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The Correct Way to Cook Instant Noodles

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Instant noodle

“No choice, but to eat instant noodles? Here’s the correct way to cook instant noodles without harming our bodies and health (that much..)”

I have been sharing this piece of nutritional information with my readers in My Wok Life’s Face Book Fan Club. I did not post it up earlier on, because these types of nutritional tips/ information were supposed to be exclusive to my readers who joined me in my FB, as promised. However, it seems to be something useful to know, for the sake of your health, if you are one who hasn’t really came across this message.

Hence, I decided to have it posted in my blog today, to share it with ALL, even if you are not in my FB.. Just this one… The rest of other interesting information, you are still invited to log on and be my FRIEND, to know it all and have the first-hand information! Yeah, the FB Fan Club already has gotten to read this since a month ago…(chuckling)!

Well, you may or may NOT know about this:
Normally, how we cook the instant noodles is to put the noodles into a pot with water, throw in the powder and let it cook for around 3 minutes and then it’s ready to eat. However, that is the WRONG method of cooking the instant noodles! By doing this, when we actually boil the ingredients in the powder mixes, normally with MSG, it will change the molecular structures of the MSG causing it to be toxic, after boiling it on the heat.

The other thing that you may or may not realize is that, the noodles are coated with wax and it will take around 4 to 5 days for the body to excrete the “wax” after you have taken the noodles.

Hence, cook it this way, please!

1. Boil the noodles in a pot with water.

2. Once the noodles is almost cooked, take out the noodles, and throw away the water which contains wax.

3. Boil another pot of water till boiling and put the noodles into the boiling water for 1 minute, and shut the fire.

4. Only at this stage when the heat OFF, put the powder mixes into the hot water, to make noodle soup.

5. However, if you need dry noodles, take out the noodles, add the powder mixes on the serving dish, and toss it to get dry noodles.

Adopt this cooking habit for instant noodle meal, and it could be life saving! :)

Some “better” choices other than those normal instant noodles with 390-450kcal (depends on flavour) per serving:
Koka brand (Singapore) Non-fried instant noodles – *for lower calorie/ fat content;
Maggi brand (Nestlé) Low Fat instant noodles – *for lower fat content;
Koka brand instant noodles with NO MSG ADDED/ NO TRANS FAT: *for better health.

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