I was at the store the other day and looking in the ethnic section. As it turns out, they’ve got a Kosher section and lo and behold, I find something I’ve not reviewed before. Indeed, there are a lot of Kosher instant noodles out there. So, what makes something Kosher? Here’s some info from wikipedia:
Kosher foods are those that conform to the regulations of kashrut (Jewish dietary law). Food that may be consumed according to halakha (Jewish law) is termed kosher (pronunciation: /koʊʃər/) in English, from the Ashkenazi pronunciation of the Hebrew term kashér (כָּשֵׁר, pronunciation: /kɑːʃɛər/), meaning “fit” (in this context, fit for consumption). Food that is not in accordance with Jewish law is called treif (Yiddish: טרײף, pronunciation: /treɪf/, derived from Hebrew: טְרֵפָה trāfáh) meaning “torn.”
There are a lot of rules depending on how one follows the Jewish religion. So let’s check out this chicken flavor cup variety from Gefen.
Gefen Noodle Soup Imitation Chicken Flavor – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add in sachet contents and boiling water to fill line. Next, cover for 2 minutes. Then open and stir – add more boiling water to fill line if necessary and cover for 2 more minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
An included spork!
The noodle block.
A dry sachet.
A very light colored powder.
A vegetables sachet.
Looks like corn, carrot and onion.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added baby corn, baked chicken, spring onion and sweet onion. Indeed, the noodles come out perfectly. In fact this is no doubt due in part to the 2 minutes, stir, 2 minutes, stir cooking method. Lots of noodles and they have a nice gauge and soft chew. The broth is quite good too. Indeed, it does taste like chicken! Furthermore, it has a nice little black pepper bite to it that goes extremely well. finally, the included vegetable bits hydrated very well. Impressed with this one! 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 710069061323.
So this is a documentary I watched in college for a class that was excellent. Indeed, Postville, Iowa is a melting pot, although it seems the ingredients in the pot don’t always seem to combine easily.