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Nissin Chow Mein Teriyaki Beef is a quick and easy way to eat teriyaki beef at home. All you need to do is fill in water and hit the microwave button. However, this method is kind of a waste of energy. There is no specific instructions on how to cook it on the stove top. Health wise, its not that great either, nor is the flavor. So why is it so popular…I really dont know. This review will go into why I think this is a mediocre instant noodle.
Nissin Chow Mein Teriyaki Beef Review Quick Summary
Nissin Chow Mein, Teriyaki Beef
|Taste||Tepid in flavor. The noodle is pleasant with a slight chew.|
|Uses||Great as a quick snack or on the go lunch.|
|Health and Nutrition||Quite unhealthy full of saturated fat and salt. I would not eat this daily.|
|Thoughts||Unhealthy and not really good. You need to do a lot of extra things to make it taste better. Not really instant.|
|Reviewed Snack||Product of Nissin Original Chow Mein Noodles|
Who is Nissin
Nissin is a Japanese company that specialize in instant ready to eat food. The company was founded by Momofuku Ando a Taiwanese/Japanese Immigrant. He was the founder of the first instant ramen. This sparked a revolution in the instant food industry. Now, instant noodles is one of the most successful food product in the world.
Some of Nissin most popular item is top ramen and instant cup. Their food is the staple of any college students. However, they never really gotten a good reputation for their health.
Taste and Texture
The taste and texture will depend on how you cook. If you follow the microwave method, then the noodle will be slightly watery. The packet that they give you is weak and the overall flavor is quite weak. The only way you can improve it is by reducing the total amount of water.
In terms of the noodle, it has a chew and its quite nice. If they just increase the teriyaki flavor, it will be better.
How to Improve It
The best way to improve it is to cook it in a pan. After the noodle is soft, I would put it in a nonstick pan and drive off the moisture. Add in the packets to increase the intensity of the flavor. On the side, I would put in some fried beef and green onion and eggs. With all of this you would have a miniature dinner. Although this would kind of defeat the whole instant concept.
Nissin Chow Mein Teriyaki Beef Health and Nutrition
Like most instant noodles, it not healthy at all. Per packet, you get 510 calories. Total fat is 24 grams saturated fat consists of 46% of your daily value. Sodium is at 1000mg. Carbohydrate is is high also at 63g. Overall, you are not gonna win any health race. The good thing is that it has 10 grams of protein.
|Serving Size||1 Package (113g) Serving Per Container 1|
|Total Fat||24g 31%|
|Saturated Fat||9g 46%|
|Sodium||1000 mg 15%|
|Total Carbohydrate||19g 7%|
|Dietary Fiber||3g 9%|
|Other Carbs||3 g added sugar|
|Potassium||470 mg 10%|
Ingredients are pretty saturated in Chemical. Not for people who are afraid of chemical. You can find the full list below.
Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Palm Oil, Canola Oil), Water, Dried Cabbage Flake, Contains Less than 2% of Beef Fat, Beta Carotene Color, Brown Sugar, Caramel Color, Citric Acid, Dextrose, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Succinate, Dried Bok Choy, Dried Carrot Strip, Egg White, Garlic Powder, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Lactose, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavor, Onion Powder, Potassium Chloride, Powdered Chicken, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Tripolyphosphate, Soy Lecithin, Soybean, Sucralose, Sugar, TBHQ (Preservative), Vinegar, Wheat.
Where to Buy
You should be able to find this in any major retailer. Walmart and Amazon should carry these. Interesting enough, you probably wont find it in any asian supermarket. This is designed more for the american market.
Nissin Chow Mein Teriyaki Beef Thoughts
Overall, this is a mediocore noodle. The sauce packet is too less and flavor is weak. Microwaving doesnt really work that well either. You need to fry it in a pan and add other flavor to make it taste better. Health wise, its pretty bad also. However, its one of the few teriyaki noodle on the market.
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