Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Nissin Cup noodle white

Nissin's new white flavoured cup was produced for the Sochi 2014 winter olympics.
As I can't read Japanese I don't know what flavour this was, but when I peeled the lid, there was a milky smell and you could see pieces of dehydrated potatoes, bacon, egg and other vegetables.
After adding water, it smelt really similar to carbonara.
The taste was really creamy at first but my tongue got accustomed to it and then I could taste hints of bacon and a savoury milk taste.
Compared to other flavours, this one does not taste salty but the noodles and soup have a viscous feel to it when you slurp the noodles.

日清 カップヌードル white

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Heavenly egg free mayonnaise by Hampton Creek Foods

Just Mayo is cholesterol-free, egg free, dairy free, soy free, lactose free, gluten free, vegan, kosher and non-GMO mayonnaise which comes in two flavours Just Mayo and Chipotle Mayo.

I was so lucky to get my hands on a jar of Just Mayo from Hampton Creek Foods!!
When I opened the jar, there was a definate mayonnaise smell.
The mayonnaise looked thick but it was effortlessly spreadable and the knife glides in it so well.
I tried it on its own and it was so similar to Hellmans but it had a stronger lemony kick.

Anyway, I slapped it generously on my bread knowing that it was cholesterol free.
Plain bread and mayonnaise was just delicious!!
Next time I will use it as a dip with chips!!

I am not a vegetarian, but since the Vegetarian version tastes as good as real mayonnaise and good for your health, I would definitely buy Just Mayo!!

Just Mayo is made with yellow peas and will be available in the UK in the next few months, so watch out!

Hampton Creek Foods have also developed this product called Eat the Dough (made with sorghum flour) which a cookie dough that you can bake up or safely eat raw (no risk of salmonella!).
Look out for Just Scramble, a plant-based scrambled "egg" that will be available later this year!

For more information on Hampton Creek Foods:
Address: 371 10th Street, 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 844-423-6637

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Dehydrated Cantaloupe melon (Low Sugar) by Jfruit

You don't often see dehydrated cantaloupe melon which was I why I had to try it.
Usually the dehydrated fruits you find are mango, pineapple, bananas, apricots and others.

The packaging was really good, it looked like a melon, inside the packet were individual packets.
The taste and texture was interesting, it was chewy but sweeter than the fresh form.
Jfruit is from Thailand, so rest assured there is English labelling and nutritional facts printed on the pack.

I wouldn't mind getting my hands on their dehydrated mangosteen!

For their full product range, please see:

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Valentine's special boy edition - Dark chocolate by VitaSoy

Although Valentine's day has past, there is White day coming up!!

Anyway,  tried Vitasoy's Valentine's special which was dark chocolate.
There are two designs a boy and a girl.
(The girl which I don't have)
This design is similar to the Tiramisu edition.

The taste was quite nice because the chocolate was stronger than the normal chocolate version.

Monday, 3 March 2014

McDonalds - Hong Kong - Red Peri Scorcher

Found out about this new burger called the RED PERI SCORCHER from the paper.

Only noticed it because of the colourful stars which is quite similar to my openrice logo.

The red peri scorcher burger is NEW in HONG KONG but has already been launched in Singapore and Australia last year.



Made with Carolina Reaper chilis, habanero chilis, Naga Jolokia chilis and Peri Peri chilis.

The world's hottest chilis guarenteed to be a scorching sensation.

I really liked it because it was crispy marinated chicken thigh meat with cracker wheat and the sauce was spicy with a strong hint of lemon.

It had a really nice cajun smell just like the coating you find in Southern fried chicken.

The chili was fiery but it does not linger which is why I like African chilis.


Saturday, 1 March 2014

Korean and Japanese delights from 7-eleven Hong Kong

Thanks to 7-eleven for sending me these goodies featuring popular Korean pot noodles and Japanese sweet treats.

For Korean goodies we have: Vilac Cup Rice and Noodle, Ottogi Japchae noodles, Hanil Jajeng Myeon
Japanese goodies there are: Ribon Okinawan donuts, Shoeido Swiss rolls and Koubo croissant buns

Korean Hanil Jajeng Myeon HKD$17.9:
These were quick and convenient to eat, simply empty the noodles in the box and pour the sauce on top and heat in the microwave as advised.
The noodles were soft and chewy in delicious sweet sauce. 

Korean Ottogi Japchae – HOT
Springy glass noodles in sweet and spicy sauce with pieces of beef in it.
Korean Vilac Cup Rice and Noodle – Spicy Seafood $12.9
This is the most interesting cup I have tried, because there was Rice and noodles!!!
It would be great if there was a non spicy version to cater for people who can't eat spicy foods!

Japanese Koubo croissant buns $12.5
There is a choice of chocolate or strawberry and they were best eaten slightly warmed by heating in a microwave because the paste inside becomes soft.
Personally I liked the chocolate.

Japanese Shoeido Swiss rolls $13.9
These rolls were surprisingly big and filling!
There is caramel and chocolate and both were soft and moist.
It is hard to say which flavour is better because both were good.

Japanese Okinawan RIBON donuts $10.9
There are two flavours: original and black sugar.
Black sugar had more depth in flavour so I preferred the black sugar.

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