Saturday, February 9, 2013
MAMA Artificial Pa-Lo Duck Flavour Oriental Style Instant Noodles
Required to Prepare: 12 oz. boiling water
240 calories per package
I wanted a small serving of noodles this morning as a pre-brunch snack, which is the perfect occasion to try one of these 2-ounce size Thai noodles. I chose MAMA's Pa-Lo Duck flavor, so I can compare it to the "non-fried" duck flavor noodles I had a while back. A cursory Google search seems to suggest that "Pa-Lo" is simply another word (the Thai word, perhaps?) for "five-spice", so I'm imagining the flavor will be at least similar. I told you I was going to try to find the same flavor with the good noodles!
Overall, these were quite enjoyable, though they seemed a bit overly spicy for a morning snack. Of course, I could probably do something about that by leaving out some or all of the chili powder, which I might actually do in the future--while I don't usually mind spice heat, it seemed a little out of place in this one. While I still prefer the flavor of the Tom Yum varieties, I could see wanting this one again. Oh, and of course it practically goes without saying that for only twenty extra calories per package, this one is just strictly better than the "non-fried" version. :)