Thursday 27 March 2008


Feel like having a bowl of hot and yummy soup noodle? How about this one? Would it make you hungry just by looking at it?’s so delicious. It is just like the one served by the restaurant which could easily cost up to RM5.00 per bowl. Well, it is only a home cooked MAGGI Asam Laksa soup base Instant Noodle, yum..that’s my favourite. I added lots of tomatoes, some green vege and an egg to enhance the taste and nutrition to my breakfast on last Sunday since I was craving on having one. Sometimes I could finish two packets myself.

I am sure as a typical Malaysian, you could find a packet or two or more instant noodles some way in your kitchen ready to fill up our hungry stomach anytime. Besides the well known MAGGI brand, there are other brands which are equally delicious, it also depends on how it is cooked. Mi-Sedap, Myojo and Mamee brands of instant noodles are also well-loved by both Malaysians and Singaporeans. A study conducted by the World Instant Noodles Association (WINA) shows that malaysians are among the top 11 on the demand of instant noodles while China, Hong Kong being top on the list.
Though instant noodles are usually eaten at home, they are also becoming increasingly popular at Kopitiam, cafe, Indian coffee shop and mamak stall. These meals are usually modified according to the customer's or chef's taste.
Health Concerns
When we talk about instant noodles, the nutrition factors come into being, generally they are often criticized as being unhealthy or junk food. Studies show that A single serving of instant noodles is high in carbohydrates but low in fiber, vitamins and minerals, high in saturated fat and trans fat due to fried as part of the manufacturing process. It is also high in sodium and contain monosodium glutamate (MSG). They could also contain other harmful substances like dioxin, oxidized fat and oils that are health hazard substances which induce neurotoxins and which make neurocells hypoactive.
Whatever it is, instant noodles are not to be consumed excessively due to major concerns on health drawback.

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