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#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.

#1223: Sawadee Instant Noodles Prawn Oriental Flavour

Andy decided to pick this one to try today after I told him we had shrimp. I know, I know – shrimp aren’t prawns but he likes both and they’re both sea crawlies so he’s happy. Let’s check this one out.

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be vegetarian friendly but check for yourself. To cook this one, put the noodles and seasoning in a bowl and add 250cc boiling water. Cover and after 4 minutes, you have your noodles.

The noodle block.

The soup base powder sachet.

Smells like prawns…

What can I say the boy likes noodles.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp I sauteed with a little garlic salt. The noodles are pretty decent; a little slight funk during the chew. The flavor is rather bland; fitting in the way of most of the British instants I’ve had, although this one is made in a country where bland would be the exception to the rule. Andy has said that these noodles get 5 point thirty stars. I differ. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5023751102057.

Music and visuals from Thailand.

#1195: Sawadee Instant Noodles Spicy Tomato Flavour

Here’s one that’s made in Malaysia but sold in the UK. Tomato! Usually a good bet. Some varieties taste like tomatoes au natural while others have a ketchup taste. Sawadee is Thai for hello. Let’s see how this one fares.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat-free but check for yourself.

The noodle block.

The soup base sachet.

Has a salty scent.

 

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed onions and beef and some tomato slices. The noodles are alright but unremarkable. The broth was definitely not spicy and the flavor was only kind of tomato like. 2.5 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5023751102064.

Some things to know about traveling to Thailand.

#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.

#1086: Sawadee Instant Noodles Indian Curry Flavour

These noodles are made in Malaysia, but primarily sold in the UK. Thanks go to Xavier over at Kohlico for sending them! There will be more Sawadee as well as Ko-Lee reviews coming soon. For now, let’s check out some curry!

The back of the package (click image to enlarge). Contains MSG but looks to be vegetarian friendly.

The noodle block.

The soup base packet.

A nice curry flavor.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added sauteed beef, red bell pepper and Vidalia onions, The noodles are your standard gauge instant – slight crumble, not very chewy. The flavor is a salty curry with very little broth left at the end. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5023751102033.

Here’s a video of how to make pizza out of instant noodles – looks kinda good!

#995: Ko-Lee Instant Noodles Beef Flavour

Here’s another one from Joe & Gil of the UK! Thanks again! So here we have a pack of noodles that are made in Malaysia for sale in the UK. Beef! Let’s check it out.

The back of the package (click image to enlarge).

The noodle block.

Powdered seasoning.

Doesn’t look like a lot of seasoning, but it’s more than enough for the small amount of water  – 300mL.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added bell pepper, sweet onion, kizami shoga (pickled ginger), minced garlic, broccoli and Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake. the noodles are light and have a kind of strange off taste. The broth is salty and has a beef-like flavor. 3.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 5023751105027.

British Ko-Lee TV spot.

#985: Ko-Lee Go Noodles Thai Hot & Spicy Tom Yum

Here’s one from Joe & Gil of the UK!!! Haven’t had anything that was Tom Yum in a little while – let’s check it out!

Here’s the side panel information (click image to enlarge). Notice the guarantee.

An Included Fork!

The noodle block.

The seasoning packet.

Lots of powder.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added a fried egg with Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt, broccoli, green bell pepper, sweet onion, kamaboko, Urashima Sesame & Salt furikake and finally some Apinya Thai Chilli Sauce on top. The noodles are thin and very weak and soggy. The broth purports its hot and spicy nature but definitely falls short on the promise of a tum yum burn. In fact, it only vaguely resembles any tom yum flavor I’ve had before. The veggies? Kind of bleah. 1.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 5023751112155.

Here’s a recipe to make homemade Tom Yum soup!