December 16, 2014

#1542: KOKA Noodles Beef Flavour

Here’s the last one sent by Charles, a serviceman in Afghanistan – thanks! It’s really strange to know that since my last KOKA review that I’ve been in Singapore; never did I expect to visit Asia in my lifetime and now I have. Albeit a short visit (out experience of Singapore consisted of running through Changi airport from travelator to travelator and transferring our luggage from carrier to carrier), it was a truly fascinating blur! Anyways, got some fresh beef yesterday and needed to package it up so though I’d do a beef noodle review. Let’s check it out!

Detail of the side panels (click image to enlarge). I removed the color to make it easier to read. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself.

Detail of the lid (click image to enlarge). I removed the color to make it easier to read. To prepare, open lid halfway and remove sachets and fork. Add in sachet contents and add boiling water to fill line. Close and let sit 2-3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

Included fork!

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a beef scent.

The vegetables sachet.

Looks like peas, corn and carrot.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added beef, sweet onion and bell pepper sauteed in Worcestershire and a little Lindberg-Snider Porterhouse & Roast seasoning, mung bean sprout, star anise and sliced spring onion. The noodles are thin and surprisingly bouncy in this one. The broth has a pretty good beef flavor to it, and was about as expected. which has a comfort food character to it. The vegetables are another matter entirely. While the corn and carrot did substantially well, the peas’ refusal to hydrate adequately and remain rather hard was a real deal breaker for me. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars., EAN bar code 8888056705603.

I’ve been asked many times about tomato flavored instant noodles. KOKA Tomato would have to be one of my favorites. First, the noodle are non-fried, so lower in fat. Then there’s the excellent tomato flavor. Worth a try! Get KOKA’s Tomato noodles here.

As most people who read my blog might or might not know, I’m legally blind. I can see, but it’s like there’s a sea of frunk always in my field of vision, which pretty much obliterates my depth perception, ability to drive, figure out where a curb is, etcetera. Well, I found this video of a man who is deaf showing how to cook KOKA noodles. I figured it would be pretty cool – all of us noodle aficionados with disabilities got to stick together!

Products cooked according to package instructions. Product reviews done prior to adding any additional ingredients.

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