Sunday, March 14, 2010

5 Minutes -- Satisfaction Guaranteed!

When you are going to university, there are many factors that go into feeding yourself. Meal has to be affordable, easy to prepare and easy to clean up afterward. You cannot always afford to spend lots of money and time trying to feed yourself when you have mountains of homework and study to deal with.

Student life is always being broke and hungry most of the time, means that a lot of wacky instant noodles recipes were born over that one-burner gas strove. But are they good for you? Nutritionists would never say that eating the ubiquitous noodles every day is healthy, but the occasional bowlful will certainly do not harm.

How do you cook instant noodles? Putting the noodles into a pot water, throw in the powder and let it cook for 3 minutes? Believe it or not, this is the wrong method of cooking the instant noodles. By doing this, you actually boil the ingredients in the seasoning with MSG. This food additive will change the molecular structures of the MSG causing it to be TOXIC!!!

The other thing that you may or may not realise 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. But no worries, I will teach you the correct way of cooking instant noodles.

1. Boil the noodles in a pot.
2. Once the noodles are cooked, take out the noodles and throw away the water.
3. Boil another pot of water.
4. Add in the noodles and let it cook for a minute.
5. When the fire is off and while the water is still hot, put in the powder.

Even though the basic ingredient of instant noodle is wheat flour, it is not advisable to eat on regular basis due to its MSG content and wax coating. However, for a change in the regular menu and if it is cooked in the right way, instant noodles are not a bad choice.

Instead of Maggie mee, I prefer Indo mee

No comments: