After the popularity of runaway success thread 'Cracking an Egg' comes the sequel 'Instant Noodles', where CW members can take the opportunity to discuss their tips and techniques on cooking another cheap home favourite. What's your favourite brand? Are you a soup or no soup noodle fan? What vegies and other items do you add to the mix?
Me personally, I'm a soup in man. People who drain out the water are most definitely of questionable character in my opinion, though I must admit I'm not a fan of too much soup diluting the flavour either. Diced onions are a winning addition to any flavour too, especially if you fry them first. Sometimes a bit of cabbage or broccoli adds a bit of green to the salty deliciousness as well. Today I added Korean rice cake for a bit of extra volume.
As for brands, I'm not particularly fussy. Anything other than the garbage generic flavours they sell at supermarkets is usually good, and by generic I mean the Maggi/Fantastic brands that just add chicken or beef stock to a starchy baked noodle cake. In Australia I'm always partial to the Trident Hot n' Spicy Thai/ Laksa or Mi Goreng brands. Here in Korea though anything goes, it's very rare to find a disappointing brand of instant noodle.
I hope to hear many jovial noodle related stories from all of our Commonwealth friends, hopefully you enjoy them as much as I do.