Whilst we’ve been working from home these past few months most of our lunches are a super quick affair in between Zoom calls. I love having food staples in the store cupboard that’s easy, tasty and quick to make and have been loving Mr Lee’s Noodles. I was kindly gifted two flavours from the Vegan range to try and they are gluten free too.
Up until this year I can’t remember the last time I actually had pot noodles, but Mr Lee’s range is in a league of its own compared to the ones that I have tried before and are a much more gourmet version.
Here you have soft rice noodles as the base ingredient along with varying freeze dried and vegetables. I had the Dragon Fire Vegetables (Hot & Sour Rice Noodles with Mushroom, Bamboo Shoots, Ginger & Green Beans) and the Zen Garden Vegetables (Harmonious Miso Rice Noodles with Asparagus, Green Beans, Spinach & Ginger) to try. What I really like about them are that the ingredients are freeze dried, not dehydrated. This locks in more of the flavour, nutrients and vitamins and makes it so much tastier too!
They have loads of other flavours in their range such as Tai Chi Chicken, Coconut Chicken Laksa, Hong Kong Street Beef and Warrior Fighting Shrimp.
On their own they are absolutely divine and so convenient when you lack time but if you do want to change things up and spice them up a notch, here is my suggestion on how to do that, in under 10 minutes!
- I pot of Mr Lee’s noodles (I used Dragon Fire Vegetables but feel free to use any) prepared in advance according to packaging instructions.
- 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
- 4-5 Sichuan Peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon grated Ginger
- 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Chilli and Garlic Sauce. I used Lee Kum Kee but you can use any Chilli sauce.
- Chopped Coriander (optional)
A note on Sichuan Peppercorns – they add a wonderful fruity flavour and have a numbing sensation. I am obsessed and they have been a store cupboard essential for me ever since I first experienced them a few years ago!
- Heat the sesame oil in a wok or pan over a medium-high heat.
- Add the Sichuan peppercorns and after a minute pour in the soy sauce and add the Chilli and Garlic sauce and grated ginger.
- Stir gently for 2 minutes and then add the contents of your choice of Mr Lee’s Noodles into the wok.
- Mix everything up well and let this cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Take off heat and if you like you can garnish with freshly chopped coriander.
- Enjoy 🙂
Are you an instant noodles fan? Let me know in the comments!
Mr Lee’s Noodles can be bought here: https://www.mrleesnoodles.com/