18 February 2015

Tanpopo Japanese Food (Ocado) [By @SpectreUK]



This pot of Spicy Prawn Ramen Noodles was produced in the UK by Tanpopo Japanese Food. It had an image of a cute traditionally dressed Japanese woman on the front of the pot and was literally brimming with ingredients. I wasn't quite sure where I was going to fit the sauce pot or the freshly boiled water. A quick meal to prepare (unless you have a slow kettle like mine) with only a minute to stand with the lid on after adding the freshly boiled water. Stir and you're ready. One thing that struck me though when removing the lid was that there was no seal. I popped the lid and was straight to the food. This gave me a bit of an uneasy feeling.

There was a lovely sweet and spicy Bonito Tsuyu sauce smell emanating from the steaming pot. I could see the odd dangerous looking piece of red chilli milling around the multitude of noodles, vegetables and prawns, which made me worry a little on the heat levels of this noodle pot. Perhaps the traditionally dressed Japanese woman should have been in red rather than yellow? There was only one way to find out, so I dug my fork in. A multitude of tastes hit me with every lash of long noodles against my lips (and sometimes chin). All the vegetables mixed together with the sauce, noodles and prawns making every mouthful slightly unique. A journey of tastes like a life in a pot of noodles. It certainly had the odd burning smackdown from the chilli pieces that made my nose run a little. Dipping in some bread I found the sauce had a predominantly soy taste to begin with and then a fishiness and a kick of chilli at the end. This filling healthy meal cooled quite quickly in the cardboard pot, which with a little bread for dipping made this a very quick and tasty meal when on the go.

Information on the pot;
216g pot with 227.6 calories, 8.4g of sugar and 2.4g of fat. Ingredients included; Ramen noodles (49%), Bonito Tsuyu sauce; fish, soy sauce, water, salt, soy beans, wheat, bonito, natural brewed alcohol, yeast extract and vitamin E. Also spicy prawns (12%), sunflower oil, dried chilli, coriander, and pieces of carrot, Chinese cabbage, spring onion, edamame soya beans, sweetcorn, red chilli, and coriander. Store in the fridge. Not for vegetarians.
By Spectre

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