I was very lucky to have been sent some gorgeous food goodies last week. Introducing Mr Lee’s Gourmet Oriental Noodles in a Cup! These aren’t your typical pot noodle, these noodles are low in salts, low in sugar, low in saturated fats and low in calories. They are also gluten free. The ingredients are freeze-dried so none of the flavour or goodness is sucked out of them, as is the way with regular pot noodles which are dehydrated.
There are six flavours to choose from –
- Hong Kong Street Beef – beef, chilli, ginger and a pinch of star anise
- Tai Chi Chicken – chicken, ginger, green beans and corn
- Shaolin Monk Vegetable – vegetarian noodles with broccoli, red peppers, green beans and cauliflower
- Dragon Fire Mushroom – hot noodles with mushroom, paprika, chilli and Chinese five spice
- Penang Chicken Curry Laska – chicken, coconut cream, chilli and ginger
- Warrior Fighting Shrimp – hot noodles with shrimp, paprika, chilli and seaweed
If you want to find out more about a certain flavour, then just click it and it will take you to the brilliant Mr Lee’s website where you can see nutritional information, ingredients and just generally beautiful photography!
Mr Lee is actually a real person! He has been passionate about delivering healthy food to people since he was diagnosed with cancer. He was a great lover of regular instant noodles, but knew he couldn’t eat them and all their nasties whilst trying to be healthy and battle through chemotherapy. That’s where his idea of Mr Lee’s noodles was born. Once he was given the all-clear, he was able to work on this amazing project.
I gave the Tai Chi Chicken noodles a try first (I love chicken!). The noodles themselves are rice noodles from Vietnam – very authentic! – and taste delicious. They are so much lighter and kinder on your stomach than regular, stodgy noodles. They are also gluten free – words I love! The noodles contained some of my favourite ingredients – sweetcorn, green beans, shallots, ginger, spring onions, chives, lime zest and orange blossom honey. Yum! Yes they’re low in salts and sugars, but could I tell? No! The favour of the other ingredients were able to shine through and really packed a flavoursome punch.
They also look beautiful in the bowl, wouldn’t you agree?
Mr Lee’s noodles aren’t in the supermarkets yet, but they will be soon. However, you can buy them online here. The company wanted to get the noodles out to hotels, airlines, staff events, caterers and staff restaurants first so that people could be served directly with their noodle meal.
You can also order the noodles through Amazon, and there’s a little discount there too!
You may also spot Mr Lee’s Noodle Kiosks in your place of work, or other areas. So you can enjoy noodles wherever you fancy! The machines also mean that you can add other supplements to your dish, such as tamari soy sauce, chilli oil, sesame oil and protein boosts.
Please let me know if you’ve enjoyed these noodles yourself.
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