Mr Lee’s Noodles* | Review

Mr Lee’s Noodles* | Review

This time I’m reviewing Mr Lee’s Noodles.

Even though Italian food will always be my favourite food, I can’t say no to Asian food. Especially to Filipino or Japanese food. As an Asian person living in an European city (I live in Barcelona, if you’re wondering) it can be hard to find some ingredients or products from Asia sometimes but luckily, there are a lot of Asian food stores/shops where I live.

I’ve eaten a lot of instant noodles from a lot of different brands during my whole life but I’ve never eaten the kind of instant noodles that Mr Lee’s Noodles can offer.

When Mr Lee’s Noodles contacted me, I was really curious about the story behind the company, their freeze-dried ingredients, all the different flavours and, because I love food and trying new things, I decided to give it a go. A couple of weeks passed and the package finally arrived. I was really excited. As you can see in the photos, they sent me a box of 6 cups of different flavours with Mr Lee’s Noodles chopsticks and a Mr Lee’s Noodles bag, this last item I didn’t expect to receive it, it was very kind of them. How cool, right? Anyway, moving on to the actual review…

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Like every other instant noodles, all you have to do is add boiling water up to the ridge line, stir, replace lid and wait 3 minutes. The perfect time to read your Twitter timeline or Instagram feed.

Mr Lee’s Noodles offers a range of 6 cups of differents flavoursTai Chi Chicken, Shaolin Monk Vegetable, Hong Kong Street Beef, Penang Chicken Curry Laksa, Dragon Fire Mushroom and Warrior Fighting Shrimp. We haven’t tried all of them yet but we’ve tried 3 of them so far (Tai Chi Chicken, Hong Kong Street Beef and Dragon Fire Mushroom). Let’s get into details!

 

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Tai Chi Chicken

  • Description: Soul-warming noodle soup with tender chicken, ginger, green beans and corn.
  • Hot: No.
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: No.

You can really taste the ginger in this cup, which I really liked and the tender chicken, green beans and corn is a really great combination.

 

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Hong Kong Street Beef

  • Description: Vibrant noodles with tender beef, chilli, ginger and a pinch of star anise.
  • Hot: Yes (1 Chilli)
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: No.

This one is my favourite of all the 3 cups we’ve tried so far. From the smell to the taste of the ingredients to the soup to the spicy flavour. It was so delicious.

 

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Dragon Fire Mushroom

  • Description: Blazing hot noodles with mushroom, paprika, chilli and Chinese five spice.
  • Hot: Yes (3 Chillies)
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes.

I like spicy food but this was really, really, hot. We couldn’t even finish them, but this really depends on the person who is eating them.

 

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Shaolin Monk Vegetables

  • Description: Harmonious vegetarian noodles with broccoli, red peppers, green beans and cauliflower.
  • Hot: No.
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes.

I’ve never been a big fan of broccoli or cauliflower but this veggie noodles were really good and tasty.

 

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Penang Chicken Curry Laksa

  • Description: Fragrant noodles with tender chicken, coconut cream, chilli and ginger.
  • Hot: Yes (2 Chillies)
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: No.

I love curry and this is probably my second favourite noodle cup from Mr Lee’s Noodles. It was a bit more spicy than the Hong Kong Street Beef  but it was so delicious!

 

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Warrior Fighting Shrimp

  • Description: Kick-ass hot noodles with shrimp, paprika, chilli and seaweed.
  • Hot: Yes (3 Chillies)
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: No.

My other brother actually tried this and he really liked it. He said the taste of the shrimp really taste like shrimp, compared to other instant noodles brand we’ve tried in the past. I tried a bit of these kick-ass hot noodles and, for me, it was as spicy as the Dragon Fire Mushroom.

 

What I really like about these rice noodles and what makes them different from other noodles companies, a part that they are gluten-free, low in salt, low in sugar, low in saturated fats and low in calories (215-237 depending on flavour), is that they use freeze-dried ingredients instead of dehydrated ingredients. In case you don’t know what freeze-dried is, it locks in all the good stuff, whilst dehydrating sucks all the flavour out of the food, getting very little taste and very little nutrition.

Using freeze-dried ingredients really make a difference. Everything tasted so natural, so fresh, so delicious. Whilst eating these noodles, I was thinking “Wow, these taste like they were made in a restaurant“. Another think I really like about them is that they are very filling. I think one cup of these noodles can be shared with another person and still be filling. What I did not like very much, as I’ve said before, was the Dragon Fire Mushroom noodles. About the price, it may be a bit pricey (£2.99/cup or £17.94/box of 6 cups) but it’s really worth the money.

Overall, I think these are, by far, the best instant rice noodles cups I’ve ever tried. I’m really excited to try the other three flavours I couldn’t try before.

 

Have you tried Mr Lee’s Noodles before?

 

Love,

Jeff. x

 

If you would like to know more about Mr Lee’s Noodles or buy any of their boxes click here.

 

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*Disclaimer: Mr Lee's Noodles kindly sent me this box of noodles to review. All opinions are my own.
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