Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Instant Glass Noodle!

Like many people, when I don't bring lunch to work, I would have a packet of instant noodle. Usually instant noodle from a Chinese Shop, they have more flavors than the ones from Spar/PnP.

This is what I found the other day in Live Mart, the Taiwanese food store in Tygervalley - instant glass noodle! I have always loved glass noodle for its texture and low on carbs so did not hesitate to try. It was yummy, smelled a little different due to the spice cabbage but once I started eating the smell was gone.
Made the noodle super soupy (that is how I like it) & the look of glass noodle got a lot of colleagues curious. So here is a little piece of knowledge (Wiki):

Cellophane noodles (also known as Chinese vermicelli, bean threads, bean thread noodles, crystal noodles, or glass noodles) are a type of transparent noodle made from starch and water.

They are generally sold in dried form, boiled to reconstitute, then used in soups, stir fried dishes, or spring rolls. They are called "cellophane noodles" or "glass noodles" because of their appearance when cooked, resembling cellophane, a clear material or a translucent light gray or brownish-gray color.

If you want to try glass noodle, it is available at places like Simply Asia.. Even with instant noodle, you can have a slimmer option.

Live Mart
Shop 2
112 Edward Street
Bloemhof Building
021 910 4950

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