Most people who know me really well know how much I hate winter. I hate the cold. This year in particular has been colder than normal. Because of this hot beverages like tea and hot chocolate are staples in my household especially during the winter months.
We also drink a lot of soup. Philip is an expert at creating homemade soups from scratch and tends to make a big post of soup almost every week. Of course there are weeks when he just doesn’t have the time to make soup from scratch. For these occasions, we usually have a stock pile of different soup bowls on hand.
We’ve tried lots of different varieties of soup bowls over the years, and was very interested in trying the new Asian Meals Noodle Soups. I really wanted to try them because we love just about all Asian foods, and these particular soups are listed as being all natural.
They do not contain any of the following:
- artificial colors
They are also non-GMO.
Z.E.N. and I spent the day in NYC on Sunday, visiting a friend. Sunday was a super cold day, and knowing that there was a Duane Reade up the block from my friend’s apartment building, my plan was to stop in to pick up a few of the Asian Meals Noodle soup bowls on my way home. I thought that having soup would be a nice way to warm up when we got home. Unfortunately, they only had one flavor at the Duane Reade I visited so no soup for me that night . No worries, hot chocolate did the trick!
The next day, Z.E.N. and I ventured out again in search of the soup bowls. We drove to one of the Duane Reade stores in Staten Island, and when we arrived, went straight to the food aisle.
The soup bowls were available in three flavors, Garlic Sesame, Shitake Mushroom and Lemongrass. We purchased all three flavors and couldn’t wait to try them out.
Everything you need for a warm filling meal is included in the package. The package includes a microwaveable bowl, noodles, a soup base and dehydrated vegetables.
These soup bowls are very easy and quick to make. There is a microwave version and a non-microwave version. I opted for the non-microwave version because I am not fond of heating up plastic in the microwave.
To make the soup using the non-microwave method, you simply have to empty the noodles, soup base and vegetables into the bowl provided.
Then add boiling water, cover and let stand for 4 minutes. See, easy peasy!
Here is the finished product.
I opted to try the Lemongrass flavor first. Overall, it tasted really good, but I was surprised to find that it was pretty spicy. Z.E.N. would definitely not be able to eat this flavor, so take not if you were planning on serving this flavor to kids.
This week I plan to venture out to the city again to check out the Malaysia Kitchen Winter Market this Wednesday–Thursday, February 20 and 21 at Bryant Park! They will be offering samples of the Asian Meals Malaysian Soup Noodles and will be handing out coupons to buy their products. In addition, restaurants like Fatty Crab, Laut and Nyonya will be selling signature Malaysian street food for $3 to $8. There will also be chef demonstrations and authentic Malaysian dance troupe performances will take place daily. Full details are available here.
Make sure to stop by too if you’re in the area!
For more photos of my shopping trip, check out my Google + photo album.
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