July 18, 2015

#1724: Pirkka Nuudeli Liha Nudlar Kott

This one’s made by Thai President Foods’ Hungarian factory for a supermarket chain in Finland. It took a little translating to figure out and then I looked at the package; see the pepper? Yeah – hot and spicy instant noodles. Oh wait – then I tried it. Indeed it was hot and spicy, but something else I detected. It turns out ‘liha’ translates to ‘meat.’ It kind of reminded me of… Well, read on…

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add contents of package to a bowl and then add 320ml boiling water. Cover and steep for 3 minutes. Stir and enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet of soup base and chilli powder.

The chilli powder atop the soup base.

Finished (click image to enlarge). The noodles were flat and had a nice texture and consistency. The broth was very interesting; I originally expected a simple spicy and peppery flavor, but I was definitely detecting something more along the lines of duck flavor. It turns out ‘liha’ translates to ‘meat,’ but what kind of meat? Not sure, but it’s pretty good stuff. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6410405144744.

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[youtbe ]A Pirkka video showing the market and preparation.