Category Archives: Ko-Lee

#1555: Ko-Lee Instant Noodles Taste Sensation Mixed Vegetable Flavour

Vegetarian instant noodles are ones I often get asked about. I often have been asked to do a top ten list on vegetarian and vegan varieties, gluten-free and others. The issue is that I’m neither a vegetarian nor am I someone requiring a gluten-free diet, and so I would definitely not want to come up with a list and say ‘these are great for vegetarian/vegan/gluten free folks’ and have someone eat what they don’t want or what they shouldn’t. One thing I can say is that foreign varieties coming into the United States that are chicken or beef flavored generally are free of said animal products, as the CBP/USDA/FDA are rather strict about their import. But there are always exceptions, of course. Many companies will also use things like bonito which is a fish in all their varieties. Anyways, when I say in my review ‘looks to be meat free but check for yourself,’ I’m saying that my poor-eyesighted, legally blind eyes have pored over the ingredients list, but I could be wrong and have missed something. Anyways, here are some mixed veg flavor instant noodles today by Ko-Lee. They’re made in Thailand and generally for the UK market. Let’s check ’em out!

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block to a bowl, add 320ml boiling water and cover for 3 minutes. You can either drain the broth or keep it in (I’m keeping it in this review). Add in seasoning sachet contents and stir. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

A dual sachet.

Soup base powder topped with chilli powder.

An oil sachet.

A very light yellow oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added corn, sweet onion, spring onion and Huy Fong Sriracha sauce. The noodles have a light and buttery kind of gauge. The broth had a decent, yet again buttery, flavor which was a little vegetable but mostly herbal. Not bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 5023751105683>.

So here you can get Ko-Lee Go Noodles Xtreme Hot & Spicy Flavour. One thing to note is that it’s definitely not extremely hot, nor spicy. However, it’s quite tasty!

A Ko-Lee Go Cup noodles TV commercial.

#1279: Ko-Lee Instant Noodles Mixed Vegetable

Here’s one that’s been hiding in the noodle bin for a while! Thanks to Martin A. of Devon, UK for seonding!  Let’s check it out!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge_. Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To cook, put everything in a bowl and add 300ml water. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Give it a stir and it’s done.

The noodle block.

Soup base sachet.

Has a salty and veggie scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added peas, leeks, sweet onion, kamaboko, narutomaki and big ugly carrot. The noodles were a little more crumbly than I like, but not too bad. The broth had a decent flavor to it; many vegetable versions end up with a bitter aftertaste but not this one. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5023751105058.

A short vid about the history and flavor of Marmite.

#1270: Ko-Lee Instant Noodles Taste Sensation Creamy Shrimp Tom Yum Flavour

Thought this sounded good for today. Made in Thailand for the UK market. Gonna use a new bowl that was made in Thailand I received from my sister in law Dee for Christmas. She just had her birthday! Happy birthday!!! Let’s check it out!

Back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, put the noodles in a bowl and add 320ml boiling water. Cover for 4 minutes. Add seasonings and stir. Enjoy.

The noodle block.

The dry base sachet.

Quite a bit of it.

Seasoned oil sachet.

Deep colored.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp and sweet onion. The noodles have a nice texture and a slight crumble which is very satisfying. The broth is magnificent! The lemon and chilli notes are very well represented as is a sweetness and shrimp flavor that is extremely good. I was pleasantly surprised and wish I had more. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5023751105669>.

An advert for Ko-Lee Taste Sensations.

#1182: Ko-Lee Go Noodles Xtreme Hot & Spicy Flavour

This one was sent by Joe & Gill from the UK! Thanks! Hot and spicy from Britain? Let’s try it!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Granular and looks spicy!

A liquid sachet.

Looks like a spicy seasoned oil.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sweet onion and beef sauteed with a little garlic salt and a fried egg. The noodles are a little crumbly but not overly so and have a nice texture. The broth isn’t very spicy. However it has a really nice chili powder and cumin kind of flavor going on with hints of sweetness and a nice heartiness from the oil. It’s got a flavor that I really like to it – probably my favorite of the Go Noodles thus far.  3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5023751102125.

A great Ko-Lee commercial.

#1119: Ko-Lee Taste Sensation Instant Noodles Curry Flavour

Here’s one sent to me by Xavier over at Ko-Lee in the UK – thanks! These are made in Thailand for the UK market. Has directions for dry noodles as well as with soup – I’m going to prepare the latter. Let’s check this out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but have a look for yourself.

The noodle block.

A dual packet – left is chili powder, right is the soup base.

Soup base with the reddish chili powder on top.

An oil packet.

Says it contains rice bran oil, shallot and paprika oil.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added baked chicken with Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning, red bell pepper, a fried egg and some Vidalia sweet onion. The noodles steeped to a nice point after the 4 minutes – they’re plentiful, have a decent backbone and a slight crumble that was enjoyable. The broth has a nice curry flavor with a nice little kick of spiciness and a little extra oomph of heartiness from the oil. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.  UPC bar code 5023751105645.

I thought I’d go with some music today. This is quite possibly my favorite album out of the psychedelic 60’s. Most people think of The Wall and Dark Side Of The Moon when they think Pink Floyd, but I’m not really all that into the newer stuff. I think this one’s where it’s at.