I found this at WinCo Foods in Lynnwood, Washington last weekend. It mentions that this is Vegan friendly. I’m very curious about this; we will see how this goes.
Annie Chun’s Japanese Style Yakisoba Noodle Bowl – United States
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add the topping sachet and 1/4 cup water (ignore fill line on bowl). Microwave for 2 minutes (based on 1200W microwave). Add in sauce sachet contents. Finally, Stir and enjoy!
Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).
A pouch of noodles.
A sachet of sauce.
A sachet of topping.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added chicken, spring onion, and sesame seed. I just love yakisoba – except this is about as close to yakisoba as a grilled cheese sandwich. Oh wait – the grilled cheese is closer as at least it’s fried. The Hokkien style noodle – a true insult to a cuisine of a proud people – is narrow gauge udon from a pouch. The vegetable ‘toppings’ are somewhat alright in flavor, but as far as authenticity are way off course. Finally, the sauce is sugary goo with a bit of acidity. I could see an office worker – they go to the store and think ooo yakisoba! That’ll be a little pizazz for my lunch! Then they get this. Like a punch in the mouth of horror. It’s really sad. I find it shameful. They even have the intestinal fortitude to invite the customer to add in some cilantro – CILANTRO IN YAKISOBA?? Vegans will eat anything kind of shtick here? I think this offends me on a plethora of levels. Daunting. Shame on you! 0.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 765667110911.
Watch me cook on Instant Noodle Recipe Time!