Ching’s Secret Hot Garlic Instant Noodles

We have our go to brands for instant noodles — chiefly Nissin and Nongshim — but we picked up these Ching’s Secret Hot Garlic Instant Noodles on clear­ance.

Each pack­age comes with four cakes of noodles with accom­pa­ny­ing soup season­ing. The instruc­tions for pre­par­ing them are very simple: you add one cake of noodles with one bag of season­ing to boil­ing water, cook for a few minutes, then serve.

These noodles have a medi­um heat, prom­in­ent but not over­whelm­ingly spicy so as to remove all enjoy­ment. The gar­lic fla­vour comes through in the soup and on the pal­ate at the end, but it’s rather mild over­all for some­thing that mar­kets itself hav­ing gar­lic as its main fla­vour.

The sim­pli­city of the instruc­tions cre­ated con­fu­sion for us as the photo on the pack­age sug­gests the cook­ing water should be drained for a mi-goreng style noodle. We ate it as a soup noodle this time, but we may try it oth­er ways for the remain­ing.

This pack­age of Ching’s Secret Hot Garlic Instant Noodles con­tained 240 g. It was pro­duced in India and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.