Category Archives: Finland

#1905: Pirkka Nuudeli Kana Nudlar Kyckling

This one’s made by Thai President Foods’ Hungarian factory for a supermarket chain in Finland. So kyckling you ask? Chicken. Let’s open it up!

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

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Powder and looks like some herbs.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander and tau pok (tofu puff). The noodles have an almost egg noodle quality to them. They hydrated well in 3 minutes and have a decent texture. The broth may be why the noodles seem ‘eggy’ and it reminds me of chicken soup. It’s good and works well. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6410405144768.

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A Pirkka TV commercial.

1764: Pirkka Nuudeli Tom Yum Katkarapu

This one’s made by Thai President Foods’ Hungarian factory for a supermarket chain in Finland. As many know, tom yum is a spicy Thai soup with lemongrass. Katkarapu translates to shrimp in Finnish, so this is a shrimp tom yum variant. Let’s have a look inside!

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.

The soup base powder sachet.

A granulated powder with flecks of vegetables.

A sachet of seasoned oil.

Has a spicy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added fishball, mung bean sprouts, coriander, crushed red pepper and white onion. The noodles hydrated just right – flat noodle with nice texture. The broth is shrimp tom yum – so you get a lemongrass, a spicy chilli and a tinge of shrimp to it. All in all a decent tom yum. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 6410405144782.

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A Pirkka advertisement.

#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.