With the boom in Japanese food in the UK, there are loads of Japanese-style food products hitting the shelves of your supermarkets. From a Japanese perspective some of them are just like wtf were they thinking??!? While are more yummmmm! In this column, our intrepid team of Japanese food tasters will give you their unvarnished opinions.
To start us off, we decided to look at that well-known gourmet delicacy, noodles in a cup. Famously invented in Japan by Ando Momofuku, the founder of Nissin Foods. We grabbed a few different cup noodles we found at the supermarket, and opted for chicken flavour for our tasting comparison. The favourite British brand, Pot Noodles, was rejected by our all-Japanese tasting panel, simply because they are disgusting. But we decided to add Japanese brand Cup Noodles to the test because the ones you can get here are manufactured outside Japan. So, how convinced was our panel?
So, how convinced was our panel?
Pipped to second place was “CUP NOODLES”
74g 322kcal £2.00
Produced in Hungary
Packed with loads of dried vegetables so it looks really pretty. The tasting team’s expectations were high for this veteran cup noodle maker. The taste was good, but after three minutes the soya beans and other veggies were still too hard. But the noodles were already soft. If you leave it long enough for the veggies to get soft, the noodles will be falling apart. Decisions, decisions. Anyway, that’s how they ended up at no.2
to be continue…
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