I love trying new things so I was really excited about this Hokkaido ZomRamen because the noodles and broth are blue according to the Hong Kong distributor [Booth 1D-A30 by Red Gold HK 獨家食品香港總經銷] at the 2017 HKTDC Food exhibition.
Inside the pack, there is a sachet of liquid sauce, blue noodles and a leaflet.
It is interesting that the broth sachet is blue liquid and not the usual powder.
Anyway, to cook, you have to use 600ml of water which I thought was too much at first but then the noodles do absorb the water.
After they become soft, you add the blue concentrated broth liquid which I tried and it was evidently quite strong so it comes out right when added to the water.
With its unusual blue appearance it actually tastes like any other ramen.
There was a strong alkaline smell when I was cooking it but you can't taste it when you eat it.
I am so glad I tried Ricci's Bikkies Cinnamon sugar from the 2017 HKTDC Food exhibition distributed by Red Gold HK 獨家食品香港總經銷 at Booth 1D-A30.
Pita bread is normally soft and eaten with dips like hummus etc but this is crisp and sweet with cinnamon and sugar. I found them really addictive and delicious because I love cinnamon and sugar. The texture is quite different because they are totally crispy which make them ideal served with icecream but now I want to try them with sweet hummus from the UK.
There is a close up so you can see they really are pita breads!
Ricci's Bikkies Cinnamon sugar is a brand from Australia. https://www.facebook.com/riccisbikkies/
As a food lover, I found out about Cheeky Boy Sauces from Instagram and was honoured to try their tantalizing saucy sauces.
Cheeky Boy Sauces are independent producers of a range of fresh tasting, delicious, all natural sauces and dips created by an adventurer and a food lover, and are beautifully made in Britain.[quoted from their website.]
At the moment they have three stylish sauces:
HRH sauce, L!MEY and Berlin49.
For more details and pairings please see: http://cheekyboysauces.com/sauces/
Having tried all three, I loved them because they are different and complex. +++++++++ To summarize HRH sauce is gingery.
I felt that it paired well with Asian food especially Hainan chicken because you normally get ginger puree sauce with it and HRH is much better since it has more dimension to it. +++++++++
L!MEY is very refreshingly limey and great pairing with greasy fatty meats like roast suckling pig!!!!
L!MEY at MongKok!!
+++++++++ Berlin49 was actually quite complex, there was a BBQ smell when you opened the bottle but when you actually taste it, there is a spicy curry kick followed by a fiery smokey chili aftertaste that lingers shortly. It was definitely good paired with meats, fried stuff that has a flour or some form of coating that needs something strong and punchy.
You always get a sachet of sauce inside Potnoodle so it is definitely legit to add sauce to it. I decided to be #cheeky and purposely chose Cheeky Boy Sauces' BERLIN49 for Bombay Bad Boy which made the curry taste more intense because the sauce has a smokey curry taste to it. The sachet of hot sauce they give you in the pot noodles are mega hot so I advise trying it before putting it in.
As with all sauces, I believe you should try and see what it tastes like before using it for best results.
As well as a restaurant foodie, I am addicted to cup noodles and instant noodles. Came across these noodles by Taiwanese celebrity star ShuQi which are noodles tossed in sauce. There are two flavours: Sichuan noodles or Scallion noodles.
Tried both and they were fantastic because you get quality noodles that are served in restaurants and not unhealthy typical instant noodles.
They are too easy to cook, boil until the desired softness and toss the noodles with the sauce provided and they are ready to eat.
Personally I preferred the scallion but the Sichuan one is quite spicy yet fragrant. It is good how the chili seasoning is in a separate sachet.
I don't drink much alcohol but this Sparkling Jelly sake by Hakutsuru was really refreshing and goes down very easily because the fruity apple flavour is strong like Appetiser and there is jelly in it. The alcohol content is around 3-5% and it comes in three flavours: apple, plum or peach.
I really liked this can of All Day Breakfast by Morrisons because there was black pudding inside it.
The baked beans were tasty too infused with a sausage and black pudding taste with a hint of herbs from the Cumberland sausage. The interesting thing is that on the product description it doesn't mention Cumberland sausages but they are Cumberland in the Full product description.
Although it was a little bit too salty, the sausages and bacon egg bites were actually tasty and the texture was good compared to other brands I have tried. In the can, I found, two pieces of black pudding, two sausages and some bacon bites which I can't remember how many were there.
Product description: With jumbo sausages, egg and bacon bites and black pudding slices, 1 of your 5 a day, Source fibre, No artificial colours
Full Product Name: Baked beans, Cumberland sausages, bacon with added water and egg bites and black pudding in tomato sauce.
To be honest the cheese taste was a little different to what I was expecting but it tasted like the rind of Brie cheese.
Anyway, I love Pot Noodles however I wish they could change the lid material from foil because it gets pierced easily. The lid some how got pierced on the way home so I don't know if that would have affected the taste of the Cheese.
Got these Doll fried noodle seafood oyster sauce flavour with shrimp roe Instant noodle 公仔蝦子蠔油海鮮味炒麵 which had a bright yellow lid with holes for draining the water.
The ones I have seen before come in a square PFC box but I think the design of this one is better for draining water. This flavour was quite unique because there was a sachet of dried prawn roe to mix it.
Step 1: add hot water and cover with lid
Step :2 Drain the water when the noodles are soft.
Step 3: add the sachets of dried prawn roe and oyster sauce
Step 4: Shake the noodles with the lid on:
Step 5: give it a final stir and eat
The taste of the noodles were a bit too sweet for my liking and also quite salty but a fun experience because you have to shake it.
I was surprised to see the toasties so decided to try it.
There was cheese, sweetcorn with mushroom or the Bacon, Macaroni and Cheese toastie. The sweetcorn would probably taste sweet and weird so I went for the bacon one.
The whole thing was quite nice and not too cheesy because the cheese inside is the gooey processed cheese similar to squeezy cheese sauce. The bacon was a little bit thick and hard but the macaroni was spring and al dente.
VitaVitasoy has launched two new drinks in the calci-plus series.
The new Coconut Hi-Calcium healthy drink and Almond Hi-Calcium healthy drink are both low in sugar, cholesterol free and high in calcium.
++++++++ Almond Hi-Calcium healthy drink:
The almond is light with a lovely nutty taste and not that sweet just how it is as advertised. It is said to be good for the skin and cardio. ++++++++ Coconut Hi-Calcium healthy drink:
The coconut is comparatively sweeter than the almond but not that sweet. I liked it because you could taste the coconut while the taste is not too milky. According to the carton, it is said to help in weight management. ++++++++