Review by Lola Agondogo-Hegba
Mr Lee’s noodles come in 6 flavours, in both meat and the vegetable varieties:
- Hong Kong Street Beef
- Tai Chi Chicken
- Dragon Fire Mushroom
- Penang Chicken Curry Laksa
- Shaolin Monk Vegetable
- Warrior Fighting Shrimp
Each pot is generously filled with noodles, meat, seafood or vegetables, I only had to add water to prepare the soup. The noodles are translucent, rice noodles, which I had never eaten before.
In terms of preparation: You might want to try to cook the noodles for a little more time than suggested otherwise they will taste a bit “al dente”. I had to leave the noddles to soak for little longer then the recommended 3 minutes, I allowed the noodles to soak for 4-5 minutes in boiling water in order to soften the noodles.
In terms of taste: The rice noodles don’t really have a taste without being prepared properly because all the flavour is in the soup so make sure you combine the noodles thoroughly. The soup is not fatty or oily at all which is great although I found that it lacked a little bit of salt (although in health terms this is good thing). The soup is rich and packed full of vegetables which is great! The next time I eat my Mr Lee’s Noodle I might add a touch of soy sauce to give the soup a little more of an authentic Asian taste which I felt it lacked. That being said my favourite flavour was the Penang Chicken Curry Laksa which was really wholesome and the spices made up for the lack of salt.
In terms of health: The noodles are high in nutrients as they use freeze-dried ingredients instead of the more popular (cheaper) dehydrated option. They have absolutely no artificial preservatives, additives, colours, flavours or MSG. The noodles are also one of the lowest in salt, saturated fats and calories cup noodles in the market which explains why I could taste the lack of salt and why I am aware that it is a much healthier ready meal alternative.
Mr Lee’s noodles are overall a good tasty meal with generous size portions, easy to make and exceptionally healthy for all the family. Mr Lee’s Noodles has been selected as the only food & beverage business to be listed in the new multi-government initiative “Your Parent Guide” which is given to new parents in 2017. There are 16 pages out of the 80 page guide dedicated to healthy eating and exclusively lists Mr Lee’s as the ideal meal for parents when tired or stressed due to their low sugar and salt content, and no additives – http://viewer.zmags.com/publ
For stockist information and where to buy: https://www.mrleesnoodles.com/noodles/