard of this brand, but they look so good!

    Ashlynn | http://thecrimsoncardigan.com

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:44 pm

      I’d never heard of them either but they are so so good! x

  18. March 19, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    They look so good, and super convenient!

  19. March 20, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    Oh these look tasty! I’ve never been a huge fan of these kind of meals if I’m honest, but these noodles look really good! Flavours sound amazing too.

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Flavors are great! Can’t wait to have another pot :p x

  20. March 20, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Ugh these noodles look amazing for pot noddles!?! We’re such suckers for easy eating and this just sounds so good! Surprisingly never heard of this brand before though – will defo check them out!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk

  21. March 20, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Love the photography in this post, honestly doesn’t look like it came out of a pot! Really craving noodles now!

    Jessica | growchangeaccept.co.uk

  22. March 20, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    These look so tasty, pot noodles make such a quick and easy meal!

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Totally agree :p and now it’s even better as those are healthy and yummy 😀 x

  23. March 20, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    ” Just that basically frozen vegetables can sometimes be better than “fresh” vegetables. ”
    First time I’ve ever heard about this! Also, I love how vibrant the vegetables are, usually whenever I get soup the colors aren’t as bright and are almost there for show that yes yes indeed there are vegetables in this soup.

    Hmm perhaps I should try Mr. Lee’s Noodles – who knows I may actually learn how to use chopsticks while I’m at it!

    -Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      It just depends on how long your vegetables have been sitting around in your supermarket or your fridge/cupboard 🙂 as frozen vegetables are frozen straight after being picked they stay “young” so “fresh” longer 🙂 x

  24. March 20, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    These actually look seriously good and I got hungrier and hungrier reading this post! I’ll be honest, I’ve never tried a pot noodle, they look fake and don’t appeal to me but these noodles look like noodles you’d get at a restaurant! I’ll have to go try some!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  25. March 20, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Hi, I love rice noodles. I’ve yet to try these. I like the idea that there are none of those nasty E numbers. I shall add it to my shopping list following your review, Chloe.

  26. March 20, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I do know about them and I have tries them. I think they are delicious and for me its great to find a healthy quick food alternative when I cant be bothered to cook! X
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      It is great to know that a healthy alternative exists 😀 x

  27. March 20, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I love instant noodles, but I’m always so put off by the salt content! Glad you’ve discovered and shared this great brand with us! Will definitely pick them up whenever I come across them. The best student meal ever by the looks of things! xx

    sophieannetaylor.blogspot.co.uk

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:38 pm

      These are definitely not as salty as the regular! Which is also perfect for me as I don’t like salt ^^ x

  28. March 20, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    These look amazing for a cup noodle. I want to try these now xx

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      Haha sorry ^^ but yes they do look so good, and taste just as good! x

  29. March 20, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Firstly, I love these photos. Secondly, I think everyone should have cup noodles in their cupboard. They’re a perfect quick and easy snack/meal, though I’m not sure these flavours are for me. I’d spend longer picking out the sweetcorn than I would eating it! But they do look fresher and more appealing than the usual cup noodles available.

    • March 20, 2017 / 9:37 pm

      They have 6 different flavors so I’m sure there’s one that would suit you perfectly 😀 x

  30. March 20, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    These noodles look amazing and I love the packaging!! I am a huge noodle fan. I really want to try these!

    Xoxo Maddy (www.madfit.life)

  31. March 21, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Yummy Pot Noodles! Those ones sound so lovely. Oh and great photography! Makes me wanna put on some pot noodles on too right about now.
    Lea, xx
    asnippetoflife.com

  32. March 21, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    These do look yummy and I am always looking for a noodle recommendation!

  33. March 21, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Noodles are so good, I had some chow mein today and I enjoyed the noodles so much! I can’t have them often due to my diet but this post made me hungry for them!

  34. March 21, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I’ve never heard of them but this makes me want to try them! Gorgeous photos, now I’m really hungry…!

    Hels xx

  35. March 21, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I love noodles like I adore them! Gonna give these a try! X

  36. March 21, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    How cute! These pictures really, really show off the product- well done. I’m definitely a sucker for Top Ramen but it’s soooo bad for me, I really try to avoid it! This looks like a PERFECT alternative! Who would ever eat Cup-O-Noodles again?

  37. Nanouuille
    March 22, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Ça a l’air trop bon ! Sais tu où on peut les trouver ? 😍

    • March 22, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Ils vendent que sur leur site et livrent pas en dehors du UK 🙁 x

  38. April 19, 2017 / 10:20 am

    These look delicious! I’m all for noodles in a pot and quick, easy meals. But actual ‘pot noodles’ are so, so bad for you, I haven’t eaten one in years. But these look excellent quality! <3

  39. May 29, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    These look so delicious! Never heard of these before, but now I’m so hungry 😳

  40. Christine
    June 24, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    These look delicious and so easy!! I haven’t seen them around but will keep an eye out for them!

  41. June 24, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I’ve never tried this and now I’m interested. I’ve only had the cheap packaged noodles from the grocery store, but I refuse to feed them to my kids because they’re so unhealthy. The problem is my kids ask for them sometimes. Mr. Lees noodles sound like a great alternative that will make the whole family happy! 🙂

  42. June 24, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Oh I have been craving ramen soooo bad this week !! This are soemthing I need like now. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  43. June 25, 2017 / 4:59 am

    I love rice noodles! It reminds me of one of my favorite noodlle dishes which is the Vietnamese Pho. 🙂

  44. June 25, 2017 / 8:24 am

    I don’t know how they taste but someone has done an excellent job with the branding.

  45. Agentszerozerosetter
    June 25, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Omg I love noodles so much! These one seems delicious, and the packaging is so cute!

  46. June 25, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    These look much tastier than the traditional pot noodle! The bag they come in is super cute as well.

  47. June 25, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    This is right up my husband’s alley! I prefer to go OUT for any Asian food but my hubs will love love love this. Thanks!

  48. June 26, 2017 / 5:44 am

    This looks really good and I love how easy it is. I will have to give these a try.

  49. June 26, 2017 / 8:37 am

    They look deliious. They certainly don’t look like the average pot noodles.

  50. June 26, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Wow these look really authentic i’ll have to hunt some down to try!

  51. Elizabeth O
    June 26, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    I’m not familiar with the brand but, I must agree that the packaging is top notch. When I clicked on your link and saw the photos, I was impressed by the care given to presentation. Thumbs up!

  52. June 26, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    When I worked outside the home, I used to love taking cups of noodles with me for meals and snacks. I would love to try this brand!

  53. June 26, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    The noodles do look delcious. I don’t know why, but I have always enjoyed a cup of noodles for things sometimes.

  54. June 27, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    i was looking to see where i can get some. they look so good but, bummer they’re not in the US….of course not…lol. Do you want to ship me some? haha!

  55. June 27, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I am not that familiar with Mr. Lee, but I was raised by noodles. I often have prepackaged noodles for quick meals as I love to be able to put any meat and vegetables in my noodle pot. I am going to try and look for Mr. Lee in my local grocery store the next time I am there. Can’t wait to try it.

  56. June 28, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I had no idea that there was a cup noodles brand that didn’t contain weird preservatives and chemicals! That’s awesome! And I love that there’s a veggie option, so I can actually try it myself. Cool! Thanks for the tip.

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