Another from a friend in Indonesia – thank you! I’ve reviewed quite a few instant noodles lately that have been less ‘vanilla’ in color. I had some purple ones, another green one from Taiwan and a Japanese variety a week or two ago that had ‘jet black’ broth! This one’s hook is that it has green barley in it. I did a bit of looking around and found some information on green barley/barley grass here. From what it says, it’s good for you, but how does it do in the case of being added to Healtimie noodles? Let’s have a look.
The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to me meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and dehydrated vegetables to 400ml boiling water, Cook for 3 minutes. Put contents of other sachets in a bowl. Once noodles are done, put everything in the bowl, stir, and enjoy.
The noodle block.
Powder base sachet.
Very very light powder.
Looks like corn, carrot and leek.
A dual liquid sachet. Seasoned oil on the left and chilli sauce on the right.
Oil and sauce.
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion, green onion, leek, big ugly carrot, green peas, Fresno chilli pepper and BonCabe Level 10 chilli seasoning. The noodles are slightly broad and flat. Besides being green in color, I detected really no different flavor. As they boiled, I noticed a kind of ‘veggie’ scent going on, but they taste like a nice flat noodle. The broth was interesting in that it doesn’t taste like any vegetable flavored instant I’ve tried before. The flavor that I felt it most personified was popcorn. A kind of buttery and salty broth. The bits of vegetables hydrated well and were of good quality. 3.25 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888327831147.
Here’s a TV advertisement for Healtimie.