#1282: Koka Purple Wheat Noodles Aglio Olio Flavor

Wow what an interesting past few days! Two days ago I reviewed some Taiwanese noodles that were very green. Yesterday, some Japanese ramen with jet black broth. Today? Purple noodles! These noodles are made with purple wheat – which is rich in anthocyanins. Here’s a good article for more one purple wheat. As for Aglio Olio – what’s that? Well, it’s basically garlic (aglio) and oil (olio). Capiche? Alright, let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, boil noodles for 2-3 minutes. Pu the contents of the sachet in a bowl. Drain noodles. Combine with seasonings in the bowl and enjoy.

Wow, now those are very purple, aren’t they? I had some taro infused noodles that were purplish a while back, but wow – these are really purple!

A dual sachet.

Seasoning powder.

Canola oil.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added chopped garlic, Parmesan cheese and lobster fish ball from Singapore. The noodles weren’t bad. They didn’t really taste any different than normal wheat noodles. Decent quality. The flavor was positive and negative. Instead of olive oil (traditional), canola oil is used and quite a bit of it, too. It had an odd odor to it I didn’t find pleasurable. The flavor was nice – a salt and garlic kind of combo. I expected more from this one and felt a little disappointed. On the bright side, there are a couple more varieties in this line, so maybe I’ll like one of those. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 8888056832019.

Here’s a TV advert for Koka Purple Wheat Noodles.

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