Friday, 24 August 2012

Garden's Muffins

These certainly do not taste as good as the British ones, but when there is no choice, it is better than nothing.

Orexis Houmous

I tried Orexis' Houmous which was really nice, it was not too sour or sickly, and the grounded chick peas were smooth.
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Tzatziki by Chris' dips

A nice refreshing dip by Chris' dips  however it was slightly too sour and and too creamy.

There are other dips in the range I would like to try:

Egyptian beetroot:

    Spinach pinenut and pecorino

    Creamy basil

    Corn relish

    Kalamata Olives

  • Lemon Meringue

    Red velvet cake

    Carrot cake

    Bad luck with Dreyer's pistachio ice-cream

    I bought the Dreyer's icecream from the supermarket, however when I removed the lid I noticed the it looked a bit dark beneath the plastic film, after peeling back the film, you could see the icecream was melted and put back in the freezer!

    So either it melted during transportation or someone who was about to pay for it in the supermarket decided they did not want it and did not put it back in the freezer and later the staff found it when it had already melted and decided to put it in the freezer to be sold!

    Thursday, 23 August 2012

    To Try : KOKA pepper crab instant noodles

    Meiji low fat yogurt with nata de coco

    After trying the Meiji mixed berry yogurt and finding a real whole strawberry in it, it made me want to try the other flavours, so this time I found nata de coco on the shelf.
    It tasted much better than the strawberry one, it was lighter and the taste of young coconut was really prominent with pieces of nata de coco as well.
    This one is my favourite.

    Meiji Low Fat Yogurt with mixed berry:
    Meiji Low Fat Yogurt with aloe vera:

    Meiji low fat yogurt with aloe vera

    After trying the Meiji mixed berry yogurt and finding a real whole strawberry in it, it made me want to try the other flavours, so this time I found nata de coco on the shelf.
    Compared to the mixed berry and nata de coco the taste of this one was quite artificial but I love the generous pieces of aloe vera.

    Meiji low fat yogurt with nata de coco:

    Chewy Stir Rice Vermicelli Indonesian Gado-Gado Flavour

    I agree with The Ramen Rater that these noodles were bland, however it had a strong peanut oil taste.
    The sauce I got was slightly different from Ramen Rater's I did not get the red sauce, instead I got this brownish colour sauce which turned out to be ginger, so if you do not like ginger, do not add it!

    The Ramen Rater's review:

    After water was added to the noodles with dehydrated vegetables.

    Since the vermicelli was soft, the water was ready to be poured out, so I put the lid back on which has holes conveniently on the corner for the water to pass out.

    After pouring out the water, I added the peanut sauce sachet and the other sachet of oil which turned out to be ginger.

    After mixing.....

    Apart from that the packaging was quite good, it even had two bowls stuck together so you do not burn your hands and there are holes in the corner of the lid for draining out the liquid.

    KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles - Chili and Lime

    Was attracted by the really nice packaging and the fact the noodles are purple!

    The colour they used for the fonts and packaging is really good.
    Perhap too good for a cheap packet of instant noodles, but saying that in UK, even the economy brands have respectable packaging and design, its just that the design of Hong Kong and China products look tacky and fake.

    Anyway, there are three different flavours: soy and vinegar, chili and lime, and aglio olio.

    The one I tried was chilli and lime.

    When I opened the package the noodles were purple as expected and you can see the noodles are embedded with wheat in them, the condiments are well packaged too.

    I was expecting liquid sauce but it was powder, but I suppose powder is better because oil goes bad in hot conditions especially for hot Asian countries.
    In the powder there was pieces of chilli in it.

    You are meant to mix with xx amount of cold water which I have forgotten but I used warm water to dissolve all the powder.

    I also added the other sachet which is labelled canola oil but it actually smells like sesame oil.

    Anyway I put the noodles in hot water to cook, and interestingly when the water started frothing you could see pieces of purple wheat floating about.
    The water was also turned colour so there is probably alot of colouring involved in this to make it purple!

    So heres what the noodles look like cooked!

    After mixing the noodles with the sauce, heres what they look like.

    Compared to the soy and vinegar flavour I preferred the soy and vinegar flavour because this flavour was quite sweet and I could not taste the sourness of the lime.
    The chili was not that spicy which was good.

    Related reading:
    KOKA Purple Wheat Noodles - Soy and Vinegar


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