Always game for simple chicken flavored instant noodles! And as promised, more WAI WAI reviews on the blog.
Note by the manufacturer: Unlike ordinary noodles, WAI WAI is pre-cooked, flavored & fried. And comes with three seasonings: Taste Enhancer, Onion Flavored Oil & Chilli Powder. It’s rich in minerals, carbohydrates & proteins. Which is why it’s more than just a snack, it’s a great nutritious meal too.
They also recommend to mix the Seasoning Powder, Chilli Powder & Onion Flavoured Oil with noodles before consumption.
1-2-3 Ways to enjoy WAI WAI (as printed at the back of the packet) –
- MUNCH IT!
Open pack and add seasonings. Mix well and eat straight from the pack!
- SOUP IT!
Put noodles and seasonings in bowl. Pour 250ml of boiling water. Cover for 2 minutes. Enjoy noodles soup!
- LUNCH IT!
Cook noodles in 250ml of boiling water. Add seasonings and your own garnishing. Have it hot!
I wasn’t sure about “munching it” so cooked them the conventional way on a stove. Also, do we have to add the onion flavored seasoning oil when eating it straight from the packet?
I really like the color of this seasoned and fried noodle block! The seasoning powder doesn’t have a strong scent of chicken stock to it, however the seasoning oil has a strong oniony aroma.
Since the cooking time wasn’t mentioned, I kept them on the stove for about 3 minutes and by then the noodles had soaked up the water completely but were still a little stiff. They seemed under cooked to me or that’s just the noodle structure maybe.
Coming to the taste, I was expecting more. Glad about the chilli powder else these would have been very bland.
Because the noodles lacked in the chicken flavor, I added some pieces of pan fried chicken. But I still wasn’t too happy with this combination actually. Should have added a fried egg to it.
Pro tip: add a spicy fried egg with a runny yolk. You can read about this egg here.
I think I will be doing some re-reviews of this soon. Stay tuned!
Get these noods here – Wai Wai Instant Noodles – Chicken Flavour, 70g Pack
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