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
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?
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!)
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.
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?
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