This noodle wok comes in 2 flavours, oriental chicken and spicy Thai. I tried the oriental chicken. What you get is a blue plastic bowl with a lid, a packet of noodles, a pack of vegetables and some seasoning, with a plastic fork. You pour 250ml boiling water onto the ingredients (you unwrap them first, obviously), put the lid on and wait three minutes. Then, you can just eat it, in theory.
* It's vegan.
* It's quick and convenient.
* The wok-bowl is reusable.
*It's cheap - about 89p for one from supermarkets. This is about equivalent in terms of what you can get for the money to 89c. in the US.
*It's very filling.
* The dried vegetables are very rubbery.
* It's very very spicy.
*The main ingredient of the seasoning is salt and this shows. It's very salty.
* There's a little too much in the bowl for me - I only half finished it.
* After you've left it for 3 minutes, the noodles haven't broken up and cooked properly, so you then have to poke them around a bit and putt he lid back on for another minute.
*It loses heat quickly.
*You end up with some depressing looking vegetables swimming in water at the end.
My main problem was that it's so very spicy. I have little taste for spicy foods, and this made my throat, tongue and lips burn. For someone who enjoys spicy foods, it would be a lot better. However, this does not excuse the rubbery vegetables and the overall watery composition.
I give this
If I bang my head against a brick wall five times and get five lumps, why am I surprised when I bang it a sixth time and get a sixth lump?
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